Dave Eggers In Portland
Tuesday was a good day. My friend Ellison and I dropped in at the Portland indie bookstore Annie Bloom’s. We met a young woman, Nicole, who had traveled by bus on her lunch hour across town so she could meet her favorite author, Dave Eggers. He’s on a book-signing tour for A Hologram for the King. She carried seven of his books in her backpack, and got them all signed. Another Eggers’ fan brought him a perfect pear wrapped in gold foil which he ate and exclaimed over. He introduced his posse to me: McSweeney’s Poetry Editor, Jesse Nathan, and former Mcsweeney’s Permalancer, Chris Benz. We took photos. Everyone had a good time.
You can read my review of Dave Eggers’ A Hologram for the King here.