It is difficult to express the depth and nature of gratitude an author feels when a bookseller gives heart, soul, and overtime to support the author’s work. I politely request you study the photo above, then read this piece. Blessed be the booksellers.
One of the themes of my new Montaigne book is how we middle-agers and older might avoid becoming brittle and bitter and rather pitch in with the younger folks looking forward. So this quote from Shelf Awareness gave me hope: “Since I last wrote to you, I’ve had the good fortune of attending two fall…View post
A big thank you to everyone at the Tucson Festival of Books. Terrific experience. Over 300 writers, 1,400 volunteers, and a dedicated crew at the center of it all. You should go sometime.
My life has many good things in it, for which I am grateful. Sometimes there are pictures. Congratulations to Anastasia and Gabriel, winners of the Wisconsin Rapids (I was born there!) writing contest. We posed for a photo with Ford Falcon. The next day I spoke in Menasha and a woman asked me to sign…View post
Guy approaches me at a signing. Points to From the Top. Says, “That’s a great bathroom book!” Then he turns red, starts to apologize. “Oh, I didn’t mean…” Sir. Read at will, where you will.