Pup's Books is a Manhattan-based publishing collective, founded to
promote the writing projects of life-partners Mr. Jan Ewing, aka Boss, and
Mr. William J. Cataldi, aka pup.
(November 2020) The election has gotten us off-schedule, and occupied everyone's time and focus. So, for the rest of the month we're promoting our Pride Literature for free page. It contains samples of our work that focus on our experiences as gay men. You can take a breather from worries over Republican antics. Unless you're a person who considers everything ultimately political, you will find the literature blessedly apolitical.
You can explore our work more generally at Sample PDFs.
Want to find out more about us or Pup's Books?
Explore our website for background information, then read what strikes your fancy.
(October 2020) To celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month, we're launching a special promotion of
The Red Headed Kid, Jan Ewing's tender memoir of gay life from the 1940s through today. Let's wish him a happy birthday in October—he turns 80. Jan's fictionalized autobiography captures all of the nuances and moods of 1950s suburbia, 1970s New York City and sex during the AIDS crisis. You can read samples of the work on our Pride Literature page, and you can buy parts one and two at Buy Books.
Please consider a small donation to Pup's Books, so that we may continue our work in bringing you literature and supporting theater. PayPal.me/pupsbooks
"Art is like playing with fire. Neither one of us knows how to manipulate the fire without getting burnt.
I come away from writing projects an absolute mess, covered in wounds and scars."
We are distraught over the countless deaths due to the pandemic; the racism that justifiably sparked the current civil unrest; the economic devastation that has been made worse by fascistic and absent leadership from the White House and Senate; and the steadily increasing numbers of LGBTQ folks, especially transgender women of color, who are murdered and beaten in the country we love every day.
We look back fondly on an innocent time that never really existed, when Americans pretended at least, that we were all sisters and brothers. We take refuge in art and the humanity art encourages.
For our theater review work, go to Ewing Reviewing.
which detail 58 and 122 off- and off-off-Broadway productions they reviewed in those years.
Both books feature the original review and complete lists of everyone involved in every production
as well as detailed information about the productions.
Also, both come with an easy to use index for cross-referencing.
(September 2020) We want to congratulate Jan Ewing on his successful roll-out of his Zoom production of his play Nursery Rhymes in August. He had close to 500 views on last count. You can always view the video of the production on our website for free. This month we are working on raising funds to continue our literary work, and to continue bringing you theater reviews at Ewing Reviewing. See the link in our next paragraph. That's it for now. As always, we offer free literature and offer endless support for theater in New York and the whole country.
To purchase anything, visit Buy Books.
Mr. Ewing, a classically trained musician, has directed theater across the country, and has written dozens of books. His pornography, written under the pseudonym Jack Evans, is in the collection of Cornell University. He is presently working as a New York theater critic for Hi! Drama, and has zoom-produced his comedy, Nursery Rhymes August 2020. He is working on the balance of The Red Headed Kid, an autobiographical novel, Parts 1 & 2 of which are now available on Amazon. Part 3 is in the works.
Mr. Cataldi attended Wesleyan University, SUNYAB, and CCNY, but never completed his degree. He studied Humanities and Math. He avidly practices his Christian Taoist religion. Due to Mr. Ewing's influence, he now also writes theater reviews for Hi! Drama. His first book, Sex and God and Other Essays, explores his religion, sexuality, and an assortment of philosophical topics. He has written a play, Love v. Marriage, which he currently promotes. He finds comfort in his blue-collar existence.