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A Little Happier: I Read the Short Story that Was Read as Part of My Wedding.

In episode 76, a listener asked for suggestions for great wedding readings, and I promised that I’d read “I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone,” the short story from Richard Brautigan’s wonderful story collection The Revenge of the Lawn that was read at my wedding.

How I love this story! You can read it for yourself here.

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My Book Tour Schedule. Please Come to an Event!

I’m in shock that August is almost here–and that the publication date for Happiness at Home is so soon. It has been so far in the future, for so long, that it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that it’s about a month away.

I hope I’ll be able to meet many book and blog readers in person during my book tour. I’m still adding a few places, but here’s the current list.


September 5:  New York City, NY
Barnes & Noble
150 E. 86th St.
7:00 pm


September 13:  Boston, MA
Brookline Booksmith
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St., Brookline
6:00 pm


September 19:  Winnetka, IL
The Bookstall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm St.
4:00 pm Tea


September 20:  Kansas City, MO (my hometown)
Rainy Day Books
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St.
7:00 pm


September 27:  Greenwich, CT
JCC Greenwich
89 Maple Ave.
10:00 am


October 2:  Seattle, WA
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park
7:00 pm


October 4:  San Francisco, CA
Book Passage
Ferry Building
6:00 pm


October 17:  Atlanta, GA
Margaret Mitchell House
990 Peachtree Street, NE
7:00 pm


November 27:  New York City, NY
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.


I’ll also be traveling to Toronto and Vancouver, but the details haven’t been settled yet.


Hope to see you along the way! Bring your friends!