Saturday, January 16, 2010
NYC Book Tour, Here I Come!
Well, I can't stand it any more. I keep reading about all the successful book tours in major cities touting the just-released IT ALL CHANGED IN AN INSTANT. So...my wonderful husband is supporting me and we're heading to New York City next weekend for the final date of the book tour. The event will be held at the 92nd Street Y where the editors and authors from Smith will talk about the brilliance of brief writing. Don't you love that phrase? The author panel will feature A.J. Jacobs, Editor of Esquire and NY Times' bestselling author; Amy Sohn, author, columnist for New York Magazine, and successful screenwriter; and Ben Yagoda, English professor and author of nine novels. Prior to the book tour, a contest is being held about life in New York. Prizes will be awarded and six people will have their memoir turned into a song by Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero! Here are a few of the New York memoirs I submitted: Complex city of hobos and heroes. Intimidated by the trains. I'll walk. Are the hot dogs, pretzels sanitary? Want to blend in? Wear black. Tiny apartments. Huge prices. Worth it? Does the naked cowboy get cold? Midwestern girl takes New York. Gulp. We will never, ever forget 9-11. The contest ends on Jan. 18 so hurry. www.smithmag.net If you miss the deadline, feel free to post your favorite New York memoir here. And one more thing. Anyone want to help me pack? I hate packing.
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9-11 is something I never forget either. I like your blog it is easy to read.ReplyDelete
Great blog. After sampling the book, I'm set to buy 2 copies.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment about my blog, Tom. Glad to have you here! Yes, 9-11 was so tragic.ReplyDelete
Lois, thanks to you, too. That's a great compliment coming from you! I'm so happy you're going to buy two copies. YEA!!!
I'm ready to purchase a copy or two myself. But I'd LIKE to wait until you do a booksigning here. Hope I can wait that long!ReplyDelete
Good luck on your trip. Takes lots of photos! Can't wait to read your blog when you get back.
Shirley, thanks for your support, as always. I'll work on a possible signing when I get back. :) And I'll take lots of pics and post on my blog.ReplyDelete
The trip sounds like fun, Beth. Have a good time and travel safely!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Becky. Getting it all in order finally. Now for the laundry, packing and cramming in a birthday party tomorrow night. Oh, and don't forget JANO. That little thing called 50k words in a month.ReplyDelete
Have fun, Beth. Hope you're taking a laptop so you can give us "blow by blow" descriptions of what you're seeing, hearing, etc.!ReplyDelete
A favorite would be hard to say but Ground Zero is the one that impacted me the most when I visited. I wasn't the only one who couldn't contain their tears.
Lady Liberty, of course, is a thrill to see.
Loved everything about it: electric charged atmosphere, glorious view from 83rd floor of Empire State Bldg., watching people hail taxis. Incredible sights!!
You're right about Ground Zero, Ginny. I've been there twice and my dad wants to see it. Also was in the Twin Towers many years ago and had dinner at the Top of the World restaurant. Amazing and expensive. It was a dancer/mom event. We were there for a dance competition.ReplyDelete
I love the energy, too.
boycott Letterman...He single handedly brouth foul language to network television.ReplyDelete