Girl with Arm Tattoos at Helen DeWitt Reading - m4w
A reader recently anonymously “asked” me a link to alikewise, that new online dating site for people who like books. It’s cute, I guess, but supporting that would be like me linking to Amazon. I insist: The actual bookstore remains your best venue for—first—judging taste, and then retreating to the cold glow of your laptop to post something hopefully winning for them to maybe see and like.
For example, if you were a big Helen DeWitt fan and showed up to see her speak, and a pretty girl with arm tattoos was also a big Helen DeWitt fan and she too showed up to see Helen DeWitt speak, you might post something like this:
You were a girl with tattoos on your forearms and were wearing a gray shirt and jeans. You were at McNally Jackson, listening to Helen DeWitt discuss her book. You were a copy of “The Believer” and “Mojo.” I told my friend that you looked like the idealized girl for the 26-year-old version of me; my friend disagreed and said that you looked pretty idealized for everyone. I had to admit that there was a good chance that he was right.
Would love to find out so I can report back.
(With a nod to m. slumbr, who found this before the McNally Jackson Google Alert.)