Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
Sheesh, Joey and I are leaving for a 2 week tour tomorrow. There is too much to do for one day. You will all be lucky if we arrive in the USA alive. Tour dates and times are all here on the Overqualified Tour Page. If you are like me and need the internet to remind you that you've got plans, you can attend (and invite your friends!) to the facebook events:

Chicago: Quimby's!

Boston: Barnes & Noble - Prudential Center!

Easthampton: TopatoCo HQ Reading and ASW Art Show!

Philadelphia: Wooden Shoe Books!

New York City: MoCCA Festival!

We'll have more info on the event in DC and a free event in NYC REALLY SOON so watch this space!
joey comeau
My brother Adrian bought me a new jacket. I think it is pretty cool, though I would be a bit nervous about buying something like this for myself. Whenever I put it on, though, I start to think I'm Dean Winchester.

I am super excited for my copy of T-Minus: Race to the moon by Jim Ottaviani, who writes these amazing scientist biography comics. One of my very favourite books is his Suspended in Language: Niels Bohr's Life, Discoveries, And The Century He Shaped. A comic book biography of Niels Bohr. It's so well done, sometimes funny, always engaged with the man's life and engaged too with his ideas. There are others, a biography of Oppenheimer that I liked a lot, but the story of Niels Bohr won me over in a way I hadn't felt since I first read The Man who Loved Only Numbers about Paul Erdos. I have a weakness for a good biography. (okay, one more: Have you read Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy? It's so amazing. It's a book about the kids who invented the first multi user operating systems. About the people who pushed video games further and further, and about the first personal computers. It's a book about people who get obsessed with ideas and don't let go, and I love it.)