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Things are moving pretty briskly here at The Optimist HQ.
I’m very excited to share a piece in the new issue of the New Yorker about the book. I went fishing in the Catskills with the eminent writer and literary critic, Charles McGrath. I have to say it was rather intimidating trying to sound articulate while attempting to catch a trout in mid-April in the presence of such a distinguished figure. But we both survived with our dignity intact. It also realizes my dream of being illustrated in the New Yorker, so I can now retire (though I’m essentially in a permanent state of semi-retirement).
I also wanted to mention a piece I wrote in the May issue of Robb Report about incredible angling destinations. This might set you in a good direction, whether you have post-vaccination visions of Montana or Patagonia, England or Canada.
And if you’re in New York, I hope to see you at Todd Snyder tomorrow, May 4, from 4-6pm. It’s supposed to be a lovely day, and I’ll be signing books outside.
We’ve made it this far, so if you’ve been waiting you might as well order the book. You can also hear an excerpt from the audiobook for those of you curious about how the book will sound, which is pretty wild.
I’m going to exhale, put on a suit, and celebrate with my family at Le Bernardin. They don’t serve Miller Lite. But that’s just fine.