Normally in this space I’m a lot more thoughtful/narcissistic, but I wanted to share the best quote I have read all month, found in a transcript here at Geekwire. Ann Patchett, who just opened an indy bookstore in Nashville, to Stephen Colbert:
Now, listen this is what I want from you. When your book comes out, I want you to come to Nashville. You can see your friends Jack White and Al Gore, we will have a party for you….we will have the Goat Rodeo guys to play at the store as your warm-up, you’ll sign and you will have such as great time. And then the next week, you will take your Sharpie, you will go to the warehouse at Amazon, they will cut the boxes open for you, and you can sign all day. You see which one you like better.
Hell yes, Ann Patchett. Next time I’m in Nashville, I’m coming to your bookstore.