Okay, I Love People

I take back all the bad things I ever said about humanity.

Yesterday I sent out a mass email about my book being issued in paperback and instead of responses like, “leave me alone” or “you’re a spammer” and “p.s., you’re ugly,” I got responses like:

“Stacy, I would read anything you would write, even if it was on toilet paper!”

“Stacy – Relax, ya gotta do what ya gotta do to make a living these days!  Pushing your new book is what you’re supposed to do!  Besides, most of us look forward to hearing from you. Your new book sounds very interesting – can’t wait to get my copy and settle in for another great read!”

“Stop apologizing. I love your writing, and I’m sure everyone else does, too.  Don’t feel bad about marketing yourself – we understand it’s what you need to do. It’s what you should do.  It’s cool.”

“You can always keep me on your list, I love getting your book updates, I do plan on purchasing this, and your e-mail was a wonderful reminder.”

Here’s another picture from Brooklyn, where I should just move to already.


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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