Silence Ruptured

December 31st, 2008

Typically, the period just prior to a book’s publication is one marked by a deafening silence–what authors and publishers call “the calm before the calm.”

So it’s been especially lovely for this aficionado of calm to hear some rumbling about my new book. Thank you, thank you Time Out New York, Vanity Fair (not online yet), USA Today,, and  NPR’s “Talk of the Nation.” I am flattered, humbled, and dripping with honey.

Update (1/6): More reviews. From Very Short List, Minneapolis-St Paul Tribune, Pop Matters,Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Durham Herald Sun, and the website of the New Orleans Times-Picayune (I’m not listing bigger papers like the L.A. Times, the Boston Globe, and the Chicago Tribune because, counter-intuitively, they all picked up the same wire review.)