This could also be titled: that night I checked something off my bucket list. The picture on the right is - yes I'm sure you guessed - me giving a dramatic reading of Sheila E's "The Glamorous Life." (I love everything about her '85 performance: the cymbal high kick, the glow sticks, the swagger, the percussion. I don't love the fur, if you must know.) From a literary perspective, I love the economic characterization in the song's lyrics, which I've written about for The Kenyon Review.
"She wears a long fur coat of mink, even in the summer time. Every body knows from her cold little way, the girl's got a lot on her mind."
I got to see friends and meet some incredible people in person - Twitter avatars turned to flesh and blood - which I value so much. Thank you to Book Lady, Bookrageous, and Book Riot for hosting me.
Housing Works, the place where this all went down, is such a super cool organization - they help people struggling with HIV and homelessness; consider donating.
Order the paperback from Battenkill Books and I'll sign it for you!
Click here to watch Megan discuss Birds of a Lesser Paradise.