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The Nixon Library, now run by Tim Naftali (who is a pretty snappy dresser) took the fortune cookie talk and really ran with it and had fun. They had a huge amount of promotional material. The poster they designed was adorable, with the No MSG! promise
I went to speak at Google as part of their awesome Authors@Google program. As we drove by, I noticed that Google has its own street sign. Not Google Blvd or Google Parkway or Google Avenue — Just “Google.”
So I have two events back to back tonight (Wednesday, March 26) — library and a 150+ person party. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. San Francisco Public Library , 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., San Francisco Launch Party @ Swig Bar , 561 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, Organized [...]
Just got booked at The Lighthouse, an incredible institution, for May 7th, Wednesday as part of their Dorothy Strelsin Author Series, a program So the program will (likely?) run from 6 to 8 p.m with a reception 6 – 6:30, then discussion/presentation at 6:30, followed by reception, book selling and signing. It will take place [...]
On Thursday I did an online chat with the Washingtonian, which was really fun. (good questions) Sara Levine coordinated. Washington has been a surprisingly strong market for the book. (Great events at both the Library of Congress and Politics and Prose, who exercised their marketing muscle. Standing room only with ~150 people each.)
So I just got sent the info for the details of the very cool undergroundish Seattle dinner on March 30 hosted by Michael Hebberoy and Onepot.org. (here is a piece on his roving restaurateuring) Here’s a summary: Books and dinner for $80, coordinated in large part by Kim Ricketts (yay) one pot + the fortune [...]
I know, if I had my act together, I would have posted this before the event at the Library of Congress. But notice the iconic use of fortune cookies (which are more recognized in America than anywhere else)
This is one half of the audience at my Politics & Prose event at Sixth and I Synagogue which is in Chinatown. (It was like the perfect convergence of my book: literary, Jews, Chinatown). The other half of the audience is at the right, past the laptop. It was about 150+ people, standing room only. [...]
I’m very excited that I’m doing an event with Fucshia Dunlop, who is the other woman on this planet who is as obsessed with General Tso’s chicken as I am. She tracked down Chef Peng to Taipei as well! Fucshia’s book Sharkâ€™s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China, is often [...]
I think the posters for my events are quite adorable and amusing. This one from The Harvard Advocate (and another one I will show from the Library of Congress) uses symbols of Chinese-ness (fortune cookies and takeout boxes) that are actually things largely indigenous to America. The takeout boxes are so American they are not [...]
Yesterday I did an hour-long chat on Boston.com. Lots of questions of General Tso and Stephen Colbert.Â The slideshow apparently drove a lot of traffic too.
Make-up artist (holding a menacing metallic device): Have you ever been airbrushed? Me (looking at aforementioned device): Um, not to my knowledge. I thought airbrushing was something they do only after a photo is taken? Apparently not.
I did an interview on The Colbert Report yesterday, which ran last night (Tuesday). It’s actually a nervewracking experience. Other interviews are more like “So tell me about your book” and you talk and talk and talk (NPR is great for this). But The Colbert Report is a delicate dance where you have to allow [...]
So my friend Jen Bourey created this lovely Google Maps Mashup listing my appearances. Which I think is incredibly cool and other authors would be intrigued by. Basically there is an .xml file on my Web site, which I edit with info like city, date, etc. And WordPress calls that file to make a list, [...]
We booked it a while ago, but finally confirmed it. Thank god the writers’ strike is over!
This appearance is waaaaay in the future. But I am speaking at one my absolute favorite libraries in the United States — the Flushing branch of the Queens Public Library — on June 2 at 6 p.m. The Flushing branch is the busiest branch of the busiest library system in the country. (Perhaps also the [...]
From Abby Yochelson: Monday, March 17th at 12:00 noon in the Mumford Room, 6th floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue, SE. The program is being sponsored by the Humanities & Social Sciences Division, the Asian Division, and the Center for the Book. I am working on my Keynote presentation right now. It’s very [...]
I just got booked at the Nixon Library for a day in late March. Address is 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd in Yorba Linda, Calif. More details to come. Nixon, of course, played a large role in sparking interest in Chinese food in the United States when he went back to China in 1972. As one [...]
I might be speaking on at the Library of Congress on March 17, thanks to LOC researcher Abby Yochelson (yay). More details to come.
The event, scheduled for March 17, 2008 (a Monday), at a local synagogue is being held in conjunction with Politics and Prose, one of the venerable independent book stores. I’m all about the synagogues.
I just got my updated book tour list for March for Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. I will add them to Appearances page in a bit. We are still trying to nail down DC. Possibly a joint synagogue-bookstore event.
Two more readings, one in Boston (well really Cambridge) and one in Los Angeles (well, really Pasadena)Thursday, January 10th, 2008
Cary Goldstein just let me know that we have two more appearances tentatively scheduled. Harvard Book Store (they were smart to get harvard.com!) on March 20 and Vroman’s in Pasadena on the 27th. Still more West Coast stuff and DC stuff to nail down.
I just got booked for a reading, along with Eric Weiner (author of the awesome Geography of Bliss) for March 12, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble store #1979 Upper West SideÂ at 2289 Broadway @ 82nd St. (I have a running list of appearances) During high school, I worked at that very Barnes & [...]Next Entries »