"What was the saddest moment of your life?"
"When I lost my first wife."
"How long ago was this?"
"We were in the Peace Corps, and had gone to Ethiopia to teach English. We were stepping out of a van when a runaway police car barreled into us. I still think they did it on purpose."
"How old were you at the time?"
Here’s a rough mock-up of what the HONY book cover is going to look like. The actual HONY book will be a little bigger, and the jacket will come all the way to the edges, but you get the idea. I personally think it looks amazing. Actually teared up a bit when they gave it to me. It felt like I was holding a few years of my life in my hand.
The book is coming out in 6 months, on October 15th. But do me a favor— if you KNOW you’ll be getting one, and can spare $20, go ahead and preorder now. Bookstores order a long time in advance, so if we can demonstrate solid demand in these first few days, it will go a long way in determining the final success of the book.
Historically, nationwide booksellers have been a bit skeptical of both photography and city-centric books. I know HONY is different. You know HONY is different. But it would help a ton if we could SHOW that HONY is different by turning in great presale numbers. All the work I’ve seen so far is really exciting, and I promise that I’m working overtime to make sure it’s the best $20 that you’ll ever spend. As always, thanks so much for your support, and here it is:
Hardcover (I absolutely insisted.)
300+ beautifully designed pages.
400 total images. (320 of my favorites, 80 new)
Complete with stories and captions
BARNES AND NOBLE: http://bit.ly/YOoQCY
Jesus, there is nothing like search feature on Tumblr? Just a Spotlight and “tags search”?