I love this man's writing. No one can spin a yarn the way he does. When I was in Atlanta for 8 months back in '04, I read IN THE CITY OF SHY HUNTERS twice just to keep me plugged in back here. Look for him to be in New York again sometime in the first part of June. He's such a doll.
WOW! It's Tom Spanbauer week in NYC! Sage just sent out invites to NYers from tribe.net with this itinerary:
Hi Everyone....heres Tom's reading schedule for New York.....with an attached flyer for for the big free Love In party on Peir 63.....That night looks to be a lot of fun with many faces from both Tom's and my past...we really hope to see you out while we are in new york. For reviews and info on the new book, check out www.tomspanbauer.com
New York Book Tour Dates---JUNE
7th- 192 Books with A.M. Holmes 192 Tenth Ave at 21st Street 7 PM
8th Spanbauer LOVE-IN on peir 63 at 23rd street. Sundown.
9th The Greenwich Village Barnes and Noble 7:30 PM 396 Avenue of the Americas at 8th Street 212-674-8780
10th--- Night Out at CroBar 530 West 28th Street Posted by: Sage
Has anyone read "Now Is The Hour" yet? I saw it in the Barnes & Noble window so I know it's out.
It's great. It's the Tom Spanbauer that you love but I have to say it won't destroy you for weeks after like the others.
Like in the first chapter I totally fell in love with his dog Tramp. Then I started thinking -Damn! He's gonna kill the dog, I just know it. The dog is gonna die. So I called him and said, "Are you going to do this to me again? Is this dog gonnna get creamed by a pick-up truck or something"? His words: "Don't worry, the dog doesn't die. I go easy on you in this book".
And it's true, he does.
I'm not saying that it's not intense because it's Tom Spanbauer but he does go a little easy on us.
For Spanbauer-philes: Tom and his partner, Michael Sage Ricci, both have short memoir pieces just published in PORTLAND QUEER - TALES OF THE ROSE CITY, Lit Star Press. Both pieces are, of course, fantastic. Currently, I'm being hosted in Portland by "Andy," who you can meet in Sage's piece.
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