I am in the midst of putting together big exciting stuff on the book tour front, and I’m adding new cities to the schedule. I hope to have more news soon! But! In the meantime, we have details on events in San Francisco, Denver, Boston, and Brooklyn, and we’re ready for you to start RSVPing. If you’re planning to come to the event, please RSVP on the Facebook Pages, so we can start to get a headcount and plan accordingly.
If you’re on the fence about coming to your local event (or driving to your closest event)… why are you on the fence? There will be awesome APW readers to meet (so don’t even worry about coming alone). There will be food and booze. There will be me. Talking! Answering questions! Making jokes! Signing your books! Meeting you! And seriously, y’all, I’m a funny speaker. All those years of acting training are good for something. So it will be good, and you should come. Plus, goodness knows when we’ll get to do something this massive for the APW community again, so let’s make it awesome. Now, the details:
The San Francisco Book Launch Party.
Thursday January 12th, starting at 6pm, speaking at 7pm, Green Apple Books
Ever wanted to have a cocktail party in a crazy amazing, rambling bookstore? This is your chance. Green Apple Books is hands down my favorite bookstore in San Francisco, so I’m pretty overwhelmed to be launching the book tour here. We’ll be serving appetizers from our very own wedding caterers, Trumpetvine Catering (their food is mindblowing, y’all), bubbly courtesy of Green Apple Books (That’s right. The bookstore is buying us booze.), and wine. Plus, Elizabeth from Lowe House Events is helping me plan it, so it’s going to be great. I’ll speak, sign books, and do a Q&A. You’ll make friends and wander around two floors of the store with a drink. It will be a spectacular time.
Denver Books & Brunch
Sunday January 22th, 11am, Japoix Restaurant
When I first announced the tour, you guys positively demanded that I come to Denver. So, Sara, inventor of the term Wedding Dropout, stepped in and made it happen. We’ll be having a lazy Sunday brunch (Brunch buffet will cost roughly $20 with bottomless mimosas! Bottomless! Mimosas!), I’ll have books to sell you and a pen to sign your books. We’ll gossip, make jokes, and probably do a little Q&A to kick things off. I’m pretty excited about having a lovely relaxed way to get to hang out with y’all, so you’d better show up!
Boston (Well, Cambridge) Book Talk, Q&A, and Informal Drinks
Wednesday January 25th, 7pm, Porter Square Books
Every single woman I know in Boston, from APW readers to my publicist, has told me that this bookstore is the place to be. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited. I’ll be speaking, and then longest-ever-APW reader (we got married on the exact same day) and APW book clubber Lauren will be hosting the Q&A. Afterwards, I have been told that we’ll be retiring to a local bar for some chit chat. That’s were you can ask me the inappropriate questions.
Brooklyn Book Talk, And Full Scale After Party Madness
Saturday January 28th, 2pm, Park Slope Barnes & Noble
After party 3:30pm-5:00pm, within walking distance, details given out Speakeasy Style, at the bookstore
I might actually be the most excited about this event (shhh, don’t tell) because it’s in my long time neighborhood bookstore. When it came to a New York City event, I specifically requested the Park Slope B&N, where I went to readings for years. And now I’m speaking there! Mindblowing. But if anything is more exciting than that, it might be the after party. A trio of APW advertisers are throwing a stylish bar party. You won’t get the full scoop till you show up a the reading, but with Meg of La Vie En Rose Events, Amber of Amber Marlow Photography & The Amber Show, and Michelle Edgemont at the helm, this party is going to be good. Full stop.
Now. One last thing. I know a lot of you bought books on Amazon (I love you!), but I need to ask one more favor from you. If you come to these bookstore events (and please do), which are totally free to attend, hosted by bookstores… please consider buying the book at the event, and having me sign a book that you bought from the bookstore. That really matters to the bookstore, and hence to me. Think of it as a super cheap ticket to a super awesome event. Brick and mortar bookstores are important to me, and they’re important to many of you, too. They are hosting all of us so we can get together in real life and chat and hang out. In return, they really need us to buy those APW books they ordered. I tell everyone that APW-ers are the best, smartest, funniest, most gracious crowd in the universe, so if we could do right by the bookstores I’d be profoundly grateful. In exchange, I’ll come to visit and make lots of jokes. Deal? Deal.
But really? I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU! I’VE BEEN WAITING YEARS FOR THIS!