by Carljoe Javier
105 pp
ISBN - 9789718280768

Milflores Publishing, Inc. has released “And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth,” a collection of hilarious essays in English by Carljoe Javier.
Carljoe’s short essays in his first book cover diverse topics like being a certified geek with eyeglasses, the panties of celebrities, the dilemma of peeing, teaching at a school for girls, playing with an edgy rock band, and joining a local reality TV show.

In her introduction, Conchitina Cruz says of the book: “The charms of the geek are many, and this, Carljoe clearly knows … rather than go by way of encyclopedic knowledge and that bewildering capacity for obscure detail for which geeks are known, (Carljoe) plays up the social ineptitude and predisposition to clunky situations set off by a series of unfortunate events for which geeks are also known … Ah, geeks. What’s not to love?”

The author taught at the Creative Writing program of U.P. Diliman and he was a fellow at the recent U.P. Writing Workshop in Baguio City. He is currently a full-time writer and he has published short stories in the Philippines Free Press and an essay in the local edition of Playboy magazine.

The exhuberant, over-the-top book cover was designed by and Zenaida N. Ebalan did the layout.

The book is available at all National Book Store and PowerBooks branches, U.P. Press Book Store, Solidaridad, Popular, and other major book stores at P220.00 per copy.
Price: P220.00

Posted on Month June 9, 2009