Happy New Year…and keep those bookplate requests coming.

December 31st, 2008 → 12:14 pm @

Everyone loves to be loved – and apparently someone out there either loves me…or is trying to bankrupt me with postage costs: I’ve gotten more than two dozen requests for signed bookplates in the last twenty-four hours alone (including several each from Russia and India). For all you domestic readers* out there, don’t worry: your bookplates will be on their way as soon as I replenish my supplies. (Blank bookplates — without cheesy Ex Libris tags or graphics of kittens — are harder to come by than you might think.) Also, feel free to send along any kind of personalized requests, ranging from “To Bob, the best Sox fan in Juneau” to “To Bob, look what your life could have been like if you’d only stuck with Little League.”

For those of you who haven’t yet read FTM and are looking for ways to use your ’08 holiday gift cards, or for those of you who are a bit behind in your Xmas and Chanukah gift buying, pick up a copy of the book one of my old friends just called “the thing that saved me from having to figure out what to buy for my step parents” and include an oh-so-special personalized note…from me! It (the book – not the bookplate) is only $11.07 at Amazon (cheap!) or $4.91 on the Kindle (which, frankly, seems criminally cheap to me…but from what I hear the whole publishing industry is about to go belly up, so what do I know)

In the days to come, I should be back in the blogging saddle with some thoughts about the Yankees off-season spending spree, the wily negotiating tactics of Scott Boras, the Brad Penney pick-up, and other baseball-related ephemera; I’ll also be writing about some of the other Mnookin-clan writers (we haven’t diversified our careers as well as perhaps we should have), the joys of owning a pit bull (I adopted one a week ago), and the future of the newspaper industry. Until then…do take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.

* International fans of FTM: I’m humbled and honored that you like my book enough to read it instead of a book about cricket (although I should pause here to recommend Netherland, one of the best books I read in 2008). Unfortunately, I can’t send bookplates to non-domestic locales, mainly because it takes too long to go to the Post Office and figure out the postage, get air mail stamps, etc. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck: if you want a bookplate, email me at monsterfeedback at gmail dot com and we’ll figure out a way for you to get me a SASE ASAP.

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