SOCIAL STATUS is a comedic collection of status updates from Facebook. It's a journal. It's a chronicle. It's commentary on contemporary culture. It's humorous and human.
SOCIAL STATUS is topical. It's brilliant. It's breezy. And coupled with the advent of Facebook's Timeline - it's timely.
On September 2, 2007 Mark R. Trost joined Facebook. He wanted to network. He needed to publicize and promote his writing. He encouraged his friends to sign on along with him. He urged. He pleaded. He prodded. They joined. Soon he had gathered a gregarious group. Facebook became their virtual water cooler. They clustered; they gabbed; they laughed. They used Facebook to share a smile or a silly sentiment.
Trost's professional work mirrored his life; his writing is emotionally intense. Facebook offered him the opportunity to back up and breathe. His friends offered fresh breaths of air when stress had stripped the air from Trost's lungs.
Trost began to write capricious status updates. He spurted the contents of his velocity waves across his wall. He typed anything that wafted across his thoughts. Every nonsensical notion and each heartfelt perception received equal billing beside his name. It was as if Albert Brooks and Atticus Finch shared a Facebook account.
As his friendships grew and their social circles expanded, their conversations added depth and degrees. Trost kept his friends updated about his life, his loves, his losses, his lunches, his beers, his buddies, & his bullshit.
SOCIAL STATUS is a free flowing comedic collection of Mark R. Trost's daily velocity waves. Enjoy the surf.
Mark R. Trost is an author, an essayist, an editor, a humorist, a communications consultant, a sage, and a smartass.
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Published January 15, 2012
Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment.