Ana Neimus was born when reality became too much for her alter-ego. Instead of using her law degree to practice the science of human stupidity, she builds stories around the conversations in her head.
An Idiot’s Guide to Getting By
“An Idiot’s Guide to Getting By” is a dark comedy about desperately wanting to change your life but having no idea how to start. The story follows a young man who lies to the police about witnessing a crime in order to get thrown into witness protection, a murderer who just wants a chance to start over and a federal agent struggling to choose between pursuing a line of inquiry knowing it would lead to a wrongful conviction and letting a dangerous crime syndicate remain free.
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Ana Neimus has a “no non-fiction books,” policy when it comes to her reading world, but writers Jon Ronson and Mark Forsythe are her two exceptions to the rule. Neimus prefers to read fantasy, mystery thrillers, and dark comedies. Now she has her own piece of work to add to that repertoire. Her debut novel An Idiot’s Guide to Getting By is a satirical comedy that circles the journey of desperately wanting to change your life, but having no idea where to start. Ana sat down with us to discuss what her writing process looks like. Do you believe in...
Ana Neimus was born in Mozambique, raised in the USA, bounced around the Balkans, and studied in the UK/Ireland. She has worked as an actress, lawyer, journalist, and is a self-proclaimed “Jack of All Trades.” Neimus is about to add “author” to her resume with her debut novel, An Idiot’s Guide to Getting By. We sat down with Neimus to discuss her journey writing her debut novel and if she leaves any secrets behind for the readers in her life. 1. How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have? Four books in various states of completion. I’ve got a...