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APW Book Launch: San Francisco!


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

The Amazing Wonderful Fabulous & Kind Team—Photographers: Christina Richards PhotographyEmily Takes PhotosHart & Sol West (Roll over the pictures to see the photographer’s name, click through on most photos for more shots.) * Event Coordination: Lowe House Events * Catering: Trumpetvine Catering * Wine: Monogamy Wine * Hair: Wes Pine at Sammy Oliver

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Launch: San Francisco! | A Practical Wedding

So, apparently, writing a book and launching it is a little like… getting married. (I didn’t actually stretch for that analogy, it’s totally true.) It’s this weird hyper-stressful, super-exciting moment, where everyone is exceptionally nice to you. Except, in this case, it’s mostly about you and your professional achievements instead of being about you and your life partner. So basically, what I’m saying is that a book launch party feels like a feminist wedding (I am half not joking).

But seriously, everyone is exceptionally nice to you. My day started off when Wes Pine (My amazing stylist who I’ve wanted to mention on the blog forever, so I’m totally grabbing the chance. He’s rad. And hilarious. And super talented. You’re welcome, San Francisco.) who’d gotten back from Europe only the night before, offered to do my hair for free. “Celebrity blow out,” he called it. He also ended up doing Maddie’s hair that day (pink), and I was just overwhelmed by how effing nice it was.

But that was just the tip of the iceberg. Elizabeth of Lowe House Events was just going to manage the event, but she also ended up making a gorgeous centerpiece, which is now living at my house. Trumpetvine Catering, who catered our wedding, did a trade for the event food (all gluten-free, god bless them) and totally rocked it out. Um, dried apricots dipped in dark chocolate? The best. Monogamy Wines, who also helped at Yay New York, provided the wine. And of course, our amazing photographers were amazing (you can see Christina Richards photo essay of the event here, and Emily Takes Photos photo set here). And then finally, Green Apple Books. After we’d been treated so badly by another San Francisco bookstore that I cried, Green Apple (my favorite bookstore in the city… for good reason) stepped up and blew our minds. They bought us booze. Ashley (that’s Ashley and me in the second to last picture) was everyone’s favorite person by the end of the night, and the second I finished signing books, he had champagne in my hand.

So it was like being overwhelmed by kindness. And that’s before we even get to the party.

I’ve been performing… technically since I could walk, and I’m trained as an actor. I’d do public speaking every day of the week if I could (good thing too, since that is essentially what my next month looks like). But until now, I’ve had a really hard time with suddenly becoming kind of a public person, because of APW. I was trained to be a character onstage, not a person that people want to talk to at cocktail parties. It makes me nervous because I know I’m just normal me. But somehow at the book launch, things got awesome. I wrote a book, damn it! I’m proud of that. So speaking about my book and getting to sign my book was… exciting and fun. Not scary. Ok, a little scary, but not much.

It felt like a little time out to celebrate doing work that’s important. I got to celebrate being a woman and being professionally successful, which felt great. It made me want to go to a party with wine and confetti centerpieces when my girlfriends get promotions or make big professional strides. It did actually feel a bit like a feminist wedding in that it felt like a big public celebration of professional success, not personal success… and maybe we all need more of that. I could personally do with more of that in the world, that’s for sure.

And so, thinking back, I was crazy thrilled that one of my favorite little people (who I routinely describe as being just like me, but little) got to hang out with me during the event. She stood next to me when I spoke. She helped me out with signing books. And perfect, right? Because if we could all model female professional success to little girls we love, I think the world would be a cooler, more adventurous place.

Now, onwards and upwards! I’ll see you soon! (Denver, Boston, New York City, DC, Atlanta, Austin, and LA, coming right up.) Let’s do it.

P.S. We sold all the books! There were only two left at the end of the night, which the bookstore asked me to sign. I can’t even say how important that is, and how grateful I am.

P.P.S. You guys were awesome. AWESOME! If you share your perspective on the party in the comments, I’d be crazy happy about that. I want to be able to hold on to your stories when I remember the launch. And you bet I’ll remember it.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • http://poppiesandicecream.blogspot.com Amanda

    So so happy for you Meg :)
    And I love your tights ! Also, I think the world would be a lot better if we could all be role models of the change we want to see in little kids .

  • Emily C

    No Philadelphia stop, huh…. would you consider stopping at a library in the area? I’m a librarian over the river in Camden County New Jersey – maybe we can throw something together?

    • Chris Bergstrom

      Yes, Philadelphia please!!!

      • http://happysighs.com liz

        YOU GUYS. Come to Brooklyn!

    • meg

      No more stops you guys. Sorry. I’m traveling, doing press, doing an event, or have a professional commitment every single day (except one down day of the whole month that I get to spend off, with my husband). And I’m just one person. Liz is right, come to Brooklyn. The party is good enough to be worth the relatively short trip (and if I can take the train from SF to Brooklyn to come to you, you can TOTALLY take the train from Philly to Brooklyn to come to me!!)

  • Catherine

    So freakin’ excited for your DC stop!!!!! See you there, Meg!!!

  • http://www.jehara.blogspot.com jehara

    Yay, Meg!!!! I’m thrilled for you that your launch went stupendously well. The pictures are amazing. Also, I love your tights (and your dress.) You are just rocking it, lady!

  • http://amidlifeofprivilege.blogspot.com LPC

    Great photos! Having been there for this SF event, here’s what I noticed.

    1. There’s kind of an APW style. Yes. There is. The women were dressed colorfully and eclectically. Like you could have known we were all related in one way or another. No need to worry what to wear, probably whatever you wore to go out last Thursday after work will be perfect.
    2. I got to stand next to a famous person. She shared her champagne with me. And by famous, I mean Maggie Mason, as in famous. How fun is that!
    3. The conversations were real ones. Even with strangers. Because, duh, people didn’t feel like strangers. Especially those I knew from the APW blog and Twitter community.
    4. Free food and alcohol is always a plus:).
    5. Meg is seriously funny you guys. As in, stand up comic funny. If this tour hits your town, go. If it doesn’t, you might even want to consider taking the train to see her in the next town over.

    Oh, and Meg? Congratulations. Get a lot of sleep. You’re going to need it.

    • http://poppiesandicecream.blogspot.com Amanda

      Oh wow after this review , I really really wish Meg makes it to Europe soon.

      • http://thecelebrationgirl.com Marcela

        That makes two of us wishing Meg comes to Europe soon. if you can cross the Atlantic, I can get into a Ryanair/EasyJet flight and meet you wherever you are speaking (But you can consider Cyprus, it’s nice here ;)

    • meg

      I AM going to need a lot of sleep. I was so tired on Friday I couldn’t lift up my arms. That made me slightly worried about the next month. (Thank you Lisa.)

    • http://www.3upadventures.com Beth

      Oh this makes me so jealous of all you APWer who get to go to an event. Have a blast everyone!!

  • http://twitter.com/cupcake_orgasm Red

    Meg I’m so happy for you! The event looks like it was awesome. I LOVE your tights and that you signed books sitting in a school desk. I wish your Boston date wasn’t mid-week so I could make the trek down from NH. Best of luck on the tour and I couldn’t think of a better person to be a role model to the younger female generation. That little girl is so lucky to be able to be exposed to a community and a way of thinking like APW.

    • meg

      Oh, APW is just what she does on her day off. That little girl is a Dicken’s Faire performer, for starters. She’s exposed to some seriously great communities, 24/7. Not to mention her awesome family. But SOMETIMES they let her hang out with me ;)

  • Laura

    That looks like an AMAZING NIGHT!! So bummed I won’t be able to make any of these stops–the party’s just getting started!

  • Soraya

    These pictures are incredible– just highlighting the incredible talents of APW vendors! :)

    Congrats on a successful launch!

  • http://better-with-butter.tumblr.com Emily Elizabeth

    Gorgeous pictures and words, sounds like you had an amazing start to the book tour! Congratulations!

  • Erin

    Wooohooo! Congratulations and can’t wait for Boston! For all of us who have been following APW in it’s growth it is so exciting to see you getting the recognition and success you have worked so hard for!

  • Beth

    I had a great time at the launch, and after the book signing I was meandering around the book store when a slightly tipsy hipster guy in his 40’s asked me, “hey, what’s going on up there with all the women?” I told him about this awesome book that had just come out and showed him my copy, encouraging him to buy a copy for himself or anyone in his life getting married. He went on to relay the story of his marriage and divorce to me in the tipsy, uninhibited style that only a few drinks can provide. I did a lot of smiling and nodding. :)

    -Beth (pictured in yellow striped sweater in 8th pic from the bottom)

    • meg

      HA. I was wondering if there were other people in the store, and if so, what the hell they thought was going on.

      • http://www.momentville.com/remyandlina Remy

        I heard a bunch of people asking what was going on, up near the front of the store. Funny thing is, it wasn’t the store staff who answered them — it was members of Team Practical! (Also, apparently I looked official, ’cause several people asked me where to go/what to do. Or maybe it was just that I was at the top of the stairs for a while.)

  • Jess

    Hooray for selling all the books! How many books do you plan to bring to each stop? I’d love to support Porter Square Books, but *NINETY* people have RSVPed to the event on FB…& I want to make sure I have a copy for you to sign! : ) I may just call up the bookstore to see if they’ll let me reserve one.

    • meg

      Ha! I’ll make sure my publicist updates them with the new numbers too. I mean, not everyone will buy a book (sniff) but lots will (yay) if it plays out like SF.

  • Erin with an E

    We got to drink in the children/young adult section of my favorite bookstore….wheee! The food and drinks were delicious, the crowd was full of super smart and chic ladies (and a few gents!), and Meg is an amazing orator and just hilarious. Remember all the sass posts? Imagine that x10 interspersed with feminism, business savvy in this bloggy world, and creating a community of people who actual support each other instead of tearing each other to shreds.

    For all of you other shy people out there, you can definitely go to a book event not knowing a soul and find interesting and friendly people to talk with! Yes, the APW community is just as wonderful in person as it is online. Do it, Rockapella!

    • meg

      Awwwwwws!

    • Abby

      It’s true — I did this and met Erin :) Hi Erin!

  • Becky2

    Hello, bombshell! Way to rock the blowout, girl. This looks like it was full of fun and smiles. So sorry I won’t be able to make one.

    • Maddie

      DUDE, right? When Wes finished the blowout, I think I told Meg she looked famous. :)

      • http://www.3upadventures.com Beth

        That’s because she does! (And is!)

  • http://unexpected-moments.blogspot.com/ Sheryl

    So glad to hear that the launch was a success.

    And kudos for role modelling success to a favourite young person.

  • Caroline

    I had a blast at the book launch. What was great about it was that it was not at all scary to talk to strangers, because this is Team Practical. I felt like folks were going to be kind and supportive like they are online, and everyone I met totally was. I talked to lots of new ladies who were so fun and interesting. The food and wine were both excellent, and it was so much fun hearing Meg speak. She sounds just like she writes, except even sassier. Every time I look at the inscription on the book she signed for me, I laugh because it sounds just like her.
    Also, party in the children’s and young adults section. Can’t possibly beat that. I’m considering hosting all future parties in a bookstore though I suspect that would be either expensive (compared to a party at home) or difficult to arrange.

    • meg

      Do you have the book that I cursed in the front of? ;)

      • Caroline

        You asked Abby (sorry Abby, if I’m misspelling your name), who was right behind me if you could curse in her book. You finished your inscription with “For someday. Or not.
        Whatever.” which amuses me so much.

        Also, I wanted to say that I had so much fun getting there on public transit and then being there that I decided I need to take myself out for solo adventures more often. I though you might appreciate knowing that. Thanks for such a good book and a fun evening Meg.

        • meg

          YAY!

        • Sarah

          Me too! I made my first trip to San Francisco alone for this, having moved to California a couple of months ago. I’m kind of proud of myself for making it there by Caltrain and muni and just starting up conversations with strangers (safe in the knowledge we had something pretty cool in common). Thanks Meg for providing the opportunity to show myself I can do that. I plan to have lots more adventures now that I know I can!

        • Abby

          Caroline is right — that was me! Best inscription I’ve ever gotten, hands down!

        • MegsDad

          CAROLINE, I go everywhere by public transit. It takes longer than by car (unless traffic is bad), but as long as you pay attention to bus and train schedules, it works pretty well. And you never have to worry about parking your car[;-)].

          • Caroline

            Meg’s Dad,
            My partner hates public transit (especially buses) so I got out of the habit when we moved to the east bay together, but I’m going to try to make a point of taking it more often. (Though the fact that it often costs more and takes longer makes it hard to convince myself.) I really prefer riding a bus or train to driving though, so I’m trying to do it more.

  • Cassandra

    Congratulations on your launch and on what looks to be a pretty kick-ass party to celebrate!

  • April

    ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!! I got chills and butterflies reading this with my coffee this morning. And the happy smiling faces and all the excitement in the photos and that darling little girl… JUST. AWESOME. My heart literally swelled this morning looking at all this amazing work you have done, and goodness you have created. And now – THIS. Book, success, community. RAD!

    HUGE congrats to you, Meg. I can’t wait to attend a book signing! Maybe one in San Diego? *Hint Hint* Pinkie swear: I’ll try to get to L.A. if I can! XOXO

  • April

    p.s. All of the food looks AMAZING!!!!

    • meg

      THE FOOD WAS SO GOOD. Trumpetvine, y’all.

  • http://discerningdilettante.blogspot.com/ KA

    Yay SF book launch!

    But oh man, a month of book launch parties as feminist weddings?! Damn girl, you *are* superhuman. I hope you have a vacation coming up afterwards. Or maybe it’s just me that found the overwhelmed-by-kindness portion of the wedding to be, well, overwhelming. Regardless, I’m glad you’ll have lots of peaceful train time in between gigs. (It’s not really “gigs” is it, haha. Sorry, I’m much more used to musician versus author life on the road.)

    See you in Brooklyn!

    • meg

      No. It’s exhausting. I’m going to try to work three day weeks in March, since the last thing I’m going to want to do after this is TRAVEL. Ha. But yes, now you see why I wanted to take the train.

  • http://seventhandw.wordpress.com Nora

    Your hair looks rad, and so does your awesome outfit, but more importantly I LOVE your line on modeling female professional success because it’s needed and so important and you are an AMAZING example of this. I started reading this blog a few months ago and I love that it is so much more than just about weddings. I feel like it’s a breath of inspiration, empowerment, and just being a better person regardless of gender.

  • http://arduousblog.com ruchi

    Meg, thanks so much for a super fun night. It was awesome. If I hadn’t already known you were a theatre person, I would have probably figured it out from your hilarious stand-up performance.

    Also, I still get the giggles when I think about the dude and his story about a certain Book That Shall Remain Nameless with mad lib vows. Insert manly verb here.

    • http://www.amidprivilege.com Lisa

      Oh I had forgotten the “manly verb.” Ha!

    • Marcie

      That was just hysterical – and I still can’t believe it isn’t a joke. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of that hilarity!

  • http://offbeatempire.com Ariel

    Oh I *DO* love a good blow-out — both hair and book party alike! Looks like so much fun! Congrats again & again & again…

    • meg

      Funny, because I’m going to be doing this again & again & again ;) (SCARED!)

  • http://onewaytothebay.wordpress.com Nicole

    Thanks for a super awesome night! I drove two hours in traffic from San Jose, but it was worth every second of commute. I’m so glad I was able to attend and have my book signed and, as a bonus, I met another lovely lady from my “Bay Area Bride to Be” Meetup group. Great event and new friends! Yay!

    As an aside, your book and talk gave me the confidence to choose a venue for my wedding and be done with it this weekend. It was only the third venue we saw but it was nice enough, priced well and had a good vibe. Why go on forever searching for perfection. Thank you!!

    • meg

      EFF YES. We went with venue #2. Loved it, too.

  • http://agaishanlife.blogspot.com Revanche

    I was SO sad that I missed the SF party, even more so now that I see the awesomeness! I’d been buried in work deadlines at all the wrong times so I’d missed the announcements right up until the night of – I had really wanted to have you sign the giveaway books. I’m contemplating whether it’d be too much a strain on our budget to trek down for the LA leg…. !

  • http://www.agirlherblog.com/ one soul

    Man, the party looked stellar. And you, my dear, look like you showed up and rocked it. Just keep showing up, the rocking will undoubtedly happen.

    And hello! Public celebrations of professional success? You’re giving me (brilliant) ideas…

  • http://www.laughterinthelou.com Emma

    This post was fun to read, even all the way from St. Louis. Having been in the store before lent a little magic to it :) Congrats to all involved on a successful event!

  • Angela

    My friend and I had a great time at the book signing! I have been reading APW for years and have tried to make it to one of the book club meet ups, but the timing never worked. I was happy to finally have a chance to meet you in person, Meg, and to thank you for all of the help that APW was to me during my wedding planning process. I was touched to learn a line from my wedding graduate post made it in to your book (you know, about life and its inevitable puddles).

    Everyone (book signing attendees and Green Apple Bookstore staff alike) seemed really happy to be there. The food was delicious and it was really fun to sip wine and browse the books. There was a feeling of excitement in the air, and everyone was genuinely happy to get the chance to celebrate your remarkable accomplishment, Meg. Congrats again. You are truly an inspiration.

    • meg

      And THANK YOU for the seven year pen. I want to take it on the road to sign books with, but I don’t dare. I’ll loose it!

      • Angela

        you should take it, that was the point! that way, when you sign everyone’s book you can think of how many people you’ve helped and how much they appreciate it, just like me. your call though. as long as you don’t lose it, it should last for seven years. just think of all the book signings you can do with it in the next seven years!

        also, i got it at papersource, so it’s replaceable ;-) i bought one for myself and i’ve been using it everyday for my bar study. it writes so well, and plus the whale just makes me smile. hope you smile too when you use it. happy travels!

        • meg

          OK FINE. You win. I’ll take it and think of you and nice things :)

  • Abby

    I definitely want to echo what all the other SF attendees/reviewers have said about just how fabulous the launch party turned out!

    The venue was a great choice — they were so accommodating to everyone who attended. I met so many fantastic people, drank some very tasty wine, and ate probably way too many chocolate-covered dried apricots. And on top of all that, Meg was fantastic! She got up there in front of everyone and rocked it, with her pretty hair and fancy tights that everyone is raving about. And as if that wasn’t enough, she signed my book and put a hilarious swear in the inscription.

    I’m so glad everyone turned out to make this such a wonderful evening — thanks to everyone involved, and especially Meg!

    • meg

      Swearing! I’ll do it in your book if you give me permission.

      (I totally got the tights and dress on various super sales, over the years, obviously!)

  • Suzanna

    Yay, that was so much fun! I could totally spot all the stylish APW ladies as soon as I walked into Green Apple (also my favorite bookstore in the city), and of course they were ALL really nice to chat up (seriously, everybody, do not worry about going to one of these alone).

    And eeeeeee! I feel famous! I’m the one hamming it up in the first group shot from the top of the stairs, and the one getting her book signed (with red coat) while Meg hams it up. Yes, that’s all it takes for me to feel famous.

    Meg, reading this here blog for so long, and having it talk me off so many ledges–not just in the wedding planning but in managing relationships in general–I say a heartfelt and hearty Congrats! to you. You have freaking earned it. Plus, it’s really awesome to put a voice to your words now. Loved your delivery. Well done, lady!

    • meg

      Awwww. Now you know all about my odd and distinctive voice!

      • Suzanna

        Forgot to mention that I am currently devouring the book. Sanity is awesome. And your voice is adorable!

  • http://www.praetorianspecialevents.com Kathy Kingman

    We had such an amazing time! It is really truly wonderful so see someone who has been a part of my life for so long celebrate such a huge success. And as always, I am so happy that you choose to include my kid. Thanks for being one of those people who contribute, in the most positive way imaginable.

    • meg

      Your kid is super great. It’s all you and her, not me. (Your KIDS are super great. But the little one seemed too little to be in this post ;)

  • http://www.momentville.com/remyandlina Remy

    Green Apple is a lovely hangout, but gosh, I wish there was more space! And seating. I got there early and bought a sack of books. (No, really — I filled my own canvas bag and they had to give me another.) It was crazy-crowded after about 6:30, and everyone seemed like they were having a good time. I even ran into an acquaintance who was just headed to Green Apple because she was in the neighborhood, and she’s engaged (and sane), so it seemed like a serendipitous match! I talked waaaay too much about my own wedding plans, though. :D

    Meg, I couldn’t see much from where I was (and with my wonky vision), but I heard you very clearly. You were poised, funny, and an absolute treat! Congratulations on the tour’s debut performance.

  • Maddie

    Hi Heather! I think Meg mentioned it on an earlier post, but unfortunately she is at the mercy of the train schedules during what is an already jam-packed tour. I believe there was only time for one stop between Salt Lake and Boston, and the Denver crew stepped up and planned something before Meg even had time to blink.

    Y’all know she wishes she could be there.

    Now let’s rock this thing so that there can be ANOTHER book and ANOTHER tour, yes?

  • Richelle

    Funny way of saying you care

  • meg

    Heather,
    I’m on the road for a full month, and away for my husband for a full month. To say I’m doing everything I can would be a bit of an understatement. I fit in every stop I could, given the train’s route and timing. As Maddie explained, I could make Denver or Chicago work, but not both (I travel nonstop between Denver and Boston, sleep and then do an event). Please try to remember that I’m just ONE person, and I’m paying for all of this (except the train tickets) out of pocket, because I do care. But I can’t be everywhere, and do everything. I do have a personal life, a marriage, and my health to look after as well. And a business to run, while I’m on the road and everything.

    M

  • ANDREA

    Why hello! I think I want to quickly step in and relay some info from the “broke indie band tour bus”. On said broke indie band tour bus, you notice things like a) people not really coming to many of your shows, and b) you being super busy and stressed out anyway, and c) feeling kinda like nobody cares. BUT you will also notice, from the bad wifi from said broke indie tour bus, that “why aren’t you coming to my city” posts will always keep coming and coming and coming. And even when you want to scream, and say “there’s literally no way I could possibly afford to come to your city, and who knows if you’d even come after all if it wasn’t convenient, internet friend”, you instead take a few breaths and think “aw, that’s nice that they care”, and don’t respond.

    I’m not sure if the analogy is perfect to your situation, but I think this type of post will keep coming and coming and coming, and I hope it isn’t too frustrating for you.

  • Rebekah

    I was at the SF launch (I’m the one who called you petite! Sorry if that came off in a less-than-flattering way. I suppose you just come off so larger-than-life on here that I was not thinking in real people proportions. Whoops!)

    Anyway, I loved the launch. Everyone is right. The venue was perfect, the food and wine divine, and you are truly wonderful as a speaker: spunky, sassy, honest, genuine, and I love your range of voices. My point of replying here (excuse me while I wax poetic about you some more) is that maybe to placate all your readers who aren’t lucky enough to make it to a reading you could record one of them and post it here for all to enjoy. Because really, everybody should get to experience Meg In Person.

    Much love!

  • meg

    I don’t have recording technology! BUT! If someone offers it up in some city, I’m down. Though I suppose I’d have to edit myself. The fun thing about these events is that I can say things and make jokes that I can’t make on the internet!