August 26, 2009


I had been worried that no one would show up to the Andromeda Klein book release party last night. That would have been embarrassing. But I suppose the panic did me good, because the last minute frenzy of promotional begging resulted in a packed Cato's and a great night all around. I don't have a head count, but I know there were at least 78 because we handed out cards from a tarot deck as raffle tickets -- Becky Walsh chose the winning card and did a little reading on the winner -- and we ran out of those. I would guess it was over a hundred, anyway. It seemed bigger than the King Dork release thing a few years back, and I always thought of that as a hundred people.

Anyway, I'm writing a fuller account of the proceedings, with photos, for, but for now, I would like to thank:

Beth Lisick, Becky Walsh, STALLION and Team Cherokee, Jennifer Sky Band, Jesse Michaels, Kari, Kayla, Greg, Casey, Kendra, Joe, Yvonne, Christine, June, Dina, Chris, Paige, Aaron, Diesel Books, the Cato's staff, and everyone who showed up in person or on the internet.

It was a good night, right?

Posted by Dr. Frank at August 26, 2009 04:36 PM | TrackBack

Pretty awesome that I watched this from my couch in Brooklyn.

Posted by: Mike T. at August 26, 2009 04:49 PM

Really liked Oh Baby God (if that was the title?). Also felt really cool to request a song through the 'net.

Posted by: Kevin Wilder at August 26, 2009 05:01 PM

HI FRANK, we did pop in but it was far too crowded for us so I'll need to get my book signed some other time. Peeked into it last night and it has started out fast and good, which I like! Thanks!!

Posted by: Siobhan at August 26, 2009 05:10 PM

Hey Frank,
$4.50 for a glass of beer these days? Ur killing me! Plus, no book still. It was way too freakin' crowded. I know you feel like you owe Cato's or something but next time, do a bigger venue, okay? So we can all get a copy and an autograph and watch the show? Poor kids on their skateboards were pissed.

Posted by: Leslo at August 26, 2009 08:19 PM


Posted by: Jen Dutton at August 26, 2009 08:31 PM

Would've loved to attend, but Cato's Ale House is a bit far from Pittsburgh.
I went straight to Barnes & Noble after work and picked up my copy of AK. The book had its own cardboard stand/bookself to highlight its release. They even had extra copies of King Dork at the bottom of the stand. It was nice to see AK get some special attention in this regard.

Hope the book enjoys a great deal of success!

Posted by: B at August 26, 2009 09:03 PM

Glad to know it's going well.

Hey, is anybody else finding this to be a bit of a tough read? Nearly 150 pages in, I'm finding myself Googling the hell out of all these people and phrases having to do with tarot and magick and stuff that I know absolutely nothing about. I even have had my fair share of Wiccan friends. I'm feeling rather stupid reading this thus far.

Posted by: Zaphod at August 26, 2009 09:26 PM

Your publisher must have some kind of pull because Amazon held your book, along with Sony's Patton Oswalt CD, until the release date to ship out. They did, however, not care in the least about shipping out either Lloyd Kaufman's or David Cross' new books a week ago despite the fact that they don't come out until the 30th or 31st.
Anyway, I apparently get your book on Thursday I think.

Posted by: Saul at August 27, 2009 12:04 AM

I think a book that makes you google or wiki is a book worth reading. And if a book has you reaching for, it is definitely a book worth reading. I didn't think Andromeda was tough... just chock full of things I didn't know before ... and now I do know! The world (and the Universe) is a beautiful beautiful place.

Posted by: Dina at August 27, 2009 04:05 AM