I go to a lot of author signings. Here are some of my favourite signatures from the last three and a half years.
  1. Christina Haag
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  2. Judy Blume
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    I got to tell her that the most rebellious thing I did when I was 14 was read Forever.
  3. Colum McCann
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    His book, Let The Great World Spin, is in my All Time Top Five. Wonderful to discover he's also a really nice guy.
  4. Elissa Schappell
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    Such a compliment from such an accomplished writer. I had the slightly terrifying privilege of studying with her at the Tin House Summer Workshop in 2014.
  5. Hanna Pyvlainen
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    I asked for magical writer dust.
  6. Karin Tanabe
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    Before we were friends
  7. Karin Tanabe
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    And after we'd become friends
  8. Reif Larsen
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    Had a wonderful week studying with him at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown in 2014.
  9. David Sedaris
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  10. Lauren Groff
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    She high fived me when I told her I'd just got an agent.
  11. Jesse Eisenberg
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  12. Sarah MacLean
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    From one West Wing fan to another
  13. Jami Attenberg
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  14. Jami Attenberg
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    Two years and a Facebook friendship later
  15. Olympia Snowe
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    I told her she was mentioned in my first novel.
  16. James Scott Bell
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    He writes "how to" books, and they were invaluable to me at the beginning of my writing career.
  17. J. Courtney Sullivan
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  18. Celeste Ng
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  19. Claire Messud
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  20. Gary Shteyngart
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    He says he's not blurbing anymore, but I think this constitutes a written contract.
  21. Jenny Offill
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    The super fancy PEN/Faulkner event was MCed by none other than @bjnovak.
  22. Adelle Waldman
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    I owe Adelle so very much - one day I may tell that story. Loved studying with her in summer 2015 at Sara Lawrence. And loved her book!
  23. Hillary Clinton
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    I'm mostly not posting non personalised inscriptions but this is pretty cool.
  24. Elizabeth Warren
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    I love her mind. I love her shoes.