2004-09-03

okay, start already would you!

is the suspense killing you?
yes, yes, we are going to discuss, but some people are STILL waiting to receive the book. is anyone else camped out on their front porch wondering if that big brown truck is ever going to show?
we've invited some friends from far off places around the globe to join us for this conversation, so it won't just be the same ole lot of us having the same ole conversation. (you know, the white guys with the latest & greatest in clever facial hair and rich american housewives like myself.) all this to say, i think it's worth it to hang in there until our friends can join us. if all goes well, i'm sending books by fastest means possible tuesday morning.

just in case you're curious, sivin kit is joining us from malaysia.
michelle bainbridge is going to give her two cents from south africa.
and of course, you already met john from japan, who is being deceptively agreeable. (please, please don't punch his power or poverty buttons--his two most brilliant subjects-- although it would make everything much more entertaining). :)
andre daley is already on board as well as karen haluza. jump in anytime & say "hey", you bloggers who have yet to introduce yourselves. it'll give us something to read while we're waiting to start full swing. and someone say something unremarkable or silly. if we have to be smart or serious the whole time, i'll never make it.

it would also be great to hear from those of you who've already started. anything you're dying to talk about so far? initial impressions? gold star for ken's A+ book report? all suggestions for the course of our conversation welcome.

8 comments:

Adam said...

hmmm, clever facial hair. i hope that's not referring to...well, i suppose i'll still check this blog again ;)

Sivin Kit said...

great to have the chance to contribute 2 cents too! I'll do so once I get the book ... for now, I'll eavesdrop and may chip in here and there.

jay v. said...

I have gotten about half way through the book and am loving it. I laughed all the way through Chapter 0. I think there is a lot more humor in this book than in any that Brian has written before.

Eli said...

Mid-way through Chapter 1. I'm shamed by the gentleman who has already finished the book! I can't read it that fast and hope to comprehend it. The footnotes are helpful, especially to the non-pointy-headed theotypes like me.

jen lemen said...

hear, hear for non-pointy head theotypes! :)

Andre Daley said...

Eager to post but still waiting on the book

marko said...

mark oestreicher here (publisher) -- there's a great story (though brian might not have considered it fun!) behind chapter 0. it didn't exist in the first three drafts of the book. but there was some hesitation "higher up the food chain" (one might way) in our publishing world about some of the stuff in the book. after quite a bit of reasonably healthy (and occaisionally not healthy) debate, brian decided to add chapter 0. i absolutely love it.

dave p said...

So I bought the book at the Borders book store in Kona Hawaii last week and finished it in one sitting yesterday. Excellent stuff, throughly recommended, although the third quarter was a bit heavy going. Rousing finish, though...

More when I get back home (flying back redeye tonight :-)

dave paisley