It's about the book!
1 - CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you (and also me, to get to read the book, and for more people to get a chance to learn about your generous, funny, insightful writing)
2 - I can totally make that shirt design for you to have made at some kind of shirt establishment if you want.
3 - METAL FIRECRACKER!!! I just spent a perfect evening last week driving around Vancouver with a carful of friends scream-singing our way through the entirety of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, easily one of the best albums in Music. Were you disappointed Lucinda Williams had already rudely claimed "Don't Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You" for her own memoir title?
Congrats, Garrett!! Extremely exciting.
Hi, Garrett, huge congrats to you!! I only very recently discovered your work (through AHP's recommendations page), but I'm so looking forward to pre-ordering and reading your book. Thanks for all you do!
Congrats! So excited for the book. Ordered it from my local store’s bookshop account, so I get to support you and a local business.
I know the font and design looks familiar, but I can’t place it for the life of me.
I’m SO EXCITED for this book!! I broke my New Year’s resolution to pre-order it. Happily. Congratulations!! And I love the cover and can’t wait for you to tell us the answer to the typeface question bc it looks familiar but I can’t come up with the answer.
OMG The Bear. I binged the first season last week while traveling and now am trying to slowly watch season 2 to make it last. You must get that shirt made.
So thankful for you and the wisdom and compassion you bring to the world through your work - and now this book. YAY!!
So excited, can't wait to read. Congratulations!
Also, I want to know the answer to the book cover homage. It's so familiar...
Pre-ordered, check! Suggested to my library, check!
Garrett, this is wonderful news, and you got a banging cover. So looking forward to reading.
So exciting, Garrett! Just pre-ordered and put in a purchase request with my library system. Congratulations!! ~Tracy
YAAAAAAAS! this is SUCH good news! excellent cover *insert heart eyes emoji if i knew how to do that in comments here* i am so happy for you and cannot wait to read it! and also TV ON THE RADIOOOOO!!!!!! their song Shout Me Out was one of my go-tos to get through the pandemic response, and I just got Dear Science on vinyl and it's delicious.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I’m so excited for you!!! I know the feeling of having your first book published (mine was co-written - which actually helped me to be able to market it better than if it was just me lol), the excitement when you see the cover design makes it more real! Just wait until you see it at a bookstore!!
The Bear. OMG. I finished it last week and was so devastated by that last episode. I hate waiting a year for resolution! It kills me! I can’t stop saying “Behind” when I walk behind someone now lol. It has actually come in so handy with my kids. I also can’t stop listening to “Strange Currencies” and “Half a World Away” by R.E.M. Your shirt design sounds great and hilarious!! You will have to post a pic when it happens!
Just pre-ordered and am very, very excited for when this book comes out, Garrett. Congratulations!
I loved The Bear and your book title would make such a great T-shirt in that style!
congratulations! just pre-ordered 🎉
I will definitely pre-order the book, if only because (a) I also just got into The Bear (just finished season one on Sunday and OMG it's the best), (b) I had no idea Edward Norton was related to James Rouse???, (c) I hope you managed to slip a reference to Eurovision or Melodifestivalen into the book.
Congratulations! I love real books and I am definitely curious about yours. I feel like there is probably at least a chapter in there that we can share with our multicultural book club. I love reading your work here and I can’t wait to read your book because I really prefer things I can hold.
This is a long way to say congratulations. I am writing a memoir and my son asked me the same question about being famous. I love your explanation of this book is about but it’s also about.