December 23, 2005

The Book Has Landed

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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
Comments

Yay! You know, rumor has it my stepsister is going to get engaged soon... I can't wait to buy a copy for my future brother-in-law!...

Posted by: mcm at December 24, 2005 10:29 AM

Good for you! I asked for it in my local bookstore and they said it was on its way but not there yet.

Posted by: ellison at December 24, 2005 06:10 PM

hi...............where's my book!!!!
uncle tony

Posted by: tony buszka at December 24, 2005 07:33 PM

Help I'm being held hostage - get tony his book!!!

mom

Posted by: Mom at December 24, 2005 07:35 PM

congrats!

Posted by: Steve at December 25, 2005 10:55 AM