The Book Gifting Challenge: What’s the First Thing to Make You Laugh?
For a book presentation during a pandemic, I had to be creative. Under normal circumstances, I’d get my publisher to help organize an event, with a book reading by me – and fabulous celebrities! Well, now everyone is in Lockdown. So I thought: “Oh, well. I’ll have to approach the fabulous celebrities one on one. With social distancing!”
And I came up with a hook: I’ll interview the Dutch celebrities and ask them “What is the first thing in the book that makes you laugh out loud?” Right away, with America expert Laila Frank, I did not get the result I was expecting. In fact, it kind of backfired. Making it all the more hilarious!
Got 60 seconds? Watch the video:
The Book Presentation Challenge for THE AMERICAN NETHERLANDER: 25 Years of Expat Tales.