He signed books last night, too, after he spoke for about thirty-five minutes and took questions (very patiently, I might add, given the quality of some of the questions/comments) for maybe another twenty.
I took a few pix while Mary Lu explained that she's from the Youngstown area (he's working on a new novel, Youngstown Tune-Up) and then he signed my copy of his memoir, We'll Always Have Cleveland.
She got a relatively standard signature, but I got a "Once in love with Amy . . ." to go with the other "Once in love with Amy . . ."s in my collection. Since we had a discussion in the parking lot about how she never gets interesting/funny comments from authors, I'm posting blurry images of some of the other inscriptions, just to rub it in:
- " . . . Always in love with Amy"
- "We'll always have Cleveland"
- "It's not about baseball!" (The Indian Sign)
- "Who's ripe for 'chasing'" (A little Kevin Smith shout-out because it was 1997 and Chasing Amy had just come out.)