Sunday, November 4, 2007

Meeting People I Admire

I have been fortunate to meet a lot of the people I admire. They are musicians and writers and artists. I get a bit starstruck, but if I hold it together I don't make too much of an idiot of myself. Each experience is an indelible moment of overstimulation which colors with golden light each future encounter with that person's work.

On Friday night, Augusten Burroughs came to Lowell with his brother, John Elder Robison and answered questions for an hour as part of the Concord Festival of Authors . They were amazing; funny, entertaining, and touching. Afterwards, I bought John's book and had it signed, along with my treasured copy of Augusten's memoir, Magical Thinking.

Here is a link to John Elder Robison's blog post about the evening.


  1. I'm glad you had a good time with us. We did, too.


    I'll be at the B&N in Framingham in early December. Check the calendar on my blog and stop down if you're around.

  2. Augsten Burroughs! He's quite a character. I always wonder if I would have any possible little thing to say to someone like him that he would feel was interesting... You know what I mean?

  3. I so 100% know what you mean! That's exactly how I feel when meeting people I admire. I told him I thought he was amazing.