People of northern California! Listen to me embarrass myself this coming Monday, February 21st at 3 PM! I will be on KPFA 94.1 ‘s Cover to Cover. Live radio, dudes. Yikes! I got a little bit of practice this week being taped for the Stanford Storytelling Project, but they will be able to edit me to sound articulate! So, on Monday I will have to watch for my verbal ticks, such as “um,” and “like,” and “fuck.” (Yes, I have a propensity for saltiness.)
Meanwhile, I am getting published in Italy this week by Garzanti:
They even made a book preview video! I don’t know what it says, but it looks sexy:
Is that something about “saint or sinner?” Sweet. Oh, by the way, the title in Italian means “Private Life of an Unknown Woman.” I don’t know why they changed it, but I don’t mind it. I actually find it really interesting how they translate and market stuff in other countries. I can’t wait to see what the book actually looks like! Not that I will understand it, but I am still excited. I just love iterations of stuff. When the Russians get around to translating it and I see the thing in Cyrillic, I will surely plotz. So cool.
This week I also bought a lovely black dress that will be perfect for author-type functions (first public reading next Friday EEK!). I love the way Calvin Klein skates the line between foxy and austere. (Lest you think I am getting too swank: I bought it at Ross for fifty bucks. This after cashing a very large publication day check. I know, I know: I don’t know how to live it up. But–I did make another one of my giant student loans disappear with that check. That’s right, I AM COMING FOR YOU, STUDENT LOANS. SOON YOU WILL ALL DIE.)