There is nothing I hate more than watching Football and seeing some manipulative ‘He Went To Jared’s’ commercial. I don’t know what it is but I find buying jewelry to be the least romantic thing in the world.

I think what is so disenchanting for modern men and women is we don’t make anything to express ‘love’; everything we put ‘worth’ on is purchased and someone gets rich off a gift that only has meaning because of economic sacrifice.

Don’t get me wrong, I have bought my girlfriend earings; I am not a cheapskate (I try my best to avoid the Jew stereotypes) and enjoy buying her things when I can, but for Valentine’s Day, I decided to not spend a dime and make her something.

Now, falling into another stereotype, as Jewey guy I can’t make shit; I suck at anything manly. The only thing I seem to be good at is making things with words, so instead of building something I made a book.

With enough research, enough editing, and writing skills, you can make a book.

It is not magic.

It is just really tedious, and by the time you edit it the 10th time it is way more grueling than going shopping with your girlfriend/wife.

Then you have to pick out a cover and design it, which is not walk in the park either.

Publishing a book all on your own that you feel has quality and is not just adding another crappy book to the world is one of the hardest things I have ever done.

I have independently published books, but have put a team together (each with a skill) and hustled, but to do it all on your own, that is tough.

I’ll never do it again, but I am happy I did; when she read it and was happy and then other readers sent messages saying they enjoyed the collection of love poems, it all felt worth it.

So screw Jared, write poetry.


You can download the book for free today (it is the last day) or purchase a paperback…the money could one day be used to me going to Jared’s and putting a ring on it.

Christoph Paul

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