Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Geek Tragedy

Last night I went to a book signing at Vroman's in Pasadena for the very radiant and hilarious Stephanie Klein.

In case some of you don't know this femme fatale wordsmith, her blog is Greek Tragedy and her first book is called Straight Up and Dirty. Both are fantastic reads. The signing last night was for her new book Moose, which is a memoir of her stints at fat camp.

The moment she walked into the room, I felt my geek switch flick on. I couldn't stop smiling at her, I think my pupils were dilated into little heart shapes, and as soon as I made it up to the table to get my book signed, I gushed, "Ireadyourblogeveryday! Can I take a picture with you?"

Then I realized that my geekometer was ticking at HIGH, which made me get embarrassed and blush profusely, which thankfully you can't see in the picture. But I'm sure she thought, "Oh that poor girl. She looks so normal but is such a spaz." Actually, she's probably too nice to think that. Anyway, it was a complete joy to meet her in person and I cannot wait to read Moose. I'll let ya know what I think when I finish it.


Anonymous said...

Who ever took that picture is a wonderful photographer I must say. =0)

Michael C said...

Yes, please let us know what you thought of the book! And blogger's still get book deals??

Augghhhhhhh!!! How do we get on that train????

Anonymous said...

You say "geekometer was ticking at high" and "spaz" like those are bad things...

brookem said...

im so jealous that you got to meet her! i wish she was coming around boston!

you both look GORGEOUS! how cute are you, seriously?!

justrun said...

I was just saying yesterday that I couldn't think of anyone I'd geek out over if I met them.
Way to go with it! :)

Nilsa S. said...

Great photo - you both have radiant smiles! I read her blog from time to time (all the way back to her NY days). But, I can't commit to it everyday. I bet her books are great!

Lara said...

I was witness to the geek-out and the blushing, but you look awesome in the pic and it was a great event (even though I was really late).

I'm almost done w/ Moose and it's fantastic! I got teary on page 123. This book is making me take a serious look at the way I look at myself. Thanks for introducing me to this great author!

Mel Heth said...

Anonymous - Yes you are.

Michael C - Seriously, you NEED to write a book. You're the next David Sedaris, I think.

Geekhiker - Haha, you're right. Those are awesome things.

Brookem - Okay you are the sweetest person in the whole world and I could just kiss you. Thanks for the compliment! Is she coming to Boston at some point? She was adorable and so sweet!

Justrun - You're lucky. I geek out over most semi-famous people I meet. Even the founder of my company totally makes me blush.

Nilsa - You are so sweet too! Radiant?! My cheeks are getting hot. :)

Lara - I can't believe you're almost done with the book!! I'm glad its having a positive impact on your body dismorphic disorder. Skinny ho.