First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. For those of us currently between relationships – and I have spent much of my adult life currently between relationships – it’s a bit of a pain, like being Jewish on December 25th and watching all the merriment with a jaundiced eye. Enough already, one wants to say. Let’s move on.
I know that my talk at the 92nd Street Y in New York is almost two months away, but I’m posting the information now for those far-flung friends who would like to join me in the greatest city on earth. I’ll be speaking at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8th, about Jacob Gordin’s life and my journey of discovery towards him and my own history. There will be books for buying and signing. I hope to be wearing a new pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes. There will be many Kaplans and a few Gordins, and maybe even two or three people who are not related to me. I will have a story to tell, and I will have great shoes to stand in while I do.