PLEASE SCREAM INSIDE YOUR HEART, by writer and publisher of the NextDraft newsletter Dave Pell, is a cathartic and humorous ride through the unnerving, maddening hellscape of the 2020 press cycle. The events of 2020 changed the course of our country, magnifying the great American divide, and making us more obsessed with the media-championed “American Civil War” than Americans were with the actual Civil War. News became a reality show without a series finale. And the binge has no end in sight.
While the news today offers a (filtered) lens through which to view everything—from our health, to our job, to our savings, to our kids’ school schedule—Pell sets out to reestablish the line between “real” news and real life, offering how we can consume the news without being consumed. The book blends the author’s own personal history with a history of how the heck we got here.
As Dave Pell says, “We’ve held in the scream long enough. This book lets it out.”
PLEASE SCREAM INSIDE YOUR HEART was sold to Dan Ambrosio at Hachette Books, at auction, in a six figure deal, for publication in Fall 2021, by Jackie Ashton at Lucinda Literary.