Welcome to a Party!
Last night (April 30) Common Good Books of St. Paul (MN) hosted the book release party for my latest book (The Compassionate Carnivore, Or How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDonald’s Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint and Still Eat Meat.) It was scary and fun at the same time.
The party was held in the Virginia Street Swedenborgian Church, a small, charming church in an old St. Paul neighborhood.
Eric, the church’s minister, introduced us. He and I are both shepherds, but I think my flock is easier to lead than his.
The event was hosted by the proprietor of Common Good Books, Mr. Garrison Keillor (aka Guy Noir for those of you who listen to A Prairie Home Companion every Saturday night.) Here’s Garrison laughing.
Here’s Garrison not laughing.
Here’s me talking with my hands.
Here’s the crowd dispersing after the talk and questions. I’d share what we talked about, but I can’t remember. It took so much concentration to keep up with Garrison that I had to shut down the memory chips and was unable to record the conversation.
And this is Melissa and our dear friend Willard, the guy who taught Melissa so much about farming. He loves to look at me with a twinkle in his eye and say he doesn’t know if he should take the credit…or the blame… (I tell him he can take both.)
Thanks to Common Good Books, Garrison Keillor, my parents, family and friends, and some total strangers who came to celebrate with me.
What you can’t see in this last photo is that the photographer managed to snap this shot just before exploding with pride. Dads are like that.