Friday, February 16, 2007

Have you heard the one about ...

... the author who found a copy of his book in a cardboard box outside a 2nd hand bookshop?

It gets worse ...
... it was a signed copy.

It gets worse ...
... it was signed 'To mum and dad with love.'

Conversely, there's the one about the author who attended so many book signings, she had a cheque returned from the bank as she'd signed it 'Enjoy!' followed by her signature.

10 comments:

Verilion said...

Ah! The first one was sad, so I'm glad there was a funny one afterwards. Once when I worked in Woolies next to a certain popular Panto theatre one of the celebs came in and didn't sign her check. I had noticed this, but my excuse was I DIDN'T THINK SHE HAD TO! Duh!

Atyllah said...

Oops. And double oops.

Shameless said...

There's another one. At a book signing, a famous author writes in the jacket of someone's book: this is driving me mad, all these sops, i agreed to half an hour, can we not wrap it up now!

Minx said...

I did not!

Meloney Lemon said...

DARK humour...always the best.

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crimeficreader said...

Thanks for the laugh Author Alper!

I once read the first one was a true story...

jonathanM said...

How about when I motored over to Croydon to do an event with a lady writer with copies of her book supplied by a wholesaler. First book she opens in front of a long queue, 'Oh, this one is already signed.' Opens the next one, 'Oh, and this one too.'

Needless to say, we didn't become firm friends.

Caroline said...

Made me smile.
x

Steerforth said...

I think it was Simon Armitage.

Saaleha said...

Great these. A grand start to the day!