i live in the future & here’s how it works, nick bilton

last night we went to the book party for nick bilton who just released his book, i live in the future & here's how it works.  i haven't read the book yet but am looking forward to it. 

the party was catered by sarah simmons.  watch out for her where books and a tv show is coming soon.  her food was delicious.

for me, it is really fun to go to the industry events.  for fred, not so much.  we left early because fred had something later in the evening he had to do.  he wanted to grab a bite beforehand so we went to dinner.  when we sat down he asked asked me if i would have stayed and just noshed until we had to go instead of doing dinner.  i said yes.  he said that he would have to and he enjoys speaking to all the people i enjoy seeing but did i happen to notice the person trying to button hole him when he was talking to someone.  i did. 

i have written about this before.  it is so unbelievable uncool when people button hole fred at a social gathering.  if you want to meet him, call his office, get involved in the discussions on his blog, send him an email ( and make it short and sweet ) but to take up his time and space at an event forces him to leave because he doesn't want to be an asshole.  it not only ruins his time, it ruins mine as well.

congratulations to nick.  he is such a great guy and i really hope his book is a big hit!

Comments (Archived):

  1. kirklove

    What happened to the “good kick in the shin” trick I taught you? A punch in the kidney works well, too. 😉

    1. Gotham Gal

      I would do that but fred wouldn’t

      1. RichardF

        maybe you should do it on his behalf! It’s a real shame you guys felt you had to leave because of some plonker.

        1. Gotham Gal

          It certainly is. In the future, I will be more inclined to either kicksomeone in the shins or say bug off.

  2. Kelley Boyd @msksboyd

    That does suck. There are so many other things that you guys would be fun to talk to about (like music, and food). Bummer.

  3. Steven Kane

    “we live in public”

    1. Gotham Gal

      We do live in public but we can learn manners.

      1. Steven Kane

        Hear, hear!

    2. Pablo Defendini

      The fact that we do live in public means that we need to recalibrate our notions of ‘civility’; and ‘respect for others’ time and space.’

      1. Gotham Gal

        Yes we do. Infringing on someones personal space is just uncool.

  4. Debbie Stier

    I was wondering where you were last night! I stopped for food before I got there, not realizing there would be such great food — and I got there too late to see you. Amazing book, amazing space, amazing crowd. I’m so sorry to hear that someone crossed that line with Fred.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Definitely amazing on all fronts. Sorry I missed you too. Unfortunately people cross that line all the time. Incredibly uncool.

  5. ellen

    now you know what physicians go through