On April 26th I returned to Houston’s Brazos Bookstore to read from No Excuses. I was lucky to also have a chance to sign copies and connect with those in attendance.
The coolest thing about this event was how it brought together disparate parts of my history. Friends Clovis McArthur and Ruthie Fickman Lederman came–I hadn’t seen them since our decades ago West Texas days. Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast hosted a lovely pre-event dinner for their special supporters prior and many came to the booksigning. Most important, my son David Bosse, daughter-in-law Sally Bosse, and their two teenage boys Michael and Nick who live in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land were there to share the evening. Numerous cousins (first, second, in-law, and kissing) from both my mother’s and father’s side of the family, as well as my 91-year-old Uncle Sam Feldt and his wife Kay, came to cheer me on. Lauren Schreiber and her fiancee Michael Reeder were there. Lauren was my intern in 2005 when she was a student at NYU, and now she’s a Harvard Law graduate and works at a Baker Botts. A number of young women from area colleges made it clear that the torches of feminist future burn bright. The seats were full, the energy was high, the bookstore ran out of books. what could be better?
Photos are courtesy of blogger Mary Margaret Hanson. Check out her write up of the event at her blog Rockbridge Times.