Taking a break from the lost/found emails this week since BIOGRAPHY OF X is coming out tomorrow, the first full day of spring this year, March 23.
There was a profile in the New York Times about the book (and me, but, you know, it me) and Sam Sacks at The Wall Street Journal hypothesized the book could “mark Ms. Lacey’s deserved elevation to mainstream attention,” while maintaining all the usual “confusion, yearning and mystery.” (It’s true I am always confused!!!)
If you want to order a signed copy, you should still be able to wrangle one from one of these indie bookstores, or if you want to come to an in-person event (oooh, ahh, human beings in rooms!) that’s also an option:
March 21 - P&T Knitwear / Lower East Side, NYC / with Avery Trufelman 7pm
March 23 - Greenlight Books /Ft. Green Brooklyn with Merve Emre 7:30pm
March 25 - Politics & Prose / with Hillary Kelly / DC 3pm in the afternoon!
March 28 - Odyssey Books / South Hadley, MA 7pm
April 1 - Oxford Literary Festival / Oxford, UK Noon
April 3 - Storysmith / Bristol, UK 6:30pm
April 4 - Topping & Company / Edinburgh, UK 7:30pm
April 5 - Foyles/ with Andy Miller/ London, UK 7pm
April 13 - Exile in Bookvile / with Jenny Pulse & Tim Kinsella / Chicago 7pm
May 11 - 92nd Street Y / with Miriam Toews 7:30pm
I read Pew after reading - oh goodness how many times will I use the word read (again, ugh!) - a review that I no longer remember who wrote. Loved Pew and have been awaiting the opportunity to read (SMH) your newest. That moment is here; well, after my copy from Greenlight arrives in the mail.
Just read the Times piece: your book sounds amazing, and I'm looking forward to reading it! Any world in which Emma Goldman was Governor of Illinois is a world I want to enter (and dance in). I also see that you will be in conversation with one of my favorite writers, Miriam Toews. I doubt it will come up, but I just want to mention that I've always been very proud of being able to correctly pronounce her name. Also, once, when I was a teen, I ran into Tom Waits in Greenwich Village; he asked me if I knew where he could buy some underpants.