I meant to post about this last week, but I got caught up getting ready for a short vacation. Then I was busy spending time in my favorite city. But anyway, last Wednesday (March 7th) I went back to the Vero Beach Book Center for a signing with Jen Lancaster, author of the hilarious memoirs starting with Bitter is the New Black and then most recently a novel, If You Were Here. We arrived about 10 minutes early and were surprised to see Jen sitting down already answering questions. She had apparently started informally interacting with everyone prior to the signing and then started "officially" at 6:00 pm which I thought was cool.
I've had such issues with memory lately, strangely, so... even though I've read every single one of her books (except for the most recent), I had trouble keeping up with all the "inside jokes" that other people kept mentioning or the references they were making. But it was still super fun. Jen is so funny, but she is also very nice. She read a chapter from her upcoming humorous memoir, Jeneration X, which comes out in May. I'm super excited to read that one!
Anyway, I had nothing smart to say to Jen when I met her, which is pretty common for me. And what I thought was funny after the fact was that she asked me if we'd met before (like at a previous signing, I guess) and I hesitated before answering. Like I would with anyone else who asked... It was funny in retrospect to me since I'm completely sure we haven't met before, but I stopped and thought for a second, haha. Anyway, I can't believe I haven't read her latest book yet. I think it being fiction sort of threw me off and worried me, but it sounds hilarious too!