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420 Characters: Status Updates Tell Their Own Story

420 Characters by Lou Beach Illustrator Lou Beach started practicing his writing on Facebook out of boredom in 2009. Now, thanks to his Facebook vignettes, Beach is also an author. His debut book, 420 Characters, comes out Tuesday. The title refers to a prior character limit for status updates. “Actually, I’m so overwhelmed with the […]

420 Characters by Lou Beach

Illustrator Lou Beach started practicing his writing on Facebook out of boredom in 2009.

Now, thanks to his Facebook vignettes, Beach is also an author. His debut book, 420 Characters, comes out Tuesday. The title refers to a prior character limit for status updates.

“Actually, I’m so overwhelmed with the amount of attention that the book has gotten,” he says. “You know, I feel like the short guy who’s wandered into a pickup basketball game with guys who are 7 feet tall and got the ball somehow and made a basket. It’s really miraculous.”

[Source: NPR]