THE RELUCTANT ARTIST: Joe Rice 1918 - 2011
Shanti Arts, 2015
The Reluctant Artist is currently out of print. Limited copies are still available from Amazon.
I also have some stock on hand. If you would like a signed copy, email me so that we can exchange address and ordering information (check, Venmo or PayPal, $25 plus $3 shipping (much less than Amazon).
I always understood that The Reluctant Artist was an esoteric, hard-to-classify, difficult-to-market book. Shanti Arts, the publisher who so graciously and generously brought the book into the world in 2015, decided to discontinue selling my memoir/art book when my five-year contract expired. Given paltry sales, their decision was entirely merited.
Here is a brief essay I wrote for the Brevity blog about the experience of having a contract cancelled (as noted above, my personal disappointment in no way detracts from my gratitude to Shanti Arts.)