Forty to fifty showed up at Myers Park Baptist Church for my reading Sunday afternoon. Fortune had favored us by ensuring that no North Carolina team was playing in the NCAA tournament that afternoon, so the only deterrent to attending was the threatening weather (though one friend emailed me to say she had intended to be there but had chipped a tooth. Fortune may have been smiling, but my friend wasn’t.) Several essays in the book involved the church, and people seemed delighted to hear what for some were familiar stories.
In the one-act play based on correspondence between me and Sen. Jesse Helms, the Helms role was played by Lou Lesesne, an irascible Charlotte lawyer. He was magnificent!
In short, a good time was had by all, and we sold a bunch of books.