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From the blog of author Brock Clarke:

Cincinnati, Lexington, Dayton, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago

posted on September 13th, 2007

I’ve been touched to hear from so many of you, saying nice things about the book (please click on News and Reviews to see new reviews of An Arsonist’s Guide), and making sure while i’m on the road that I’m eating well. I am, thanks: over the last two days, I’ve eaten Polish food (pierogi and sausage), German (Koningsberger Klopse), Belgian (mussels), and Serbian (cheese burek). So, no problems there; if there’s a healthier diet that that one, I’d certainly like to hear about it. But thanks for worrying about me.

I’ve also been touched by the people who’ve come out to see me read, and the good people who work at, Joseph Beth in Lexington and Cincinnati, Books Co. in Dayton, the Loft in Minneapolis, Harry Schwartz in Milwaukee, and (today) Barbara’s in Oak Park. I’m grateful, and I hoped you enjoyed the experience; if not, I hope, at least, that I didn’t keep you too long.

But mostly, I’m touched by the person who wrote in, saying I looked like the drummer for Joy Division! I take this as a compliment, even though I have no idea wha the drummer for Joy Division looks like. He looks like me, I suppose.

2 comments follow:

  1. At 1:53 pm on September 18th, 2007, michael reams commented:

    I am not a ‘reader’. I really couldn’t tell you how I stumbled on to this page. This chapter out of An A.G.T.W.H.N.E. is the most important thing i have ever read in my entire life. Thank you so very much.

  2. At 3:00 pm on October 11th, 2007, Paul Harvey commented:

    My brother lives in Amherst, and my sister runs a store there with her husband. I drove past the Emily Dickinson Museum last week, and was relieved to see that it is in fine shape. I’ve hinted loudly that they should read your book. I wonder what Santa will leave under their trees this years? ;-)

    I love what you had to say about Amherst, and the current literary/cultural scene. Even Harry Potter got his nose tweaked!

    I patiently await news about the casting of the movie that will have to be made of this book…..