immediately that whatever ideas I’d had of having a virtual book tour, or I wanted to do a bone marrow registry drive along with my events, were not going to happen. In fact, the 2022 We’re Marching With Hubert North Carolina T-Shirt and I love this week the book came out, I was in the worst pain I’ve ever been in. I couldn’t talk, because I had a side effect of chemotherapy called mucositis, a scarring of the throat and the mouth that makes it difficult to even swallow or eat, let alone do press interviews like this one. So to see it on the bestseller list, to watch my incredible community of friends and loved ones and readers rally around this book, I don’t really have any words. I’ve noticed that readers, myself included, feel incredibly connected to you through Between Two Kingdoms. When you shared that your cancer was back, they were, and are, so emotionally impacted. Do you feel that sense of connection, and what do
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you think it’s about? I do and it’s one of the 2022 We’re Marching With Hubert North Carolina T-Shirt and I love this greatest privileges of my career, and I don’t say that in a sort of B.S.-y way. As a reader and as a lifelong bookworm, that sense of connection is one of the most special feelings, where you feel seen or understood or just weirdly entwined with someone through a page. I initially never saw myself as someone who was going to write in the first person—joke’s on me. It’s never felt worth it to me to inhabit the first person if I don’t really push myself to be as vulnerable as I can be. I really believe, when we write from that raw, unvarnished place, it creates a reverberation, where that “I” somehow becomes a “you” and then maybe a “we.” Looking back on the book with some distance, and from where you are now, do you see any parts of it differently, or do new things bubble up to the surface? The irony is:
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