1. Ethan Canin told me I was making him nervous. I wasn’t even doing anything creepy. All I did was introduce myself and told him that the e-mail he sent me about my post on America, America made my summer. “Now I’m nervous,” he said. He was so nervous, in fact, that he misspelled a word on the inscription of my book.
2. I was so nervous that when he told me he was having a web site built for him, the first words out of my mouth were, and I quote: “Don’t let it be shitty.”
This is probably why I should never be allowed to interact with the human race. I have much much much more to say about the reading and the night, but my adrenaline is dissipating quickly and I am going to crash.
Holy shit people, I got to meet Ethan Canin and I MADE HIM NERVOUS. Me.
look forward to hearing more. just finished America, America yesterday. great book. thanks for the hype (for really).
You make me nervous and we’ve never even met.