Ever since my friend Catherine told me about running into Mary Gaitskill on the subway, and initiating a gushing/awkward fan conversation with her, I have had book + subway fantasies. Not that anyone would recognize me from my author photo and want to talk to me; I'm not completely insane. But that I would see someone reading my book on the train. (And then would have to resist yelling THAT'S MY BOOK I WROTE THAT BOOK.)
My publicist snapped this shot on the F.
Meanwhile, savvy readers know that they can win a free copy of my book by writing in to my advice column. If you live outside the U.S., this can be an even better deal. That's how my book made it all the way to Grace in Korea:
But unfortunately, I don't think it will be a big hit there.