On March 4th the paperback version of my book comes out. It’s cheaper than the hardback and it has an extra chapter – which seems sort of unfair to those of you who bought the hardback – but on the plus side, you can buy the paperback, read the extra chapter (and the book club questions) and then give it to your fucked-up friend who probably needs it, or just leave it on the plane for the next unsuspecting passenger.
As I understand it, the new chapter is only in the American (checking on Canada now) paperback version so far but as a thank-you to everyone who has read the book or who plans on buying the paperback (THANK YOU!) I’m randomly giving away a bunch of Bloggess Geek-a-Week trading cards signed by me that you can use as bookmarks. Just leave a comment and I’ll contact you if you win.
Also, in case you missed it, I’m going back on tour. Last time I was on tour I got a brain in a jar and someone left a kitten on my table and we all had to be really quiet so that we wouldn’t wake it up (the kitten…not the brain). Also, I gave a reading to several people in the Costco parking lot. It was pretty glamorous. You should come. Seriously. Please. Don’t make me do this alone.
The Tour So Far:
March 5 ~ Paramus, NJ Barnes & Noble, 7pm
March 6 ~ NYC, Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 7pm
March 7 ~ Chicago, Anderson’s Bookshop, 7pm
March 8 ~ St. Louis, MO, Left Banks Books “Drink Out”, 7pm
March 18 ~ Louisville, KY Barnes & Noble, 7pm
March 19 ~ Dayton, OH Books & Co., 7pm
March 20 ~ Cincinnati, OH Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 7pm
March 21 ~ Kansas City, MO, Rainy Day Books, 7pm
April 1 ~ San Francisco, CA, Books Inc. (in the Marina), 7pm
April 2 ~ Danville, CA Rakestraw, 7pm
April 3 ~ San Jose, CA Barnes & Noble, 7pm
April 4 ~ Phoenix, AZ Barnes & Noble, 7pm
PS. Thank you. Seriously. Thank you to every single one of you who supported the book, told others about it, bought it for friends, asked for it at your library, shoplifted it, etc. Because of your support the book has been made available around the world and I’m still getting emails from people whose lives were changed when they realized they weren’t alone in thinking they were a strange misfit. None of this would have happened without you. Thank you.
UPDATED: 15 winners have been notified, but I’ll be bringing a big stack of these cards with me on tour to give out as long as they last. Please come see me?