Boston: In town on St. Patrick’s Day! After I had my obligatory clam chowder and lobster roll, I strolled to the beautiful Boston Public Library, then I gave the first chalk talk of the tour at Brookline Booksmith. Terrific turnout, and an amazing way to begin the tour. (Note to self: all readings should start with cookies.)
NYC: visited my friends at Workman Publishing, walked the High Line, drank some Blue Bottle coffee, and had a truly delightful ham and butter sandwich from Amy’s Bread. Gave a talk at FiftyThree’s gorgeous new headquarters, blabbed about my work with my new friends Tina and Ryan of The Great Discontent, and wound up at a bar with my buddy Frank and more new friends, signing karaoke with a live band. (Drums and accordion!)
Next day I gave a talk at the Wired offices, visited Bob Mankoff at the New Yorker, ate lunch under an umbrella in drizzly Bryant Park, taped an interview with Fast Company and admired their view, signed books at the New York Public Library, then talked at the quirky and beautiful Kinokuniya Books. Stopped by my friend Maris’s fifth birthday party for Slaughterhouse 90210, then headed back to my hotel in the rain with a hot pizza.
Washington, D.C.: Rode in from NYC on the Amtrak quiet car and caught my breath. (Wish I could do all my tour travel by train!) It was a gorgeous day in D.C., so after doing a couple of interviews, I walked to the White House and took a selfie, walked to the National Portrait Gallery and signed a few books (they sell STEAL by the cash register!), and got dinner at Shake Shack across the street. (A double shackburger for strength, and a peanut butter shake for speed.) Drove through the park to Politics & Prose and had a lovely time drinking and drawing. (Note to self: all readings should start with cookies…and beer!) Had some drinks with old college friends and spent a lovely morning working in my hotel room.
Now I have a little space to hang out with the family before Miami and Atlanta (Decatur!) next week. I miss my family terribly on the road, but I love the adventure of touring, getting to shop at truly wonderful indie bookstores, and meeting so many of you. New adventures next week!
Future tour dates here.