Friday, March 31, 2006

Talking with Terry Gross

Yesterday I taped an hour with Terry Gross for Fresh Air. Actually, we went overtime and taped an hour and fifteen minutes. They say it will air in a week or two, after it is edited. But I can tell you this: Terry is obsessed with my dog Brando.

Well, maybe I'm exaggerating. But she did ask a lot of questions about him. Especially after I blurted out that he is my soul mate. I tried to back-pedal a bit on that...but she wasn't buying it.

Meanwhile, my publisher is out of stock again, and doesn't expect books to be in the warehouse until sometime after the Newsweek story runs and the Fresh Air interview airs. At which point they will no doubt be out of stock again. So if you see a copy, grab it.

Meanwhile, THE DOGS WHO FOUND ME rises to #11 on Bookscan's pet list this week and #9 on the New Orleans list.


Sara said...

Very cool Ken, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Here is a job for you, Ken. BB

Tulane University. Visiting Assistant Professor. The Dept. of English seeks to hire for Fall 2006 a Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing specializing in creative nonfiction. This is a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional two years pending successful annual review. 3/3 teaching load, with two introductory creative writing courses and one advanced course in creative nonfiction per semester. Salary: $35,000. Please submit electronically by May 1 a letter and c.v. with the names of three references to Molly Travis, Chair, Dept. of English at Applicants will receive an e-mail confirmation. Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Dept. of English,Visiting Assistant Professor, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118

Jillpw said...

I will second the "Very Cool!!" comment. Btw, I finished the book in two days, which is a record for me with my work schedule. I am recommending to absolutely every dog and animal lover I know.....which is pretty much all of my friends.

take care,

Monketah said...

Congratulations! I enjoyed your book very much, and I've since bought a copy for a friend who does pit bull rescue in Atlanta (Decatur area). She's spreading the word to everyone she knows.

I look forward to hearing the interview with Terry Gross, though she has an annoying habit of focusing on one aspect of her guest's biography, ignoring the big picture. I sure hope this isn't what happened with your comment about Brando.

Wishing you much continued success,

Pensacola, FL

Anonymous said...

great interview! but it does make me want to see photos of each of you dogs... especially Brando

Anonymous said...

When you said in your interview that Brando was your "soulmate," I have to admit that I KNEW (ok, it was a strong hunch) that Brando was a pit bull/pit-x. They have that affect . . .

Still grinning - now I see Sula has you "captured," too!