Next week, I have the pleasure of chatting with my friend Stephin Merritt about his new book, 101 Two-Letter Words. It’s a really wonderful book of poems (one for each two-letter word admissible in Scrabble) illustrated by Roz Chast, and I know that Stephin is going to bring his ukulele to the event, which means that you should be excited. See you then! Info below.
I wrote about Nashville (the show) and Nashville (the city) for Jezebel (the website.)
I wrote about cold beaches for Conde Nast Traveler.
Reese Witherspoon has my book in her trailer. Excuse me while I go scream into a pillow for three hours.
We’re hiring a part-time events assistant! If you love book events, are comfortable talking to large groups of strangers, and want to work with a belligerent cat, this might be the job for you. Contact Stephanie at email@example.com for more information.
I want this job. I have to write a new book, however, so you should probably get this job instead. The people at Community are wonderful. Go team!
It was quite a summer. All told, The Vacationers spent ten weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Ten weeks! That is crazy and amazing and I peeked through my fingers at it the whole time, so sure that it would vanish if I looked too closely. I feel deeply aware that selling so many books is an act of magic, of timing and luck and the right jacket and the right pub date. If you bought my book, or know someone who did, or checked it out of your local library, thank you. It boggles my mind to know that my book has been in so many hands. Thank you.
And, if you read and liked the book, I have some good news. I’ve just sold my next two books to Riverhead, and am at work on the first of those novels now. It’s about a neighborhood, and ambition, and marriage, and music. There’s a teenaged boy. There’s a teenaged girl. There’s trouble in many forms. I’ll tell you more when there’s more to tell, but expect it tentatively to be coming out in June 2016.
Ever forward! xoxoxoo
I talked to Yahoo about my hippie summer camp.