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Adam's history blog for Time Out Chicago
Adam's blog about Halloween cartoons
The Mysterious Chicago Blog


Christina Vandoloski said...

Wanted to tell you how much i enjoyed The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History. I liked how there was lots of info to teach you what happened, but I loved the anecdotes, about clothes, beards and how bad slot of presidents were. I like your teams writing style, even though its a Teen book and I'm 27, it was a great read for history-buffs.
I just saw you did Ghosts of Chicago, ever done anything on Salem/Massachusetts? (I'm from Western Mass)


Adam Selzer said...

Thanks, Christina!

Other than the part in Smart Aleck's Guide, I've never done too much on Salem. It's a tough one to talk about! Some people get REALLY mad if you suggest that the people executed were not actually witches.

Ben said...

I love How to Get Suspended and Influence People and I loved even more, Pirates of the Retail Wasteland. I wanted to know if there was another book in the series. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Nice meeting you at "Sip" this morning. I checked out your website, very interesting! I read your book, Jerks in Chicago, a couple years ago. Great book!
Have a nice Sunday.

Anonymous said...


I'm currently reading your book The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History in class. So far so good (: so many commical things, which I definitely love ! A couple of my friends and I are purchasing your book I Kissed A Zombie and I Liked It, it looks and sounds like something I would read (: my friends think i'm crazy beacuse i'm so siked about it. Anyways Adam, my birthday is this Saturday and One of my wishes is to either meet you in person, or text you. But, you sadly live in Chicago and I live in Cali. So, do you think it's possible for us to text ? I mean, I know you're a busy young man, it's just that this has been my wish for 3 years. Btw I also wanted you to give me a few tips on my writing. You see Adam, I myself...want to become a journalist <3 when I start to write, I get so involved that I lose track of what's going on around me.
Hope you answer back,
Lisset Rodger. P.s. your cute (lol)

Jennifer Hall said...

You were our tour guide on the Architectural Boat Tour on June 10, and you were awesome! You provided so much knowledge and it is so evident how much you love and know about your city. Thank you for your passion and willingness to share your wisdom in such a fun way!

T. Zombie said...

I'm halfway through H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil. I felt compelled to take a break and thank you for writing it. It's been a fantastic read so far. Your thorough research and cross referencing reminds me of one of my favorite authors, Mary Roach, who resists the urge to retell the same juicy, unsourced story everybody else does. Your treatment of Holmes is really eye opening. I was taken in by all the sensationalized documentaries and that episode of Arch Oboler's Lights Out. Now I know better and am grateful to you for the enlightenment. Thanks for all the hard work. Now find another sensationalized media flap of the 19th century and give it the same treatment. I'll buy it.

Adam Selzer said...

Thanks, T! Working on some stories from a couple of decades later, but a lot of the same patterns come up - people forget the story for a couple decades, then a fictionalized retelling comes out and that's the only version available for the next several decades!

tagsradblogger said...

Hi! I'm not quite sure how to do this, so I guess I'll just start.
I just finished reading "Play Me Backwards" and I wanted to say how much I really, really love this book. I love each of the characters, their personalities, how they interact, and how they react not only to major events, but also in normal conversation. I love each memory/backstory, each setting/place, every joke, and every resurfacing theme (if that's what you'd call them?). I love the syntax and how real and honest the storytelling seems. And of course, I love the cover and general formatting, such as with page numbers and chapter titles.

I almost never read fiction, but the cover for this piqued my interest when I was volunteering in the library. I just really loved everything about this book so much and thought I should say something! I'll definitely make sure to try to check out some of your other works! Thank you!

Adam Selzer said...

Thanks, Tags!

Adam's New Book: Sept 2013