A Snarkling writes:
Miss Snark, Literary Agent
Mayor Mike's Metropolis,
Dear Miss Snark,
To prove that I could be just as cutting edge as my punk rock friends, I moved to New Orleans. I lived there for a short lifetime of three months. That was ten years ago. I had tricked myself into thinking that I could outrun myself and my own lame attempt at a yuppie-like existence and make a new life there, full of art and creativity. I wound up in the back of The Casbah, a B rated strip club on Bourbon Street. The suits were gone. I reported in to work in nothing but a G-string and a pair of heels.
(Book Title) is a memoir of my struggles with addiction and recovery from alcohol, cocaine, men and food. It is 50,000 words in length and is a completed manuscript, professionally edited and ready for publication. The market is readers of biographies, memoirs, recovery and self-help books and young female fiction readers ages 18-30.
My book begins in New Orleans and humorously details my life as a drug-addicted, alcoholic stripper. It follows my downward spiral into multiple addictions and back up toward a partial recovery, while giving flashbacks into my childhood and adolescence. After a tragic incident, my codependency puts me into a mental hospital and my eating disorder forces me into treatment, after which I finally find a path to recovery.
Recently there have been several popular books in this genre, including: Smashed by Koren Zailckas and Dry by Augusten Burroughs. My book is different from these, in that it covers more than just one addiction. It is similar, in that it addresses my life with a touching, yet amusing approach.
I was a member of the former Rabbit Hill writer's workshops headed by Duncan Alderson and am a current member of the Literary Guild of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I volunteer in various twelve step groups and at a safe house for abused women. I also volunteer in a halfway house for recovering women where I am often reminded of the horrors of addiction, but am constantly challenged to find a humorous way of dealing with the subject.
I would like to send you the full manuscript of (Book Title) at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your time.
Ok this is really NOT crap.
Sadly it would get a not right for us cause it's NOT right for us - I don't do this kind of book but it wouldn't be code for "it's crap".
Make sure the writing rocks.
You've got pretty much one shot to wow them.