A little live-action clip, courtesy of up-and-coming filmmaker, Lucy Barcott, Bruce’s 14-year old daughter. When she isn’t garnering rave reviews for her stage acting, Lucy’s giving Ken Burns and Michael Moore a run for their money. Nice work, Lucy.
As for my “performance,” well…I was happy to support Kevin Fedarko’s great book, and it was an honor to appear with Bruce, Chris Solomon and McKenzie Funk, but it brought back memories of some lowlights from my tour last October: a lot of background noise (Have I mentioned the reading I did with a clog-dancing class going on in the space above the bookstore?), a large number of disinterested passers-by, and a few people just trying to figure out what the hell was going on.
On the plus side, nobody got arrested and we did make contact with the Barnes & Noble store manager, who came out to see what all the commotion was about. Hopefully they’ll start selling Kevin’s book, The Emerald Mile, or you’ll buy it somewhere else.