Bobby Sneakers turns the big 5.0 today! Big day. And he's also the hottest leather corgi in Hell's Kitchen for Halloween. (Good for research for my gay soldiers book. haha.) Here he is on 9th Ave, in the heart of Hell's Kitchen: At TMPL gym: I STILL need to post Part 2 of the videos from last week, but here is Part 1.
I still owe you guys Part 2 of the Bobby Sneakers pix from last week's visit, but he is back waaaaay early! I usually get him about once a month, but four days later, I got to bring him back for a week. Here we are in the Uber Wednesday night. We're both pretty happy. (He swears he's going to help me with Columbine follow-up coverage and my gay soldiers book. At least he'll be great company.)
Why do I adore the amazing lush, vivid prose of this book, yet I’m inching along, struggling every evening to make myself pick it up, and then setting it down again after a page or two? Oh I know: almost no plot! Sucks the life out of a novel for me. I'm only on page 54, but at this rate, I'll never get to the end. How I pray he'll move this story along. :) Maybe. Update: I have slowed down even more. I think the act of writing the post told me it's not worth it.
I just spent 8 glorious days with my little buddy Bobby Sneakers. I'm pretty sure he's the world's best corgi, and my official nephew. (And no distraction at all from my gay soldiers book. He brightens my days, and that improves my writing. And my cardio!) I look a lot of videos. I'm still uploading more, but here's the first installment, in 15-second bursts. Part 2 tomorrow. (update: delayed, but coming soon.)
My book trailer and Columbine intro video, "The Depressive & The Psychopath" just hit 700,000 views. Thanks for the all the links! They are enabling the video, and the Columbine book to continue reaching new audiences. (If possible, use the word Columbine as anchor text — i.e., the word you're highlighting that they click on. That makes a huge difference for Google.) The video is just 3 minutes long, and gives a thumbnail introduction to the topic and the book. You can watch
I signed ten copies of the expanded edition of Columbine today, at Barnes & Noble Union Square. They will ship worldwide. Order info here. Or just call 212-253-0810. (I need to get back to The Strand and McNally Jackson soon. I'm working on it.)
The Poynter Institute is the leading journalistic think tank. After the Las Vegas shooting, a Poynter professor asked me to do an in-depth Q&A for their site about covering trauma, Columbine, and reporting in general. They titled it: "After Las Vegas shooting, a Columbine expert offers heartfelt advice about the why of it all." The professor opened with a really generous intro: If I made a list of books that all journalists should read, Columbine by Dave Cullen would be near
It's National Coming Out Day, which gave me a quick, misguided chuckle. Coming out is still an ordeal some places. HRC's map where supporters pinned themselves today graphically illustrates where: Look at the Interior West! It’s more barren than the Deep South. When I ran beer and liquor sales for Denver Pridefest, I would help out carding and wrist-banding during the initial crush after the parade. Half the licenses were out of state, drawing all those lonely boys and girls