Greetings from Lexington Avenue on the small island of Manhattan. Since I haven’t slept much in the past two and a half days, I’m not sure why I got a hotel room—but I’m grateful for the coffee maker and connection to the outside world.
The price is deliberately low, and I’m giving 100% of my proceeds to our charity project in Ethiopia for every reader I meet this fall. (I’ll be carrying a notebook for the next 97 days so I can keep up with everyone.)
The central message of the book is:
“You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to. You can do good things for yourself and make the world a better place at the same time. Here’s how to do it.”
It’s AONC in a souvenir format, designed to be highly personal and highly practical. I also have a minor book tour that begins… tonight.
Unconventional Book Tour Begins
I came to New York to launch the book and begin the Unconventional Book Tour — a collectively-organized, epic adventure to meet readers in all 50 states and 10 provinces. The first event kicks off right here in Manhattan and ventures out from there.
Tuesday, September 7th at 7pm
Location: Borders Columbus Circle, Time Warner Building
Central Park West
And here’s the schedule for the rest of this week:
- September 8: Mendham, NJ (Mendham Books, 7pm)
- September 9: Philadelphia, PA (Aweber HQ, 7pm)
- September 10: Wilmington, DE (Starbucks, 2pm)
- September 11: New Haven, Connecticut (Adventures in Wellbeing HQ, 7pm)
- September 12: Providence, RI (Books on the Square, 2pm)
- September 13: Boston, MA (Harvard Coop, 7pm)
- September 14: Portland, ME (Longfellow’s Books, 7pm)
- September 15: Manchester, NH (Barnes & Noble, 7pm)
- September 16: Burlington, Vermont (U. of Vermont, time TBD)
And then 56 more cities over the next few months as I make my way to every state in the union… and then every province up further north. Sign up here and come out—I’d love to see you on the road.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
One of the main reasons why I started AONC was to write a book. It only took two and a half years (publishing is indeed a sloooow industry), but here we are.
A few of the best people in the world are helping me out today, and I’m very grateful for their support. Our “Small Army” reader campaign is also out in full force, with 99 additional reviews and commentary going up around the internets throughout the next 60 days.
Well, that’s it for now… but it’s kind of a big thing. See you again soon, and thanks so much for your partnership. Here’s to the next two-and-a-half years!