I’ve been putting off writing this for weeks now.
1) I love you 2) if there's any way you can send me like, an extra refund, like more than I paid, like maybe a few hundred dollars, that would be great
Honestly, I was so excited when you announced the substance but always thought weekly was so ambitious. It's not the quantity of your writing, it's the quality! It's such a unique talent and perspective that the internet deeply needs.
I'm happy to see you focus on something so important to you because whatever comes of it will leave us all for the better.
Like everyone else if there's a way to send the refund back to you, I'd like to sign up.
Now for a little story:
Earlier this year, with the help of Bo Burnham's "Inside" I fell into a pretty deep funk. My older child was about to turn two, my younger was six months, and thinking of the future just ruined me in a lot of ways.
As I kept listening to the album, the Jeff Bezos songs always stuck out to me as nuggets of oddly bright and then something snapped in my brain. People are super weird and find fetishes in everything, surely there must be Jeff Bezos fanfic, right?
The ensuing week or so was filled with a hell of a lot secret googling and learning a lot about the rules of fanfic (one being, apparently, to not write about living people). I was so determined that this would be something you would be ideal to share with the world and so bummed that I didn't have your knack for finding these things.
I sat back after a few days and realized I was a dude spending a lot of time trying like hell to find Jeff Bezos erotica and laughed for a long time. Since then, things have gotten better, and I think on that whenever I need a pick me up.
So thank you. I'm not sure I would have climbed out of that rut quite so fast if I hadn't thought there was someone out there that could have used such deranged content. Trashberg will always be welcome in my inbox. Whenever it comes.
You can send us our money back (please don't), but you can't make us not use that money to buy you the Shrek dick pic NFT.
I don't need a refund! Consider it a donation to the book project. You're one of my favorite writers, and I can't wait to read it.
Same, no refund needed. Spend your energy on the book. Sounds like you need to focus on that. Peace
Please do not refund me, if possible. I will gladly pay for a once a year post if that’s what makes you happy. Do what helps make you feel more human, and I’ll be there to read that too. The book sounds heartbreaking and very taxing but you can do it!
Can you just refund the money that would go to Substack and keep the rest for yourself?
Your newsletter is a bright spot every time I see it pop up in my email. Looking forward to supporting your future work.
No refund required. Take your time, we will be here and excited to consume and enjoy anything you create. For what it’s worth, really celebrating you in the tough and brave work of this kind of honesty and transparency. It’s no easy thing ❤️
Take all the time you need. We will be looking forward to whatever you write whenever that may be.
We like the blogs, but the book sounds like something very special and I can't even begin to think about what it would be like to undertake something of that weight. Take care of yourself and do what's best for you. Your sicko readers will be here when you're ready.
I'll join the chorus of "don't worry about a refund". I don't subscribe to Substacks for a set amount of posts a week or whatever, I do it to support authors whose work I enjoy. Your work has brought me a great deal of entertainment in the past, and I look forward to this book.
Wishing you whatever the opposite of writer’s block with your book and looking forward to reading it. Also, thank you for solving the mystery of Lena Dunham’s disappearing pets; that meant the world to me personally. Trashberg forever.
Agree with the rest. No refund necessary. Can’t wait to read the book. Till then will always be a proud Trashbergian.
No apology (or refund) necessary! Take care. I'll be here for your writing in any form, whenever it may be.
Echoing a lot of others, I don't want or need a refund, so if there's a way to opt out or shoot you a Venmo for the amount of a subscription, let us know. I'd be happy to keep supporting your work.