Thursday, June 09, 2005

Word by Word Radio Interview is Archived! & I Love England

The interview I did with the very smart and talented Jordan Rosenfeld on KRCB/NPR is now archived on the web! You can listen to it here.

"Word by Word" is a wonderful show. There are a whole bunch of really talented authors whose interviews are linked on the site. I could spend HOURS there!

Some other good news for the book~the response in the UK has been so amazing that Orion have designed 100 posters to be displayed at various Tube stops all over London. They are about 1 yard by 1.5 yards and say "Discover Your Inner Bitch," feature the book jacket and three great quotes (from Glamour, Tatler and Heat) and at the bottom they say "Find Trouble before It Finds You." I just got my copy. It's beautiful! are also doing a special leaflet mailing along with all their book shipments, so if you order something from in the near future, you may very well see something about the book! I am not sure if I mentioned that The Bitch Goddess Notebook (the British title) debuted at #12 on the UK bestseller list (The Bookseller) and it's since moved up to #8.

I love England!

The earth is a place on which England is found.
- GK Chesterton.

In spite of their hats being very ugly, Goddamn! I love the English.
[Fr., Quoique leurs chapeaux sont bien laids,
Goddam! j'aime les anglais.]
- Pierre Jean de Beranger

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,--
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "King Richard II", Act 2 scene 1