It's here! I just got an advance copy of my book.
I ripped open the express mail envelope and stared for a few minutes. Then I finally started looking through the pages.
The printed copy really looks different from the proofs I’d received. I’m amazed that it looks even nicer in person.
I showed it to my mother and she loved it, too. She’s prejudiced, of course.I wanted an unbiased opinion, so I showed it to Belgium. He seemed impressed, but maybe I’m imagining it.
I called Dan to see if he got his copy. He hadn’t, so now he’s jealous.
It seemed sort of tacky to call everyone I know, so I didn’t. (Blogging to my friends I think is OK.)
But I was thrilled when my friend Judith called. She suggested hopping a train to NYC so she could see it and share a bottle of champagne. I decided to pass.
Instead, I put it on my coffee table, and tried to imagine thousands of other people doing the same thing.
That’s where the book is right now. It looks right at home.