No space to promote book signing at BJ’s

No space to promote book signing at BJ’s

09/26/2014

I had plans for this space, as in writing something mildly embarrassing for me personally, but then the phone rang Wednesday afternoon and it was Billy Carder, who owns BJ’s on the Water.

Could I, he asked, find space to announce that Bunk Mann will have a signing for his book, “Vanishing Ocean City” at BJ’s at 4 p.m. next Wednesday?

Understand that Billy has never asked me for anything, so I felt obligated. But it was late Wednesday and this issue was more or less laid out, so I had no choice but to say, “Gee, I don’t know how I can let people know that Bunk Mann will have a signing for his book, “Vanishing Ocean City” at BJ’s at 4 p.m. next Wednesday.

The news pages had already been designed and our writers were wrapping up their articles. Yet, here I was talking to a person who has done everyone else favors over the years and struggling to come up with some means of accommodating his wish to declare that Bunk Mann will have a signing for his book, “Vanishing Ocean City” at BJ’s at 4 p.m. next Wednesday.

I felt bad for not being able to say that Bunk Mann will have a signing for his book, “Vanishing Ocean City” at BJ’s at 4 p.m. next Wednesday, because I knew that everyone who has seen the book, which “will take you on an insightful tour of the Ocean City of decades past” said it’s fantastic.

Besides, the event was bound to be a good time, considering that BJ’s is an Ocean City tradition in itself, which could be why it’s where Bunk Mann will have a signing for his book, “Vanishing Ocean City” at BJ’s at 4 p.m. next Wednesday.

Alas, I suppose I will have to apologize to Billy personally next week when Bunk Mann will have a signing for his book, “Vanishing Ocean City” at BJ’s at 4 p.m. next Wednesday.

 

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