As humans, we naturally seek out people who have things in common with us. Though differences make things interesting and I definitely wouldn’t want to spend much time with someone who is identical to me in every way, I enjoy discovering qualities in others that align with mine. Egotistical? Maybe. But you do it too, so don’t judge. (You DO, right?) It’s a warm and fuzzy thing to find that someone else shares my love of, say, the British royals. Or someone who understands my need to make to-do lists because they also make them. Or someone who also gets annoyed at parents who are afraid to say “no” to their children.
I met Margaret all the way back in February (wow!), when I took a tour of the Chicago Pedway with her. Margaret is friendly, and hilarious. I can’t begin to tell you what a strong connection I felt when I met her, and I know that sounds weird, but it’s so true. As she took me and the others on the tour through the Pedway, her passion for her city–my city!–oozed out of her. I totally related. (She also has intense appreciation for the movie “Grease 2”, and let me assure you that you don’t find THAT just anywhere.)
Since then, I have taken to calling Margaret my “City Half”.
Guess what? My City Half has just published a book, just a couple of weeks ahead of mine! (Crazy, right?)
Margaret, who is an improv veteran, loves Chicago comedy. That’s what her book is about, in fact: the history of Chicago Comedy! Check it out:
The book officially “drops” this Friday, and I have already pre-ordered. You can pre-order yours, too, at Amazon! Click here!
Best of luck on the book, Margaret. I’m so proud of you!
WE ARE DOING IT!
©2011 Suburban Scrawl
it's so nice to support others who know what you are going through throughout this book writing/editing/selling process! 🙂
Sounds like a fascinating book. Good luck to Margaret!
Melisa! You are the best and thank you for the post. Can't wait for yours and then we can be book twins!
Let's do it for our country, the red white and the blue…
Fantastic! How interesting.
Oh by the way I LOVE Grease 2!
Love, love, love it….Cool Rider is my favorite song! LOL