The first copies of the paperback for Nice Recovery are coming off the press as I write this and it should be in stores February 15! For anyone who has forgotten what it looks like and needs a reminder in order to locate it in the store:
Or, for anyone who needs a reminder of the cake we served at the launch:
In other news, this weekend we took some time out to watch The Social Network. It was a great movie and like all great movies it taught me something and put me in deeper touch with my desires. For instance, I had no idea that there is a class of women and presumably men who will disappear into a bathroom with someone because he or she created an interesting website! I would not have guessed this! Also, I now know that there is no cooler thing in the world than to be a twin named “Winklevoss”. Thanks to Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan I was already in love with the idea of rowing. To be a Rowing Winklevoss must be something else. The other big takeaway is that facebook taps into everything that is wrong with me. I bet the Rowing Winklevosses don’t go on f.b. five times a day, and not just because they’re still mad and also too busy spending the multimillion dollar settlement they got from Mark Zuckerberg but because they’re rowing and shopping at Brook’s Brothers and talking to royalty and whatnot. I will not be cutting down on my facebook usage because, let’s be honest, I am no Winklevoss.
Another movie recently watched was True Grit. I loved it until the last ten minutes. There’s no need to go into detail except to say “Little Blackie” and “that was some bullshit”. Other than that, it was magical mayhem.
To show that he listens, especially when I mention something twenty-eight times, Jimmy surprised me with a copy of Jay-Z’s Decoded last night. I’m tempted to pack it around with me in a sad attempt to have some of its cool rub off on me. I could just tuck the book jacket into my pants and see if that works.
We have nearly 300 entries in the Woefield/Woefield-plus-hen-bag-giveway so far. It’s turning into a horse race! (No, I don’t entirely know what that means, but that’s never stopped me before.) The renovated website should launch near the end of the month. All is good and somewhere, in a land far, far away, the Rowing Winklevosses are hurtling along picaresque waterways. I’ll leave you with that thought.