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Monday, April 21, 2008

Dan Savage Saved My Life

posted by on April 21 at 18:14 PM

Today Savage came by and dumped a giant tower of books on my desk. We get a lot of books in the mail here at The Stranger, and sometimes they’re just addressed to just “Editor,” instead of “Books Editor” or to me personally, and those mislabeled books will frequently wind up in a box waiting weeks—sometimes months—for Dan to redirect them to me.

In the pile that Dan dropped off today was this book:


This is, of course, the book whose reading ended in a shooting a couple weeks ago in Tukwila. Inside was an invitation to the fatal reading. Which means that Dan’s disorganization could well have saved my life. Thanks, Dan. Maybe one day I’ll take a bullet for you.

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Thanks Dan for saving Paul's life, we'd all miss his lunch date posts.

Paul, free books? That's hot and I'm jealous.

Posted by PopTart | April 21, 2008 6:26 PM

bullet ... wink wink.

Posted by superyeadon | April 21, 2008 6:41 PM

Dan actually came into the office? Wow, you are truly blessed.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 21, 2008 6:47 PM

The shots were fired after the reading at the reception. I work with the cousin of the victim who took a bullet. As of last week, he was still in the hospital.

Posted by IS | April 21, 2008 7:44 PM

I have been training for just that type of life-saving endeavor my entire life. and my mom said that nothing good would come of being messy and disorganized.

Posted by vooodooo84 | April 21, 2008 9:01 PM

But how's the book?

Posted by Katelyn | April 22, 2008 9:17 AM

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