I feel like my status in the world is going up…simply because of the people I know.
Yesterday, I received my THIRD “comp-ed” book of the year…you know, where the publisher sends a complimentary copy of a not-yet-published book for review purposes. This one comes courtesy of the author, Debby Applegate, a friend of mine from high school. She’ll be doing a book signing at Powell’s on August 2 (which I’m going to MISS because I’m on vacation). But think about this: I know someone who is doing a book signing at Powell’s! Henceforth, I shall be named “cool by association”.
Debby’s been working hard on this book for a long time, a biography of Henry Ward Beecher, “The Most Famous Man in America.” I intended to get in bed before 11 last night, but instead was up past midnight because I couldn’t put it down. That in itself ought to say something, when a biography of a preacher from the 1800’s becomes a page turner.
I’ll post a full review when I finish, but until then…go stick this book in your Amazon cart and have them deliver it to you when it’s published. You’ll thank me later.