Monday, September 03, 2007

The Day. This day. It's Here.

Tuesday, September 4th. The book is finally on the shelves. You can drop everything you're doing, put down your hammers and scalpels, your thoughts and your crepes, and run to your neighborhood bookstore and ask for The Unheard. If they don't have it please, do me a favor and ask them why. Why? Why exactly? Why? What are you waiting for? Then make em order a dozen.

This is important – going to the bookstores, calling bookstores and asking them for the book is, unfortunately, the main way to get them to carry it. Seems kind of backasswards -- shouldn’t they carry it in case someone wants it? -- but that’s how they do.

Anyway, I am excited for all of you to finally get a chance to read it. Been a long time coming, a long strange nearly three-year trip replete with highs, lows, middles, and multiple excursions to the operating room, and it’s finally come to an end.

Or a beginning? A lot of events in the pipe for the fall. First up, an interview with Scott Simon of NPR’s Weekend Edition airing this Saturday, the 8th, at 10 am. I’m headed down to the NPR studios in DC to tape the interview Weds. Will report from there.

Next after that is the big book party on Monday the 10th at Sweet and Vicious in downtown Manhattan. It starts at 8pm and they will be extending the happy hour until 9pm, so get there early and drink freely. Books will be sold and toasts will be toasted.

Finally, a couple excerpts are online! From Lost Magazine, a chapter about learning to hear with hearing aids called Deaf Not Deaf. And in Smith Magazine, a site dedicated to the art of the memoir, an excerpt about weighing babies in the village. Enjoy!


Blogger Jennifer said...

Linking to you on my blog...and am anxious to get my hands on a copy of this book!! :)

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