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Boswell Speaks: Volume 4

The fourth and final volume of Grossman's hilarious canine Twitter novel, Boswell Speaks was released on April 23, 2013. This last installment of the charmingly illustrated saga follows Grossman's real-life Australian Terrier pal, Boswell, in his continuing quest for enlightenment and romance. Along the way, the pup consults his Higher Poocher to help solve life’s mysteries, and in a moment of ultimate canine brilliance, Boswell offers a marvelous answer to the age-old question: If God created everything, who or what created God? Click here to learn more about the book.

In celebration of the eBook’s publication, readers and @BoswellSpeaks Twitter followers were invited to enter a contest. The grand prize winner, Joel Bronstein, who was randomly chosen by Rafflecopter, received a $500 Amazon Gift Card. Ten runner-up prizes of $10 Amazon Gift Cards were awarded to Katie Roch, Barbara Wright, Brandon Dithrich, Anthony Brown, Kevin Abbey, Amy Zak, Laura Lane, Nick Batten, Philip Halter, and Timothy Tran. 



Winner of @BoswellSpeaks Twitter Contest Announced

In September and October 2012, Twitter followers were invited to enter a contest to win their pet a fictional date with Boswell, Richard Grossman’s real-life Australian Terrier pal. To enter, people tweeted photos of their pets to @BoswellSpeaks and let the pup know why they would make a perfect match. Now we’re pleased to announce the grand prize winner: Sasha, a 3 ½ year-old black lab mix, whose photo Boswell is shown selecting here from the group of finalists. Sasha’s proud owner has received a $50 Petco® gift card and the beautiful, rescued dog will be featured in the next eBook volume of Boswell Speaks.



Boswell Speaks: Volumes 1-3

Ever wonder what your dog really has on his mind? Released on June 27, 2012, the first three volumes of this hilarious eBook novel, based on the popular Twitter feed of Richard Grossman’s real-life Australian Terrier pal, @BoswellSpeaks, reveal that food and napping are just the tip of the iceberg. Sex, reality TV, Lady Gaga, cloud-computing, 12-step programs, Arnold Schwarzenegger, lap-band surgery, Occupy Wall Street, and Fox News are among the surprising topics that Boswell and his chew-toy sidekick discuss while on a mission to discover the secret meaning of the universe in the pattern of the kibble in his bowl. Click here to learn more.



Car-illon System™

This unique musical instrument invented by Grossman, which transforms a fleet of 13 cars into an “automotive marching band,” was featured in the second annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade on Monday, October 31, 2011, and in the San Diego County Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11, 2011. The Car-illon System is among several ambitious, genre-breaking projects in art, architecture, music, performance, poetry and prose that the author is creating as part of Breeze Avenue, his forthcoming 3,000,000-page work conceived as a literary analog of heaven. Thousands of images of the Car-illon events, recorded by video cameras mounted on and in the cars, will appear within the book. Click here to learn more.

Car-illon System performance in the 2011 Las Vegas Halloween Parade

 

 

 

Car-illon System performance in the 2011 San Diego County Veterans Day Parade 

 

 



The Animals

Released on October 18, 2011, this 400-poem pastoral is the first of the numerous books by Richard Grossman that are being published by American Letters Press in conjunction with Breeze AvenueClick here to learn more.



Pop-Up Torah

On August 23, 2011 Pop-Up Torah, one of several “poetic objects”—works in a variety of media that give literal form to poetry and prose—that Richard Grossman is producing in conjunction with his forthcoming book, Breeze Avenue, was installed in Mount Princeton, a 14,000-foot-high peak in southern Colorado’s Collegiate Range.

At the heart of the work is the Torah Ball, a 5-inch corundum (synthetic sapphire) sphere incised with the Ten Commandments by master Steuben engraver Max Erlacher. This beautiful orb, almost as hard as diamond, was inserted into a 300-foot-deep shaft close to the summit of the mountain, one of the tallest in the Rockies.

After approximately 20 million years, as a result of natural forces, the Torah Ball will emerge undamaged from the eroded peak and bear the Ten Commandments down the mountain. In the meantime, in order to assure that the work remains undisturbed by human intervention, the precise location of the Pop-Up Torah will not be revealed. Click here to learn more.

Time-lapse video of installation of Pop-Up Torah in Mount Princeton


Click here to watch the 9NEWS (KUSA, Denver) coverage of the installation of the Pop-Up Torah with an interview with Grossman.

Click here to watch the J Report #32—Around the World, Jewish Life TV segment on the Pop-Up Torah.