It was wonderful to be back in Bethesda and D.C. this week! Both readings sold out. Thanks for the hometown support! It was really unbelievable to see so many people there. People who taught me in elementary school came!
If you were at the D.C. reading and were unable to purchase a book and would like your copy signed, please get in touch with me. I’m going to look into getting bookplates, which are somewhat fancy stickers that I sign and give to you to put in a book when you get one.
Getting ready to fly yet again this morning, but herewith some links to recent coverage:
New York Magazine
Sepia Mutiny review
Sepia Mutiny Q&A
Hope to see folks in Ann Arbor, Seattle, San Francisco and Brooklyn!
Check out SAJA Radio this morning. It’s really easy to call in with questions!
Random House has posted an excerpt of the book on their site. You can find it here.
Here’s a picture from Ann Arbor, snapped by the cellphone of my friend M:
I know it’s very small, but if I blow it up, it will be all fuzzy. Humor me. She tells me it is the Love Marriage sign in the window of Borders in Ann Arbor. I believe that this is the flagship Borders store—the original of the chain. I remember when Borders first came to Maryland! It should be interesting to see where it started. Ann Arbor May 28th.
Read Cornflower’s take here.
She likes it! Here a blog post from a U.K. reader about the book (which will be published there on April 24).
Also: courtesy of Target, LM is in its second printing already. Awesome.
Finally, check out the updated book tour!
You can find out more about Love Marriage here.
Found this via the blog of my former professor, Jim Hynes.
Simply: hurray. Jim kept up with the controversy pretty well on his blog, so if you want to see the twists and turns it took, I advise reading him. Actually, I advise reading him generally. He writes about topics dear to me, including the moral complexity of nationhood/violence/ terrorism (The Wild Colonial Boy) and the machinations of academia (Publish and Perish; The Lecturer’s Tale). We also have virtually identical taste in films and television, so I enjoy his cultural criticism. Quite often he recommends something that I enjoy enormously.
This is outrageous. Fortunately we have Kembrew McLeod spearheading efforts against. This would be a disaster. My thesis will NOT be on the Internets for free without my consent! Nor should others be forced to sign over their rights in exchange for an education at a public university. Appalling, Hawkeyes. Appalling.