For Richer, For Poorer
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Well, so, my book seems to be sort of out! It’s meant to be next Thursday but the publisher now says that’s just a ‘guide date’ - Amazon have starting posting out the pre-orders, there’s already a customer review on there (sort of; it’s a posting of the Literary Review review but that’s still very nice) and there are copies in bookshops!
So, hurray for it being sort of out. There’ll be proper celebrations on this site next week and a nice extract in the Observer tomorrow (although I would say, if you’re planning to buy it anyway, don’t read the extract cos it works better to read the various bits in context..). In the meantime, I thought I’d put this post up for anyone who now has a copy and wants to post opinions / disagreements / relevant mild mickey-taking.
And if you’re passing your local bookshop, do let me know if they have it, and if so which curious part of the shop it has ended up in by mistake. Waterstones in Kensington have it in “Indoor Games”. I can see their logic but it’s going to hugely disappoint anyone who’s looking for a strategy guide, and finds instead some curious tales of going broke in Vegas, obscene flirting from The Devilfish and being challenged to a fist fight by Keith Allen. But non-fiction books are always oddly categorized. Free copy to the first person who finds it in a gardening section.