Well, that totally sucks
When I got home from Magee, I started writing Thank You cards to people who'd done something for my family and I during what was a dicey time post-hit-and-run. I'm pretty sure that handwriting a couple hundred of them helped get me back into column shape quicker than anticipated. But, there were a few for whom I couldn't immediately find a mailing address, so they sat on a To-Do List for the past couple months.
Well, when I saw that author Frank McCourt had died, I wanted my procrastinating side to do the same. His was one of the names on that To-Do List as a copy of his "Teacher Man" now sits, signed, on my To-Read Shelf...
Couldn't feel worse about not just googling his publisher's address and sending a card, so to stave off any emotional multiplication I would like to also thank Dennis Lehane, Jeremy Schaap, Jimmy Breslin, George Kimball, Mike Veeck and Pete Hamill, whose books were also sent to Philadelphia in advance of the December fundraiser. I'm still going to look for their addresses, but didn't want to take any chances.