The Gigging Life

Lessons Learned on the Literary Road


Dear Friends of Nestucca Spit Press:

My latest book, The Gigging Life: Lessons Learned on the Literary Road, is out and available for direct purchase on this site or through independent Oregon bookstores. After a thousand shows and over half a million miles around the state, I’ve connected to a readership like no other Oregon author of my generation. It’s been a far out journey that featured special appearances by Maurice Lucas, Cheryl Strayed, Psycho Sailor, Oregon State Penitentiary, Ken Kesey, Vortex I, Ted Nugent, Legion of the Rock, Tom McCall, Jim Harrison, Beaver Man, Paul Newman and many more.

I’ve learned a lot in the course of this journey and believe these lessons might apply to other creative entrepreneurs. I’ve found that the most important lesson is to take your passion to the people. They always respond.

The book is available here in a limited special $25 edition that includes a signed copy, handmade bookmark, button set and bonus essay or the regular $15 edition. Thank you for your support of independent Oregon publishing and helping me continue telling my quirky Oregon stories.

Matt Love, Publisher of Nestucca Spit Press