What's the only thing worse than finding a copy of your book in a used book store? Finding a personally inscribed copy of your book in a used book store.

This hasn't happened to me. Yet. But I can tell you from first-hand experience that the only thing worse than having a reading where nobody shows up (hello, Atlanta, 2001) is having a reading where people do show up, listen to you appreciatively, ask many questions about your agent and the size of your advance, and then....don't buy the book. Yes, this happened to me.

Meanwhile, here is Zadie Smith bitching about fame while wearing Erykah Badu's headwrap. And only two and half hours to the finale of The Amazing Race!

Jen