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A Day in the Life of My Great Brit Book Tour: 08/04/08
In 2004 American Girls About Town was published as a charity book. It's profits went to Barnardo's and Make-A-Wish Foundation International. The book contains fourteen short stories by American women authors.
The first story in the collection is "A Day in the Life of My Great Brit Book Tour" by Adriana Trigiani. In it Anna Martinelli reconciles the dream of her book tour with the reality of it. She recounts the nerve wracking cross-atlantic flight with her infant daughter who cries for most of it, the pain of breaking a tooth and the surprise of an unexpected live television interview just minutes after landing.
I liked the humor of the story. The television interview is probably the best scene, though the airplane scene comes in a close second. Trigiani captures the awkwardness of a meeting where one is unprepared and not versed in the pop culture.
The stories in the book are: (Click on a title to read reviews).