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.
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.
This Pride month (June 2020) departs from the gay street-fests of the last decade. Many Pride celebrations will go online, parades cancelled. Given the severity of the current crisis, we believe it should spur a movement of contemplation during Pride month, instead of intoxication. In that spirit, we're offering a special Pride literature page with samples of our work that focus on our experiences as gay men.
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.
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.
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 recently produced his comedy Nursery Rhymes, at NYWinterFest 2019. 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 the base aspects of human existence, sexuality, and an assortment of philosophical topics. He is presently working on Opting Out, a fictionalized autobiography. He finds comfort in his blue-collar existence.