Former Tinig.com literary editor Vlad Gonzales invites us to the launch of his new book “A-Side/B-Side: Ang Mga Piso sa Jukebox ng Buhay Mo” and Carljoe Javier’s “And the Geek shall Inherit the Earth” on June 15, 2009 at Mag:net Katipunan in Quezon City. Book signing and cocktails will start at 7:30 p.m.

More details about Vlad’s new book below:

A-SIDE/B-SIDE: ANG MGA PISO SA JUKEBOX NG BUHAY MO

A-Side B-Sideni Vlad Bautista Gonzales
96 pages
P195.00
ISBN – 9789718280751

Milflores Publishing, Inc. has released “A-Side/B-Side: Ang Mga Piso sa Jukebox ng Buhay Mo,” a new collection of hilarious, imaginative, and reflective essays in Filipino by Vlad Bautista Gonzales, the author of the best-selling “Isang Napakalaking Kaastigan.”

Vlad’s essays spring from his fantastic imagination and he creates a wide variety of memorable characters and wacky situations, including the hapless and endearing Ms. Ligaya Nazareno, the former “Mutya ng Tayabas, Quezon” and star high school student, who is pulled hither and thither by the social forces in the seething cauldron of U.P. Diliman, where she goes for her college education.

Just as interesting is the author’s invention of his own persona as a videoke master of Novaliches and Cabuyao who knows practically everything about pop music — the objective correlative that ties together all the multifaceted essays in the book. It is perhaps the ease with which Vlad writes funny, creative, and brilliant essays about popular culture that make a number of readers suspect that he is really the sensational and mysterious Bob Ong — a speculation that Vlad denies.

The author teaches Malikhaing Pagsulat, Panitikan at Kulturang Popular at UP Diliman and has taught at the Kagawaran Filipino at the Ateneo University. He claims that he can sing 75-80% of all the Beatles and Eraserheads songs.

The book cover was designed by Elbert Or and the layout was done by Zenaida Ebalan.

“A-Side/B-Side: Ang Mga Piso sa Jukebox ng Buhay Mo” is available at all National Book Stores and PowerBooks branches, U.P. Press Book Store, Solidaridad, Popular and other major book stores at P195 per copy.

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