Thursday, March 20, 2008
It's true: All writers and publishing people do is hang out in French restaurants, eating frîtes and guzzling wine. Well, every now and then, anyway. Or at least this past Tuesday night in Boulder, where agent Kristin Nelson (Pub Rants) and I trekked to chew the fat (literally) at Brasserie Ten Ten with first-time memoirists Doreen Orion (QUEEN OF THE ROAD, coming in June!), Kim Reid (NO PLACE SAFE) and John Robison (LOOK ME IN THE EYE). John had stayed in town an extra night after doing an event at CU Boulder on Monday with his brother, Augusten Burroughs.
Doreen wrote about our fabu evening in her blog post, A Major Benefit of Being an Author. The subtitle of her book is The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own. Her feet are obscured in the photo above, but she was wearing one of her 200 pairs of shoes, and they were cunning indeed.
And now for the deep-dish dirt:
Kristin is a wine snob, and (GASP!) prefers lemon tart to anything chocolate. Doreen doesn't eat carbs. Kim took home her leftovers. John and I are in the Clean Plate Club and snarfed up everything put in front of us.