Beloved Demons: New Book by C. Anthony Martignetti, Introduction by Neil Gaiman

LEXINGTON, Mass. - Dec. 8, 2013 - PRLog -- Boston-based independent publisher 3 Swallys Press announces the release of C. Anthony Martignetti’s second memoir collection, with a personal and moving introduction by Neil Gaiman.

In his follow-up to Lunatic Heroes, Martignetti sheds all defenses to reveal the viscera of a mind shaped by the dark and confusing forces of his childhood. This collection of memoirs and essays focuses mainly on Martignetti’s adult years, and features the pivotal characters of his ever-entertaining personal narrative. From the cascade of memories and emotions triggered by an accidental butterfly killing in “Cocoon Talk,” to the homicidal impulses prompted by a visit to his boyhood home in “Sign,” from the heartbreaking to the hilarious musings inspired by beloved pets in “Mochajava” and “Dog,” and throughout the uncensored sexcapades of “Mad,” “The Wild,” and “Feast of the Hungry Ghost,” Martignetti’s colloquial, humorous, and intimate style will keep you riveted, crack you open, enthrall and embrace you with an honesty normally reserved for not even the closest of friends.

The Beloved Demons book launch will be at Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge, MA, Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm. The event will include readings by the author, and friends Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman will be in attendance.

Book information:
Publisher: 3 Swallys Press
Publication date: December, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9882300-1-9
Paperback: 226 pages


“To delightful effect, Anthony Martignetti manages to be both unsavory and sweet in Beloved Demons, a fitting follow-up to the excellent Lunatic Heroes, a memoir that kept us reading in the bathtub long after the water went cold. I am a fan.”

—Mark Shanahan
Boston Globe

“Having spent no small amount of time crying over Tom Waits and conversing with butterflies (living or otherwise), it’s easy for me to see a bit of myself in Anthony Martignetti’s stories. And maybe that’s his best trick: It’s not that the stories he recounts are a little wild and strange (although they often are), it’s that he makes it easy for readers to see themselves in the wildness and strangeness.”

—Victor D. Infante
Author of City of Insomnia

“Anthony's art is here, in these pages, waiting for you, as fresh, as sharp, as painful a hundred years from now . . . These pages are gifts, from Anthony to you . . . from someone who has walked into the darkness and now stands in the light.”

—Neil Gaiman
Author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

About the author:

C. Anthony Martignetti, PhD
, is a writer and psychotherapist with a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts.

He received an interdisciplinary doctorate in Psychology and Religious Studies from Boston University, has published numerous professional articles and authored a chapter in the psychotherapy book Unlocking the Emotional Brain (Routledge, 2012).  He has presented at the Harvard Medical School annual seminar on addiction and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy lecture series, among others.

Anthony founded the Biscuit Box Theater Company and Souled Out Artists writers group, who collectively have been performing shows in the Boston suburbs since 2002.  His first collection of memoirs, Lunatic Heroes: Memories, Lies and Reflections, was published in 2012 by 3 Swallys Press, Boston-based independent publisher, included a foreword by Amanda Palmer, and was endorsed by Neil Gaiman, Donald Ray Pollock, Jack Kornfield and others.  His second and most recent collection of memoirs is entitled Beloved Demons: Confessions of an Unquiet Mind, and includes an introduction by Neil Gaiman.

Some of Anthony’s live readings online:

“The Head” + Interview with Amanda Palmer: (at 1:04:20)

“Hate” + Introduction by Neil Gaiman:

(Interview with Amanda Palmer + audience Q&A:


“President Kennedy’s Party”:


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