March 10, 2014
I made it back to Miami for the weekend, which was nice because Miami looked like this:
Today I leave for the Western (or "Death") Leg of the book tour, starting with an event at 7 tonight at the University of Denver, which I am guessing is in Denver. On Tuesday and Wednesday I'll be in Seattle for events at the University Book Store (Tuesday at 7:30) and Third Place Books (Wednesday at 7).
Thursday evening at 7 I'll be in Oakland at A Great Good Place for Books. On Friday I'll do two events: At noon I'll be in Corte Madera at Book Passage, along with my brother Sam; and at 8 I'll be at Copperfield's in Petaluma.
On Monday, March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day -- I will be somewhere lying facedown in a gutter.
On Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. I'll be at a Left Bank Books event at Maryville University, near St. Louis.
On Wednesday, March 19, I'll be in Louisville for a 7 p.m. event at the Louisville Public Library.
Pray for me.
p.s. Thanks to everybody who has come out on the tour. The events have been great, thanks to you.
March 09, 2014
Dave's event for Books and Books was live-streamed. Mea culpa for not blogging that (and thanks to Siouxie for doing what she could). But you can watch the archive (the actual talking starts about 10 minutes in). And here's a picture of a few attendees:
March 08, 2014
WHAT'S THAT SMELL?
(Thanks to Chuck Cody)
March 07, 2014
Just reading this makes me tired.
WE WOULD NOT BLOG AN APP AD
...except that this one's about bacon.
(Thanks to everyone in the known world)
WHEN YOU REALLY WANT TO IMPRESS FRAULEIN HELGA
(Thanks to jon harris)
You do not want to miss this news item. We cannot say anything about missing it to the men or we will surely get into some kind of trouble.
(Thank you most kindly, Unholy Slacker and Charles Cates*)
(*presumably, both men)
March 06, 2014
Even though Typepad has been quixotic today, The Blog's been hard at work... umm... you know, talking to people and stuff.
March 05, 2014
IF FINGERS ARE OUTLAWED
(Thanks to jon harris and Jay Brandes)
(Thanks to Jay Brandes)
NEWS YOU CAN USE
(Thanks to Unholy Slacker, Jeffrey Brown and Jerzy Gembura)
And in presumably unrelated goat news, a severed goat head was found in a park.
(Thanks to Loudmouth)
I'm somewhere in the bowels of Rockefeller Center waiting to go on the Today Show to talk about my new book (which by the way is for sale) with Kathie Lee and Hoda. In here with me are numerous young people, all of whom are wearing skinny jeans and thumbing away on their phones. I think some of them might be a band. I would ask them, but my jeans are WAY too loose.
Update: I just met Hoda. She is very nice. Also, tall.
Update 2: Here's the video.
March 03, 2014
TUESDAY MORNING STRUMPDATE
Dave reads from the new book on Paul and Young Ron's Show at 7:30 a.n.. (iHeart radio -- click on Listen Live)
BUT WE CAN'T SAY FOR SURE
(Thanks to Steve Pietrowicz)
THEY HAVEN'T CHECKED IN THE BLOG'S FRIDGE
(Thanks to Janice Gelb and Nelson from Michigan)
WE CANNOT BELIEVE THIS HAS NOT BEEN BLOGGED
But we'll take a chance.
(Thanks to Jerzy Gembura)
BOOK TOUR UPDATE
So I made it to New York, where the Polar Vortex is still quite active.
I plan to keep warm by building an igloo out of my new book, which by the way goes on sale tomorrow.
March 02, 2014
I'm leaving Miami for New York City today because (a) I am sick and tired of all this pleasant warm weather, and (b) I'm starting a book tour to promote my new collection of essays, You Can Date Boys When You're Forty, which is -- and I say this in all modesty -- the most recent book I have ever written.
On Thursday, March 6, I'll be in Washington, D.C., where at 1 p.m. I'll do an event at the National Press Club, and at 7 p.m. I'll be at Politics and Prose, whose website says, quote, "Beer and wine will be available." I think we can all agree that at that point we will need it.
On Saturday at 1 p.m. I'll be at the Costco at 17800 Congress Avenue in Boca Raton, where you can purchase my book as well as boxes of Milk Duds the size of a two-car garage. Saturday evening at 8 p.m. I'll do an event for my hometown bookstore, Books and Books, at the Coral Gables Congregational Church.
On Sunday I'll be home lying in bed whimpering and praying for clean underwear. Then on Monday, March 10, I'll be heading for Denver to begin the western leg of my book tour. You can find the rest of the appearance schedule here.
I won't be doing a lot of blogging for the next few weeks, but Judi has promised that she will try to do some if she's not too busy with her many other duties.
I hope to see some of you out on the road.
WHO SAYS ROMANCE IS DEAD?
(Thanks to Unholy Slacker)
BE STILL OUR BEATING HEART
(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)