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 Launch night at Inkwood Books, in my recently adopted town of Tampa, Florida. 

Launch night at Inkwood Books, in my recently adopted town of Tampa, Florida. 

 Evidently another author's book sat behind me on the table as I read. Unconscionable. (Actually, I didn't mind: and it's  Gunpowder Moon  by   David Padreira, another Tampa-area author. And I hear it's very good!) 

Evidently another author's book sat behind me on the table as I read. Unconscionable. (Actually, I didn't mind: and it's Gunpowder Moon by David Padreira, another Tampa-area author. And I hear it's very good!) 

 Just unwinding a little after the event. 

Just unwinding a little after the event. 

 Bedtime routine. 

Bedtime routine. 

 May it never leave my side. 

May it never leave my side. 

 Reading from  Elders  at the Harvard Coop (and they're very particular about pronouncing it  coop , not  co-op ).

Reading from Elders at the Harvard Coop (and they're very particular about pronouncing it coop, not co-op).

 A pretty august space. Pretty and august. 

A pretty august space. Pretty and august. 

 So happy with Ben Wiseman's design. Such a handsome book!

So happy with Ben Wiseman's design. Such a handsome book!

 Who are you, young man in eye-catching flannel? And why did you attend a reading by a novelist in his green yardwork pullover?

Who are you, young man in eye-catching flannel? And why did you attend a reading by a novelist in his green yardwork pullover?

 In conversation with the wonderful essayist Patrick Madden.

In conversation with the wonderful essayist Patrick Madden.

 Old Massachusetts friends.

Old Massachusetts friends.

 Reading at Rutgers-Newark, in the stylish Paul Robeson Gallery. (Young man in foreground taking careful on his phone, apparently.)

Reading at Rutgers-Newark, in the stylish Paul Robeson Gallery. (Young man in foreground taking careful on his phone, apparently.)

 Gawky man, holding forth—a performance art piece. 

Gawky man, holding forth—a performance art piece. 

 I believe that's poet Rachel Hadas I'm talking to. 

I believe that's poet Rachel Hadas I'm talking to. 

 Going into the launch party for  Elders , at the amazing Skylight Books in L.A. 

Going into the launch party for Elders, at the amazing Skylight Books in L.A. 

 Indoor and outdoor culture all in one place!

Indoor and outdoor culture all in one place!

 Happy to have my book in company with Jim Gavin's funny-sad-terrific  Middle Men.  I think he was reading there the next night. 

Happy to have my book in company with Jim Gavin's funny-sad-terrific Middle Men. I think he was reading there the next night. 

 Reading, looking a little unreconciled to his baldness. 

Reading, looking a little unreconciled to his baldness. 

 Signing, looking unreconciled to his baldness. 

Signing, looking unreconciled to his baldness. 

 Selfie circa 2013 (i.e., my wife Sharon took this photo). 

Selfie circa 2013 (i.e., my wife Sharon took this photo). 

 Just a really happy night. 

Just a really happy night. 

Launch night at Inkwood Books, in my recently adopted town of Tampa, Florida. 

Evidently another author's book sat behind me on the table as I read. Unconscionable. (Actually, I didn't mind: and it's Gunpowder Moon by David Padreira, another Tampa-area author. And I hear it's very good!) 

Just unwinding a little after the event. 

Bedtime routine. 

May it never leave my side. 

Reading from Elders at the Harvard Coop (and they're very particular about pronouncing it coop, not co-op).

A pretty august space. Pretty and august. 

So happy with Ben Wiseman's design. Such a handsome book!

Who are you, young man in eye-catching flannel? And why did you attend a reading by a novelist in his green yardwork pullover?

In conversation with the wonderful essayist Patrick Madden.

Old Massachusetts friends.

Reading at Rutgers-Newark, in the stylish Paul Robeson Gallery. (Young man in foreground taking careful on his phone, apparently.)

Gawky man, holding forth—a performance art piece. 

I believe that's poet Rachel Hadas I'm talking to. 

Going into the launch party for Elders, at the amazing Skylight Books in L.A. 

Indoor and outdoor culture all in one place!

Happy to have my book in company with Jim Gavin's funny-sad-terrific Middle Men. I think he was reading there the next night. 

Reading, looking a little unreconciled to his baldness. 

Signing, looking unreconciled to his baldness. 

Selfie circa 2013 (i.e., my wife Sharon took this photo). 

Just a really happy night. 

 Launch night at Inkwood Books, in my recently adopted town of Tampa, Florida. 
 Evidently another author's book sat behind me on the table as I read. Unconscionable. (Actually, I didn't mind: and it's  Gunpowder Moon  by   David Padreira, another Tampa-area author. And I hear it's very good!) 
 Just unwinding a little after the event. 
 Bedtime routine. 
 May it never leave my side. 
 Reading from  Elders  at the Harvard Coop (and they're very particular about pronouncing it  coop , not  co-op ).
 A pretty august space. Pretty and august. 
 So happy with Ben Wiseman's design. Such a handsome book!
 Who are you, young man in eye-catching flannel? And why did you attend a reading by a novelist in his green yardwork pullover?
 In conversation with the wonderful essayist Patrick Madden.
 Old Massachusetts friends.
 Reading at Rutgers-Newark, in the stylish Paul Robeson Gallery. (Young man in foreground taking careful on his phone, apparently.)
 Gawky man, holding forth—a performance art piece. 
 I believe that's poet Rachel Hadas I'm talking to. 
 Going into the launch party for  Elders , at the amazing Skylight Books in L.A. 
 Indoor and outdoor culture all in one place!
 Happy to have my book in company with Jim Gavin's funny-sad-terrific  Middle Men.  I think he was reading there the next night. 
 Reading, looking a little unreconciled to his baldness. 
 Signing, looking unreconciled to his baldness. 
 Selfie circa 2013 (i.e., my wife Sharon took this photo). 
 Just a really happy night.