What Have I Created?

January 15th, 2009

“Henry,” you are no doubt wondering, “how is your mother handling the fact that, in the review of your new book in the current issue of Oprah magazine, she is described as ‘a role model for the ages’?”

Well, I can tell you, it’s all muu-muu-wearing and elevated diction from Ann from here on in; don’t expect to be granted an audience unless you are bearing a tape recorder or honorarium. If you do happen upon her in the environs of a certain North Carolina retirement community or Costco and are unsure what the appropriate tone to take with her is, consider hushed awe.