Just another day at the office for the bigtime author here. I mean, don’t we all get our picture on the same web page as Bono, Avril Lavigne, and Kate Winslet?
Who am I kidding with the fake conceit? This is awesome!!! That’s the Lifestyle section of Vecernji, a Croatian newspaper that covered the launch today of the Croatian translation of my book, U2 – A Diary. The publishers over there held a big press event because it was the first book they decided to translate, and it was covered in newspapers and even on national TV. For realz!!!
The publishers invited me to come to the launch event, but since they weren’t paying my airfare, that was out of the question. (In case you haven’t checked lately, Pasco to Zagreb with one-week advance purchase runs about $3k.) So instead, they asked me to send a 10-15 minute video introducing myself, talking about the book, what makes it different from other U2 books, etc.
During the event today, they played a highly-edited, 5-minute version of the video which can be seen here: http://www.vecernji.hr/lifestyle/matt-mcgee-predstavlja-knjigu-u2-dnevnik-video-3363.
Oh, might be hard to see on the screenshot above, but my name below the photo is “Matta McGeeja.”
Life is sometimes tremendously surreal.