Eddie Lin's Extreme Cuisine Book Signing. Saturday, March 6th. 1PM to 3PM. The Annex, 2204 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA.
(cartoon credit: toothpastefordinner.com)
I've been to lots of book signings in my life: John Bradshaw, Armistead Maupin, Martin Yan and even Terry McMillan (the last one at a CostCo of all places). But, I've never been to my own, that is, until this Saturday when I'll be having my very own book signing event for my first book Extreme Cuisine at The Annex in Santa Ana, CA.
To be perfectly honest, I don't know what the hell I'm doing. The only thing I know is that I'll need to have a Sharpie to sign some books. Maybe I'll be expected to scribble something nice, maybe something clever, and finally sign my name. I've been practicing sketching my signature so that it'll look more like Walt Disney's rather than Ted Kaczynski's. A shrewd move, I think.
Gustavo Arellano, my host and friend, has given me some great tips on book events, and he should know since he's done plenty of these signings and talks. Believe you me, the guy can talk, and that's pretty much his advice, just keep talking. Keep talking and be myself. Don't be like what I think an "author" should act like. (That's too bad because I recently scored a really cool tobacco pipe and matching sweater and I think I managed to fake a decent English accent.)
So there it is. Just be me. I think I can handle that. And I hope to see you there!
Also, you can learn more about my book and how it came to fruition from my latest interview with Evan Kleiman on KCRW's Good Food show. Listen in this Saturday, March 6th at 11AM on KCRW 89.9FM in Southern California or online at KCRW.com.
Then join me for my Extreme Cuisine Book Signing and Chat. I'll have copies of the book for sale as well as some samples of weird food for those bold enough to push their gustatory limits. We'll also have the Los Hermanos Lonchera sin Fronteras taco truck out front selling Sonoran hot dogs and massive burritos. You'd be nuts to miss this.
Extreme Cuisine Book Signing and Chat
2204 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA, 92706
Thanks for the good thoughts. It was a great event. Surpassed my expectations! Sold out on all my books too!
The signing went really well. I'm very happy about it. Thanks for the nice note!
Thank you so very much for coming out and showing your support. It was a real pleasure to meet and chat with you. Hope to see you again some time. Cheers!
Yeah, got to meet John Bradshaw at Book Stop in Houston, TX. Believe it or not, there was no line and he was just sitting there all by himself. It was surreal because I'm so used to seeing him in a huge auditorium on PBS.
(Great meeting you at the talk in the Torrance library, Eddie, but you never told me your age. Wanted to see if eating all the collagen and placenta made you look twenty years younger!)