Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Hunt for the Lost Manuscript to A Confederacy of Dunces

Today is the official release date of Butterfly in the Typewriter.  It is also the 43rd anniversary of Toole’s death.  I am in New Orleans visiting book stores.  The weather is lovely here–a beautiful day to be in New Orleans and pay tribute to Toole!

To whet your appetite for the book please take a look at my article published today by The Millions on my hunt for the lost manuscript to A Confederacy of Dunces.  See the article here.

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The Book Is Here!

ImageI had been working on a variety of possible postings for this week–and then the UPS man knocked on my door.  He delivered the book–hardcover, refined, official–I love it!

It really is a fine book, especially from a design perspective.  From the font choices to the photo insert, it is well thought-out and crafted with care. And I can’t take much of the credit for that–praises go to the designers.

So after years of work, years of beating the drum for Toole’s story, I think everything that needs to said right now is this:  I am content, humbled and honored sitting outside on a spring-like day with this book in my hand, flipping through the pages.   

Ken: I hope you approve.


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