Are you a cop? Do you eat food? We need your story!
Sgt. David Haynes and local writer Christopher Garlington are looking for quotes for their upcoming book, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats, to be published in October, 2009.
Remember The Street and San Man’s Guide to Chicago Eats? Our book is the bigger, better, follow-up—and it’s written by a cop!
The Beat Cop’s Guide is about getting great neighborhood food, in a half hour, cheap. It’s about real Chicago food. And who knows better what’s good in any neighborhood better than the beat cop that works there every day?
So we’re reaching out to every cop we know.
Send us your best story about being a cop and eating lunch in Chicago. Stories like this:
making an arrest while you waited on fries at a hot dog joint
a story about how food you bought from a walk-up chicken shack helped you get information that led to an arrest
how a particular sub sandwich from this one café is what keeps you going on midnights
the best place to eat lunch on your beat
what foods are best in a squad car--and what foods really, really don’t belong there
hazards of eating in uniform
(we’re not kidding on this one) cops and donuts
where to get the best ribs in Chicago
anything you think makes a good story involving cops and lunch and food
The book is currently in rewrites and due to go into production after August 7. So we need these stories pronto. We’re not looking for Hemmingway here—we’ll clean up your story. We’re pros. Don’t worry. Just email your stories to Sgt. David Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself (address below). If we put your story in the Beat Cop’s Guide, you’ll get invited to the super cool VIP book release party (a bucket of Miller Lite and hot dogs on Dave’s deck), and a signed copy of the book. Plus, you’ll be famous. Probably get calls from Hollywood. Johnny Depp will play you in the movie (male and female officers). You know, the usual.
We’re on deadline! Send it now!
Christopher P. Garlington
Creative Writer Pro
6105 N. Mason Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 792–1220 [h] (773) 480–0121 [c]
Online. On paper. On time.
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