Leaving for Boston in a Little While

I’m getting on a train in a little while and I just wanted to say to all the people who have emailed me, if you’re reading this, I’m going to answer your email, but it’s going to take a few days.  At least!  I’m not sure what my internet access will be for the two days for instance.  But I’m not ignoring you.  And I appreciate your email.  There’s something very exposed about putting a book out there.  You put your heart and everything you’ve got into it and then you sit back and wait.  Your book is out there, laid bare.  I can’t tell you how that feels.  And the fact of the matter is, some people are going to stomp on your poor frail heart … okay, book.  Maybe you didn’t do a great job this time and that’s the deal. People are going to point that out.  It comes with the territory.  So I love your email.  It makes me feel better.  

Oh, the life of a wuss.  It’s not easy people!!

And my book is on the shelves!!

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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8 thoughts on “Leaving for Boston in a Little While

  1. Have a great trip!
    BTW, I was so surprised when I turned on Coast to Coast last night and you were on.
    You were great!!
    Looking forward to hearing about all of your “Unbelievable” adventures.

  2. I’ll be headed to Border’s on Friday to pick up my copy….

    have a safe/fun trip …

  3. As a graphic artist I am at the mercy of the call of the book jacket. That’s why I originally picked up “Waiting for My Cats to Die” at Borders, and I have to say, from this shot, Unbelievable is the only one that catches my eye. I will be visiting my bookstore later this week 🙂

  4. I’m in Boston, posting from my hotel!! I was almost going to turn around and come home right after the reading. There was a cat pill-taking problem, but it might be okay.

  5. I really enjoyed your interview on coast to coast. You come accross as really loving what you do. Good luck with the cat pill problem. I have been thru that one!

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