Fuck you for spoiling Gone Girl. I spent real dollars on your book only to get to page 94 and stop reading it, because I now hate you. Which is ironic because the chapter that contains the spoiler is discussing how likability of a character is unrelated to literary worth.
Let me know your PayPal address and I will refund the purchase price of the book, but Gone Girl has been out for three years.
I don't want to pry, but after seeing your post, with you and the little guy in your arms, I have to ask. Only coz I have a daughter, who will be a year old on October 1st. Does it take a toll on him when you are out on the road, or do you have the convenience of taking him with you? Libbey my wife works as a photographer and she's often called out on the road but can't bring our daughter with her, not that I mind... but she's only a year old, I can't imagine what its going to be like later...
Thanks for your question! I don’t think my traveling has taken a toll on him—he’s pretty independent, and he’s been hanging out with Patrick (my man/his dad), and my mom—so I know he’s in good hands. It’s been hard on ME at times. When I was away I missed him so much, and I felt terribly guilty for being away as much as I was. But, actually, I think it’s easier that he’s 3, rather than 1, since he understands well what my job is, and why I have to leave, and when I’m coming back. (On the other hand, if they’re really young, then your absence just becomes part of their normal existence….) In general, I think if you communicate with your kids, and they see you happy, and they’re well taken care of by people they love and trust, then they will be great!
I saw a one-star review of my book by accident (I swear, Patrick, I was trying to see the newest 4-star reviews!). It said they thought about setting my book on fire. I was kind of flattered, to be honest. I mean…wow, what a strong response.
Marvin Bell says to write a poem that at least one person in the room will hate.