New York Times Book Review!

I just received word that SOMETHING MISSING will receive a review in this weekend’s New York Times Book Review.

This is another one of those moments that I will not soon forget. 

Of course, as soon as I received the email from my publicist, I called my wife to tell her of the great news, but she had left her phone at home and was unreachable for about two hours.  Though she rarely does this kind of thing, she always seems to choose the worst moments to do so. 

Instead, I told Dick, the salesman/golf coach who helped me choose a new set of irons, followed by my in-laws.

Elysha was a distant third.

A follower on Twitter asks:  What is The New York Times Book Review? 

Good question.  I’ll quote Wikipedia, which offers a good description:

The New York Times Book Review is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to The New York Times in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed. It is one of the most influential and widely read book review publications in the industry.  Each week the NYTBR receives 750 to 1000 books from authors and publishers in the mail of which 20 to 30 are chosen for review. The selection process is based on finding books that are important and notable, as well as discovering new authors whose books stand above the crowd.