“I’m reading your book!” she exclaimed. “Loving it, enjoying it as much as the first two!”
“Oh!” I replied startled that my book was being discussed out loud in such a public place, and pleased I’d remembered to put lipstick on. “What part are you up to?”
I approached the table to buy a book of tickets, the least I could do. Shouldn’t there be a lull, I thought, like months passing before any opinions about this ‘just released book’ were bandied about. The woman looked momentarily flustered.
“Um, oh…," she said, darting a look past me at Kotzman who was making a beeline for the car. "I’ve just finished the Canadian road trip.”She looked suitably proud as she managed to pull the correct chapter from inside her distracted mind.
As I signed for the tickets, I realised how much the airing of our lives by memoir, affected not only me, but Kotzman also.
“Don’t go out wearing those shorts”, I called as the front door was about to close behind him.
“Why?” he asked, turning and looking puzzled.
“Because someone might recognise you.”
“What does it matter honey?” he asked.