I love hearing from you guys. Plus, the thing is, I love talking and hanging out with people. I really actually do; I always learn the most surprising, amazing things from most everyone. So, if you have a book club or have an interest in chatting about In Spite of Everything, and there are at least ten people into it in the New York environs, I’d probably be happy to come, depending on scheduling and so forth. Drop me a line.

If you’d like to leave a message here, I’d love it. But I have a fair request: please read In Spite of Everything before commenting on it. There has been a fair amount of press on it, but space and time are necessarily limited in media outlets and, through no fault of their own, they can’t possibly really provide a complete sense of the book, however flattering that sense might be. Thanks!

If yours is a press-related question, please contact Karen Fink at Random House: [email protected] Thank you.