Melissa and I have finally hit the tail end of our Girls… tour with fantastic stops not only at our NY book party (yes, yes, we know, we never got around to posting a full report — you’ll just have to check out the pics to see all the fab folk who were there), but also at Borders Columbus Circle, BookHampton East, KGB Bar, and McNally Robinson Bookstore, among others.
We’ve also gotten more press than even we can keep up with. Here’s a rundown, in no particular order of importance:
-Melissa and I were guests on Here TV’s podcast, “Here! with Josh and Sara,” which was a blast. Check out the podcast online.
-Ayelet Waldman read her wonderful essay, “Darling, I Like You That Way,” on KQED Radio in the Bay Area as part of their program, “The Writer’s Block,” also distributed through NPR.
-Mel and I were recently guests on the nationally syndicated Lisa Birnbach radio show. Remember The Preppy Handbook?
-Simon Doonan had an amazing two page spread in Elle that featured the book at the end, complete with pics of his days in ’80s London. Go, Simon!
-Claire Zulkey’s fabulous book blog interviewed Andrew Solomon and Cindy Chupack in a double interview.
-Andrew’s recent wedding was also featured in the New York Times, and the local angle was covered on the blog Josh and Josh Are Rich and Famous in an adorable post that also mentioned our NY book party.
-Rachel Kramer Bussel’s article on anthologies was published recently on Mediabistro.com, and includes our book.
-On June 23, Bill Goldstein reviewed Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys in his segment on WNBC TV’s “Weekend Today in New York.”
–The New York Daily News reviewed the book (though they focused a bit more on a certain gossip angle about one of our favorite writers than we would have liked).
-Brian Sloan and Philip Himberg were interviewed on Steve Pride’s nationally syndicated radio show in Los Angeles. There was also a terrific write-up on the LA ADL reading on the “Out in Hollywood” blog.
-We’ve reached Ireland!
-I was a guest on Steven Gaines’s NPR program, “Sunday Brunch: Live from the American Hotel,” broadcast from Sag Harbor.
-Zach Udko and I were guests on the Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius Satellite Radio’s OutQ Station, which was fun as always. Later that day, after schlepping through the July heat for an hour, I taped a segment on Logo TV with Itay Hod. Eeks! No one told me that Logo doesn’t do makeup for its guests, only for its hosts (and I forgot that showing up a bit disheveled is fine for radio, not television). So if you catch it, be nice! There’s nothing to make you humble like seeing yourself larger than life size next to a handsome, recently primped TV anchor.
And on the book front:
–Anna David‘s new novel Party Girl is out in stores now! It’s a fantastic read, so don’t miss it.
-Of course, go pick up Armistead Maupin‘s new novel, Michael Tolliver Lives. It’s like hanging out with old friends that you haven’t seen in ages.
-Melissa also has several new novels in the works, and I have my new novel (which, yes, contains a gay-loving mom!), The Sixth Form, coming out in January ’08.
I’m sure I’m forgetting some of our news (and apologies to those contributors who have also released new books in the last few months), but I think that’s about it for now. Enjoy the rest of the summer!