New York! My book comes out a week from yesterday, and I’m having a party for it at the end of the month. Please do come if you’re in the city. It’ll be fun, and the other readers are all so great, and Rylee will be there, and there will be free drinks while they last. :D
I’ll be telling a story in this book release show Wednesday night. It’s gonna be a ton of fun, and you should come!
"Once upon a time, I was a waiter at Applebee’s who dreamed of being anything other than a waiter at Applebee’s."
(This is a true story from my first year of teaching high school English in Manhattan, when I was feeling like a failure and nothing could go right. But then something magical happens. It would mean a lot to me if you watched it.)
Thanks to Esther D and Naje for recording and editing.
This is one of the first stories I ever told live on stage. I’ve revised it a bit since then, but this is the original, most energetic version. Told before I ever thought up Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, but made of fairy tale imagery. I hope you listen and enjoy.