Last night I did a book signing at an auction house in Manhattan called Swann. Beautiful space. Good food. Nice crowd. I’m not sure exactly how many people showed up. I’d say there were around 70 or 80, and nearly half were from my writing group:
My brother Henry was there with his fiancée, whom I hadn’t met before. (I approve.) She bought four copies of the book including one for her nine-year-old son and suggested that I sign it “…from your soon-to-be uncle.” Fun.
I’ve been cataloguing signed books for years at the Argosy Book Store. After working with thousands of signatures and inscriptions from REAL celebrities, it felt great to scribble some of my own.
Speaking of celebrities, the most well-known person at the signing (using Google results as the gauge) was an illustrator/designer named Seymour Chwast. He’s in the photo above, reading the book at the end of the table.