So I’m at Nowhere signing books, which looks like me in the back room with boxes of books and a stack of personalizations that sometimes read “Surprise me!” (which 75% of the time leads to me implicating you in a fascinating crime that will confound your grandchildren when they come across it one day) and sometimes have lovely notes that the sender wants to me write to the person they’re sending my books to, and sometimes it’s wonderful, funny or inspiring messages that people want me to write so that they remember them, and sometimes it’s slightly veiled threats that I can only assume they are sending to enemies while disguising their handwriting since I’m the one writing “We love you but please stop microwaving fish in the company breakroom” in their book and I tip my hat to your creativity.
But this requested inscription was actually exactly what I needed to hear for myself, and maybe you might need it too.
“The you who you are is better than the you who you want other people to think you are.”
Amen. (Thank you for the reminder, Amy. Your book is on the way.)
Happy New Year, everyone. Let’s be kind out there.