It's been crazy the last few weeks. I'm not complaining though -- quite the opposite. Beyond all of the book events the amount of media coverage that's been showered on my book pre- and post-launch has been fantastic. I am extremely grateful. I knew that Portland would welcome this book but I didn't realize how much.
All of these radio and TV interviews in the past few weeks make me happy that I successfully eliminated the filler word "like" from my vocabulary at the end of high school and beginning of college. My filler now -- I didn't realize it was so pronounced -- is "um." I had no idea how many times I say that until I heard myself on various programs for the book. Any suggestions for quitting "um" are much appreciated. Um, what else...
I'm going to do a post devoted to Powell's Books soon here but until then I'd just like you all to know that the book is a New Favorites at the moment there which means it's heavily placed in all stores and is also 30% off. I don't know you Ted at Powell's but I love you and owe you a drink. I feel so honored with the placement and push my book has gotten from Powell's. I'm also really looking forward to my August 2nd event there.
If you watch the boob tube I'll be on KOIN news tonight live at some point between 4-5pm. And then after that I'll be at the Friends of Family Farmers InFARMation at Roots Brewery from 5:30-8:30pm. Tonight's topic: Eaters' Bill of Rights. Roots Organic Brewing Company closed its doors yesterday. I don't have any details just that sad news. Tonight's InFARMation is canceled and FOFF is looking for a new venue.