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True stories told live tonight!


Tonight I am going to tell a story as part of the ‘True Stories Told Live’ event at 7pm at the National Library in Parnell, Auckland. I am freaking out as usual, and am hoping that I won’t forget everything I was planning on saying. I wrote a 6-page comic of my story as a way of securing it in my memory. If you come tonight, I’ll have copies of that comic that I will give to you for a gold coin or copious compliments koha.

Talking of compliments, when I went to Washington D.C. in the late nineties, there was a homeless man who sat on 18th S (I think – it’s been a while). He was called The Compliments Man, and he’d give you lots of compliments in exchange for a few dollars. Even though I knew he was doing it for the money, I still basked in the shower of lovely things he said to me, and I was amazed at all the different things he thought to say to people who passed him by.

Anyway, here is a sneak preview of the story I’m going to tell:

If you can’t make it because you live on the other side of the country or the world, I am happy to send you a copy for $2 plus postage, which is probably $1.20 in New Zealand. Email me:

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  1. 29/03/2012 9:52 am

    And now you can say that dreaming was part of your training… it’s led to riches, roses, music, pictures. (And maybe also “Children only fidget, Mrs Meachum, when you don’t know how to teach-um.”)

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