Marc Estrin at VA Festival of the Book

After doing the saturday lineup for NewsTrust and eating noodles at the Asian cafe on the mall, went again at the Village School to hear Marc Estrin read the bar mitzvah scene from The Lamentations of Julius Marantz. He was extradinairily entertaining, despite the fact that he told me he had never acted during his theater career, only directed. I had had the opportunity to finish the book, along with Golem Song, when I visited Marc and Donna this past summer in Burlington. Also appearing were:

  • A.J. Jacobs's, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible;
  • Adam Mansbach, The End of the Jews; and
  • Peter Charles Melman, Landsman. Interestingly, he teaches at Hunter College High School in Manhattan, mom's alma mater.

Got to talk with Donna for a bit before Marc and Donna left to talk with his editor fred at Unbridled, as well as schmooze at a reception. Instead, I returned back to Rob and Sue's for a pot luck and sing along.