Ok, it’s only at one book store, Explorer, and it’s a result of my appearance there…but I’m so excited to see this! And what is really funny, is I worship Daniel Silva and I beat him here…yeah I know but still.#danielsilva
I had a great great time last night at Explorer book store in Aspen. Lots of my old friends came and few new ones that I met all week. We sold out! Now they have to order more as there are back orders and that is always good.
I also did two TV shows…local Grass Roots with Jerry Bovino, who asks provocative questions…and a great local group of young good looking people at Aspen 82.
I usually stay here 3 weeks to a month,but with the book tour I only had two weeks, but they were filled with fun and food, as usual. Lots of exercise which is good, and culture like music and dance. This has been my summer place for 12 years and I think, no I know, I have more friends here than anywhere else. And now some new ones and I can’t wait to hear what they think about the book. Oh oh!
Caught up with Barbie Benton, and we laughed about how I was really responsible for introducing her to Hef…and warning her not to go out with him. She didn’t listen and the rest is history. You can read about it!
Hugh Hefner, Barbie Benton Playboy After Dark 1970
Here I am again in Aspen. Every summer! I’m doing a book event at the Explorer Book Store on July 6at 5:30! There are a ton of things to do here, so I hope my old friends and new take a little time to come to see me, buy a book and laugh!
Well, the saying is ‘you can’t go home again.” So, you can…but not really. I went home for a booksigning event at Boswell’s Book store in Milwaukee, where I grew up. It was bittersweet. My parents are nolonger with us, and I had not been back since a High School reunion a few years ago, which I always enjoy.
This visit, a distant cousin who I only knew from Facebook, took me to lunch and a city tour. Just lovely of Jeff. And it too was mixed in that the city looked so different, I had no memory of the new, clean and pretty place which was built up all around.
Then I asked to go to my childhood home. Big Mistake! I was so surprised to see the house, painted anothercolor, it looked only vaguely familiar and so much closer to the houses next to it. It made me feel sad thinkingof the past and feeling so alienated from it now.
My great friends from High School showed up for the book signing and that was wonderful and yet I felt disconnected as I talked to them about my life since. We went for pizza and that was lovely, reconnecting and laughing about now and then.
So, the event was successful, lots of book sold which made the store happy. I, quite teary remembering how my parents would always be waiting for me at the airport and how I hated to leave them there as well. Now,I took myself there and back and memories are all I have of home.
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