The collection of humor essays, I Thought We Agreed To Pee In The Ocean: And Other Amusings From A Girl Wearing Sweatpants, by author Alena Dillon was released on September 17th by Martlet & Mare Books. It is available on Amazon and in select bookstores, with paperback priced at $15 and e-book at $5.99.
From mourning the finale of a beloved television series to accidentally attending a pole dancing class intended for professional strippers, the collection captures life’s absurdities through the perspective of an every-woman. Alena Dillon invites readers to laugh along with her as she reflects on universal experiences including diet frustration (The devil is in the Doritos), as well as situations uniquely Dillon’s own, such as pounding on the side of a moving Mister Softee truck. Her widely recognizable stories of love, rejection, body image, snarky baristas, bargain hunting, ill-timed snorting and, of course, public urination, will leave you reeling.
Alena Dillon grew up in Fairfield, CT, earned her BA from the University of Connecticut, and her MFA from Fairfield University. She’s been published on The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, The Dennis Quinn Radio Show, in Chicken Soup for the Soul, and in all ten magazines of the Weston Magazine Group. For more information, visit alenadillon.com.
Gina Barreca, author of It's Not That I'm Bitter, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World, calls the collection, “Fiercely entertaining… A fun and funny read with hearts and smarts.”
Martlet & Mare Books is an independent book publisher based in Boston, Massachusetts, launched by Connecticut native Colin Halloran, who grew up in Durham, earned his BA from Central Connecticut State University, and MFA from Fairfield University. Martlet & Mare Books is dedicated to giving outstanding authors a venue in which to share their work. For more information, visit martletandmare.com.