You are looking at the first picture of The Engaged Groom in a bookstore.
The official release isn't until Tuesday, so you can imagine my surprise when I popped into the Barnes & Noble on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope tonight for a last-minute Christmas present and saw my book on the "New in Paperback" table. It's probably the first real double take I've ever done. I wanted to grab the woman standing next to me so I'd have at least one witness to the moment, but I didn't want to scare her kids.
The picture was taken from my crappy cellphone's even crappier camera. Nevertheless, I think the fuzziness of the image gives it a first-images-from-the-Moon-landing sort of feel. While I'm no Neil Armstrong, seeing this in the bookstore definitely felt like one giant step for Dougkind.Posted by Doug at December 23, 2005 10:23 PM