Comments: Swag the dog

Ooh! Thanks for the shout-out!

Oh, and I forgot to add that you should look for abandoned galleys and swag in the cafes and public areas at BEA. Folks get eyes bigger than their backpacks, and abandon things like covered wagon settlers fording a stream, or like the Krakatoans in The Twenty-One Balloons ...

Posted by Erin at June 4, 2005 01:05 PM

Be sure to remember the "little people" when you become incredibly famous.

Since my bookshelves are already doubled and tripled up, I avoided this event (also, no one offered to comp me), and also stayed away from the Housing Works street fair and book sale.

Deidre C. said she was going. Did you run into her? Speaking of which, not being hired back at Millionaire gives me a better chance to read more of my overlowing collection of books (just finished "Model" by Michael Gross. Bleechh. It goes back where it came from - the book exchange shelf in my laundry room).

Posted by Ellen at June 4, 2005 07:12 PM

I know Matt from poker. He's a very nice guy. Small world.

Posted by Andy at June 5, 2005 10:07 PM

Hey Francis,

Please excuse this roundabout means of communication, but I don't have your email address. I looked at the "Richard's Poor Almanac" page on Amazon for the first time in a month (the sales number became too depressing to contemplate regularly) and I was extremely tickled to find a very kind review with your name on it. I've returned the favor on the Tango page, with the similar caveat about how we're really just logrolling, or whatever they call it. We almost met at the doomed Smithsonian event in March. Some other time, at another venue, I hope we will.

And, awesome blog. I love the Six Things.

Best regards,
Richard Thompson

Posted by Richard Thompson at June 5, 2005 11:53 PM

It was really fun running into you there. Sorry I couldn't pay more attention to the rules of the game you were describing--the Expo was kind of a madhouse (as you know). How can I reach you by email? Send to me through my web site if you don't want to post your address here.

Posted by Matt M at June 6, 2005 03:29 AM