One of America's great storytellers, Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, will chat with novelist Martin Amis, author of the critically acclaimed novel Lionel Asbo: State of England, in Los Angeles on Friday, September 21.
When I get a last minute phone call to fill in for a sick shipboard lecturer, I am slightly nervous: What if I bring some sort of new virus aboard? Or what if -- as seems a lot more likely -- I end up boring passengers to death?
As I prepare to embark upon that perilous -- and perilously rare -- adventure called the "book tour," I think it behooves us both to be reminded of our obligation to one another. Herewith, I propose these simple rules for governing our behavior.