I was up too late watching the primary returns, so I couldn't go stand outside the Today Show this morning while Heather talks about our book, Things I Learned About My Dad (in therapy). But I think I'll be joining Heather, Doug French [Laid-off Dad], Sarah Brown, and Alice Bradley [Finslippy] at the book signing/hangout tonight. [update: well, a scheduling miscommunication with the sitter and a playdate threw me off. I'm still in DC with no time to make it up tonight. Have a pint of Arrogant Bastard for me. And tell Doug he can sign my name, but only to the books.]
It starts at 5:30 at Soda Bar in Prospect Heights,
629 Vanderbilt Ave., near St. Marks [google map]
If you're the type who likes to see a book in person before you buy it, you should come on by. Whatever illusory euphoria-by-association came from seeing Things I Learned debut so high on Amazon has been immediately deflated every time I walk into a store to ask for the book. The dude at one Barnes & Noble couldn't even find it in the computer last week. So maybe Amazon's the only place you can actually buy it, who knows?
Hmm, the reviews on Amazon are a bell curve distribution; if there's a critical trend, it's that the essays mostly sound like they were written by bloggers. Though there's also a comparison to high school, and one to an elementary school project. So yeah. I hear Soda Bar has Arrogant Bastard Ale!