Mateo Monda - Midtown Madhatter

Midtown Madhatter explores lifelong friendships, love and addiction in lively debut book by Seattle author Mateo Monda

Midtown Madhatter, a lively journey exploring lifelong friend-ships, love and addiction, is the newly-released debut book by Seattle author Mateo Monda. 

Drawing heavily on personal experiences, Monda traces the episodic adventures (and misadventures) of Seattle native Pete Walsh and his friends with settings in Seattle, Mexico and Manhattan. It culminates at a midtown Manhattan wedding fete where Walsh reconnects with childhood pals, their spouses and partners. The booze-soaked weekend serves as an awakening as he observes the progress in their lives - while coming to grips with his own flaws and frailties.


Matthew “Mateo” Monda’s colorful life path has included stints as a columnist, alternative newspaper publisher, an ex-pat gourmet coffee entrepreneur, founder and operator of the Othello Public Market and successful construction contractor. As a columnist for the The Daily of the University Washington in the early 90’s, Monda maintains he received more hate mail from readers than any of his contemporaries. 
During his 15 years living and working in Guadalajara, Mexico, he wrote for and co-published the alternative newspaper, El Diablito. He has also published Citizen X, an online, interactive, alternative newspaper and El Diablito as an online, alternative newspaper for the Latino community upon his return to the Puget Sound area.

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