About 80 people showed up, a very diverse and attentive crowd. Only one heckler spouted utterly predictable/silly talking points that had nothing to do with the discussion at hand, and I noted he was off-topic, and he backed off. The food was great (thanks, Waheed!), and I sold and signed about 50 books. Great discussions with people before and after.
So many thanks to Noor, Paul, Andy, Waheed, Debbie, and everyone who organized the event and turned it into such a fun evening! Wish you all could have been there. It was videotaped, and I’ll post the video as soon as it’s edited down to a few minutes of highlights.
I’ll probably have some kind of book party in the fall when the city’s more alive and all the Gaza Boat people are back in town — a less formal thing, just for fun. Maybe with a comedian or two. I’ll let you know…