HOW TO SUCCEED IN HEAVEN WITHOUT REALLY DYING is not a self-help book, but a darkly satirical, modern-day urban fairy tale concerning the adventures of a young man coming to terms with life, death, and all their crummy consequences. It's also the underground novel that prompted a letter of complaint from a member of the Church of Scientology, even though the author wrote enough to offend just about everybody. "A masterpiece." -Christie Schuler Smith, The Valdosta Voice "McDaniel shows real storytelling talent and a penchant for irreverent humor." -Debbie Lee Wesselmann, author of Trutor & the Balloonist and The Earth and the Sky "A little gem I personally found myself laughing out loud for more than is strictly healthy." -Nigel, Booklore: The Site for Book Lovers / Booklore.co.uk "Wonderful characters and clever situations, laced with a hilarious and occasionally sick and twisted sense of humor It's funny, exciting, poignant, even scary, with some big surprises and nice twists " -Brian Cartigan, Bookmuse.com
Adam McDaniel is a graduate of Vassar College. This is his first novel. He shares his home in southern California with an adopted 14 lbs. Siamese cat named Kubrick, and divides his time with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as often as heaven allows. He is currently collaborating with D.J. Wessler on the book Chasing Echoes Through the Dark.