Recently, I went to a library book sale, and was lucky enough to snag a copy of Junot Diaz’s book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Why was I so excited about that book?
And I absolutely loved it!
So while checking out at the book sale, I was delighted when the guy I was paying mentioned that Junot Diaz was coming in just a few days to speak! Obviously, this made it to the top of my priority list.
There were soooooo many people there to see Junot Diaz! My sister was visiting, and we stood in the very back of the room since the seats were all taken. I mean, he IS a Pulitzer Prize winner, so it does make sense.
Junot Diaz is so real! He’s funny, not very PC, but just an amazing, powerful, and even slightly political speaker.
After speaking for over an hour, Diaz stayed to sign all of our books. He didn’t have any time to pose for pictures, but it was nice that he was willing to make sure everyone’s book was signed.
Anyway, when it was my turn, Junot Diaz signed my book and I gave him my blog card and just mentioned that it was my blog and blah blah. He then pulled me in for a quickie hug and a little kiss on the cheek, and said something like “oh that’s great” or something close but I can’t remember because I was just too excited!
If you have the chance to ever hear Junot Diaz speak, you MUST!
Have you read Diaz before? What’s your fav?
Thanks for reading,