As long as they spell your name right

Note to Sarah Lacy.

Congratulations. Your book doesn’t come out until May 15, but tonight it is #52 on

Even though I thought your interview-approach was instructive for how not to conduct an interview, I still think you’re a good writer and I want to read your book. Also, I know how tough it is when you’re on stage and you have no idea why people are groaning.

Anyway, I just want to let you and the ten people who read this blog know I pre-ordered a copy of your upcoming book (here’s my e-mail confirmation):

Delivery estimate: May 19, 2008

1 “Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0”
Sarah Lacy; Hardcover; $17.16

Sold by:

Also, I’m sorry if it sounded like I was attacking you when I was melting down with the rest of the audience the other day. I didn’t mean to be a part of any mob when I twittered to others what I was thinking at the time.

And while I like you and will never again say anything negative about you, ever, I will note this: Not being liked by bloggers and people who use Twitter can be the foundation of an extremely successful book-marketing plan and can help drive-up speaking fees. So, I’d view all of this as an opportunity rather than an obstacle.

P.S. I’ve also become one of your fans on Facebook.