I got an email from editor saying “HAPPY PUB DAY!” and I was like, there’s a special day just for going to pubs? My God, we released my book on exactly the right day, but then I realized “pub” was short for “published” and OMG ::KERMIT FLAIL:: Y’ALL, MY BOOK IS OUT TODAY. Did you get it? Did you read it? Are you now running away because you realize I’m even crazier than I may have let on?
I stayed up late watching lovely people who were counting down the minutes until midnight when my book would show up on their reader and it seems surreal that after years of working on this it’s finally in your hands. Thank you for making me write this. Thank you for supporting me and passing on my work to others and for sharing and for helping me when I find myself stuck. Thank you.
And tonight? We party as if we all had ponies. Tonight is our launch and instead of doing tv shows and fancy parties I’m staying home and broadcasting live from my house as I do a reading and a Q&A for you guys and I’m nervous as hell but also very excited because over 1000 of you have already RSVPed and that’s about 998 more people I’ve ever had at my house in real life. To watch it just click here at 7pm central tonight. You don’t have to have a camera or an account…just computer that can pick up a video feed. With luck it’ll go well and not crash, but if it crashes just follow me on twitter and we’ll regroup. You can chat in the hangout, I think, but it’ll probably be easier if you do it on twitter using the hashtag #FH so everyone can follow along. Or just lurk. Or come late and watch the recorded video and pretend it’s live. Or skip it and go spelunking. Whatever makes you (furiously) happy.
PS. I just checked and my book is #3 on Amazon in biographies right now. Yeehaw! Number one is Mindy Kaling who is too adorable for me to stab so I can take her place, but number two is “Bill O’Reilly Killing Reagan“. WTF? I already didn’t like O’Reilly and now he’s killing Reagan and beating me in rankings? This is why we can’t have nice things.
PPS. Last night we did a test to see if I could make google hangouts work and I super fucked it up at first but then we got our shit together and giant thank yous go out to the hundreds of people who showed up to tell me what I was doing wrong and also to see my beaver. If you want to see what you missed it’s recorded right here and if you click on “cc” for subtitles it becomes even more ridiculous.
See you at 7? Yes? Right here.