Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?

Riverdale Avenue Books’ Magnus imprint is excited to announce the publication of the memoir Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? by Kenneth M. Walsh. This is the first book from Walsh who is a writer, editor, and the blogger behind the popular site Kenneth in the (212).

Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? takes place in summer of ’77, while other boys in the Midwest were busy playing Little League and flocking to see Star Wars, young Kenny Walsh was obsessed with Chris Evert and Woody Allen movies — and daydreamed about moving to New York City. But when his family headed west from the suburbs of Detroit to Phoenix, it was the first in a series of events that set his Big Apple ambitions on the wrong course.

Walsh recounts in his memoir an idiosyncratic childhood that included an attempt to track down a crazed serial killer, a First Amendment battle with his fourth-grade principal, running the local KKK (that’s Kenny’s Kid Kare) babysitting service — and the mysterious disappearance of his father.

“Kenneth has a huge following online that has been asking for a book from him so I'm very pleased to say it's now available,” said Magnus Editorial Director Don Weise. “While he's been compared to Augusten Burroughs and David Rakoff, he has a voice and humor all his own”

Post-college jobs took him to Hollywood and Washington, D.C. — where trouble followed (porn stars, doppelgängers, anxiety disorders) — but he still didn’t feel at home. Walsh finally arrived in Manhattan the week of his thirty-first birthday… but was tomorrow as wonderful as he dreamed it would be?

About Kenneth M. Walsh

Kenneth M. Walsh is a writer, editor, and blogger based in New York City. His popular site—Kenneth in the (212)—has been featured on the New York Post’s famed Page Six, Gawker, Romensko, BuzzFeed, New Yorkmagazine’s Daily Intel,,, and VH1’s Best Week Ever. In 2012 it was nominated for’s Best Gay Blog Readers’ Choice award. He is currently a contributor to the Huffington Post. Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? is his first book.

About Riverdale Avenue Books

Riverdale Avenue Books publishes e-books, print, and audio books under seven imprints: Riverdale Pop a pop culture imprint; Riverdale/Magnus an award-winning publisher of LGBT titles; RAB HSF, a horror, science fiction and fantasy line; RAB Truth an erotic memoir line; RAB Desire an erotica and erotic romance imprint; and RAB Sports and RAB Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles. RAB, headed by industry veteran Lori Perkins, is a full service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department. Visit us at