Nov 29, 2006

"GOLDEN LIGHTS, DISPLAYING YOUR NAME"

I have had a great day! The busy continues, but it's all good, I assure you.

So, if you will pardon me for a vanterie sans scrupule...

Here's a funny one. A woman, a newish friend, a charming academic/editor I have only recently come to know, Karen, emailed me a few weeks ago to insist she overheard people discussing me and my novel on a subway platform in Manhattan. Nonsense I insisted. Sure, I lived there, but who would be doing that? Right? Anyway, I suppose her story is true, as this was posted today on Overheard In NY's Wednesday One-Liners, about mid-post:

"Guy: I totally want to spoon with Amy Guth, but like, her novel is so fucking weird she'd probably have to kill me first."

--Subway platform, Columbus Circle, 59th St"

Ha! I love it! Isn't that a weird thing to say? I mean, I absolutely take this as a compliment, but.. spoon? Really? Spoon? Well, okay, but I get to be big spoon!

Anyway, back to work. Type, type, type...

6 comments:

AL said...

is there anything better than spooning with dead people? if there is, i don't want to know about it...

Wings said...

The other night I was walking with my sons down an alley behind Sheridan Road between North Shore and Columbia (In Chicago) (something we've done a thousand times before) and I guess I was acting a little more pensive than usual. One son asked me what was up and the other spouted up before I could respond "He's on the lookout for that Guth woman, she killed her first one in an alley".

Isn't it interesting that everyone tends to associate you more (pesonally) with Frieda than Helen. Hmmm ... sex and violence really sell.

But on the bright side they actually did read the book after I left it for them.

chris corwin said...

what's interesting is, i just read that post on OHINY and thought "who's amy guth" ?

a quick google search lead me here, and now i'm all smiley at how little the world is because of the intarwebs.

how fun!

katie schwartz said...

you have arrived!

Anonymous said...

And guess what. I didn't know who you were until I read that entry on OINY. And then I googled you and here I am! -Not a troll

Amy Guth said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for coming by! Always lovely to see Al and Katie and welcome newbies-- hope to see you around again.

You know, Wings, I think it is very funny, also, that people have associated me more with the Frieda character-- especially because I won't even kill a spider! It's true.