March 13, 2006

Sell Out

A strange weekend. On Saturday I received a box from Europe with 20 copies of the French edition of my first novel. About a celebrity stalker. It looks damn cool. Only thing is, I have no real use for 20 copies of a novel in French. If you can read French, contact me. Maybe you’d like to trade for something you’ve written, played, painted, etc.

That same night I went to the engagement party for a very famous Hollywood actor and his new wife, who I went to high school with. Partied the night with Naomi Watts, John C. Reilly, Beck, and others. Not really, but they were there. I mention them because celebrities are better than normal people. I wonder what they’d think if they knew I write books advocating the devoutly insane hatred of Hollywood.

My wife and I both took the stage fright drug, Inderal, before we went to the party. I was nervous as shit the day leading up. I always get nervous going to parties, and we hadn’t been to one in a while. This was not only a big Hollywood-type party, but also a part high school reunion as well. I got wasted. Probably embarrassing. Everyone was nice though. It wasn’t full of the beautiful people, as I was expecting, but people who looked human. Everyone was happy to be there. We enjoyed ourselves. I am selling out.

The book front is going better. Some people have been receptive to NOS. The woman from Dogmatika has offered to review the book and interview me. Go there and send them some love.

10 comments:

Empty Drum said...

Here's a copy of the email I just sent Dogmatika:

To Whom The Bell's Tolling May Concern:

Give Henry Baum's book a positive review or I will kill you all.

Thanks very much!

SB

Henry Baum said...

You just made me want to play Metallica. Time marches on. Way better than that Hemingway book.

Empty Drum said...

Got my copy today, BTW!

David Niall Wilson said...

Lol...

Hey, you have no idea how lucky you are to actually SEE copies of the French version. I have novels in half a dozen languages and have seen only one in German, where the title of my book which was (yeah, I know, I'm a geek) A Star Trek novel -- turned from Chrysalis (which is fairly cool) to PUPPEN which I can't find a pronunciation for that doesn't make me angry...

DNW

Empty Drum said...

My copy smells funny....

Henry Baum said...

Yes, but how does it taste?

Spiral Stairs said...

My copy of Oscar Caliber Gun smelled funny. (It may still smell funny. I haven't smelled it in a while.) I chalked it up to the demented uses that the demented purchaser of the book must have put it to.

(I totally know what star you are talking about, Henry. Any HBaum groupie can figure it out in pretty short order.)

Henry Baum said...

And you look something like him. I'm a Spiral Stairs comment groupie.

Empty Drum said...

Never mind: it was my upper lip.

Spiral Stairs said...

Received my copy of NOS yesterday. No weird smell. Looks slick, too.

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