It really is true: http://hometown-pasadena.com/2009/07/vromans-bestsellers-7202009/
Of course, that probably will not be the case next week at Vroman’s, as there are no books left in the store at the moment. But fear not, more are on the way. The Night Counter’s sold out status at one of L.A.’s best bookstores—if not one of the country’s–is in part due to my amazing crew of friends who showed up and put the word out. It was a great reminder to me of the many wonderful people who have been a part of my life in Los Angeles, and who have been the thing I have missed the most in Abu Dhabi. As I saw the room fill up with all these faces—and faces I had never seen before, including new baby faces–I felt more than a little sad that I would soon be leaving LA again. A friend on the east coast asked me if they were all writers and actors—nope. Yes, they were there, sure, and good ones at that, I might add, but LA is also a place where you meet people who do all kinds of amazing things with their days—teachers, musicians, university program directors, engineers, TV reporters, journalists, studio executives, producers, bartenders, body guards, political activists, photographers, graphic designers, parents, accountants, linguists, stand up comedians, geophysicists –not in any particular order of importance.
(I felt a little guilty for all the traffic people had to endure to get there. But no one seemed to complaining about the traffic. It was all about the weather. What weather, I thought. Apparently they thought 90s and no humidity was hot. Please, in Abu Dhabi, they call that winter.)