Today is Friday, which means my stint here at Powell's is drawing to a close. I plan to take the weekend to collect myself and my thoughts, after which I will embark upon my next "guest blogging" appearance at the Martha Stewart Living website. I don't want to give anything away, but I'll be focusing on making macaroni art.
I'm also looking forward to appearing at Powell's on Sunday, June 20th. I should mention, though, that the 20th is also my first-ever Father's Day, and so I can't promise that I won't spend at least part of my appearance crying into a World's Greatest Dad mug. I only hope that my new son and I still recognize each other when I return. "They grow up fast," everyone keeps telling me, and I'd be pretty creeped out to get home and find the kid has grown a beard during my absence.
Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my book at this point, seeing as how this is a bookstore website and if you're reading this, you're almost certainly interested in books. (Either that, or you were doing an Internet search for "babies with beards" and you wound up here.) While in many ways my book grew out of my blog, it was important to me not to simply reiterate it in book form. Instead, I wanted to express how cycling, or really anything you love, can be a path to understanding yourself and the world, and ultimately to happiness — assuming, of course, that the thing you love is valid, which I think cycling most certainly is, despite what this guy has to say.
What a complete fruitcake.
Anyway, I will leave it to readers to judge whether I've succeeded, but judging from this comment on a recent article about me in the Philadelphia Inquirer, anticipation of the book has reached a fever pitch:
Sounds like someone is a buddy of Weiss. Why else they be plugging a book that no one else has heard of? I won't be buying it. Weiss and his snobbery are something I deal with from them on a daily basis. Weiss won't be getting richer off of my $16.95
I am honored to be the object of an economic boycott.
Thank you very much for reading, and I hope to see you on the 20th.