Edan Lepucki stopped by The Colbert Report last night to celebrate California’s debut at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list and to thank Colbert Nation for their support. She ran into Nancy Pelosi along the way and signed some books for the audience.
When Paul Bogard traveled the globe to research his book The End of Night, he brought his dog Luna along for the ride. Today his book comes out in paperback, and to mark the occasion, he remembers his dog:
Luna was with me every step of the way as I worked on The End of Night. One of our favorite walks was the golf course near the Minneapolis house where I grew up and where my parents still live. We’d wait until after dark, then slip through a tear in the chain-link fence for an hour or so, Luna racing across the fairways and greens as I sauntered along lost in thought. She’d come roaring past me every once in a while, checking in, then veer off back into the dark.
When I brought her home at eight weeks I had all the time in the world, and so we spent it together. As a result, during her fifteen years she was almost never on a leash, and lived her days roaming along as her heart desired. She had an amazing life; I sometimes think that if I do nothing else well in life I will always know I gave my beautiful dog the best life I could, the best life a dog could ever want. It always makes me happy when I meet other people who are doing the same for their dogs. And what she gave me shaped my life. I miss her every day.
Signing stock with CALIFORNIA author italicsmine in Brooklyn.
Brazil may have lost to Germany, but they sure are winning when it comes to book publicity. The Brazilian publisher of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Colonel Chris Hadfield hired people to dress up as astronauts and promote the book in bookstores and on the streets of Rio. Hopefully they’ll be flying to the US soon.