The Photo Booth

So. If you have ordered the book (and thank you for ordering it!) I’d like to see it. I’d like you to take a photo of it and post it somewhere. And then I’m going to post it here. Randomly. But still. I’m even introducing a hashtag: #waitingfortheman. You don’t have to use it, but if you want to use a hashtag, use that one. You don’t have to put your name on the photo if you don’t want to. But it might be neat to let people know where the photo comes from. And if you want to get creative, more power to you. There are no winners here. Except, perhaps, me. Because you have all done me the immense honor of purchasing my book, and letting this crazy story I wrote in to your homes. I can’t tell you how amazing that is. So once again, thanks.

Heres’ the first photo:

and the second (from my publisher’s office…)

————– This is a photo set by Eva Blue, taken at the launch in Montreal, April 3, at Drawn & Quarterly. And this is a blog post by Drawn & Quarterly about the event. ————– Waiting for the Man

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  These next three are from the Toronto launch, held April 23rd at Supermarket


This is what it looked like last night at the Ottawa Writers Festival. I’m with Miriam Toews and Jonathan Bennett.


Reading to the crowd (though, truth be told – as if it needs to be said – most of that crowd was there to see Miriam Toews):

This is from a Barnes & Noble in Bethesda, MD. Bethesda


  I was at BooksExpoAmerica in New York, a trade fair for the book world that is either the most unreal orgy of marketing ever (I saw Angelica Huston!), a depressing look into the current state of publishing (traffic is down!), or a great opportunity to, um, market your product. OK. It’s an orgy of marketing. Which is what I was doing with the good folk at ECW. Given what my book is about, all marketing is ironic. I guess. (And yes, for those paying attention: that lumberjack shirt does seem to be my “go to” outfit for book events – I’ve worn it in Montreal, Toronto and New York). Here are some shots:





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