I don’t normally do marketing, but I just wanted you to be aware of this upcoming release.
COMING SPRING 2014 — official date TBA
Memoirs of a Dilettante is a collection of reminiscences, following
Helena Hann-Basquiat, a self-
proclaimed dilettante who will try anything just to say that she has, and her twenty-something niece,
who she has dubbed the Countess Penelope of Arcadia, in their off-beat antics in such places as
common as the local McDonald’s or the comic book store, to their travels to Miami for the search for
the perfect Cuban sandwich. Interspersed between wacky one-off adventures, Helena tells personal,
sometimes painful stories from her past in order to try and make sense of her life as it has played out,
tempering everything with an indomitable sense of humour.
Cummerbund Bandersnatch, the Accidental Plagiarist, strippers, rock stars, geeks, freaks, and the
Barista With No Name — these are just a few of the characters you’ll meet inside.
Discover Helena’s tales for the first time or all over again, with new notes and annotations for the
culturally impaired — or for those who just need to know what the hell was going through her mind at
If you just can’t wait and you want a taste of Helena’s writing, follow her blog: http://
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miscellaneous mayhem, follow Helena on Twitter @hhbasquiat