When I envisioned the book tour for my debut book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual, I wanted it to be a celebration of this achievement. Also, I wanted to do fun things with my friends who are also kinda big deals and cannot be trusted to behave properly in public. Because we are tribe.
This is why my Washington DC and Chicago stops are gonna be a problem. THE BEST PROBLEM EVER!!! Lemme tell you why.
My DC stop is with Damon Young of VerySmartBrothas.com. VSB is the blog that I recommend first to folks who ask what they need to be reading on these interwebs. He is the writer who writes things I often wish I wrote, so it’s only right that we come together for an evening of conversation and foolery and goodness. Oh, and peak Blackness. My DC stop will be produced by Mocha Ochoa-Nana of The Oracle Group Inc., in partnership with the MLK Library. I TOLD YOU IT WAS HELLA BLACK.
When I asked Damon to send me a headshot, he said: “niggas dont have headshots. just selfies.” He is utterly ridiculous. Soooo yeah, it’s gonna be a good time.
So here’s the bad news for some. This event is sold out. The capacity is 600 people and we’ve sold 600 tickets. 200 of that are VIP, which gives folks access to come to a pre-reception for a meet and greet with me. SIX HUNNID TICKETS SOLD, YALL.
And this was before I blogged about it AND the Library hasn’t even had a chance to send to their newsletter. People have been hitting me up all day *wall-sliding* because they didn’t get tickets. I was tempted to find a bigger space to do this in but I had to check myself. I am signing EVERY BOOK at that event. That is 600 books. Getting a bigger space might be too much, and I wanna make sure I can say hi to everybody. Sooooo what might happen is I do a 2nd DC event. It won’t be with Damon, because he got shit to do and life to live but DC, I am feeling the love.
More to come if that happens.
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That brings me to…
AND I’m SUPER GEEKED to announce one of my two Chicago tour stops. My book signing is with the AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, HILARIOUS, LIFE-GIVING human being you might know as Samantha Irby. She’s the writer behind the blog Bitches Gotta Eat and author of the book MEATY. She is seriously one of my favorite writers and the lady has not one lick of sense. This is why I love her and why we go together so tough.
This is us from 2 summers ago, giving you life.
Me and Sam will be engaging in shenanigans in partnership with Women & Children’s First Bookstore on October 4 in Chicago, IL. We will be in conversation and I’ll sign my books afterwards. You can get tickets NOW.
Chicago is home, so you know I couldn’t just leave it at that. On September 30, I will be having a party, where my mom’s jollof rice will be present. More details on that to come. SAVE THE DATE, doe. PORDEE TIME.
I’ve dropped info on 3 stops so far, and they’ve sold out (Brooklyn launch event with Crissle, Schomburg event with HeyFranHey, DC event with Damon). Chicago just dropped in these streets and I expect that to be done too soon. Honestly, this book tour is already blowing my mind and it doesn’t start for 3 weeks.
This book and the responses to it, are already making my mind melt. The love I’ve been getting for it has me in thug tears.
Thank you so much for being committed to making my lovechild I’M JUDGING YOU soar. Y’all are the best Godparents EVER!!!
THREE MORE WEEKS TO GO! September 13 soon come! Have you pre-ordered your copy?