In 2019, Alan Good was given a blogging account at Neutral Spaces, an ad-free website for independent writers, which prompted him to write in a new style, more personal, less polished. Mere Malarkey collects his Neutral Spaces pieces along with essays and reviews that appeared in Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Bookslut, and Atticus Review, as well as a handful of previously unpublished essays. From the impact of ska on his literary development, to the time everyone thought his aunt really liked cows, Good reviews his life so far with humor and honesty.
Epub containing the full text of Mere Malarkey, by Alan Good. (Kindle users will need the version with the Mobi file.)