NY – The kids are back in school, the bikini’s packed away and you’re in that sharpen-the-pencils-and-wear-some-tweed September mood that invigorates us even as it intimidates – mocking us with lectures, restaurant openings, and fabulous art exhibitions. How to choose what to do?
Problem solved: start the month off right by coming to hear me talk about the writing life, procrastination, and how I came up with the sequel to my New York Times bestselling novel Me & Emma on September 8th at the famous Bookcourt in Brooklyn.
You heard me. Brooklyn.
Now hold on, don’t go all judgmental on me. Brooklyn’s easier to get to than you think and it’s way cool.
In fact, I’ll prove it to you. On Saturday the 8th, come join me for a pre-reading/signing drink (I’ll be sipping the John Daly) at Seersucker, a super-fun spot that makes me believe the South really IS gonna do it again. I’ll introduce you to the bartender and together we’ll toast the borough that brought you Woody Allen, Mos Def, Neil Diamond, Carole King and Larry King. It’s about a seven-minute walk over to Bookcourt from Seersucker so we’ll link arms and kick some leaf piles and maybe we’ll even do a little window shopping along the way. Because Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill (Bookcourt straddles both neighborhoods, more or less) are home to some of the cutest stores – I’m looking at you Cloak and Dagger and Dry Goods.
Bookcourt is a three decade old independent bookstore that’s open 365 days a year and is host to authors like Martin Amis, Kurt Anderson, the girls behind The Nanny Diaries and, well, me. On September 8th. But this we (now) know.
Some people chose Coronas to chase their tequila shots, in my world I do book shots followed-up with chocolate chasers. And I am dying to try Nunu Chocolates so that’s where I’ll be heading after the Bookcourt talk. Because you’ve gotta love a place that urges you to get your chocolate on.
Oh, I’ll be getting my chocolate on alright, Nunu. Right after the books and booze.
Reading/Signing at Bookcourt What Happened To My Sister (Random House, 2012)
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 7:00pm