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If it’s Tuesday this must be Milwaukee.

Hello, Milwaukee!  I’m here and it’s the last stop of the second leg of my tour so let’s do this shit!  I’ll be at Boswell Book Company at 6:30pm.  Come?

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Next stop?  Home for Halloween.  Then?  Minneapolis.

See the whole tour here.

If it’s Sunday this must be Chicago.

Hello, Chicago!  I’m here to see you but there isn’t enough room at the bookstore so we’re doing this at a church.  For real.  4pm at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 5 minutes from the bookstore.  And now you can tell everyone that you can’t do whatever it was you were supposed to do because it’s Sunday and you have to go to church.

Photo by Justin Hackworth

Photo by Justin Hackworth

Next stop?  Hell!  Wait, no…Milwaukee first!

For the whole Furiously Happy tour, click here.

If it’s Friday this must be Ohio.

1. Holy shit, you guys.  Just found out that Furiously Happy is on the NYT bestseller list for the fourth week in a row.  AAAAAHHHH!  I’m blaming you for this (in a good way) because people keep coming to book signings and saying they only just discovered it because a stranger on the subway was laughing so hard at it they peed and/or cried and/or lost their liquids in some other fascinating way.  You are better than a billboard made of chocolate bacon and I love you.

And…

2.  Hello, Dayton!  I’m here.  Are you here?  Let’s be here together.

I’ll be at Books&Co at 7pm.  Come?  Please?

Photo by Justin Hackworth

Photo by Justin Hackworth

Next stop?  Chicago!

For the whole Furiously Happy tour, click here.

If it’s Tuesday this must be Toronto.

Hello, Canada!  I’ve traveled across your snowy gloriousness to reach you.  And by “your snowy gloriousness” I mean “customs”.   Come see me, Toronto?

I’ll be at the Indigo Bay and Bloor at 7pm.

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Next stop?  Ohio!

See the whole Furiously Happy tour here.

PS.  I’ll be on CTV Canada AM today because Canada has not yet learned that I should never be allowed on live TV.  I’ll try not to talk about my lady garden this time.  Sorry about that one, CNN.  (Not sorry though about the time I went off about the zombie apocalypse and prepping for when the internet becomes self-aware when you brought me on to talk about politics.  I don’t want to blame the victim, but you knew what you were getting into, CNN.  That one’s on you.)

Updated:  Here’s the interview if you wanna see it.  I rambled like hell because that’s what I do when I’m nervous.  BUT! The nervous tics I had on the last tour aren’t there.  Baby steps.

If it’s Saturday this must be Boston.

Hello, Boston!  I am in you.  The reading is sold out (holy crap, y’all) but you can still come for the signing and standing room is available outside where they’ll be playing the audio of the reading.  Come?

Thank you again for all your amazing support.  Thank you for being there.  I just found out that Furiously Happy is on the NYT bestseller list for the 3rd week in a row and that’s because of you guys.  So many people show up at these readings having heard of the book from y’all and are almost as grateful about finding this strange and amazing community as I am.

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Next stop? Toronto!

Click here for the rest of the tour.

PS.  Hailey and Victor are flying in for the weekend because I can’t do two full weeks without seeing them.  Anything we shouldn’t miss in Boston?

If it’s Thursday this must be New York.

Hello, New York City!  I’m gonna be at Union Square Barnes & Noble at 6:00 tonight.  Come see me?

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Next stop?  Boston.

See the whole Furiously Happy tour here.

PS. Some bookstores require you buy the book from them for  a guaranteed spot at the reading and all that jazz if they think there will be too many people otherwise.  This is one of those so just bring a receipt from a B&N or you can buy one at the store and give it to someone else, or just sneak in the back when no one is looking, or if you can’t do that (and I totally get it) I’ll stay late and sign anything you want for free even if you don’t have a book.  Even babies and kittens and prescription bottles.  If we get kicked out I’ll sign in the parking lot or a nearby bar or whatever is outside the store.

If it’s Monday this must be DC.

Hello, DC!  I’m here to see you.  Will you come see me?  I’ll be doing a reading and book signing at Politics & Prose at 7pm.  

Photo by Justin Hackworth

Photo by Justin Hackworth

Next stop? New York City.  Yeehaw.

See the whole Furiously Happy tour here.

Thank you. Again.

I just went to Target and I was looking to see if they had my book and I found this:

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I don’t know who did this but I could not stop giggling and now I can’t go back to Target because they think I’m insane.  More insane than usual.

PS. I just found out that Furiously Happy is #3 on the NYT bestseller list again (!) this week and I cannot thank you enough.  So many people have contacted me to say they saw a friend quoting from it on twitter and Facebook and then decided to check it out and suddenly realized how unalone they are.  Thank you.  I don’t have the right words to say what it is that you’ve done for me.  For all of us.  Just…thanks.

PPS.  Tomorrow I leave again for leg two of the Furiously Happy tour.  Two and a half weeks on the road, but I’ve built in lots of downtime and Victor and Hailey are coming for a bit to keep me from getting too homesick.  Will you come see me?

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Click here for details.

If it’s Saturday this must be Florida.

Hello, Florida!  Today I’m at Books &Books in Coral Gables, Florida at 7pm.  Come see me?  Pretty please?  Space is limited for the event so you may want to buy a book from the store to have a guaranteed spot for the reading, but I’ll stay later and sign anything you want for free even if you don’t have a book at all.

This is my last stop on the first leg of the tour and I love you all for your support! It’s been exhausting and wonderful and terrifying and brilliant all at once. But it’s the final stop for a week, which is good because I miss my couch and everyone who snuggles with me on it.  So let’s make this awesome, Miami, because I am leaving it all on the stage.  And by “it” I mean my dirty laundry, probably some empty bottles and what’s left of my dignity.

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See here for the rest of the tour.  Pretend I said something witty here, okay?

Love.

If it’s Wednesday this must be Nashville.

Hello, Nashville!  I’m here to see you.  Are you here to see me?  Please?  A reading, Q&A and signing will be hosted by Parnassus Books offsite at Salon@615 at 6:15pm.  Click here for details on location and reserving a seat.

A giant thanks to all the people who’ve come out so far, especially since so many of you stuggle with the same anxiety issues I deal with.  You give me the inspiration to keep going even when I’m terrified and it’s been so incredibly worth it.  Thank you.

Photo by Maile Wilson

Photo by Maile Wilson

Next stop?  Miami.  See all the tour details here.

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Can’t make it to any of the stops?  You can follow along here.