Book Tour Update, Darlings! LA, SF, CHI, and 2nd NYC DATE ADDED

Posted on April 07, 2014


 Barnes & Noble, Skokie


Darlings, we are gearing up once again to head out into the world, poledance like crazy for our book, and meet our Bitter Kittens face to face, just to tell each and every one of y’all how fabulous you are and how much you mean to us. In fact, let’s illustrate that last point, if we can. To those who kittens who came to the Philly, NY and DC book store signings, you know how you were asked to put your name on a Post-it note in order to let us know who to make the book out to? Well, maybe you didn’t know it, but while you were humbling us by asking for our autographs…

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    We were collecting yours. We’re not scrapbooking types, but we think we may have to preserve these. We get the warm n’ fuzzies every time we look at them. Anyway, here are the deets for each city. Kittens come out! We’ll do our little dog-and-pony show for you! Please note that for both Chicago and Los Angeles, the Barnes & Noble stores will be giving those who have B&N receipts priority in the line for signing. Don’t worry. It just means those who bought at B&N get to go first. We don’t want to sound like we’re begging, but buying a copy in the store helps everyone out, darlings. Turnout and sales for each event help determine future signings and appearances. We would love to travel all over this country to every metropolitan area, meeting kittens and telling them they’re fabulous. We won’t rest until we do. We also love to sell our book. Not gonna lie about that one. Once again, here are the dates and times:


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

As we said, we would love to keep this tour going and get to other cities, darlings, but until we can, we’re holding a little party of our own in our backyard. Well. Actually, someone else’s backyard.  Mark your calendars for the following, Kittens on the eastern seaboard!


NEW YORK Saturday, May 3 EMc2 240 Elizabeth St. New York, NY 10012

Project Runway alum and T Lo bestie Emmett McCarthy will be hosting a party celebrating the book at his store in SoHo. It’s the place where we first met him, first met Tim Gunn, and got married last summer, so it’s a location of the utmost significance. If there’s a T Lo Ground Zero of importance, Emmett’s store would be it. So all y’all NY, NJ and PA kittens who couldn’t make it out to our sub-zero readings in February (and even those who did), come on out to a garden party on a warm spring day, listen to us do a reading, answer Q&As, sign copies and just generally mingle with our kittens. There’ll be sips and nibblies, too. Make a day of it! Emmett’s whole street is nothing but fabulous shops and places to eat. We’ll have more details closer to the date, including the exact starting time, but figure on an afternoon-into-evening event. If the crowd’s large enough, we’ll do multiple readings, Q&As and signings throughout the day.

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  • @Biting Panda

    Ahem. I am very happy for you all. Not jealous nor bitter. Nope, not little ol’ Atlanta living me. I’m totally fine with all the other Bitter Kittens getting to see and be seen. A second NY event? A kick ass party? How very nice. For you. I am busting at the seems with unselfish joy. Yep, I’m just sitting here, not at all bummed and blue. Nope. Not I. I am fine. Nay, I am unselfishly ecstatic. Party on, Cool Kids.

    • Sarah

      Me either, South O’ The Mason Dixon Sister. Me either 😉

      • 3boysful

        (Im)patiently waiting here in Charlotte . . . and I’d come to Atlanta if I had to.

      • Danielle

        Put me over on the grouchy in the Midwest couch.

        • Sarah

          I could’ve made it to DC – I’m only a couple of hours away – but I had something that day, so I guess I can’t complain. Too much.

    • formerlyAnon

      Aaawww. There are plenty of us who may not get to a signing. Cleansing breaths. (Or, booze. Or both.)

      • demidaemon

        Same here. I am too far north and out of the way for NYC or Philly. *pouts*

    • Jessica Freeman

      Also not a jealous Southern Bitter Kitten.

    • deelup

      I knew paying these outrageous property taxes in Jersey were good for something!

      • OffToSeeHim

        What part of NJ? I just left Princeton for NC.

    • I’m not even from US (I live in fu*king Serbia), so I think I win this game 🙁

      • Miss Ruth

        I believe you do.

    • This Texan feels your pain.

    • Miss Ruth

      Right there with you…up in the upper left coast. All happy for the Cool Kids am I. *kitten sigh*

    • decormaven

      Woman, we will tag team the dear uncles until they absolutely have to come to the ATL. As the Magic Eight Ball says, “It is decidely so.”

    • Suzanne Moore

      Put me in the West of the Mississippi, East of California Sad Face group.

    • MikeW_Vegas

      Put me in the “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” bitter Kitten group.

    • Jacob Bowen

      I think this event qualifies for my “emergency travel fund”….I may be taking 3 days on a bus to get there and 3 days back (only a week before I got to San Francisco) but it would be worth it!

    • sugarkane105

      Also in Atlanta. Also disappointed.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I hear you. As always, signings and tours skip right over Michigan and Ohio and center on Chi Town. But I’m not any more bitter than usual. Although it is very fashionable to make appearances and support the City of Detroit right now, Gay Uncles.

    • You win the Most Bitter Kitten of the Day Award.

      Bring your bathing suits, boys. We’re breaking high temperature records this week.

  • Heather

    You guys should come to Portland. I would like to see you here 🙂

  • suzq

    I’m going to be in NYC on Saturday May 3…but I’ll be walking in The Great Saunter – 32 miles around Manhattan. Depending on when your little soiree is, I’ll probably be ending the trail. Anyway, you don’t want me all sweaty and stinky after 32 miles. Hugs and kisses to you both and to Emmett. If it’s humanly possible, I’ll attempt to attend!

  • marlie

    AGH! I can’t go to the NYC party. It’s my HS reunion that night, and since I’m one of the hosts, I suppose I should be there. Have fun, though, and I’ll be jealously awaiting pictures from the bitter kittens who are there!

    • decormaven

      Aww, you saw all those folks just a short time ago. There will be others, trust me. Lots and lots of them.

      • marlie

        Oh, you’re totally right. I’m not really complaining at all. 😉

  • Scimommy

    Holy crap. I might just have to crawl out of my hidey-hole and take the train to NYC to finally meet TLo, other bitter kittens, and Emmett (whose autographed fashion sketches from S2 are hanging over my bed). Wow. This could happen.

  • Just bought the book last night. There’s nothing like telling a B&N employee, “Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me”.

    So jealous of the NY-BK’s – Emmett is one of my favorite top three PR alums!

    • mjude

      I am jealous too. how about I buy around a drinks for the bitter kittens who cant make it?

    • Jacob Bowen

      Emmet in his ice skating outfit (along with everyone else) is in my brain FOREVER.

      • Absolutely! Though, my favorite was when he and Laura (one of my other favorite top three PR alums) teamed up. They should be crime solving fashion designers.

        • OffToSeeHim

          OMG, I would watch that ALL. DAY. LONG.

  • MilaXX

    Nit sure I can make NYC, but I’m gonna try. I want to go to one of these book signings so bad!

    • Sobaika

      Please come!! I want to meet you 🙂

      • MilaXX

        really? I’m pretty boring. I’m gonna try.

        • BrooklynBomber

          “I’m pretty boring.”


  • Hope Skokie has more books in the back room because I don’t think that is going to be enough.

    • Keisha Smith

      Oh yeah, there are cartons and cartons more. That’s just what fits on one table without covering the poster.

  • butterflysunita

    I was out of town for the first NYC book event but will be there for this one! Yay!

  • formerlyAnon

    It’s absolutely wonderful that you are enjoying the process, since it’s certainly a lot of work. The post-its are effing adorable.

  • Capt. Renault

    Just wanted to say that I’m quite enjoying the book, and to thank you guys for putting it out there for us. I simply can’t put it down, and not just because I’m reading it in the tub.

    • The day our first copy arrived, Tom took it out of the box and walked it straight into the bathroom to see how it would look in there. We have this image of where people read the book, and it’s subways, planes, and bathrooms all the way. We literally envisioned the book that way; as a comforting, fun thing you could pick up or put down anywhere. So we absolutely LOVE that you’re reading it in the tub and thank you for the compliment, darling.

      • Capt. Renault


        • OffToSeeHim

          Don’t you feel so important and validated when TLo answers your comment directly? Even all these years later, it still gives me a little thrill. Oh, just me? Okay then. Stop LOOKING at me, all of you!! 😀

      • altalinda

        This kitten read her copy in bed, curled up with her favorite dog and cat.
        Sooooo kicking myself for not giving you a post-it with my name at the signing.

        • Call me Bee

          Yeah me too. I have the TLo book right on my nightstand where I blow it a little kiss when I turn out the light so The Hubs doesn’t see…

      • Was it @crashandtumble8:disqus who dropped his first copy in the bath? Someone did, I am sure!

      • Winter_White

        The day our first copy arrived, Tom took it out of the box and walked it straight into the bathroom to see how it would look in there.

        And then they gave their brand new book-baby the grand tour of TLo Manor. Drank a toast to it in the wine cellar…admired the glow of its colors in the soaring, sun-drenched aviary…humbly accepted wild applause in the servants’ quarters. (The head cook, an emotional Irish lady, even wept a bit: so proud of her “lads”…)

        Yes, yes, I’ll stop now. 🙂

  • Sarah

    You guys keeping the post-its just made me get misty at work, dammit. How incredibly sweet ♥ (Also: COME TO RICHMOND!!!)

    • decormaven

      Aww, that was just a sweet ruse to play to the uncles’ softer side so they would finally come to Richmond. Hope it works!

      • Sarah

        Not a ruse! I’m a total softie. So are our esteemed, handsome, clever, funny uncles, it seems. 😉

        • decormaven

          I totally call sad eyes, like the ones Calvin used to roll at Hobbes.

          • oogabougga

            Didn’t Hobbes used to roll them at Calvin?

          • decormaven

            Worked both ways. Man, I miss that strip.

  • alyce1213

    RSVP-ing to May 3: YES! This time I won’t be so shy and I’ll actually meet some BKs.
    It’s really sweet that you kept the post-its. I’m sentimental about sentimentality.

  • Kitten Mittons

    The post-its are so sweet.

    Y’all should plan your southern tour (including New Orleans, pretty please) for winter, so you can come enjoy our lovely weather once it gets cold up there. We also have lovely weather right this very minute……..

  • Lexie

    Kittens in the city of Chicago, y’all still down to coordinate group transportation?!

    • homofascist

      I’ll be coming from the Andersonville/Edgewater/Rogers Park area…

    • Lilithcat

      I’ll be driving up from the south side, leaving here around 4:00. (I know that seems early, but you never know with Edens traffic, and besides, what’s better than hanging around a bookstore?)

      So if anyone needs a ride from anywhere between about Hyde Park and the Loop, I can fit three more in my car.

    • semirose

      I’ll be coming from the West Loop if anyone needs a ride

    • Lexie

      I’m in the Lakeview/Buena Park area, and will happily bum a ride (and chip in for gas!) with anyone who is willing.

  • JauntyJohn

    Can’t wait to see you at the B&N in L.A.!

    (And over the weekend I looked in my closet and thought, “OMG I don’t have a thing to wear to TLo’s book signing!” Regardless, I will be there in all my fangurl glory!)

    • OmegaMu

      I will be there too, unless I book a job that day and it would have to be a pretty good one to drag me away from this. I’ll be at the back of the line, since I have already purchased and read my book.

  • Dawn Sinclair

    We NEEEED you to come to the UK!

  • Aidan B

    Oh please TLo, can we have a bitter kitten party on the home turf?? Brunch party at Farmicia? Just say when!

    • marlie

      YES YES YES.

  • SC_in_DC

    OMG I can now say I’ve been featured on TLo and die happy! One of those is my post-it!

  • mjude

    I will not give up hope that you will be in my area one day. not only did I buy a book for myself & I bought one for a girlfriends birthday. love it.
    I am jealous of the NYC party. I will be there in October, so maybe you boys will have a 3rd fall reading? xo

  • SEPA_Q

    Will you do another signing in Philly for those of us BKs who didn’t make it to the first one?

  • julnyes

    Oh, that sounds like a swell party. I’ll make every attempt to attend.

  • Holy crow, I just booked a flight to NYC for the weekend of May 2-4! It’s karma!! PS: what time for the Saturday NYC reading?

    • decormaven

      That’s Kismet!

  • ovarB

    Someday this Bitter Kitten will get to meet her Uncles….someday. Till then I will take my book, head to the back porch and sip my tumbler of ice and Moscato and dream.

  • tamsta99

    Can’t wait to see you in SF next week!

  • Rhonda Shore

    I’m tickled to see my pink post-it smack in the middle!!!

  • Danielle

    Can this kitten in the middle of the US who will never get a chance to see her favorite uncles mail you a post it and pretend you will sign her book in return?

  • julesj

    I am so excited. See you Wed. night in SF!

  • You East – coaster BKS are so lucky.

  • editrixie

    Yes, but most important, what are you bringing to WEAR? Those of us on the other coast must know what your sartorial choices will be for the appearances.

    • formerlyAnon

      In the video interview that is linked (not the one embedded in the post) on March 28 (ICYMI: etc), there is a shot of some pretty awesome shoes (ankle boots, maybe?) on Lo. I envied them.

  • Greeniano

    See you on Haight Street, my darling uncles!

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  • ellabob

    We will be there at the NYC party – had to miss the last book signing… LOVE the book – so fun..

  • SugarSnap108

    I will so be there May 3 in NYC!! I have to start planning my outfit.

  • Miss Ruth

    The post-it picture — and the caption — nearly got an AOL (awww out loud) from me. Yep, count me among the extra-bitter-with-a-side-of-bitter-sauce kittens who aren’t located in the cities you mentioned.

    Seattle would love you. I’m just saying.

  • Judy_J

    Please come to Austin! You know you want to….. 🙂

    • formerlyAnon

      I so hope they do, but I live here and if I had to go somewhere between May and early October, I’d be more tempted by London, to be completely honest. Yeah, it’s only money, right? 😉

  • Bexxx

    I missed the first NY event and I’m playing in a roller derby bout the night of this one…I really hope it’s early enough that I can make it, it sounds amazing!

  • KSpence

    EEEEEEEEE My post-it note is there! Right next to my friend who came with me! EEEEEEEEE

    *gathers up scraps of dignity and sneaks away*

  • SportifLateBoomer

    Awesome! May try to hit the NYC gathering! (scurries off to start planning outfit NOW).

  • Lilithcat

    I hope you really do have a warm spring day at Emmett’s. (And how sweet of him to do that!) Right now, they’re predicting mid-50s and overcast for your Chicago date.

  • oogabougga

    I’d know that staircase anywhere!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    OMG-you saved the post-its-that is so incredibly endearing.
    I would so love to hoof it up to NYC for the party, but will be at a wedding-ah well, I know all the BK’s who can make it will have a fabulous time!

  • Sara Hottman

    You’re not going to hit Portland while you’re on the West Coast? That seems neither practical nor fair, publishers!

  • tinyredlocks

    I’m taking the day off and coming to NY!!! So excited! I’ll wear the sequined Chucks-it’s a special occasion!

  • Judih1

    Those of us who pre-ordered the book last year (in my case a Kindle version) are like the ugly stepchildren. No book for you to sign, no priority in line and since aren’t make an instore purchase, we are even lower on the food chain. Not fair.

    But I am coming to your SF Book signing and hope to get a front row seat!

    • unbornfawn

      Buy another copy and give it as a gift.

      • marlie

        I ordered an Amazon copy, but it hadn’t arrived when I went to my signing, so I bought another book at the store… I’m just waiting for the right opportunity to give my second copy as a gift!

    • marlie

      Get a picture taken with them!

  • Call me Bee

    Oh my sweet Lord on a breadstick–I can’t meet you in Chicago! I’ll be in Up North Cheezeland with a bunch of other girls and our sewing machines. I am totally bummed out. Well–at least I do have your autograph garnered for me by MN Bitter Kitten Kate. I guess I can cling to that…..

  • Bitter Kitten not living in the U.S. representing here. Love you Uncles and wish you nothing but success!!!


  • Kaytee

    I couldn’t make Philly and can’t make NY but I would love to scrapbook your post it notes for you.

  • Linderella

    Yea, Portland!
    Oh, wait…


    (sorry, sorry… I just… I just love him)

  • Fuchsiaforever

    Awesome! Yay! I could not make it to the Feb readings in NYC….SO excited for the NYC par-tay….I hope it starts after 4pm though….:D

  • GeoDiva

    I know Hawaii is out of the question for a book tour, but maybe when you take a vacation?

  • LambeeBaby

    I won’t miss you the second time around. See you in NY!

  • Jecca2244

    i always forget you guys have last names : )

  • CatherineRhodes

    I pre-ordered the book on Amazon, but now I will also buy another copy at Barnes & Noble. I’ll have one for my coffee table and one for bedside!

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Crying hot, salty tears here in Ireland re:NYC but I’ve got my book, fridge magnet and signed postcard to keep me warm. Good luck with the tour my dear, TLo.

  • mommyca

    I can’t believe you kept the Post-its… So sweet!
    Good luck with all the events on the West Coast! I know the BK will be fabulous! I’ll be in LA on the 9th… one day after your book event there, otherwise I would go see you again! 🙂

  • sockandaphone

    Im so excited for next Tuesday!!!!

  • Cyd Butler

    I just bought 3 copies for by best BK friends and we’ll be there in Chicago – I’ll save my BN receipt! (They really needed to get a sneak preview before the signing 🙂

  • FridaStaire

    Come to Sydney! Full of BKs!

  • gogobooty

    So pleased to have just seen this! I can walk to Book Smith from my house easy-peasy lemon squeezy. April 9 is on the calendar!

  • OffToSeeHim

    Ra-LEIGH, Ra-LEIGH, come on BKs, chant it with me – Ra-LEIGH!!!! RALEIGH!! RALEIGH!!! RALEIGH!!!!!!!!!!!! I was JUST wondering the other day how Emmett was doing and how it was going with his store. I didn’t know you guys got married there, that’s so sweet.

  • Greg

    Still nothing in New England? Le sigh.