Tuesday, April 12, 2011

J is for

is for
Jodi Picoult

Spring Break in Nashville con't

On Sunday, March 20th Jodi Picoult appeared at the Langford Auditorium in Vanderbilt University. It was a free and open to the public book signing. And I was there!

Before entering the Auditorium, the University bookstore had set-up an area where copies of Ms. Picoult's new release, Sing Me Home was available for purchase, along with all her previous titles. I purchased Sing Me Home and Nineteen Minutes.

We had been informed that Ms. Picoult would sign only two books per person. One personalized copy of Sing Me Home and sign one copy of any other of her titles. Once LS and I had made our purchases we found ourselves seats.

Jodi Picoult opened by reading an excerpt from her new novel. Then she explained while researching and writing the book  that explores Gay Rights, her 17 year old son wrote an essay on being gay for a college application.

A portion of the proceeds from book sales at this event were donated to The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences. The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center specializes in ear, nose, and throat diseases, and communication disorders such as hearing, speech, language, and voice problems. Picoult has a vested in this facility.  Her younger son has been treated here. 
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17 comments:

Ellen Brickley said...

I love Jodi Picoult - she did a book tour over here once and I keep hoping she'll do one again!

Áine Tierney said...

I've read some of her work and it is so unputdownable.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for the book mom!!
~~Ciolagh

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Jodi Picoult is the only writer I know who has truly mastered the skill of telling a story from many different points of view. How wonderful that you got to meet her.

doreen said...

I have not read anything by her. You and all these comments sound like good reccomendations. I love your blog!

Brigid said...

I love Jodi Picoult, I have read all her books since the first one I read at bookclub 'My sister's keeper. I saw her new book the other day, I must buy it. Lucky you seeing her in person. Good for her supporting such a good charity.

Old Kitty said...

Yay for your fab J post!!!! Yay that you saw her in person too - that's just brilliant!!! And what a great way to start her book and her reading! Take care
x

Karen Walker said...

She is one of my favorite authors. Lucky you to have met her in person. I have the new book, just haven't started it yet.
Karen

Michelle Mach said...

Lucky you to meet her in person! She's definitely an author I would love to hear talk.

VR Barkowski said...

The first JP book I ever picked up was NINETEEN MINUTES. It held me riveted until the end. I love psychologically driven fiction and Jodi Picoult is THE master. What a privilege to see her and listen to her read.

Robyn Campbell said...

Excellent Jodi Picoult post. You rock! I would love to hear her at a conference. Man, the things she teaches us through her writing. :-) You lucky duck, you.

Manzanita said...

I just got caught up on your Nashville stay. I've missed some .... from the airport posts. I like the hat post. Will you be taking pictures of your new hat? I've read reviews on Picoult but never one of her books. So happy for you that you could meet her.

Michelle Teacress said...

Meeting authors and getting books signed is one of my favorite, though only recently discovered, activities. I'm glad for you. :)

Have a wonderful week!

Gregg said...

I have never heard of Jodi Picoult. I think if I could meet an author, my first choice would be Luke the Physician that traveled with Paul. But I would like to have met Stephen Ambrose and Louis Lamour, and maybe Robert Serling. Oh, I forgot I would really like to have met John Calvin.


Gregg Metcalf
Colossians 1:28-29

Gospel-driven Disciples

Niki said...

I've never been to a book signing before. It sounds very exciting.

Trisha said...

I love Jodi Picoult! She's a great writer & so prolific.

Plain Jane said...

I have read a few of her books, but they are so emotionally draining for me. I always have to decide if I want to feel that much before I take on one of her stories....but she is incredable.