Black Tie Books is a boutique publishing house that specializes in the lighter side of life. We offer quality fiction and non-fiction designed to make you laugh, let you forget your troubles, or just chill for an hour or two. Our line of books may not change the world, but it will help you escape yours with joyful abandon.

Live @ Five by Larry Brill

A washed-up TV network corre-spondent lands in a small town, hires a topless dancer as a co-anchor, cuts a deal with a bank robber on a mission and manufactures a made-for-TV news crisis to resurrect his career. The result is a hilarious clash of sex, misdirected compassion and journalistic ethics.


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The Patterer by Larry Brill

Follow the meteoric rise and humiliating fall of history's first newscaster, a professional street patterer, in 1765 London. With the help of a zany cast of characters, Leeds Merriweather invents the live news performance and achieves fame and fortune before risking it all for the love of a married woman from the noble class of whose lust for sex is exceeded only by her lust to gossip about her peers.


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Confessions of a
Professional Smart-Ass

by John Kelso

Award-winning humor columnist for the Austin American-Statesman revisits the stories behind the many characters he's covered through the years in this lively memoir about the people who "Keep Austin Weird," and his personal journey in the trenches of journalism.


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