I have awesome friends. Most of them will be at my book-signing party tonight at Borders-Westwood, 1360 Westwood Boulevard, at 7 p.m.
Among them, first and foremost Angelika, Barbara, Gevin and Lisa, the very heart of my Reckless team. More on them "live" tonight. There will be also my VERY SPECIAL friend Litty who, together with her husband Melkon, produces incredible artisanal flavored vodkas under the label Modern Spirits (please, check out their website, www.modernspiritsvodka.com, you might find some tasty ideas for Xmas presents). Litty and Melkon created a special "Reckless" cocktail, and they will be pouring it to your delight.
Then, there will be "my kids", my son Daniele and his lovely sweetheart Elizabteh, who have been absolutely encouraging in pushing me to dare writing this book and overcome my insecurities. It' SOOO good to have them in my life!
But I also owe a special thank to another special person, Pamela, who came all the way from the Midwest to support me tonight. Pamela is the mother of my roommate Heather, very special herself (and if you want confirmation of my words, check the Los Angeles times today, flip to the calendar section, and you'll find her there, smiling on top of the L.A. Times building, atop a very well written article by Scott Martelle about the bloggers of LAblogging:
Talking about this category of people, thanks, thanks, thanks to Bill Campbell, as well, who posted about my booksigning party on the above mentioned site. And thanks to Lisa Stone, who cannot be at Borders tonight, but wrote about it in a very sweet post at:
Thanks to Daniel Guerrero, great guy and great communications director at the West Hollywood Bureau, who used all his magic and contacts to help me out. Thanks to Franco, who wanted to fly all the way from Milan to celebrate, even if he could stay only for a few hours, but had a last minute obstacle to stop his reckless intention.
So many others I should thank, but my brain is fried with all the preparation details and I can't almost remember my name. So, forgive me if I did not mention you here, you know you are in my heart.
And I can always make up tonight, admitted that I don't have a panic attack and loose my voice!
All right. I see you all there.
COME TO BE RECKLESSLY HAPPY!