T Lo Book Tour Dates, Kittens!

Posted on March 14, 2014

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If we had to pick the very best thing about the release of our first book, it would have to be the opportunity to get out in the world and meet the Bitter Kittens en masse. Each appearance we’ve done so far has been so fun and energetic and full of love. We could do it every day.

Unfortunately, the world won’t allow us to tour every day, but we’ve been hustling like crazy to get more dates and cities added. Please note that we are working on more as we speak, but for now, here’s where we’ll be and when:

Tuesday, April 8
7 PM
Barnes & Noble
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Wednesday, April 9
7:30 PM
The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco CA 94117

Thursday, April 10
7 PM
Barnes & Noble
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077

L.A., San Fran and Chicago Kittens better come out and REPREZENT. Ask the DC, NY, Philly and Minnesota Kittens about it. We’re pretty sure they all had a blast when they came out.

And please don’t be upset if you’re not near the above cities. Like we said, we’re working on more dates, in totally different areas of the country, we might add, and will hopefully be bringing you more news on them shortly. The more people who come out to these signings, the more signings we get to add to the roster. Pay it forward, LA, San Fran and Chicago kittens. The BKs in other parts of the country are relying on you. No pressure or anything.

Can’t wait to get out and see y’all!

EDITED TO ADD: To all of those many people who are waiting on their magnets, postcards, book plates and even books that we promised to mail them, we swear to you on Chanel that we are WORKING ON IT and hope to have the last of the mailings out by the end of next week.

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  • SAA

    Do we just show up? or do we have to register/RSVP? Can’t wait to see you in LA!

    • Just show up!

      • Nelliebelle1197

        Why are you not in Atlanta? We have better weather than LA!

    • NinaBoo

      Hand to god, I teared up a little when I saw the LA date. One of my
      BFFs, and the person who turned me on to Project Rungay right after it
      launched, is running for a school board seat and that is Election Day.

      BFF/dream/campaign I’ve worked on vs. TLo/dream/love everything they present to the world.

      Kicker is, she’d probably understand if I chose The Uncles, as long as I buy and get a signed copy for her. This BK is torn…

      • Can you do both? Juggle the schedule a bit?

  • MichelleRafter

    Come to Portland! Powell’s would love to have you.

    • The Counselor

      Yes! Powell’s! I don’t think I’ve been to a book event since I lived in DC and Leonard Nimoy came out with his nude photography book “Shekhina”–wouldn’t you like to top that (so to speak)?

      • I think nude photography by Spock segues perfectly into Be Me or Do Me.

        • The Counselor

          No disagreement–getting to see the Uncles would be the perfect follow-up 🙂

    • San Francisco at the moment is out for me.

      I would prefer Seattle, but at least Portland is doable. Plus I LOVE Powell’s. I never leave that store without a stack of great books.

      • What would be the best city or metropolitan area for us to visit in the PNW? We’re seriously asking. Would Portland get us a bigger crowd or Seattle?

        • trisker

          Well I’m not sure…Powell’s is a HUGE NW draw. There’s not an equally famous book store in Seattle. Probably Elliott Bay…I’m a Seattleite but I adore Portland and would come see you there in a heartbeat!

        • Warmheartedgirl_Seattle

          Seattle, definitely!!

        • trisker

          Portland’s Powell’s Books is world-famous and would be a huge draw, even though Seattle’s a bigger city. I’m a Seattleite but I’d come to Portland in a heartbeat to see you. And because it’s an independent book store all of the indie-lovers would make a special effort. Elliott Bay Books and Third Place Books in Seattle are both great indies, though — and we have Barnes and Noble…

          • editrixie

            Yeah — Seattle is a much bigger market, but almost every Seattleite I know would drive or take the train down for an excuse to visit Powell’s. We have a couple nice big bookstores here, but they don’t have the nearly religious fervor attached to Powell’s.

        • Bethany Roullett

          Add me to the list of ‘people from Seattle who are willing to drive to portland just for this’. Powell’s is an amazing store/experience. But, as has been said, Seattle is a bigger market. Ooohhhhh, but all those Project Runway designers from Portland could come see you!

          In Seattle though, a lot of authors do their signings at the University Book Store by the UW. And if it’s a big enough draw (we can hope!), then it can be held in one of the big lecture halls on campus.

        • JAPPDX

          Powells/Portland. Get enough interest and they’ll reserve the Bagdad theater:) How many project runway contestants can you name from Seattle??

          • The Counselor

            The Bagdad would be awesome, and PR designers would be such synergy!

        • friedalighthouse

          Portland for sure!

        • Jennifer L.

          Yep, I fully support Portland/Powell’s. We can all go out for a tipple afterwards at Deschutes!

        • MichelleRafter

          Powell’s+Project Runway alums+Portland Fashion Week+rabid T+L blog followers=all reasons you should come to Portland v. Seattle. Plus you get great restaurants, coffee, wine, beer, spirits and a beautiful river running through all of it. And I promise I’d spread the word to my writer/reporter friends in town.

        • rainwood1

          Seattle. We had the biggest demographic for the Bravo version of PR.

          But really, why not come to both? Getting from one city to the other is 6 hours round trip by car. Not everyone is going to be able to do that. And either Elliott Bay Books if you want to go the indie route or the downtown B&N if you’re thinking chain store. I’d vote for Elliott Bay because it means as much to Seattle as Powell’s does to Portland.

          • Believe us, we wish it was possible to hit multiple cities in a region, but for a lot of reasons, we have to spread ourselves out.

        • As much as I’ve been rallying for the two of you to come to Seattle, I think you’d probably get a bigger crowd in Portland – especially if you read at Powell’s Books. It’s an incredible bookstore the size of a city block. They even give you a map to navigate it. Many Seattleites, myself included, make the 3 hour pilgrimage to Portland solely to visit Powell’s. I would do the same if you managed to make it there, but I’m still not ruling out Seattle. I think the Portland BKs would definitely make the trek up here to see you guys.

        • mickiemonkey

          No, Seattleites will INTEND to go to Portland but we are just full of good intentions and will not go 3-4 hours each way! I vote Seattle and Hugo House or Elliot Bay Bookstore. Hugo House is around the corner from Elliott Bay Bookstore and is the writers’ mecca. They have space for a bigger reading and share publicity with EBB.

        • Sartorial_She

          Another plug for Elliott Bay Books in Seattle! (But I’d trek to Powell’s if I had to.)

        • Marjorie

          Late the party (typical) but I have to stand up for Seattle. No shade to Portland, but Seattle is much bigger, has a rabid reading population, and Jinxx Monsoon! And while theoretically I’d drive to PDX to see you, the reality of work and caring for the canines makes it highly unlikely. Especially on a weekday. But whatever you decide, I certainly wish you the best–the book is terrific and it’s fun to see you guys doing so well!

    • friedalighthouse

      SECONDED! Come to Portland and speak at Powell’s! We’d all love to see you here, and you’ll love Portland.

    • +1 for Portland!

    • Beth

      Here’s another vote for Portland!

    • luluransom

      Powell’s is heaven on earth…

    • Karen Peters

      Count me in as another for Portland and Powells!

  • hmariec19


    • i do love old orchard. maybe it will even (finally!) be warm enough!!

      • homofascist

        Should we plan to take over the Cheesecake Factory for drinks? lol

        • oogabougga

          Do they serve drinks at the Cheesecake Factory?
          I can’t stand that place – it’s no T Lounge!

    • TropiCarla

      I got so excited to see CHICAGO on the list that I might have peed a little. lol
      Happy TLo Day to us!!!

      I guess I’ll be getting to that work conference a day late.

    • ConnieBV

      Crap. I am in the SW burbs and Skokie might be a bit too far.

      • semirose

        Dooooooo it!

      • lastminutelucy

        I’m coming from Ann Arbor, MI. Make it work!

    • Mod_girl

      YESSSSS!!! I’m in! (although what will I WEAR???!!)

  • JauntyJohn

    L.A. BK reporting for duty, Sirs!

  • Sophia Finfer

    come to BOSTON!

    • Athena_warriorkitten

      I concur!

    • 3boysful

      In the springtime?

    • Chickadeep

      Boston events attract people from all over New England. Try for an indie store with a lot of author programming and a loyal clientele, like Brookline Booksmith. Definitely your kind of crowd.

      • Jecca2244

        i would come if you were in Boston!!

  • Karen Belgrad

    I am so ecstatic that your Chicago date will have a (free) parking lot!!! I was worried you’d pick some place downtown where I’d have to take a train or pay through the nose for parking.

    • MaggieMae

      You’ve revealed yourself as a suburban girl! As am I.

      • Karen Belgrad

        100% suburbanite. I have never called “dibs” in my life! But I have driven from Cook to Lake or Dupage to save on sales tax!!!

      • me three! i was absolutely thinking the same thing about the parking/traffic situation…

    • Lower L

      And here I am thinking, “Couldn’t they have picked a bookstore closer to civilization? One that a non-car-owning bitter kitten could walk to?”

      • homofascist

        We can have a BK car pool for those who find themselves transit challenged (getting to Old Orchard without a car is a beeyotch).

        • Lilithcat

          We should figure out a way to make this happen. A BK upthread (or down, depending on how you read the comments) also needs a lift. I drive and would be willing to help out.

          • Lower L

            Now I am imagining a Cold-War-spy-thriller style meeting on a streetcorner near the L station at the end of the line: Car pulls up to a person standing on the sidewalk, the window rolls down, and the driver asks, “Bitter kitten?” Upon receiving the countersign “Precious unborn fawn,” the driver opens the door, the other person gets in, and tires screech as they speed off to deliver the microchip…er, I mean, go to the bookstore.

          • formerlyAnon

            If this doesn’t end up on youtube, it’s only because we’re all much too busy on the blog.

          • Jacob Bowen

            I can drive too! I’m coming from the North (by the border of Wisconsin) directly down 94 and would totally be willing to stop at the L stop at the Yellow Line Skokie Swift/Purple Linden Line to pick up someone.

        • semirose

          Haha maybe I’ll finally get a new old car to cart the poor carless BKs out of the city. My current car is not fit for passengers who are not people who know me very well as the front passenger door can’t be opened and there’s rust holes everywhere.

      • Lilithcat

        I was thinking along the lines of “You mean I have to be on the Edens during evening rush?”

    • oogabougga

      I am so incensed at the highway – or rather, surface street – robbery that is the Daley parking legacy in Chicago that I refuse to go into the city anymore unless I absolutely have to.
      Yes, oodles of parking at Old Orchard in April. Maybe not right next to Barnes and Noble, but plenty if you don’t mind walking just a little bit. Infinitely better than trying to find parking in the city!

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Total blast, y’all!

  • marlie

    Pro tip to the kittens going to the next round of book signings:

    BUY YOUR BOOK IN ADVANCE (if you haven’t already)!

    Apparently so many BKs have been showing up for the signings that they’ve been selling out. There’s a problem I’m sure any authors are more than happy to have. 🙂

    • Excellent suggestion!

    • Actually, it helps us when people buy in the store. And we don’t think B&N will be under-ordering after we sold out in DC.

      • marlie

        OK – nevermind. Ignore my suggestion!

        EDIT: Get there early, and buy your book in advance at the store. BAM.

        • Thanks for looking out for the BKs, doll.

          • homofascist

            Chicago on (almost) my birthday – can’t wait!!!

      • Alloy Jane

        So buy the book at the store. Gotcha.

        Holy moly, I have a feeling that poor B&N is going to implode when the LA bitter kittens converge upon it. It’s not very big. But at least you’ll have all the farmer’s market goodies at your fingertips when the walls collapse, lol.

  • Rand Ortega

    Squeeeee! LA! On my birthday! TLo, you shouldn’t have! But you did! Can’t wait to meet you!

    • marlie

      I want to see pictures!

      • Rand Ortega


        • formerlyAnon

          Pictures WITH CUPCAKES.
          If I were West coast, I’d bring ’em.

    • @Biting Panda

      I wish I could come out to LA for this signing. My brother lives there, and I haven’t been out to see him in a few years. No way I can get my shit together to make it happen, but this Kitten is going to daydream on it regardless.

      • Qitkat

        Oh, me too; he lives in La Cañada. But I’ll be holding out for Denver 🙂

    • Sobaika

      Happy early birthday!! And yes, PICTURES please 🙂

      • Rand Ortega

        Thanks, Gorgeous!

    • Alloy Jane

      You too!? Mine is on the 10th but it does feel like I get TLo on my Bday 😀

    • H2olovngrl

      Oh my gosh! I am almost as excited to see you as I am to meet TLo!

  • carolynmo

    I’m so tempted to take the train and go to Chicago!

    • MaggieMae

      Great idea! Life is short. Do it!

    • Karen Belgrad

      Skokie is a bit north of Chicago. There is public transportation, but don’t plan to take the train to Union and cab it.

      • carolynmo

        Ok, I’ll keep that in mind.

        • Lilithcat

          Where are you coming from? I just checked the RTA website, and it looks as though it’s not that difficult to get from downtown Chicago out to Old Orchard on public transportation. http://tripsweb.rtachicago.com/index.htm Coming back to downtown could be a bit of a pain, because later at night the schedules are pretty bad. But I’ll bet you could find a BK willing to give you a lift.

          • carolynmo

            I’d be coming from St. Louis. I’m going to convince my husband he needs a trip to Chicago.

          • Lilithcat

            You could have a long weekend in the city!

    • Missy

      Do it. You won’t be disappointed. It was a total blast in MN.

  • AC Simons

    Houston is calling youooooooo!

    • Athena_warriorkitten


      • Athena_warriorkitten

        Oops… I posted this in the wrong spot!

  • jaims


    • Boston BKs represent!

    • Athena_warriorkitten

      Please come to Boston, it’s so cold and grey here- we need fabulous and opinionated people to brighten out horizon!

  • Omg Guys you ARE coming to SF!!! The BABKs and me will be thrilled to meet you.

    • The Counselor

      Aw, you got so excited, I think you lapsed into gibberish 🙂

    • another_laura

      Is it time to start organizing the BABK cocktail party?

      • Totes! We absolutely must!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        You all should definitely do that!

        • aahlife
    • Lucía Gavello

      I must see a Kiltd + TLo pic, that should be an EPIC convo you’ll have 😉

    • Do you know how much I hope that the BABKs serve babka at their gatherings?

      • formerlyAnon

        Now you have me thinking I will have to make the family Easter babka this year. (Anything that starts out with 2.5 dozen egg yolks is NOT an annual tradition in my house.)

        • 30 eggyolks? Christ on a bike. I know Spanish nuns developed lots of recipes using eggyolks because of the eggwhites going in communion wafers, so what is the Ashkenazi excuse?

          • formerlyAnon

            It tastes good? Very rich! It also has an APPALLING amount of butter in it.

            My mom used to make angel food cake with the leftover egg whites (I don’t remember how many whole eggs go in the recipe – which does make 4 large loaves) but I’m too lazy and make meringues instead. I don’t know what my great grandmother would have done with the whites, though I am sure they weren’t wasted.

          • Clarified wine?

          • formerlyAnon

            Who knows? The family drinking traditions run more to shots.

          • Winter_White

            Carefully-containerized egg whites keep very nicely in the freezer, until I find them months later and throw them away. 😉

          • formerlyAnon

            Comrade! Many of my thrifty housewifely gestures, instilled in me by a mother who lived through the Depression poor, end in a similar manner.

          • decormaven

            I often say I’m the daughter of a woman who saved string.

          • formerlyAnon

            Oh yes. And rubber bands, and twist ties, and paper bags and plastic tubs with lids, and corks and plastic bread bags and waxed paper cereal box liners.. And sewed two worn-out dish cloths together to make a whole one without worn spots. And turned plastic mesh bags that fruit came in, into pot scrubbers. And washed freezer strength ziplock baggies in the top rack of the dishwasher to reuse. I’m sure you could continue my list. 😉

          • decormaven

            Oh, hon! Yes, and her two sisters were just like her. Bless!

          • Judih1

            Wow I thought my mom was the only one who frugal like that. Even now at 84 years old and financially sound, she still scrimps and saves as if she was still living during the Depression. They don’t make them like that anymore do they?

          • formerlyAnon

            I’m sure there are similarly frugal people, but I’m glad I don’t know any since it comes out of a place of such economic uncertainty and deprivation. My mom could remember her dad sitting the younger kids down and telling them that they were very fortunate to always have food in the house, and if he ever heard that any of them had accepted a snack – even a cold boiled potato – from certain neighbors (cited by name), he would come directly home and beat them. [Yes, old school immigrants; beating your children, within reason, was accepted discipline].

            (Edited to correct tenses. Because whatever I type after a pleasant evening of gentle intoxication, my mom is no longer alive.)

      • Oh alliterative Alicia! I love it. We have to develop a special recipe for it.
        BABK Babka

        • another_laura

          Chocolate babka, please. Cinnamon babke is a lesser babka.

          • formerlyAnon

            Our Polish version is similar to a much, much richer Italian panettone – excessive amounts of butter and egg yolk in a mildly sweet yeast dough, with golden raisins and citron sparingly blended throughout.

          • Sounds very much to my taste though! I like raiding other people’s culinary traditions. I might be due a Polish Easter!

          • formerlyAnon

            Glad you said this, for some reason it reminded me I haven’t actually made babka since my mom died nearly 5 years ago, and I have no idea where the recipe is. If I’m going to make it this year, I’d better start looking.

    • random_poster

      Absolutely! Now to figure out how to get from Silicon Valley to the middle of the City on a weeknight during commute hours. The adventure begins!

      • I think you’re going to have to be “sick” that day.

    • I’m not sure I own anything fabulous enough to wear for such an occasion (and I’m not totally sure about driving out from the North Valley on a Wednesday.) Sadface 🙁

      • GinAndPopcorn

        I’m certain I don’t have anything to appropriate to wear. I’m in the South Bay, and would consider the drive if I thought there was even a snowball’s chance in hell that I’d be able to find a place to park. I’ve got a really gimpy knee and having to walk any distance pretty much means a neon arrow appears over my head with the caption “Easy Target.” And it’s the day before my birthday, too. The signing, I mean, not today.

        Pardon me while I go get some cheese for my whine.

  • That week of April is gearing up to be all kinds of fabulous – first Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ are bringing “Grey Gardens” to LA on the 5th, and now this. I’ll be the awkward kitten who mumbles her well intentioned words with a bitch face for days.

  • svnelson87

    I usually avoid The Grove like the plague, but I will make an exception for MY TWO MOST FAVORITE HONORARY UNCLES!

  • Imasewsure

    This SF BK will REPREZENT!!!
    Better go shopping first though… this is a perfect excuse to buy something outside the budget (but not so far beyond that I can’t buy a few copies of the book as well of course)

  • Mary Featherstone

    Please, please come to ATL!

    • Dee

      Crossing my fingers SO HARD

    • decormaven

      Really! You gotta connect flights somewhere- might as well be in ATL. Heck, ride the SkyTrain to the Georgia International Convention Center, have a lil meet n greet with the ATL contingent, and hop back to the airport. Done and done!

    • sweetestsith

      Pretty please with lots of sugar on top!!!

  • Latin Buddy

    I live in Chicago and you guys will be here ON MY F-ING BIRTHDAY!!! I want to meet you two and want sassy critique of my outfit that day (so making sure my pants are hemmed, properly groomed, my shoes have an edge to them but don’t compete with other accessories. I’m going to WTFIU).

    • homofascist

      I’m a Chicago Aries as well (although my birthday is 4 days later). No worries, I can start celebrating early!

    • Farthingale

      Chicago Taurus here–will see all you BK’s at Old Orchard Mall!

    • travelingcat

      There definitely needs to be pics posted of this…

    • Alloy Jane

      We share a birthday! So many April babies, like precious unborn fawns…

  • RohanMBN

    I am so there in SF!

  • burchardg

    I’m going to buy this and have it sitting right next to my copy of Little Me by Patrick Dennis, because, really, the covers are just so darn perfect side by side.

    • I am so jealous. I love that musical!

    • StellaZafella

      I have an early edition of the paperback…ragged from rereads. Wouldn’t Belle Poitrainne think TLo’s book is a sequel to her life story…the title suggests as much?

  • Sobaika

    Oooo yay! All kittens should go if they can, TLo are so delightful in person.

  • another_laura

    San Francisco, woo hoooooo!!!!! Can’t wait.

  • mjude

    you are getting closer. so keeping my fingers crossed you will show up in my neck of the woods. bitter kittens I will be there in spirit with you!

  • Angela Martin

    Sweet! I am totally coming to the Chicago date!

  • KarenFK

    Oooh — SF and not at a Barnes and Noble either. The Booksmith is fab! I have oral surgery for the day before, but will be there if I am not too vicodin impaired (and thus end up exhibiting some bad celeb behavior — without the celeb part, of course).

  • MilaXX

    Have fun guys, I hear Chicago’s a bit of a foodie town.

    • Lilithcat

      Yeah, but Skokie isn’t Chicago.

  • AlexisPayne

    JUMPING UP AND DOWN WITH EXCITEMENT!!! I’ll be among the BKs at the Grove.

  • stubbornthoughts

    You’re in SF (my area) on my birthday. ON MY BIRTHDAY. Oh my stars, happy day!

  • Cindy Allen

    Yesssss!!! SF!

  • Elana Bryan

    I can’t fly down to SF to see you…please please please Seattle or Portland next? Please?

  • Rachel

    You ARE coming here!!! Yipeee 🙂 You like us, you really like us! SF is going to be a blast!

  • Lilithcat



    Okay, I’ll go to the ‘burbs.

    • Lower L

      I presume you said that in the same tone of exasperation that I did.

      • Lilithcat

        Yeah. Not so much the ‘burbs per se as it is the horror that is the Edens during rush hour.

        • vitaminC

          No car to drive! I was really hoping they would come to the city.

          • Lilithcat

            Me, too.

            I do have a car, and I’m trying to think of a way that those of us with cars could easily connect with those who don’t. Because even though public transit to Old Orchard exists, I think the return trip late in the evening would be a pain in the patoot.

  • trisker

    Seattle! Seattle! Seattle! or if you only come to Portland I’ll come there!

  • Susan Birnie

    Hi Gentlemen
    So excited that you are doing B&N at The Grove- you will kill it!
    Please give us second dibs (after Philly of course) on your next book tour
    Best Regards
    Susan Birnie
    Store Manager
    Barnes and Noble D.C.

    • Yes. Please come back to DC. Or even try our next door neighbor, Baltimore (B-more). I’ll happily drive the 30+ minutes to meet you guys. And I’ll make sure to leave work early that day, too.

    • Thank you, Susan! You’re definitely second dibs for the next one. We had an amazing time in D.C.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      You did such a fantastic job for Tom and Lorenzo’s book signing in D.C.-just wanted to let you know!

    • PastryGoddess

      OMG you guys did such a great job in DC. Second that request to come back to DC or even the Baltimore Book Festival *nudge*

  • Athena_warriorkitten

    come to BOSTON!

  • 3boysful

    The BK’s in the South has a sad. We are tryyyyyyying to be patient . . . .

    • colleenjanel

      Parking my “ditto” here. I am holding out very little hope that they will ever make it to Raleigh. I’m sure Atlanta is much more likely, but I’m afraid it’s too far for this BK.

      • Isabel

        SW is also waiting. Dallas. Dallas.

  • formerlyAnon

    LA, SF & Chicago in three days???

    Hope you’re getting in some recreational days on the front or back end, because that is otherwise a pretty grueling pace. Lots of travel time. Can’t have you wearing yourselves out too soon. There are cities queued up!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      I saw that three day non-stop and thought – lots of air-time, no down-time. They’re a hard-working duo.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        TLo will not let the BK’s down!

  • SC_in_DC

    Please do an event in Boston!

  • The Versatile Chef


    Parking at The Grove is a bitch, but I won’t let that stop me.

    • little_miss_strange

      I may just take the Red Line into Hollywood and take buses. Saves money and prevents the rage that trying to find parking would undoubtedly incur. But oh those Hollywood buses… the aromatic medley of piss and vomit….

    • CatherineRhodes

      Darling, the Grove has valet. 🙂

      • The Versatile Chef

        That’s so…The Grove 🙂

  • MissFern

    May I humbly suggest Books & Books in Miami?

  • CPK1

    Saint Louis. Plleeeeeeeeeeeeze. A gritty, urban, Midwestern renaissance awaits you. I even have the perfect space. Leftbank Books downtown. It is fabulous enough to receive TLo.

  • Trickytrisha

    Let’s see… do I want to leave at 3:00 pm to get to LA by 7:00 pm to see our famous Uncles? Hell yes. PS – I only live about 100 miles away, but that rush hour traffic is hell.

  • Linderella

    Los Angeles, north to San Francisco, north to…oh, wait, east. Friggin’ east. You couldn’t just keep moving on up to Portland? Uncles, we need you here. So much hipster, so little fashion.

  • SF Mama

    The Booksmith in SF is walking distance from my house. I’ll be there.

  • Bailey Debruynkops

    SF date I’m there!!

  • yellowhannah33


  • Lexie

    Anyone in Chicago want to carpool? I live in the city and don’t have a car, but I’m happy to chip in for gas!
    Looks like I could take the Purple Line to a bus, but not sure how difficult the commute back home would be. Suggestions are welcome!

    Uncles T and Lo, I hope you have a bit of time to explore the city (aka. eat things) before you jet back to the east coast!

    • Kristin

      I’m in Evanston and would gladly pick you up and drop you off from a purple line station (or even the red line at Howard). If you get a better offer for a ride from the city, you should take it, but otherwise let me know! 🙂

      • Lexie

        That is so generous! Thank you, I’ll be in touch 🙂

      • Lexie

        Hi, Kristin! Does this lovely offer still stand?

        If yes, let me know what time you would like me (and possibly my roommate, if that is okay!) to meet you at Howard, or some other station.

        Thank you!!

        • Kristin

          Absolutely! And your roommate is more than welcome.

          How early should we arrive, do you suppose? It’ll take us 20 minutes, maybe more depending on traffic. So maybe pick you up at 6:00 or 6:15?

          How about you send me an email at kristindianne at gmail dot com and we can nail down time and figure out how to find each other.

    • Lilithcat

      Where in the city are you?

      • Lexie

        I’m near Sheridan and Irving Park (just north of Lakeview).

    • decormaven

      An enterprising BK would set up a deal with a charter bus company to pick up all BKs at a central location and ferry them to Skokie. There’s got to be one BK from CHI who works special events and could provide this service. The only trick would be to collect funds from all involved, but that’s why PayPal was invented, yes?

  • Erika Montenegro

    I’ve followed this blog since 2008 and now I’m finally joining the comments section to say, “Rad! You’re coming to LA!”

  • Aurora Leigh

    Are there any Denver kittens out there? Sigh…

    • Qitkat

      Waves hand wildly!
      The fabulous Tattered Cover would be a great location.

      • Aurora Leigh

        Hear hear!

        • jensuch

          Yes, please! Come to Denver–we’re fabulous if you need a place to rest in between LA and Philly!

      • Kitten Mittons

        Ohmygoodness I miss the Tattered Cover. You just brought back some beautiful memories. Bless you.

        • Qitkat

          Not knowing how long you have been gone, I wonder if your memories stem from the former location in Cherry Creek. To many of us local residents’ regret, it closed there in 2006, along with the wonderful Fourth Story restaurant, and reopened in an old theatre location, formerly the Lowenstein on East Colfax. While it has remained a wonderful bookstore, some indefinable ambiance was forever lost from the multistory CC location. It was so full of hidden corners to explore, and read in, full of so many old comfy chairs, and the feeling of being in someone’s private library. They still have the comfy chairs, and a coffee bar instead of a restaurant, and wonderfully helpful employees, but I don’t feel the same pull to go there as I once did. There are also two other locations, in LoDo, and Highlands Ranch. Still one of America’s greatest independent booksellers though. Same owner all along I believe, Joyce Meskis, since 1974.

          For TLo, if they are considering coming to Denver, the Colfax (east of downtown) location seats around 100, the LoDo (downtown Denver) seats over 250, and the Highlands Ranch (southern suburb) seats up to 400 people, according to wikipedia. The HR location would be easiest for the most free parking (it’s in a shopping center area), the LoDo location the most difficult, with no free parking, mostly street meters and lots. They are renowned for their book signings (many famous authors) at all locations. All would be pretty easy to connect to from the airport. The best and pricier hotels would be in downtown, but there are also lots of nice hotels south and southeast (called the Tech Center area) of the city. The airport is east of downtown Denver about 25 miles, about 40 miles from Highlands Ranch. There are also quite a few Barnes & Nobles bookstores scattered around the city and suburbs, most are in shopping center locations with lots of free parking.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Most definitely my memories are of the one in Cherry Creek. I moved about 14 years ago, so they had opened the LoDo store already. I only went there a couple times, though. The Cherry Creek one was the one for me. I grew up in the northern suburbs, so going usually meant a whole morning or afternoon trip, after church or soccer games, or as a bribe for behaving at whatever adult thing we’d been to. Pretty much my perfect store.

            I did hear it had closed, which is a shame. So it goes. Thanks for bringing up great memories, though.

  • Annistella

    I am very envious of you all! Should Uncle T and Uncle Lo ever feel like visiting Australia, please just let moi know. Melbourne is a very stylish city – its inhabitants regularly feature on some major international style blogs and I can promise you a screaming scrum of bitter kittens!

  • elemspbee

    You’re going to be in el lay T’Lo!!! omg, how exciting. Will be there with m’book. Holler if you need anything. Will have a box of macarons for you.

  • MK03

    Denver, mayhaps?

  • unbornfawn

    San Francisco can’t wait. You will be warmly welcome!

  • Alloy Jane

    Oh I wish you would do the signing at Vroman’s in Pasadena. It’s a great book store, so next time you go on tour, keep that in mind!

  • annie

    Long time lurker, first time commenter. On the crazy chance you come to Texas, this BK will do her very best to welcome you with a loving crowd in San Antonio. Really. I would love it. Remember the Alamo!

    • formerlyAnon

      And while I’m holding out for Austin, if San Antonio is as close as it gets, I will be there, barring the unforseen.

  • semirose

    Heck yeah I’ll go out to Skokie for you guys! But what am I gonna wear… *frets*

  • carolie_king

    Oh I am ALL OVER San Francisco on the 9th! Can’t wait!

  • Lauren H.

    San Francisco?!?!?!?! I live 2 hours away and you guys are worth the trip!!!! Day trip to SF? YES PLEASE.

  • GeoDiva

    We have great weather here in Honolulu! (hint hint hint)

  • little_miss_strange


    SO EXCITEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDD!!!!!!! I’m like a giddy ass little schoolgirl.

  • elmcalister

    Come to Nashville!

  • Kristin

    A public service announcement for BKs from Chicago who live in the city and don’t have a car and can’t find a ride:

    CTA Bus #201 runs from the Howard red line station through Evanston straight to Old Orchard mall. It also stops at the Davis purple line station, which I mention because it is right next door to the Metra station (Union Pacific North that runs out of Ogilvie).

    The trouble, of course, is that the return bus stops running at 8:00 p.m. But getting there is half the battle, right?

    I offered this to someone below but will post here, too: I’m in Evanston and happy to pick up anyone from a purple line stop.

  • AwesomeJen

    Just finished the book, which was so much fun!!! Almost as fun as telling my coworkers what I was reading when they asked.

    Hope to make it to one of the tour dates!!!

  • aahlife

    Include me in. I always wanted to meet the other SAn Francisco kittens. So happy that TLo is coming to my city. Wish I could take them out while they are here.

  • luluransom

    San Francisco, HOORAYYY!!! Thank you Uncles, can’t wait! Will start planning my outfit immediately 🙂

  • Jessica

    Yes!!!! I was pretty sure you’d come to my home town SF but it’s the Booksmith on Haight! I’m so excited! It’s right up the street from me and I have time to get there after work. Can’t wait to meet you guys!

  • prettybigkitty

    Please come to Powell’s in Portland!!!

  • CatherineRhodes

    I’ll be first in line at the Los Angeles Book Gig. The Grove is right around the corner. Are we all dressing in kitten ears to be identified?

  • CatherineRhodes

    Should the Los Angeles BKs get together for cocktails before — or can we bring champagne to the reading?

    • SAA

      I love the thought of bringing champagne…

      • CatherineRhodes

        I’ll be at the Grove tomorrow — I’ll stop by Barnes & Noble to see if there’s any reason we can’t bring in champagne.

  • razorheels

    When you’re back in Philly, any way we could get another signing? My husband and I were so upset we couldn’t make the last one. You know, Willow Grove is lovely in the spring… 😉

    • MilaXX

      Second this! Willow Grove is actually easier for me to get to than CC. I’d even do K of P.

      • razorheels

        I work in KoP so that’s even better! 😉 It’s just so hard to grab the hubs and shoot downtown after work (and let me tell you- he looooves the T and the Lo as he calls you guys).

  • Sofia Lopez Garcia

    Hello MIAMI!. Don’t you want to get out of the cold already?????

  • Lenora Dody

    Please don’t do what everyone else does and assume that San Diego kittens can just come to LA, please (please) come to San Diego!! I also second the Powells in Portland request; great bookstore and I could come up and see my mom, my sister and you guys all in one trip.

    • Sabin

      I’d def be there too.

  • Call me Bee

    CHICAGO!!!!!!! I am so there.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Best of luck TLo. I wish you both a Don Draper-esque short term life affirming lost weekend on the west coast.

  • sockandaphone

    im so excited for LA!!!

  • Judih1

    I’ll be at the SF event. However since I bought the Kindle edition of the book (did a pre-order as you requested) how are you going to sign my Ipad? Can I get a photo op instead? (BTW, I just left you a five star review on Amazon – how is that for a little brown nosing?)

    • That is our VERY FAVORITE kind of brown-nosing. And we are more than happy to pose for pics with any kittens who come out to hear us.

  • EEKstl

    OMG! I am going to throw myself off a tower of shoe boxes. I would TOTALLY have driven up to Chicago from St. Louis, but will be out of town that weekend. I am unamused and despondent.

  • BadWolf99

    Thank you for coming to Chicago! Hope you don’t mind signing an extra book for my daughter who can’t make it back from college on a Thursday nite. Can’t wait!

  • Joanie

    Yay! Los Angeles!

  • Amenaneri

    Nooooooooooooooo…..not on a Wednesday! I’ve got a rehearsal that I can’t miss that night. I was totally looking forward to being bitter in person in San Francisco! How long do the events last? Maybe I can sneak out early……

  • Do you have any idea how perfect Dallas would be for one of your stops? First Karl Lagerfeld, then T&L. It totally works.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Raleigh Raleigh RALEIGH!!!!!

    • I live in Durham and I say YES YES YES to somewhere in the NC Triangle area. How about the Barnes & Noble at Southpoint as a central location?

      • OffToSeeHim

        Like Like Like Like Like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s my mall! I have four daughters so I’m there every weekend anyway, and I would absolutely host a Bitter Kittens soiree at my house for TLo either before or after the signing!!

        • Four daughters? You must be busy….I just about managed with two. But they’re grown now so life is a lot easier. Let me help you with the party if in fact it materializes. Or maybe we should just have a “Triangle Bitter Kittens” party anyway, and we can drink and read aloud the parts of the book we like best. And of course: shoes.

  • OffToSeeHim

    LOVE the idea of BKs showing up to signings in cat ears!!

  • Lynn Landry

    hoo ray! San Francisco!

  • Super_Red

    It’s killing me to see everyone suggesting Powell’s because they’re absolutely right and you should 100% go there, (also the PNW is the most gorgeous place on earth) but I wouldn’t be able to go. *pout* It’s further killing me because your stop in DC was at the BN that I used to go to all the time as it was LITERALLY A BLOCK FROM MY OFFICE. …. And then I moved in November. *more pouting*

    All of that to say, I have zero idea what the market is like in my new city- Albany, NY- but you can sleep on my futon(the greatest offer in the world, I know) and I’ll make you cookies and you can just come to my apartment and read to me and my cats, mmkay? xD Separately, if you do another reading in NYC, I’ll try my best to trek down to the city for it.

    • I went to SUNY Albany undergrad and have not-so-fond memories of the weather. Was it just as awful this year? If so, my condolences.

  • vitaminC


    That is all.

    • Jacob Bowen

      But it is SO much easier to get to than Chicago for me!

      • CeeQ

        Me too! I live in the suburbs so this is going to work out way easier for me =D

        • Jacob Bowen

          Me too! I can just hop on 94 and go south for 25 minutes! SOOO nice!

  • Jacob Bowen

    I am DEFINITELY taking off April 10th to hang out with Skokie friends and hang around to avoid the traffic! I can’t wait!!!

  • Random place to ask (but I’m not sure where’s better) – are y’all not blogging Walking Dead anymore?

  • velomango

    Sigh. If only TLo were taking it international. And including Doha on their itinerary. An expat BK can dream….I request all other BKs and unborn fawns to, well, fawn all over our fearless leaders at the book signings. xo

  • The beaches of Miami would be empty if you came — all of us Bitter Kittens would form a kitten stampede!

  • PaperPusher2

    Oh holy shit you’re coming to ChiTown!!!! Need to go figure out babysitting arrangements now.

  • CeeQ

    I am so effing happy you are coming to Chicago! And Old Orchard! Which…..technically…is outside of Chicago but I don’t care, I am so there!!!

  • BigShamu

    So is there a city that is dead to you? A place you won’t go? Sort of like Louise and the state of Texas?

    • Daisy Buchanan

      OMG, love the reference 🙂 I have that poster on my wall; I wish more movies were made about women like T&L.

  • AvaLehra

    Chicago – April 10th. Check! Be there or be square.

  • siriuslover

    🙁 I live in Orange County, CA. I don’t know if I can make it 🙁

  • Kaytee

    Sorry I missed you in Phila – had to work -but I got my postcard and magnet which now has a place of pride on the fridge. Powells in the PNW. Great bookstore and signings there are great. Terrific staff and wonderful crowds. My brother lived in Portland for a while and convinced me to fly from Phila to Portland to visit and attend a signings at Powells. I am sure the PNW BK’s would turn out in full force.

  • Adelaidey

    Aw, man! I was so excited to see Chicago on the list until I realized it was really Skokie. You should try to come into Chicago! I’d be there with bells on.

  • Okiewankenobi

    My magnet and postcard arrived today! Thank you!

  • snarkykitten


  • alyce1213

    I got my magnet and signed postcard today too! Thank you. xo

  • GeoDiva

    I just got my magnet and postcard today! Thanks!

  • Suzanne Moore

    Got my magnet today! Thanks so much for taking the time to mail all your book-buying BKs one! Mine was placed on prime-time kitchen real estate…smack-dab in the middle of my fridge door at eye level.

    I’m still plugging away for y’all to stop in Phoenix on your book tour. Pleeeeeeeze?

  • lmc

    Can’t wait to see you guys in SF!!

  • Candigirl1968

    When is Atlanta coming?!?!?!?!?

  • Suzanne Moore

    I’ll gladly drive the 2+ hours from Tucson to Phoenix, even though it’s a scary ride up the freeway!

    • Cousin_Rose

      Just avoid the dust storms and you should be OK.

  • unbornfawn

    Just got my magnet and signed post card!!! Thanks! Can’t wait to see you in SF!!!

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I got my magnet in yesterday’s mail! Huzzah!

  • Jen

    I wish you could come to the UK 🙂

  • AuroraB423

    The Minnesota kittens love you! Come back when it’s nice out! We’ll go boating!

  • berkeleygirl

    Just FYI, boys… I spent the first 37 years of my life in the Bay Area, and never, ever heard anyone call it San Fran until I moved to Chicago. Back then, we could separate the Californians from the out-of-staters by who called it Frisco. It’s either the City or San Francisco. In print, shorten it to SF. Not trying to be a bitch, just helpful…

  • Missy

    Got my pre-order goodies today. 😀
    Husband texted me a picture of the package while I was at work. I may have let out an audible squeal.
    Thanks! It totally made my day!

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    Come to Neptune Beach, Florida. There’s an independent bookstore named The Bookmark that has author visits all the time. Then you could stop up on Amelia Island, city of Fernandina Beach where there’s another independent bookstore called Books Plus. You’d enjoy your swing through our charming coastal northeast Florida towns. From there, you could venture to Savannah where I’m sure there’s a book store that would host you. Afterwards it could be on to Atlanta, or hug the coast and hit Hilton Head Island and Charleston. Thoughts?

  • Margaret Nikoleit

    Got my magnet and postcard this past week. Thank you so much!

  • allcapsERINN

    Come to Memphis! Graceland and great BBQ await!

  • Awwwwww mannnnnnnn! It figures that you’ll be in LA when I’m out of town. So sorry to miss my favorite uncles!