My long-awaited second book, Boozehound, is now in stores. No, wait, mine is Listen to This. Today is the official release date, and I will celebrate, as is my long-standing custom, by placing a signed copy of the book in a little handmade boat in the shape of a swan and setting it loose in the waters of the Hudson River. Actually, I have never done any such thing, and am unlikely to do so now, but I like the image. I'm pleased to be featured today on Largehearted Boy. On Sunday I'll do a signing at McNally Jackson bookstore (2PM) and give my chacona talk (4PM); next week I appear at Labyrinth Books in Princeton (Oct. 5) and 192 Books in Chelsea (Oct. 7). A series of West Coast events begins on Oct. 12, in Seattle.