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Review: Hey Doorman by John P. Kildemm

**This book, while humorous, is marketed for readers 18 years of age and older**
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since we did a real Lisa Writes review/interview and I’m happy to bring them back for 2015. Let’s kick everything with this funny, off colored short story by John Kildemm. Now, this book is not your typical ‘guy walks into a bar’ type of humor. You need to be okay with crassness, a bit of abruptness… basically you need to have a Barney (Bernie?) Hill type of sense of humor. And give me a break, I was like 7 when it was still on, LOL. Parts made me cringe, but overall it made it laugh and it gets 3.5/4 books from me.
LW: What have you learned from the writing/publishing process?
JK: The process has taught me that there is more than I have ever cared to know that goes into marketing a book and basically just getting the word out about it. The writing part is actually the simplest part of the process to me.
LW: Do you read all the reviews that come in for your book? How do they make you feel?
JK: I don’t read read all of the reviews, but I do read all of the negative ones. And they don’t make me feel bad, they don’t make me feel much at all. It’s all just someone’s opinion. I just look at them to see if they have a point that is rooted in logic. If it is, which isn’t often, I take that and I may use it in my process in the future. But overall, there’s no review that’s going to change the way I write. I’m pretty solid on how I put pen to paper.
LW: Have family members read your book(s)? How do they feel about having an author in the family?
JK: Some of my family has read my books. My Mom reads everything. I think they are proud of me. My Mom certainly is.
LW: Do you have a playlist that goes along with your book? If so, please share!
JK: I do love music. My playlist would feature the following artists, but can not lock down which songs right now: Madlib, Frank Sinatra, J-Zone, Action Bronson, Amy Winehouse, D’Angelo, The Weekend (I do have songs here – “The Morning” and “Often”), Ice Cube, Nina Simone, WuTang Clan, TLC, Black Milk, Riff Raff, Run the Jewels, Al Green (“Simply Beautiful”), and anything by Prince.
LW: Tell us your latest news? 
JK: The second volume of Hey Doorman will be available in March. It will be titled HEY DOORMAN: Twenty-two true tales of an uncommon bouncer in Los Angeles. Available exclusively on
LW: What inspired you to write you first book?
JK: I was not hired to write for television, despite  mine and my manage/agents best efforts. Apparently becoming a television writer does not have much to do with your ability to write, at least that’s what my agent told me (I could go deeper here with the demographics of who gets hired to write for television, but I won’t). In other words, unemployment is what inspired me to write my first book.
“Men in LA are like dogs in LA. Only the little ones start $hit.”

John in funny. John is a writer. John is from planet Earth.
Contact John at jpkildemm at


Lisa Arrington is a mother to two wonderful who has always had a passion for writing. Lisa attended a local technical college and received an associate degree in Computer Networking which she put right to use. Lisa currently lives in Southern Arizona with her two sons and when not writing she can be found curled up on her favorite chair with Kindle in hand, reviewing books for her blog, chauffeuring the boys around town for basketball games or playing Candy Crush Soda on her phone. She loves the color blue, can't get enough cherry cheesecake ice cream or Junior Mints and will forever be in a power-struggle over the big screen TV with her youngest child.

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