Spencer and I were walking up 31st Street, having a discussion about his weekly paycheck and income tax (a debate but not an argument) and a handsome young man came up beside us. "I can't believe this," he said. He held up his smartphone, put it right in front of us, and on it was a chapter from Innocent Spouse that begins, "Spencer and I..." It's what he's reading, he said, and likes it, too, and we all laughed at the synergy of him reading about us and suddenly being with us. It was a sweet moment. Unfortunately no introductions were made -- it began and ended that fast -- but Spencer and I won't forget.
I was touched yesterday by the strong turnout for my "Meet The Author" appearance at Rivers at the Watergate (and thank you Liz Sara for setting that up). There was a luncheon before my remarks and the husband and wife seated next to me said they are reading the book together on Kindle, side by side in bed, but wanted to get a hard copy, too. It is a good side-by-side book. I also liked that the appearance was streamed live and, in addition to the audience at Rivers, we got questions from those who were watching in Kansas City, Idaho and Florida. Bring it on.
This Saturday I'll be in Chevy Chase, MD, at the National 4-H Center, speaking at a luncheon that will benefit Peace Thru Culture called "not" Just Lunch. Proceeds will help send city kids to camp. A great cause. For more info go here.