Had an incredible start to the #StealAcrossAmerica tour this last week.
Monday, I flew to NYC, wandered around that night, wrote a sappy little piece about NYC in a diner, and had a few whiskeys at a place called Jimmy’s.
Tuesday, had a terrific plate at Szechuan Kitchen, had my first real photo shoot with Complex Magazine, ate Shake Shack with my publicist, gave a talk at the Columbia bookstore wearing the same outfit as my editor, and took the Amtrak to Philly.
Wednesday, I walked all over Philly, ate a delicious falafel sandwich at Mama’s Vegetarian (can’t imagine a cheesesteak tasting better), toured the amazing Mutter Museum, walked Rittenhouse square, and my handler Joan took me for sushi at Pod. While we were eating, my editor called to tell me that we made the New York Times Best Seller list. (!!!) Gave my talk at the Penn bookstore, went back to the hotel and collaged and watched Game Of Thrones.
Thursday, Deena Gerson, a museum guide I met at the Penn reading who happens to collect my prints, gave me a wonderful tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, including the Zoe Strauss show and the incredible Cy Twombly room. Deena was even nice enough to drive me to the airport! On my flight with spotty wi-fi, conducted my first 10,000 ft. Q&A. Got into San Diego that night, and my wife Meg flew out to meet me. Had some delicious midnight deep dish at Berkeley Pizza in the Gaslamp district.
Friday, our friend Jed Sundwall drove us around, and then we spent the day at the zoo and Balboa park. Fun day.
Saturday, we spent mostly at the AIGA Y Conference, and later that night we hung out and watched the sun set over Pacific Beach. I met a ton of nice people, but I really dug the work of Andrea Dezsö. Check her out.
Sunday, we had a helluva adventure, walking down to Black’s beach, climbing up the treacherous stairs to the gliderport, and checking out the Salk Institute.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the readings and to everyone who shuttled us around and helped us find the good spots.
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