Speakeasy Roundup, Behnaz at Target!

Huff, Huff, Huff. I’m going through all your emails now. Right now I’m on the July emails. I just have to say, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS WRITTEN ME. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!! It really warms my heart that you guys like the books so much, and that you’ve taken the time to write me to tell me so. I am deeply touched and very tickled.

When I was a teen, I wrote to Duran Duran, and I never got anything back but a fan newsletter, which was nice, but not quite the response to my fifteen-page two-sided declaration of LOVE that I was hoping for. So I definitely make an effort to respond personally to every email. I hope to continue to do this even as the emails pile up, it might take more than a couple of months for me to get back to you, but please know that I am trying my best to respond personally to each email.

Last night we went to the superfun LA YA Speakeasy by the fab gals at Smartgals.org, which was really fun. Got to meet the awesome Cecil Castellucci, the gorgeous Jordan Roter, the fab Rachel Cohn, the legendary Francesca Lia Block (who has AWESOME taste in shoes! Hers were black patent platforms!) and tons more very nice authors. We writers did a Dada game called “Exquisite Corpse” wherein each of us got to write a few sentences of a story, but the trick was we could only see the one sentence before our own, so the story veered wildly in every direction and was quite funny.

It was our last gasp of socializing before the bebe is born…I really can’t even keep my eyes open for more than a few hours at a time. It seems all I do is sleep. Am trying to get as much of Au Pairs: Crazy Hot done before delivery, which is great escapism since I am so far from bikini ready right now.

In other news, the Behnaz Sarapfour collection is at Target!!! I loooove Behnaz and so of course had to haul ass to Target. The fake Persian lamb coat is exquisite, as is the lace sweater and several of the silk shirts. Deevine. And everything so cheap! I’m trying to be good this time though, and not buy EVERYTHING. I still haven’t even worn all the Paul & Joe stuff I bought, let alone all the Luella stuff. So this time I’m going to be a bit picky. Which is hard when Behnaz is going for $29. Girlfriend’s collection at Barneys is like, $700 for a shirt!