Let's Pretend This Never Happened Paperback Tour

I’m going back on tour, y’all.  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

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  1. You circle around Indianapolis without stopping in Indy! Please please stop here! I would needlepoint you a kitten HOLDING a brain. It’s a great deal!

  2. And I JUST ORDERED THE-HARD-COVERED-WITHOUT-THE-EXTRA-CHAPTER-BOOK on Amazon for around RM 80.00 plus shipping because our money is three times of the US dollars. I just hope I know what the extra chapter is about. 🙁

  3. No stops in Tennessee?! I think you need to expand the book tour to at least Nashville, Knoxville would be preferable though! 🙂

  4. Montreal, Canada? Pretty please? Indigo in Downtown Montreal or in Laval?? Pretty please with a cherry on top?? I’ll bring kittens and chocolate!

  5. Washington DC? Oh, please? Better yet, anyplace in Northern Virginia or southern Maryland! I would bring TWO brains and TWO kittens!

  6. I live in Tallahasee, the capital of Florida. Please come here! All my friends and I have read your book, and my mum’s bookclub did it a few months ago. I’ll make you a “taxidermy” cake if you come!

  7. Just ordered the PB edition, even though I already have (and have read) (and love!) the hardback edition. Can’t wait to read the extra stuff you’ve got in there. 🙂

  8. Nothing in the Southeast? I was so hoping for another chance to skip out of work early and stalk Barnes & Noble for you (considering how confused they were in Atlanta last time). We can even have it in the bathroom this time if that would help??

  9. You’ve got to get your magnificent ass over the border – assuming they’ve forgotten about that thing a few years ago – and come to Canada, Jenny! Toronto is most likely the closest locale you’ll be able to grace with your presence, but I’ll willingly make the drive – I’m a Niagara Falls boy through and through – to be granted an audience with The Bloggess herself.
    I’d love to meet you in the wonderfully imperfect flesh…

  10. Oh my gosh! Jenny, you’re coming to Dayton!? I am so excited! Squee! I totally can’t wait to meet you. If you’d like, I can bring one of my 2 crazy orange cats so you feel more at home while you’re here!

  11. Dayton Ohio? Dayton Ohio? Seriously?!?!? NOTHING happens in Dayton Ohio! Oh wait, it will on March 19th! WHHHHEEEEEEEEE!

  12. Excellent! You’ll be five minutes from my house when you go to the Paramus B&N. I know what I’m doing March 5th 🙂

  13. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your three California stops happen while I’m on spring break (I’m a teacher).. I’m aiming for the Danville one!!!!! WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. No Milwaukee, WI? So hurt, I have been sharing your book and telling everyone I know that this is a must read and still, you won’t come see us? Sobbing in my coffee on a Monday morning. 😉 have fun and behave yourself.

  15. boston, please! if not boston how about acton, mass? there’s a great indie bookstore there and an awesomely divey chinese restaurant down the road that serves killer mai tais…you show up, i’ll buy the drinks!

  16. Awww darn. The closest you’ll be to me on this tour is NJ, which is…not close. Maybe I’ll get lucky and they’ll extend the tour.

  17. So excited about you coming to St. Louis!!! But, a social night with drinks and mingling??? I am going to have a few panic attacks on your behalf and then you won’t have to. Can’t wait to meet you!

  18. You need to come to Omaha! KC on a Thursday night doesn’t work well for us Omahans. Come. We have the best zoo ever. I will be your personal escort. I mean, not an escort like that, but you know what I mean. So, like…May would be best. Go ahead and pencil that in, ok?

  19. I second all the suggestions of Boston! How else can I bring you an ethically taxidermied Professor McGonagall as her animagus?

  20. YES OMAHA!!!!! it would be a perfect side trip to head west after Kansas City 🙂 Would l love to see you!

  21. I would like to second James on the you live in Texas and there are no Texas dates? I would prefer Houston but I’d drive to Austin if you were there on a Saturday…

  22. I’ve come up with a list of reasons why you really need to come to Tallahassee.
    1. We have a small, used bookstore that is really struggling and could use the publicity.
    2. We have a pizza company that will sell you a slice of pizza as big as your head or a whole pizza too big to fit in your car.
    3. We have a cookie company that will deliver warm cookies and cold milk to your hotel room until 3AM
    Sounds perfect. Come visit, please.

  23. I totally want you to go to Indianapolis. Not because I’m there, but I want to see Lindsay’s needlepointed kitten-with-a-brain.

    So I vote for an Indianapolis stop!

  24. I think Thursday night in Kansas City sounds perfect! Already have my tickets reserved . . .

  25. YES! I am so glad you’re going to Rainy Day Books in Kansas City! I won’t be there since I’m currently in Chicago, but as a Kansas City native, I LOVE that store! It’s an adorable local book shop and I always shop there to support it!

  26. I can’t make the NYC upper west side Barnes and Nobles on March 6. Can you come to my aprtment building in Forest Hills, NY on March 5th? I can get my neighbors to come and reserve my apartment building’s party room/library (which incidently doesn’t yet have a copy of your book in hardcover- that’s OK. They don’t have a copy of my book, Executive Severance, either).
    There are soda and vending machines down the hall and the building is wheelchair accessible. In case of emergencies, the laundry room is nearby and we have a decent bike room.
    Let me know as soon as you can, because reservations for the space go fast!

  27. Another fan from Dayton, and it’s the day after my birthday, too! Awesome!

    The bookstore is very nice. btw. I’ve already put you on my calendar.

  28. Wait, I just noticed you’re in Paramus NJ on March 5, and then in Chicago on March 7. Than doesn’t give us much of a window, unless you want to show up the weekend before. No, that won’t work because my youngest has a thing. Looks like it HAS to be late morning or early afternoon on the 5th. I promise you’ll get to Paramus for the 7PM gig. Let me know.

  29. No one ever comes up to where I can see them! Please come to Maine, or at the very least Boston or Portsmouth NH. If you come to Maine I will bring you lobsters!

  30. What are the chances that you’re touring somewhere in July/August? We’re coming to visit from Australia and I’d love to go to a reading!

  31. See you in St. Louis! Just bought my tickets! I am so excited I can’t stop using exclamation points!!!!!

  32. You’re coming to see us in Louisville! I am soooo excited! Whilst I am awaiting your appearance, I will try to hunt down as many weird taxadermied items as I can…In Kentucky I’m pretty sure to find things that would render you speechless :O

  33. Your stop in San Jose is at the mall 5 minutes from my house. Hooray! I will see you on April 1st.

  34. I was really excited to see that you’re stopping in St. Louis. But I looked at tickets and it’s almost $30, which includes a paperback copy of your book. I already have the hardcover. I gave several copies out to friends for Christmas. I’m asked the bookseller and the ticket seller if there is a cheaper “no book” option. I mean, I loved the book, but I’m on a budget. I’m hoping that a no book option can be added to the St. Louis stop. After all, I can walk to this bookstore! [Which reminds me, want to come over for pre-party cocktails? Or is asking that creepy?]

  35. I will see you in Phoenix, goody! Now can you add Denver in there I let my sister in law borrow my copy of your book and she refuses to give it back tell you stop in Denver so that she can meet you. I could just buy a new book but I don’t want to.

  36. So I’m thinking to myself “I’ll bet she’s not coming anywhere near – OMG March 19 ~ Dayton, OH Books & Co., 7pm – that’s only about 5 miles from my house!!!!!” ***nerdgirlsquee!!!!!!! I am SO THERE.

  37. totally grounded in dallas for my last trimester but im sending out scouts to buy your book and get it signed for me. im VERY pregnant, they will do as i say or SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES. let us know if and when this gets extended back down south!!

  38. Yahooooo! You’re coming to STL! Cannot wait to see ya! (After you alluded to KC, I got my BF to agree that a road trip was necessary cuz I figured that would be as close to us as you’d get – but nope! See you March 8th!!)

  39. I hope that you make it near here again.. Gaithersburg book fair should have just been renamed for you.. the Jenny Lawson Bloggess Book Fair. yep. Not that Gaithersburg is *that close* to me.. but it sure beats trekking several states. Let’s admit it.. WV just doesn’t have anything. Or, if it does, it’s way way in another far off part of the state.

  40. FYI – if you fly to Kansas City, you actually will be IN Kansas (because that’s where the airport moved to after many happy years in Missouri). Note that the Kansas City airport is, quite possibly, the most inconvenient airport to a city ever, so bring some reading material for the very very very long ride into town . . .

  41. Oh, please try to get close to Georgia! We have a lack of intelligent humor “’round these parts” 🙂

  42. Good plan to have 10 day breaks. The bookstores and readings sound great, the airports etc. not so much.

  43. OMG, you’re going to be in NJ on my birthday! Of course, I’ll be in NYC then because I’m hitching along on my husband’s business trip (evidently being frightened by crowds is an awesome birthday present?). But that’s okay, because you’ll be THERE the very. next. day. It’s like the best sort of inadvertent stalking & it makes going to NYC more like an actual present and less like being bored while hiding in a hotel room, waiting for him to stop working.

    And I get to thank you in person for getting me writing again – I read my 15 year old your book & she said you write like I talk, which compelled me to start a new blog. Also, you have her writing hilarious footnotes on her English papers now. So her English teacher totally owes you one.

  44. Please come to Canada! These stops aren’t even close enough for me to consider driving to the border. ‘Cause I totally would.

  45. D: none of my favorite people ever make it up to Alaska..
    I mean.. I don’t blame you. It’s a frozen hell. But tourists seem to think its pretty and we have bears? I would love to meet you is what I am trying to say here.

  46. See you in Louisville! I don’t mind telling you that the fact that you will be in Louisville LITERALLY made my year. My entire fucking year. 🙂

  47. Jenny, if you ever come to New Orleans, I know I can talk Maple Street bookshop into letting you do a signing in their bathroom! It is lovely old bathroom with a claw foot tub, walls covered in peeling paint and young adult medieval lit posters, and a secret cabinet filled with “bathroom candy. ”

    There are three bars only a block away. The book staff shop could pass you cocktails through the bathroom window. Also, Plum Street snowballs is just blocks away, and you have not lived until you have one of their snowballs covered in nectar cream (or you could substitute Chambord for the syrup.)

    And the bookshelf itself

  48. Oh goody! You are going to be right by my house. Wanna come over and have wine slushies afterwards? I promise not to kill you. Really, I’m not the killing kind. My cat can attest for that. I let her deal with any and all bugs that find their way in to the house.

  49. I can’t believe you’re not coming ANYWHERE NEAR the great state of COLORADO!! What a bummer. 🙁

  50. Dayton and Cincinnati? Ew.

    Whoever scheduled you messed up. You should be stopping in Columbus, the only worthwhile Ohio city to visit.

  51. Louisville! I’m so excited – we almost always get bypassed in book tours. We’re literate, honest!

  52. Please please please come to Temecula, CA! PLEASE! On your last tour you went to San Diego, La Jolla to be exact, but I was still living in New Zealand. Now I’m in Temecula, and I would TOTALLY come see you! I’ll even try to find a funky taxidermied animal for you. 🙂 And bake cupcakes!

  53. Curse you, NYC for being big enough and close enough to me to attract everyone I’d want to see, but not close enough to feasibly make the trip (3 hours each way) – especially on a weekday. Don’t suppose there’s any chance of an Albany, NY pitstop?

  54. New Jersey & NYC!? Please come up to Connecticut!
    New Haven, Hartford…or better yet, ask your PR people to look into the spiffy Barnes&Noble in Glastonbury just a mile from Highway 91 — come here!

  55. Please come to Madison, WI!!!! (Milwaukee is fine, too) I’ll bring you deep-fried cheese curds!

  56. I really wish I could come, but I’m in bed full-time. So I REALLY appreciated when you did the youtube of a section of your book. Thank you! I’m also waiting for the audiobook I requested to arrive. Yipee!

  57. I am VERY VERY tempted.

    However, I must point out that Naperville is NOT Chicago. Not at all. It’s Naperville, which is a suburb of Chicago, but it is NOT Chicago.

    And I’m leaving for Florida the next day for Spring Training (baseball), so I’m torn. I love you, and I’ve seen you twice (I’m the one who wore the red dress to the Chicago Public Library when it was a billion degrees out), but eewwww the suburbs! :p

  58. Are you kidding? I was in the MN crowd last time…there is NO CHANCE you’ll do this alone. You’ll be fabulous, and dammit I wish you were coming back to the (currently disgustingly cold) mosquito state.

  59. You’re coming to Chicago two days before I arrive and my hometown of Louisville the day after I leave. Which means you should come to Milwaukee right between those dates. Pretty please?

  60. You can find me in St. Louie…
    Whoooooo hoooooo! Now to tell the husband where I will be March 8.

  61. Nooo!!! You’re finally coming to Cincinnati, and I have class that night until 9!!! I don’t suppose you’d be willing to stick around at Joseph Beth until 9:30 or 10, would you?

  62. Holy crap.
    Holycrapholycrapholycrap.

    I am in college in Lexington KY. You are going to be in Louisville. I might be able to bribe someone to give me a ride. I need to go plot and get in touch with some friends now.

  63. Can I squish into your suitcase for your trip to NJ? I so miss my family and friends up there.

    Also, where is the Austin date? Pretty please? It’s almost local! 😀

  64. Your not coming to Neil Patrick Harris? We were so excited about the name change (Maryland is just so boring) and you aren’t coming through! I’m sure you would have gotten at least two kittens and possibly a puppy (or goat). Always next time 🙂

  65. AHEM – I don’t see anything anywhere near DC. Any chance we can add something in there? Pretty please?

  66. …no love for your fans in Oklahoma? I swear if you’re flying from KC to Texas you’ll have to stop here in Oklahoma City anyway. We need you. Pretty please?

  67. i almost pee’d i was so excited!!!!!
    see you in san jose.

    and just because your going to the mall that’s in the “ghetto” part of town. i promise you won’t get jumped. <3

  68. Aw, man… Don’t you want to experience the magic and wonder that is Arkansas? Ever?

  69. Yay for Andersen in Naperville. 🙂

    Can’t wait to meet you in person, since I was traveling when you last hit Chi-town. 🙂

  70. Omgomg no way! You’re actually coming to Kansas City! Yay yay yay! I’ll even skip rock climbing to attend! Woowoowoot!

  71. Who’s stoked? I’m stoked!

    Not one, not two, but THREE opportunities to hang out with you. I know you scheduled it that way on purpose 😉 Too bad I’m not also a noteworthy because then you might consider meeting up for coffee.

  72. Will you be adding anymore stops? Louisville is only 200 miles away, but I’ll be 7 months pregnant and the husband won’t let me come see you. 🙁 So sad. Maybe I can get a friend to get me a signed copy of the paperback.

  73. Hopefully you will come to Utah in the future… I look forward to the opportunity to have the in-person ‘Jenny Lawson Experience’. 😉

  74. pretty please, come to colorado springs. there is a fun book store called poor richards and they serve yummy snacks at their coffee shop next door. you would be pleased.

  75. So excited- I live a mile from your Louisville stop. Can’t wait to hear you in person! Your ” can’t un-see it” post had me snorting beer through my nose yesterday.
    PS. Email me if you want food recommendations- I’ve got them down. 😉 Deb

  76. I would love to get a reading in a Walmart parking lot or something but you keep coming to my home town when I’m OUT of town. I’m starting to get a complex.

  77. Seattle/Tacoma area?? Pretty please!! I will personally guarantee no rain if you visit. That’s not actually true. Sadly I have no control over the weather, but I’ll bring you an umbrella. Whadya say?

  78. what? why on earth are you not coming to arlington/washington d.c.? does that mean i have to send my metal rooster with a self addressed postage paid box in order to get you to sign it?

  79. please, please, please come to Boston (that might be a song?)…or MA in general or anywhere up here in the great Northeast. We have fun little rodents…

  80. I promise to stop stealing your books and ripping the cover off them before selling them – but ONLY if you promise to visit Raleigh, NC. when I’m here.

  81. NYC is great, but there’s the other 90% of NY that is often forgotten about. Syracuse or Albany would be great for a future tour. Sorry I’ll miss you 🙁 (but congrats on the 2nd tour- how awesome is that??)

  82. Which Books, Inc. in SF? There are like four of them!

    i’m amused that you’re in SF on a day when i work from home in San Jose, and then in San Jose on a day i’m working from my office in San Francisco. Doh! Working on swapping my schedule now 🙂

  83. Oh PLEASE Vancouver, Canada. Pretty please! I want you to sign my baby! And maybe my dog if I can sneak him in.

  84. I wish you’d come to Portland, Maine! But I also wish you would scrap this tour altogether if it adds lots of stress to your life again…

  85. Dallas dammit get here already

    Hope you have a safe tour even if you dont come to Dallas though 🙂

  86. Hmm, Lexington is only 3-ish hours away from Clarksville, TN. Is it worth it? Totally worth trading body parts if necessary!! Now to convince the husband…… maybe I’ll poison something in the fridge. 😉

  87. Any chance of going to the DC area? You came to Gaithersburg, MD last time but I was out of town and missed you. Would love to see you in person and try not to add stress to you.

  88. We’d love to have you in Portland, Oregon again – I’m sure we’d be able to pack the house for you again! 🙂

  89. PLEASE come to CT!!!! (and by CT I mean Hartford area).

    If only I still lived in/worked in NJ/NYC. I could have seen you on March 5 and 6!!!

  90. Damn! I moved away from KC and *then* you have a tour stop scheduled there? Any chance for a Fayetteville, AR stop on the next leg? Or Tulsa, OK? Maybe Little Rock, AR? So many “boyfriend brownie points” on the line here…

  91. I really wish you were coming closer to me! I’m in VA and can’t travel as far as NJ or NY. But I will keep my fingers crossed for the next time. Maybe more of your stops will include the east coast.

  92. Yay! Can’t wait to see you in Cincy! I feel the need to seek out something awesome and dead for you… Yes, that sounds totally normal.

  93. Brain and cat and Costco lots.
    You DO lead a glamorous life. I’M SO JEALOUS!
    I remember the line from Pheobe on Friends, “He was so unappriated in his own time,……I’d give ANYTHING to be unappreciated in my own time!”
    You’ll be in Danville! My old stomping grounds. If I can swindle a trip up there, I’d love to meet you, but only if I can pet the brain and stare in horror at the cat.

    Jason
    The Cheeky Daddy

  94. Alright I’ve got this planned out!! Come to Acton Mass, Terri posted she’ll buy the drinks. I bet we can get LindseyM to bring lobsters and I’ll bring maple syrup. Not sure if that make a good night, or one that would need bail money, which makes it a Killer Night! Either way sounds like an awesome foursome.

    terri February 4, 2013 at 8:15 am
    boston, please! if not boston how about acton, mass? there’s a great indie bookstore there and an awesomely divey chinese restaurant down the road that serves killer mai tais…you show up, i’ll buy the drinks!

    LindseyM February 4, 2013 at 9:37 am
    No one ever comes up to where I can see them! Please come to Maine, or at the very least Boston or Portsmouth NH. If you come to Maine I will bring you lobsters

  95. This is totally unrelated to this post, but I needed somewhere to share this.

    I found your blog via Beyonce the chicken and of course had to read back through the archives because, well, that’s what I do. For the past week, I’ve uttered “Motherfucker” more times than in my entire life previously. And, I’ve thought it twice as often as that. It is kind of like the time I played Grand Theft Auto for about an hour then had to drive somewhere. Suddenly, I felt drawn to run people over or hop out and beat up hookers. Well, except saying and thinking “Motherfucker” probably won’t land me in jail. Hopefully. So, thank you for not leading me to a life of dead hookers and prison shakedowns. I owe you…

  96. I never comment here because I’m totally not nearly as funny as the other people that comment here… but O.M.G! Danville, CA is so insanely close to me that I’m totally coming to see you. I don’t have a brain in a jar, but I’ll try to come up with something clever for you to blog about that you’ll still be talking and thinking about the next time you tour, but this is AMAZEBALLS!

  97. So I see this and immediately call my bookstore for details and they know nothing. NOTHING. Unacceptable. I’ve left a message and wait their call. Or I will call again tomorrow. And the next day. Can’t wait to see you.

    But if the bookstore doesn’t work out, I’m game for the Costco parking lot!

  98. really i’m going to start crying… i couldn’t go see you during the 1st tour because i was on bed rest during my pregnancy and this time i can’t because my husband will be out of town working for 6 weeks so no sitter and no vacation time for him!!! you should come to my house for dinner in Milwaukee… but my house will be packed mostly so it may be take away.

  99. I’m so excited I’ll finally be able to go to your book tour! It will be a great way to celebrate my birthday!

    An extra chapter? Yes, please. To hear the author talking about her book? Yes, I want that. All of that on my birthday? Of course I want that. What did you say? I can have drinks with that? Yes!!!

    Don’t mind me, just doing a happy dance over here.

  100. For real??? When I lived in central Ohio, you were all over the places NOT in Ohio. Now that I live in central New York, you’re coming to Dayton AND Cincy??? Not cool. Not cool at all.

    But I still love you. Let’s have that second book, please!

  101. Please come to the south! And by the south I don’t mean Atlanta or Miami. Somewhere in the middle would be nice! Would love to be able to go to one of your readings!

  102. Hey, is there any chance that you can add a Seattle, WA date to that tour?!?! I would LOVE to see you!

  103. Keeping my fingers crossed that you’ll add Houston — last time you came I was unemployed and couldn’t afford a book.

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    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?

  105. Please come do a reading at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles : ) It’s a fantastic space and then I can go to the reading.

  106. I don’t see “Wolverines” on the list! You’ve got to come to the Detroit suburbs, or at least Ann Arbor. I promise to come see you! Plus, you need to visit the newly named state. Maybe then Rick Snyder will no longer be Governor. That would be epic!

  107. BEST. BOOK. EVER! I just finished reading your book while I was on vacation.. most of the people around me including my husbad just looked at me like I was nuts because I was laughing so hard out loud!

  108. Yay! You’re coming back to Chicago, and this time I’ll be here to see you! I plan to bring all of my Jenny-loving friends with me too.

  109. REALLY?! Dayton and Cincinnati, instead of Cleveland? Arrggghh. I want to come but 4 hours is too far to drive after dark. Boo, hiss.

  110. I see several comments in favor of a stop in RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA. I can vouch for our vibrant and active community of hippie/yoga/firedancer/weirdo types who would love to see you. I have contacts to share about venues and events you could join, or I would be happy to facilitate a more cozy reading/signing event of your very own.

  111. I want to come see you… and possible poke you with my pinky (because it’s awkward, not because I want to hurt you… to be clear) BUT, you have managed to evade the entire STATE I live in. I feel I should take this personally.
    It’s because I wanted to poke you with my pinky isn’t it? Damn.
    Sorry everyone in Florida, my fault!

  112. Kentucky??? That’s AMAZING! Except I live 2 hours away and would never make it in time. I honestly want to cry right now. 🙁

  113. Minneapolis, MN please? I do the hour to hour and a half trip there…but I can’t afford a trip anywhere farther because I’ve got another trip planned already for May… Please, please, please?

  114. No one ever comes to Pittsburgh. Then, as of the time I started to write this, it doesn’t look like anyone else has mentioned it either. Perhaps there is a bit of a demand and supply issue…. Some yinzers read, though. Really.

  115. I would totally come to see you, except I live in Canada and have no way of traveling.

    Booooooooo.

  116. Oh man, I was really hoping Portland would be back on the list! I missed you the last time you were here!

  117. …..argh, I just reread what I wrote and what I meant was that I’m glad there are some bookstores left in general as they are few and far between these days. (not that you have toured a lot of bookstores and i’m glad there are some that you haven’t toured yet. or something like that. I’ll just shut up now.)

    please come to Pittsburgh. thanks.

  118. Oh my….I think it’s possible that you don’t understand that Los Angeles is the center of the universe…all things revolve around us. When I saw that there was no L.A. stop it occurred to me that someone forgot to tell you this. And now you know….please handle accordingly

  119. Eeeeek! They have you set up at the East side of San Jose!?!? . There’s a great B&N at the Westgate Shopping Center too. (West San Jose)
    I”ll try to make the drive (and get a sitter for the heathens)

  120. Considering your popularity with the Germans, I wish you’d come over here. I’d even visit the Dead German Store at least ten times before you arrived to be sure I came armed with lots and lots of gifts. Actually, I’d want to take you to the Dead German Store. To make you less nervous about going with a stranger, I’d come prepped with a wine slushy to go. And a Fasching mask for you to wear, so you’d fit in and could also hide if you felt like it. Please come to Germany. I’m sick of being the only belligerent, charmingly crazy American.

  121. There are so many Dayton fans here! I was so excited to see it on the list, everyone always has their events in Cincinnati or Cleveland! YAYAYAYAYAY!

  122. Any talks about Canada again? – such as Calgary or Edmonton? (I would suggest a spring or summer timeframe the weather is much more agreeable then) 😉

  123. Please, please, come to Portland Oregon again. I had to miss you for a stupid family vacation!
    I wont miss you again, promise.

  124. It’s a 3 day drive to CA from Vancouver. If you could make it up to Seattle I could make the trip across the border. Just not in July or Aug please.

    (will the iPad book be updated/available with the new chapter?)

  125. Please oh please come to Albuquerque! Not Santa Fe, they’re too snobby up there…and they don’t have a major bookstore either! We have 2 B&N’s here!

  126. You’re dead to me, unless you come to Portland, and sign a book other than “Stiff,” by Mary Roach.

    That is all.

  127. Anderson’s Bookstore is the place where I met Douglas Adams. When I leaned across the table to get a picture with him, he hauled me around the table, plopped me into his lap and said cheekily, “Come here and tell Father Christmas what you would like this year.”

  128. CANADA! I promise you’ll fit in. And be welcomed with open arms. I can’t promise there won’t be moose or cougars. But let’s be real, you probably wouldn’t show up without at least a chance of seeing a moose or cougar. I repeat. CANADA!!

  129. I might go to Dayton, OH! Its only 40 mins away! Or possibly Louisville the weather’s nice. Can’t wait!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

  130. Hey Downers Grove (Andersons Bookstore) is where I grew up. I hit that bookstore every allowance day to buy books. Hope to see you read again! Let me know if you have time for me to buy you finner or drinks!

  131. OMG and Lord-love-a-duck…you are coming to Ohio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am slightly overcome and bit panicked at the idea of all the people that will be in line. I’ll take a Xanax and meet you there. 😀 Can I bring my stuffed monkey, Karl?

  132. Ditto on wanting the Houston stop!! I don’t have a stuffed hamster or a brain in a jar, but I most certainly can bribe you with a petrified sock.

  133. Danville, CA, here I come! I listened to your audiobook while in the car with my family. I had to totally leave my children in the dark as to why I was always busting out laughing!
    Can’t wait!!!

  134. So excited for your tour!! Is there any way you will add a Canadian date?? I would love to see you speak again!!! You are too fabulous for words!!

  135. Seattle needs you! Except please come to somewhere that isn’t Costco because I haven’t got a membership and they’d probably extort one from me if I tried to sneak in to see you… Although it might be worth it… Or I could hang out in the parking lot, because that isn’t creepy at all. Sigh.

  136. Pittsburgh, please? I bought 4 copies of your book for friends and we will all be there! All 4 of us…with wine slushies.

  137. WHOOO-HOOO Jenny’scoming!Jenny’scoming!

    If you need/want a like minded mental misfit to pal around with or “help” with pointing and laughing at the normals as a distraction while in Cincinnati—I’m your girl. We could even manage to get arrested if you wanted …or not. (I also know where the best bakeries and ice creams in town are. Even Oprah gets ice cream from Cincinnati.)

  138. You should be coming to Alaska. Why are there no book tours in Alaska?! THE FROZEN TUNDRA AND -70 IS AWESOME!

    By the way, love your posts. All of them. All the time.

  139. Ohio reader here, going on 2 or 3 years reading your blog. Very excited that you’ve chosen to stop here!

  140. Los Angeles? A suburb of Los Angeles because technically I live 30 miles east of there. 🙂

  141. Two dates in Ohio? Like we Michiganders… er, Wolverines didn’t already hate those stupid Buckeyes.
    Ah well, I appreciate the fact that you are even coming within driving distance of me.

  142. I couldn’t make it last time you were in NJ, but I’m totally going this time!! Can’t wait!!!

  143. The ONLY reason I’m not doing a major pout right now is because you came to Gaithersburg MD last summer and I should probably be happy to share you with other people instead of being all selfish-y. But please don’t push it.

  144. HURRAY for Paramus! I don’t have to schlep to the city to see you!!! (not that you’re not worthy of a schlep)

  145. Bummer, I see you are not coming to Montana – I’m certain there are plenty of stuffed dead things here you would love!

  146. No Denver/Boulder? I’ll bet The Tattered Cover or Boulder Bookstore would love to host you.

  147. I may have to road trip to Ohio from Western NY. I have to see your crazy up close and personal. And if you happen to get uncomfortable and shout out your credit card number I’ll have my pad and pen ready. VAGINA!

  148. *Seriously* what’s wrong with Australia?
    Do you not love us? *sniff*

    If you fail to come here on tour, we will have no option but to see it as an act of war and we will be deeply hurt.
    Do you want to be responsible for an entire country on suicide watch? Hmmm? Do you?

  149. Please come to Philadelphia (or somewhere close by). It would be really awesome to hear you speak!

  150. No love for Canada? We’re way more fun than Dayton, OH (no offense to the lovely folks of dayton. You have really clean streets). Please come to Toronto. You won’t be disappointed!

  151. NOOOOOOOO!!! My fiance and I are moving to Austin, TX in March, but I’ve lived 30min south of San Francisco MY ENTIRE LIFE and half a month after we move away YOU’LL BE IN SF. AHHHHHHHHH!!! *explodes*
    PleasecometoAustinatsomepointinthefuture. PLEAAAAASSE it’s not even that far for you! XD

    Someday I hope I’ll get to meet you! I have a signed copy of your book! Cuz my fiance emailed you and asked for one, and you sent him a sticker with your signature to put in a book, and he got me your book and I WAS SO HAPPY Imighthavecried. It was a REALLY awesome gift.
    Why can’t the extra bonus chapter be added to the hard cover book? I might have to get your paperback book, cut out the extra chapter, and tape it to the back of my hard cover book. *w*

  152. I was soo excited to see that you plan to go on tour on march, since I’m going to be on a business trip to the states on march. Too bad that I’ll be in Houston all the time…

  153. Skip Boston. Come to NH, preferably Manchester. If you come to Manchester, I can introduce you to the squirrels who live in my backyard – they might sit in your lap and give you nose kisses and eat peanuts from your hand. I can also introduce you to my 12 year old who can amuse you with Big Bang Theory and Doctor Who quotes.

  154. Come to Boston, PLEASE!! Or you can go to Manchester, NH, like Liz says. I can go there. All the other places on your tour are so far away!!

  155. Minnesota?!?! PLEASE!!! I am in a state of panic because the dates you are closest to me I can not attend and the only date that really works is in phoneix and I don’t think driving 26 hours will work with my poor car 🙁 (maybe I can hitch hike…. hmmm)I would give you a (stuffed) bear head and some moose antlers!( not attached to a living animal either! What a deal!!!)

  156. If you come back to Neil-Patrick-Harris, I will happily come see you again! Loved your first visit!

  157. I would go but not one of those places are even in my state. I’m actually going to one of those states on vacation, but that won’t be until two days after you’ve been there. This timing is not working out at all.

  158. Hi. There is a little sh*thole in Alabama called Birmingham. We have kudzu jelly! Or Atlanta. That is a real place with a real population! Just suggestions for your next tour. I’ll bring you a casserole.

  159. “The Tour So Far”…. This sounds suspiciously like you are expecting more readings! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you can make it somewhere close to me in the South (like NC or VA?)
    PS. I’m a cat so crossing my fingers is pretty tricky.

  160. I don’t see Canada on that list and so I refuse to aknowledge the fact that this tour is even happening. In which case I don’t know what I’m commenting on here because without a tour announcement, there’s nothing to say. Except that every time I see “CA” I hope it’s short for CANADA and then it isn’t and god dammit that sucks.

  161. Still no stops in Minneapolis?! Or anywhere in MN? Chicago is too far to drive as a (recently) single mom of a 4-year-old.

  162. YAY! You’re finally coming to the Midwest’s armpit… aka St. Louis. I’mma do my bestist to be there!!!!!

  163. so sad you are not coming to MN – I know it is really cold and snowing here but come on – the winter people need humor too!

  164. any chance you could make it to brooklyn? there’s a barnes and nobles, and also a couple of indie bookshops, especially court street book store which has housed many an amazing sessions

  165. Actually, Kansas City’s airport is still in Missouri. Really, it is. But Rainy Day Books is in Kansas. Fairly near where I live, in fact.

  166. Oh yeah, I’m thinking I’ll come stalk (I mean meet) you in Danville!!! I better hurry and perfect those unicorn stuffed cookies.
    -Gina-

  167. Woot – Cincy March 20 – the bookstore is right next door to Longhorn Steakhouse. And the first day of spring – booking that day as vacation for sure!

  168. Come back to Portland, OR!!! My friend Abby wasn’t able to make it last time, and although I brought her book for you to sign, I know she’d love to see you in person. Pretty pretty pretty please!

  169. I would totally host a reading in Beacon Hill Costco parking lot, Calgary Alberta Canada. In fact, I’ll buy you a hot dog and soda…I’m just that thoughtful!

  170. Please take care of yourself and don’t let this tour wear you out! Seeing you in person is great but we also need our daily Jenny fixes and you need your health. 🙂

  171. I really think you should skip Phoenix and head south to Tucson. It’s like the Austin of Arizona. Much cooler, both figuratively and literally. Plus then I might have a chance to see you!

  172. Ahhhhhhhhhh! San Jose, San Francisco, Danville! I am determined to make one of those!

    Love you, Jenny

    Laurie

  173. Your publicist has a wicked sense of humor! Seriously, San Francisco on April Fools Day? Or is it all a big April fool joke plot? I show up – no one’s there – psyche, sorry Jenny’s really not showing up today. Ok, so maybe I’m just being paranoid. Well, either way – I look forward to seeing you or having an awesome prank pulled on me. Safe Travels to you on your tour.

  174. Please come to Hawaii. Oahu, to be exact. I promise to come see you…even if it means playing hooky from work!

  175. I caan hardly contain my excitement that you are coming to St. Louis! Ticket is purchased, hubs is on notice…March 8th here we come! Please travel safely, and see you soon!

  176. I’m in Lexington. Which should I choose – Cincinnati or Louisville? I’m surprised I even have a choice!

  177. A WooHoo! I’ll see you in St. Louis!! ps-if you have time you REALLY need to go to the City Museum – home of the 10 story slide. that’s right – its 10 stories long!!

  178. I haz a sad…… No Virginia again. Charlottesville would love you, I promise, and it’s a nice town, really. UVa is wound a bit tight, but it’s still a great town. Or Roanoke. Roanoke is pretty cool.

  179. I cannot tell you how freaking excited I am that you are coming to Kansas City!!! I know you were upset because it wasn’t KANSAS, but really, you can totally see Kansas from where you’ll be. It’s practically the same thing…only way better 🙂 We can’t wait to welcome you to our wonderful city and show you that Missouri aka Ancient Rome, is so much better than Kansas!

  180. Jenny, why is Montana not on the list? You are missing such an opportunity to find all manner of stuffed dead things. Montanas love stuffed dead shit. Many of us like your book too.

  181. I’m also a mom. Also a geek. Also with anxiety, and mine is in large part the reason I avoid driving as though it were the bubonic plague.

    Thought of you when I saw this today, enjoy (2/5/13) : http://shirt.woot.com/

  182. Please please come back to DC….was having panic attack issues the last time you were in town so I couldn’t make it. Maybe find place with a big ladies room so I can meet you there? Thanks!!!!

  183. Come back to Colorado!! I will come and see you and I will bring all of my friends. Ok so I don’ t have any friends, but I will find some….

  184. My offer of bringing in a taxidermied moose (like full, complete, entire moose) that you can actually sit on is still valid if you include Fairbanks, Alaska to the book tour… Hell, you could give a reading from the top of the moose. It would be awesome!

  185. OK, so I absolutely adore you and would totally be your BFF and stalk you if it weren’t for the whole you in TX me in IL thing. But thought you would like to know that the tour stop for Chicago isn’t actually in chicago. {I have a big ole sad face right now.} Your tourr is in some suburb of Chicago where i probably won’t be able to get to to tell you how mch your experiences in animal husbandry made me giggle out loud in public.

  186. I was so excited to see you’re coming to STL, but I really wanted to take my sister to see you, but she’s only 20 and says min age is 21 for the STL event. We all loved your book, but I think she could especially relate since she’s been battling fibromyalgia for years. Any chance part of the event would be okay for under 21 participants? I would love the chance to bring her!

  187. I need you to either come to portland, oregon or so.ewhere near lexington, ky so I can send my little brother to get your autograph for me… think you can pencil that in?

  188. So now I see the challenge in purchasing books for the kindle. No autographs!!!!! Will definitely need to rethink this.

  189. OH NO! I worry for you….the book tour took it all out of you last time, and now you’re going back into the fire! You are brave for getting back on the horse, (I’m mixing my metaphors!) but with my own experience with depression, I avoid the triggers. And that kind of sucks.
    You have my admiration for living life the way you want to, and saying F**k You to the black cloud that is itching to come back.
    Hugs,
    Vee from SD

  190. I’m so excited that you will be in Danville, CA. I’m so going to go and see you and probably cry because I get too excited when I meet someone that I love. But totally not in a creepy, stalkerish way. I’m so just excited!!!!

  191. Well, woulda look at that. The Bloggess is coming to San Jose, CA. On April 3. At 7pm. A location, date and time that I can actually make.

    Because this is an obvious miracle, and I am not an ignorer of miracles, I shall be there! Though I will not have a jarred brain or live kitten to offer. Though, depending on the future health of my very old and mean cat, I may have a jarred cat.

    I am going to check eBay for a giant jar. See you in April!

  192. LOUISVILLE, BABY. You just made my spring. Working on ways to create a fundraiser for the Traveling Red Dress or silver ribbon Mental Health awareness!!!

  193. If you come to Goshen, Ind., I promise you a ride in an Amish buggy. And noodles. Lots of noodles.

  194. Seriously, nothing in the Pacific Northwest? Can we interest you in Sasquatch? C’mon, we love you up here! Please??

  195. WAAAAAAAAAH!! You’re not coming to WOVERINES *FISTPUMP*!!!

    I think I speak for everyone in this great state of WOLVERINES *FISTPUMP!!* that we’re feeling just a TAD slighted over here.

    I promise if you come to WOLVERINES *FISTPUMP* we’ll significantly add to your creative taxidermy collection!!

    Please?

  196. Remember how much you loved Seattle? Come back and love us some more. Just don’t go to Costco.

  197. Here’s another vote for Omaha! Please please please??? And somebody mentioned our WORLD-CLASS ZOO? Damn straight!

  198. YOU ARE COMING TO NAPERVILLE???? SO MUCH HAPPINESS!!! It’s like you KNEW I was devastated last time I couldn’t come when you were in Chicago.

  199. You are coming to St. Louis! I will be there, but not with bells on, because they creep me out a little bit.

  200. Since you are going to Ohio you should pop up to see us in Detroit. Splendors abound in Detroit. Seriously..please come!