Getting ready now to head to The Marsh where the lovely Pidge Meade invited me to read after her solo show. I was going to wear something just a tiny bit alluring but it’s too wet and too cold so it’s a turtleneck and boots for me.
Archive for February 2011
So I put out to the Universe that I want to do more stage work (I used to perform music when I was younger and miss it) and the next day I get an email from a solo performer, Pidge Meade, who read my excerpt on Salon.com.
She’s doing a solo show called “40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story” at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco, and wondered if I’d like to do a reading after the show and a Q&A with the audience.
Would I?! Are truffles delicious? Is bread and butter the very best dish in the world?
Just wind this girl up and send her out on a stage! What a generous offer and I was thrilled to say yes. So yes it will be, this Saturday, February 19 at 8:30 pm.
Goed nieuws! Hay House gewoon de Nederlandse rechten zijn verkocht aan Ravenous! Onze eerste buitenlandse editie!
Good news! House House sold the Dutch rights to Ravenous! Our first foreign edition!
When you publish a book, you send it out in to the world, work hard to let people know about it, and hope for the best. Ultimately, you do not have control over who reviews it or how many copies it sells.
Which is why I made myself a promise from the very start that I would be embrace all the good things that come my way, big and small, and be grateful for them.
Last night was one such great moment. At my reading at Book Passage in the Ferry Building in SF, the store manager, Ron, got up to introduce me. He said that the best memoirs are those that help us reflect on our families and our lives, and then proceeded to read a few pages from my chapter on a Passover seder. Ron is in his sixties and is Asian, and as he began to read, he began to cry, and then I began to cry. Because it was such a gift to me to see that my words could move another person. He is a lovely man and Book Passage is a wonderful store. Here are some photos:
Let us praise and support independent bookstores!
I had a wonderful time yesterday at the Hillside Club in Berkeley, where I was interviewed by food writer and editor Dianne Jacob. Friends, old and new, came out to cheer me on and I am grateful to everyone who came.
Here’s an interview I did with Anneli Rufus in the East Bay Express.
Bill Briscoe from the Bread Workshop will be making his famous brioche, which is featured in the book, this time, rumor has it, filled with duck and mushrooms!
Here’s my interview on Hay House Radio with host Diane Ray.