CHOKEMAIL is by Josh Fireland Allen, who is me, I am writing this sentence. It consists of chatty newsy updates from the stupidly perilous port city of Fort Hook, which is the setting of my as-yet-unpublished (and unpublishable??) novel called Chokeville.

It’s shipped out every other Sunday, right when you need a thing to take your mind off things. It’s free.

I’ve been writing online for forever, starting with my weird proto-blog Fireland and then moving on to various spinoff sites including Ten Sexy Ladies, Wiretap Follies, and The Knowledge for Thirst.

My story collection KNIFE FITE and my cubicle diary The House of Wigs are available as ebooks.

“Rapaciously funny.” The New York Times

“Brilliant.” The Washington Post

“Joshua Allen is joking—I think.” Carrie Brownstein

“So prolifically funny that he makes me feel a little ashamed.” Boing Boing

“Despite all of this puerile fucking-around, Joshua Allen does have something to say, something real, and memorable, and startlingly astute.” Katey Metcalf

“Actually worth following on Twitter.” Gawker

“It’s like he has aphoristic dyspepsia.” Clay Shirky

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