Our old friends Faith & Howard Levy hosted a publication party for me last night. We were welcomed at the door by a BIKE and a BIKE welcome mat, and by a BICYCLE centerpiece inside, filled with flowers and cookies. Forty close friends, my dressed-up children, wine & cheese, and an informal reading in which I explained both my sheepishness about finally writing a “memoir” and why I did it anyway.
The great thing is being able to “try out” some material on old friends; and then to know, by the depth and length of their laughter, which passages are “keepers.”
The children, naturally, feel that any excerpt about THEM is a keeper.
Yosef continues to maintain that the entire book should have been, exclusively, about him.