Saturday, June 13, 2009
Today was my very first official book-signing. I don't have A Book, technically, but I do have an essay in an anthology that is an actual book. And my local bookstore, Chevalier's (see sidebar for a link!), was kind enough to allow me a morning to sit amongst books and sign copies of A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs. Thank you, Liz and Sue and Norman and Filis.
Many of my good friends came, the women who support and love me through everything. Thank you so much, dear women. I love you.
And others came, as well. One man grabbed a few goodies to eat (made by The Husband at The Larchmont Larder) and said, as he walked out the door, his mouth full I don't have one of those and he nodded his head toward the book. Meaning, not the book, but the special needs kid.
Lucky, you! I called after him, but I didn't really mean it.
I'm so very lucky, actually. Lucky in friends, lucky to have gone down a path that I never knew existed, lucky to have turned out all right despite the thickness and darkness of that path.
And guess who was in the next room, evidently cut from the same cloth as her bookworm mother?
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Congratulations Elizabeth. Essays count, same as books. I'm almost positive.ReplyDelete
Very cool, very exciting! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
A book signing!! How exciting. And that you could share it with Sophie...ReplyDelete
That's exciting Elizabeth. So good for you! Congratulations on your book!ReplyDelete
congratulations elizabeth! i bet sophie was so proud of her mom! besos!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing with us and having such a beautiful daughter as Sophie to share with us too.ReplyDelete
Love Renee xoxo
Shoot for the moon Elizabeth, a journey of a thousand leagues stars with one single essay. Here is to next book signing, your own,without boors like the one with that very "sensitive" comment. Of course it would come from someone who talks with his mouth full...sigh.ReplyDelete
yay yay yay! congratulations!!! sending xxx!ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to have had to miss it!! Your book signing was one of just three things on my WANT TO DO list this weekend...and not one of them got done.ReplyDelete
Maybe you can recreate a signing here at my house?
congrats...I think this is just the beginning of many signings!
First, CONGRATULATIONS! Does it feel as if you've had a baby? I imagine it does...so wonderful.ReplyDelete
Second, I LOVE, love, love that photo of Sophie. How bright, happy, sweet and beautiful she is. Thank you for posting such good news and beauty, for us to enjoy with you.
Congratulations! An essay is a big deal. And how wonderful to sit and sign with Sophie nearby. As always, the photos you post of her are so striking -- Such beauty and deep awareness within and shining through.ReplyDelete
So sorry I missed it! I'm back & will be at the next event. What a lovely photo of Sophie!ReplyDelete
Awesome! Congratulations! Now I'm going to have to go buy a copy!ReplyDelete