I know I’m in NYC on the biggest, craziest day of my life… but let’s talk about lunch. Because it was that good.
OH, lunch! My publisher took me to Gobo, a vegan restaurant, and it absolutely blew my mind! The flavors were intense; the food was cooked to perfection; the experience was divine! The other ladies were pretty excited to try Gobo, so we ordered a ton of small plates to start off with so we could each try everything.
Spinach and tofu cheese wontons:
Something amazing that I can’t remember the name of:
And spring rolls with thick, juicy slices of cucumbers.
For my entree, I ordered the Pumpkin Soup (Pumpkin?! In the middle of the summer?! I had to get it) with coconut and raisin rice. I had about half of each – I was stuffed!
Since I was dining with book people, we talked about the books we loved as kids (we were all in our late 20’s to mid 30’s). Remember these classics?
- The Babysitters Club
- Nancy Drew
- Hardy Boys
- Sweet Valley High
After lunch, we took the car back to the Penguin offices so I could record an author podcast and meet and great some of the Gotham execs. Everyone was so positive and excited and kept telling me the up-to-date Amazon ranking!
Oh, and the Real Simple magazine people were outside the publisher’s handing out whoopie pies! I grabbed a little petite pumpkin one.
(Obviously) there are so many books in a publisher’s office! I really do LOVE books and got to walk away with a few new ones to read. (The Murder Room is actually for my mom because she loves scary books.)
I have something to read on the flight home tomorrow!
Headed over to Sirius radio to record two segments with Broadminded and Cosmos with Patrick.
The view from the studios:
I feel really comfortable doing radio (hey, I get to hide behind a mike!) and the hosts were all really cool. Sirius seems like a fun place to work! In fact, I feel like EVERYONE I’ve met in NYC has really cool jobs. But crazy ones!
Cosmos with Patrick was a fun way to end the shows – it was cool to talk to a man who “gets it” AND a reader called in to say hi!
And – now I am back at the hotel and ready to CRASH. After 4 hours of sleep and the pressure of so much awesome (!!) media, I am exhausted. I have to film one more TV spot tonight at 10:30 PM, so I better squeeze in my catnap now.
Oh and one last thing. Did you guys see the article on Feminsting about this appalling ad by The Gap? I think we’re ultimately responsible for our own idea of self worth, but I just hate negative messaging like this – even if it’s a “joke.” And unfortunately, many people are heavily affected by this kind of stuff. Plus, what’s the point? Doesn’t make me want to buy Gap pants.