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I plan to weigh in every other day or so with what I hope are yak-worthy thoughts, musings and reconditioned events from my alleged past, my assumed present and my delusional future. If you want to comment, I will respond almost as quickly as those spam guys who claim you can make $500/day in your underwear.

Apr 18
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Once again, did somebody say poster???

We have a new lead guitar player for this gig, John Merjave, who is George in the otherworldly Beatle tribute band, Liverpool. And yes, I am utterly intimidated….

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Apr 16
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Not only that….

Barnes and Noble liked the new cover of SHRINK THYSELF so much, they’re putting it on the front display table when it comes out. Like I have to tell you, I haven’t been at a front table since my bar-mitzvah….

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Hey, we have upcoming events for SHRINK THYSELF!!!!!!

JUNE 6 — MARK MARON WTF PODCAST (Mark is an old stand-up colleague who has this beyond-popular podcast. I cannot believe he is having me as a guest. I hope/have a feeling this will be the single most effective promotional event I’ve ever done.)

JUNE 12 — SIGNING/Q&A WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHOR ADRIANA TRIGIANA AT THE STRAND BOOKSTORE, NYC (Adriana is an NY Times bestselling author. She is hilarious and gave me a wonderful blurb for EVERYTHING HURTS. The fact that she always draws and we’ll be in the Rare Books Room at The Strand is more than I could have hoped for.)

JUNE 19 — READING/SIGNING AT WORDS BOOKSTORE, MAPLEWOOD, NJ (Adrianne’s stepsister’s daughter — follow? — works here and recommended the place. It will be my first reading in New Jersey….unless Christie closes the Lincoln Tunnel.)

JUNE 27 — READING/SIGNING AT HARVARD BOOKSTORE, CAMBRIDGE, MA. (Who says you can’t go home again. Across the street from my freshman dorm room at Harvard. We may break my mom out of long term care for this one.)

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Apr 15
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Apr 04
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Okay, while we’re at this point in time, one Dave story….

It was, I believe, year two of the CBS show. I remember it was snowing. The musical act that night was the great violinist Yitzhak Perlman. After the virtuoso finishes his piece, with the audience applauding wildly, Dave walks up to him, leans over, points to his violin, and with his mic live yells just under the crowd, “Where’d you get that, Manny’s?”

Manny’s was a legendary music store on 48th between 6th and 7th. He did that line for no one but himself and whoever might get it. 

That’s why he’s who he is. 

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Apr 03
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You must must must watch the “America Strong” segment on ABC World News tonight…..

….it features Sloan-Kettering’s resident angel, Nick Medley, a man not from this earth who Adrianne and I met exactly a year ago.

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Mar 30
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Mar 29
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