Last night’s reading at the Chelsea Barnes & Noble was fantastic — more than 100 people showed up, and the crowd loved the selections. Sadly, Simon had to miss the event due to his father passing away (though the Page Six item that ran beforehand drew in the crowds–it may be the only time the Post can use the word “fag” in print); he sent us all an email, which I read to the crowd, noting that his father was “a great bloke and a major FAG-STAG who welcomed both FAGS and FAG-HAGS into his heart and home.” Fortunately, we got the wonderful Mike Albo to sub in for Simon. (Simon will be joining us in East Hampton, so don’t miss him then.) Mike, Andrew, Elizabeth, Karen, and Zach entertained everyone, and we signed–and sold–a ton of books.
Our NY launch party, a week from today, is also coming along, so expect pictures from that next week! We’ve signed up our four fabulous co-hosts: Jonathan Adler, Tinsley Mortimer, Miles Redd, and Allison Sarofim — all girls and gays who love each other! (As Allison wrote to us, “I’m a girl who loves a gay, so of course I’d love to host!”)
The press and blogging response to the book has been amazing: there’s the San Francisco Chronicle article (complete with a HUGE picture in the print edition), which we keep hearing about from friends; we were the Splendora.com “What to Read” for the week; a review in Edge Boston; blog entries from Queerty and others; a mention in the New York Observer‘s Eight Day Week and New York magazine’s Vulture section; a rave review in Booklist; and a podcast featuring contributor Brian Sloan on One Tryck Pony.
And…we are a bestseller at BookHampton in East Hampton! (not to mention a #1 gay nonfiction bestseller at Amazon.com.)
Plus: Some of our writers, including Brian Sloan and Michael Musto, will be talking about the book this Saturday on D List Radio.