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WHOAMI12
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The hassles of going to be World-Famous. My sympathies.

Post Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:34 pm   
Brenda



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Just as long as that means you'll be extra addled at the Chelsea B&N it'll be ok.

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Jeeze. With the internet and all, you'd think that we could just settle for sample readings by authors to be kept publically online (just as the AG has done with audio for some of his books on this site), so that when they go on their tours, they can proceed directly to vitally important stream-of-consciousness without being encumbered by such petty formalities.

That's not to say I wouldn't like to hear the AG read a chapter "live," but I can understand why he would want to avoid it for the sake of interacting more -- well, interactively -- with his "live" audience.
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I think that the AG is an exception, but many authors do not have engaging speaking or reading voices. I would NOT want to buy a book if I heard some monotone author reading a chapter, making it sound boring or irritating. Even if I had never read any of Chris' books, his charm and hilarity would have made me interested. I wonder how many of the audience members had never read Chris' books, but just happened to wander in during Chris' presentation and were intrigued? Probably quite a few. But to me a reading seems very ordinary, and what he actually DOES do is extraordinary. I love reading other cities' commentaries, because it seems as if he behaved differently depending on his crowd. How exciting! How fresh! How interesting!

So sorry that the new york people were subjected to less than the best he has to offer.

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chris
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Re: New York  Reply with quote  

WHOAMI12 wrote:
The hassles of going to be World-Famous. My sympathies.


I was trying to inform people before they traveled to find an unexpected situation, not looking for sympathy.

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Just read chapter 16 from TSA.

Then use the remainder of your time for discussion.
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Ginjg wrote:
Just read chapter 16 from TSA.

Then use the remainder of your time for discussion.


Genius Ginj, pure genius!!!

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mandi



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thank you for the heads up, chris. please know i for one am uber excited to be able to meet you so close to home. (i have NYC mass transit issues. i'm not proud.)

for what it's worth, i know a really great divey bar around the corner. actually, i know quite alot of divey bars nearby. i'm not proud. Laughing

LOVED "a dirty job" by the way! note the capital letters & exclamation point.

hope it's ok if i bring "lamb" too for signage? that's it. just two. promise.
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Katy O



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He's really nice about signing extra books.
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MADE TO FEEL UNWELCOME

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I think he's said he'll sign those too. Very Happy
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Katy O wrote:
I think he's said he'll sign those too. Very Happy


yeah, he probably would, too...

who knows, he might even honor him by calling him a git... that would be cool... I can't wait to meet the AG... I'm gonna bring a bunch of books by random authors... maybe even an Anne Coulter book... heeheehee... I can't wait!!!
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last night was...... damn... incredible. I learned a lot.

pun'kin......

thas all I needed to know but I leanrd so much more


he signed a bottle of cheerwine for me. ^^ and a shirt and gave me a moonpie and a few other things. @_@

man... he musta known I was hungry or something.....



yup one smart author guy.......
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