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Booktowne Photos & Thank You!

A couple of months ago, I got an invitation I couldn't resist. The folks at Booktowne had chosen my book for the mother-daughter book club and wanted me to visit with the readers. Wonderful don't you think? And kind of a dream--to have the book discussed among the generations--to talk through the difficult stuff--to share a story together about coming into womanhood and the joys and perils. Honestly, I was so thrilled, I didn't even think about how I was going to get there. There must be a train from NYC I assumed. I would figure it out.

About a week before the visit, I finally did my homework and realized that it was a three or three and a half hour train ride to what is not exactly Snooki territory, but it is pretty far from NYC Penn Station. "No worries," the good folks at Booktowne said. "We will pick you up from Metropark -- one simple train ride from Manhattan and we will drive you the rest of the way." So now it was not only easy, but necessary that I get there. I was so appreciative of how easy they made it for me to get there--and how incredibly welcoming.

The group that gathered that night in Booktowne was magical. Moms and daughters and some just excited to enjoy an author talk in their hometown. I couldn't have asked for more. You must see the lovely video of the evening that the extraordinary Maribeth Pelly put together to commemorate the evening.

Thank you Maribeth! Thank you Rita (the owner of Booktowne! Thank you to all of the folks who came out that night for a really special conversation. I met the real young women of the Jersey Shore that night and they are smart and lovely and have a special place in my heart!

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