Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Tour--My day off includes Amy Sedaris!


As many of you probably already know, Amy Sedaris has written another book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, and she is currently on book tour promoting it. My own book tour has crossed hers today--giving me the opportunity to attend her event in Asheville, NC tonight. I've seen her before and she's extremely entertaining and sharp-witted in person. So I wanted to make sure to see her again. Tonight she repeatedly performed her Miss Jane Pittman imitation--not only is it spot-on but it's hilarious. (I love Cicley Tyson--but who doesn't, right?) And, she did her Al Jarreau imitation too. I'm laughing just thinking about it.

I even got a chance to ask her a question during the Q&A about "A Blank White Christmas" her title to a possible "Strangers With Candy" Christmas movie. She didn't directly answer me which I'm fine with but I'm dying to see Jerri Blank's Christmas! The possibilities are endless. When I had Amy sign my book I got a few minutes of face time with her and we talked about how difficult book tours can be. But seeing her is certainly a highlight of my tour. Especially since she didn't come even close to making a stop anywhere near to where I live. I only got to see her because I'm so far away from home.

We were not permitted to take photos of Amy but this is me in the crowd tonight, desperately clutching my copy of Amy's book. And yes, thank you for covering your mouth when you cough!

I broke the first rule of Book Tour: Don't Buy Books--Sell Books!

Saturday, November 13th I'm signing books in Woodruff, SC (outside of Spartanburg/Greenville SC) at 2pm at The Broken TeaPot TeaParlor. See you there!

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