Friday, June 24, 2005

How not to summarize months of work between radio-station commercials

I've started doing interviews to promote Runaway American Dream. I'm grateful for the attention and it's fun to talk about the book, but it's pretty clear why I write for a living and not talk. I listened back to a tape of one to discover that I used the word "um" more than "Springsteen." The interviewers have been quite knowledgeable so far -- they've all actually read the book, which I know is not always the case -- and they've been eager to challenge some of my arguments. I've got plenty more interviews scheduled for July; I hope I do a better job of sounding like I've read the book, too.