Dan Kennedy º LOSER GOES FIRST
Fall 2003 Tour
So far: September will be East Coast, October will be West Coast. East so far to include New York, Philidelphia, Toronto. West so far: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. If you are interested in booking a reading and have a retail venue or club in mind... email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org,and you will hear from the kind and diligent people at Random House/Crown .
Laughing, nervous shuffling, reading from book, recalling stories of the plane...of the car...of getting to you, signing the book, questions and answers, inspirational gift baskets...a practice still reserved only for the very rich or very powerful, staring at the city or town outside, bamboozling central, a huge piece of our operating budget, more than a workshop and less than a festival, an emotional experience that makes you feel things as real as the fight, what arnesen and bancroft had in mind, a state of mind not compelled by desire or fear, kind of routine really...like sailing through a smaller version of disney's it's a small world after all ride, natural and familiar but somehow brand new, a kind of territorial ritual among smaller animals, the type of thing you see before this type of person is found dead, the world's most capable man with hands smoother than you expected will shake yours, slightly taller than his McSweeney's predecessor, something of a comic for the alienated fan who realizes slowly they are the same as him, a remarkably contemporary tool to make you laugh, a science, not a real job but somehow his best work, most entertaining, a sound study which will fill an important gap within an hour's drive of your home, our tiny beloved humorist sells out to become richer and daydreams of withering behind largely underground work most widely read and enjoyed by our nation's writers, in London there was a nasty leak in the cooling unit, in Paris a noteable mid-list author's hair is flung about and makes it hard for our hero to enjoy his coffee because he is dodging her hair-- which, no joke is maybe three inches from his eyes jesus I'm only human I want to protect my eyes if you know what I mean, in Stockholm he eats tiny cakes in a meadow, and in Barcelona he realizes it was maybe the devil that he met back in that meadow.