Throwing stuff at the internet to see what sticks
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Work With Me
What the -- what are you doing?
Why are you reading this? Don't you have stuff you need to be doing? Stuff like…VOTING?
Go do that. I'll wait. In fact, if you want to check back in on your iPhone while you're waiting in line, I'll be right here. Call 866-OUR VOTE if anyone at the polls tries to fuck with you.
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Thanks. So, I thought I'd plug a book besides my own for once, because I'm sure you're all sick to death of hearing me faff on about A TV Guide to Life by now.
So check this out.
You may not recognize the names of either of the authors listed on the cover, but you do know one of them as Trash.
She's been trying to downplay it all year, like it's not as big a deal as my book. I maintain that getting a book published like I did is what writers are supposed to do, whereas the fact that she is not one and got published anyway is quite as impressive.
She brought home some extra copies last week, and they're on the bookcase next to the "potato book," as M. Edium still calls my book. He hasn't come up with a snappy nickname for mom's book yet. It's still just "mom's book." As opposed to "dad's book."
It's kind of awesome that our kid's going to grow up assuming that it's perfectly normal to have two parents who have published books. Then one day he'll get old enough to realize that it's kind of special, and he'll hold it over other kids' heads until the day he meets Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman's kids and they give him a little perspective. Or the Jolie/Pitt kids, with whom he can at least exchange adoption stories as well.
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You did vote, right? Okay, good. I see your sticker. Thanks. posted by M. Giant 5:24 AM 11 comments
When is the book signing?
Hey, some of us live in states with early voting and did it two weeks ago, okay?? Where is Febrifuge? He can back me up on this!
Hell yes, I voted.
Wow. Thats a very smart book...congratulations!
Yay for academic publishing!!!
Congrats, Trash - hopefully your son will come up with a snappy sobriquet for you book some time soon!
It looks like a TAR flag book to me. Congrats, Trash.
Congratulations, Trash! That's wonderful!
It _is_ cool that he'll grow up with two writer parents. Now if only Trash would start blogging! Congrats to her on the book!
I'm form the UK so I couldn't vote but I really, really wanted to. Congrats on the book(s) and the election :)