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Two Things, One Great, One Murderous

First of all:

I got engaged over the holidays. I am getting remarried in October of 2015, and I get to have my wedding in MARK TWAIN’S HOUSE in Hartford! I didn’t talk much about the divorce publicly, and won’t be doing so, but thank you to all of you who’ve been so concerned. Everything is getting better.

Second of all:

At the library yesterday, there was an interaction that led to someone telling me:

“I’ll kill you with my dick!”

“Highly unlikely,” I said, and I stand by my assessment. Few of us know the manner by which we shall depart this life. I am confident that I will not die because of anyone’s dick.

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  • Anita January 12, 2015, 1:35 am

    Congrats X 2: Engagement and scoring the Twain house to marry in! Now That’s a church!

  • John Patrick Weiss January 14, 2015, 11:04 pm

    Demian Farnworth recommended your site to me. Your above post made me laugh out loud. It was a busy day today. I needed a laugh. Thank you. And congrats on your engagement.

  • Lorrie Culver January 24, 2015, 11:30 am

    Love your book and your great sense of humor! Congrats on your engagement … I also am a librarian who is divorced and now happily engaged…
    I would like to share an exchange I had with a 10-year-old girl patron a few days ago. She wanted to know which was author Cynthia Kakohata’s latest book. I said it was either “Half a World Away” or “A Million Shades of Gray.” She looked at me when I mentioned the second book and said, “Oh no! That’s an adult book!” Of course, she was referring to “Fifty Shades of Gray,” and how did she know of that book? Perhaps her mom or another adult was reading it.

  • Deserét Baker January 24, 2015, 9:07 pm

    Josh, I just finished reading your memoir, which was one of the best books I’ve read in so very, very long. I especially like what Mark Twain had to say about us homely Mormon women. I also wanted to tell you, & I don’t know where to do it, but I am reading a book right now called for Grain Brain. It claims that it can cure all kinds of brain ailments, including Tourette syndrome. It might be worth looking into. The writer’s name is David Perlmutter

  • Sarah January 25, 2015, 3:32 pm

    That certainly trumps my getting married in the bookstore where I met my husband. And, thank you for the “rude” comment, I’ll try and use it in the future just to see how other’s responses fall short of yours!

  • Ron Geraci January 25, 2015, 6:09 pm

    Congratulations on your marriage, your book and on so many good things.
    Very excited to get your book. Is there any provision to get a signed copy? For someone in Philadelphia, that is?
    Best wishes,

    • Josh Hanagarne February 5, 2015, 6:39 pm

      Hi Ron, if you send me an email through the contact form, we can work something out.

  • Karen Tobo January 27, 2015, 8:26 pm

    That was a quick segue from engagement to death by dick. Perhaps this month’s memorable patron shared Mark Twain’s love of exaggeration, at least in regards to his murderous manhood. “I was born modest‚ but it didn’t last.”

  • Barb Vedder February 5, 2015, 5:56 am

    Hi Josh

    I just finished your book yesterday and wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading your story and how amazed I am by your constant courage and sense of humor.

    congratulations on the engagement and your plans to wed in Mark Twain’s Home here in CT. I live in CT and have been meaning to visit. Have you seen the Lego model at the Bradley Airport? quite impressive.

    best of luck –