Great Times at BookExpo America

It’s Thursday at BEA and I started my morning walking into the room just behind Jon Stewart who was cheering for coffee and free muffins! He was hysterical! And charming!

Being with the press I was seated right up front and got to get close and chat a bit with some of the people at the front table. That included Jon Stewart, Condolezza Rice, John Grisham and Mary Roach. All VERY amazing people!

Jon Stewart opened up the chat and had everyone laughing within seconds. Of course! He talked about his book entitled EARTH (The book) A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race. It’s not finished yet, but he figures it will be in Sept. since that’s when they plan on selling it in bookstores. LOL

He introduced Condolezza Rice who was lovely and charming and I quickly became a fan of her book. She wrote about her parents who obviously influenced her a great deal.

When she finished Jon came back up and says, “Don’t make me love you.” which was very funny. You couldn’t help but lover her though and her obvious love of her parents.

Then John Grisham took the stage and poked fun at Jon Stewart a little. Who would have thought that John Grisham had a sense of humor? LOL John Grisham talked his work with a group that helps people who have been wrongly accused and imprisoned here in the US. It was so interesting! Later on John was kind enough to stop and chat for a moment with me and , yes, I got an autograph. lol

Mary Roach was the surprise in the mix. Lesser known, but not of lesser talent, Mary Roach writes SUCH interesting stuff and this book is about who to prepare to go to Mars. It’s a real look at the crazy stuff about it like, where do you go to the bathroom in zero gravity? Yes, the answers are all real!!!

It was a fantastic time for all and now I have my coveted Jon Stewart story and John Grisham autograph!

Similar Articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Book Trailers



Most Popular

Amazon’s New Review Policy

For the last few months, Amazon has been changing its review policy and implementing new review standards. Authors have complained about reviews being taken...

Kate Douglas Shares Secrets Behind – DARK WOLF!

Today, I get to welcome good friend and awesome author, Kate Douglas to Reader's Entertainment. Kate has legions of fans for her Wolf Tales...

The RecTV Radio Podcast

Welcome to Reader's Entertainment Radio Podcast! Learn about reading, writing, industry news, and reader-themes while laughing, learning, and discovering! This is the place where books...

Holly Reviews: Pirate’s Persuasion by Lisa Kessler

Pirate’s Persuasion by Lisa Kessler A Review by Holly Irish My rating: 5 of 5 stars For all that is yummy and delicious, this Pirate story is simply amazing! I...

Holly’s Book Review: A Lady of Integrity by Shelley Adina

  A Lady of Integrity by Shelley Adina My rating: 5 of 5 stars Action, adventure, underwater rescue, and evil villains, what more can you want in a book!? I...

Sheila’s Book Review: Grinza’s Orchard by Leonard Eckhous

Grinza's Orchard by Leonard Eckhous. 3.5 out of 5 stars Grinza's Orchard is a young adult novel that's more of a fable. It's written like a fable,...