The Book Is In!

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Let’s let out a collective gasp: I made my deadline and my book, food gods be thanked, is in. And I’m so excited about it: I love this book. Seriously. It’s packed with everything I could think of to say, to do, to share—recipes, anecdotes, adventures, family history, food celebrities. You name it: it’s in there.

And now my editor (who is awesome and who reads this, hi Philip!) reads it, sends it back to me with lots of notes and markings, I incorporate the notes, send it back to him, and so on until we both agree on a final manuscript. Then it goes to a copy editor, who proofreads for spelling and grammar, and then on to the typesetters. It’s a long process and the book won’t come out, believe it or not, until Fall 2007. But that’ll be here before you know it and you’ll get to finally read all the words I’ve been hinting at and keeping from you these months I’ve been working on my book.

So now I get to rest, relax and, oh ya, pack and move to Brookyln. But this is a proud moment, my first book finished and handed in to the publisher. Let’s hope there’s more where that came from. What if I cooked every recipe mentioned in the Julia/Julia project? I’ll call it the Adam/Julie/Julia project. Catchy no? Until that comes out, though, feel free to virtually pat me on the back for finishing book #1. But please wash your hands first.

45 comments

  1. Woo-hoo! I’m so excited for you, Adam!

    I’m also really excited that I work in a book store and the cooking section (of course) is mine, so that means I will be able to shelve your book, in my section!

    Congrats!

  2. Congratulations Adam! Can’t wait to read it!

    Also I’m a little perplexed. Not sure how the whole Ads by Google works, but I just noticed an ad for Le Cirque in Vegas. It seems to have changed to something else in the past few minutes, but it struck me as being rather odd considering the previous exchange…

  3. Heartfelt congratulations! So do all of your dedicated followers and regular posters get a free, first edition copy? What a wonderful way to thank those who’ve stood by you through it all… :-)

  4. Congratulations on a true life moment Adam. Champagne is a must – Please let us know how you celebrated, I mean…rather…what you ate…anything else can stay private if you like.

    Best best wishes on your dream come true…Nicola (a new food blogger)

  5. Wahoo! Congrats on finishing the book, I know it’s been hard work and we all can’t wait to read it! Good luck on the move too!

  6. congrats and good luck with the move! I had great movers in Brooklyn last month, if you haven’t found any yet, call Mary’s moving (646) 335-5966. They are so fast and cheap and one of my movers was really hot. I was thinking of calling them to de-install my AC just to see them again.

  7. To echo Ruhlman above — there is nothing like the joy of finishing your first book. Getting the first set of copy edited pages, however, will convince you that the English language is a vast and deep mystery that you will never unravel. But, then, just wait until you get your first set of galleys. You will plotz.

  8. Mazel Tov, AG — we knew you could do it! I hope to be cracking open your opus a year from now and laughing aloud in my cubicle, just like I do with your online missives. Keep up the great work…Lolita must be so proud! :P

  9. Congrats AG! That is awesome – I can’t wait to buy copies of this for myself, family and friends… rock on.

  10. congratulations! try to squeeze some book tour money out of your publisher, so that you can travel around the states and meet your readers (and maybe even cook for us…).

  11. Congratulations! Can’t wait to buy it — I wonder if you’ll come back to Emory or Atlanta for a signing or some other such fun event! Hope so! Cheers :)

  12. Very exciting! I love how you can see a few words through the top page, too. Add my vote for the Amateur Gourmet World Tour 2007.

  13. FABULOUS! What a treat it will be to read your book next fall – savoring every word – laughing out loud – wishing I was in New York – thanks in advance for the entertainment. Congratulations to you and your family and friends, whom have inspired and supported you through this endeavor. I’m so happy for all of you. Champagne all around!

  14. Dear Adam,

    We are both very proud of you and know you will enjoy success in your future endeavors. Could we get a free signed copy of the book when it comes out?

  15. Hurrah! Looking forward to it!

    But could I possibly ask what month/s ‘Fall’ corresponds to? You see, down in Australia our seasons are quite different, I believe.

  16. Yay, Adam!! Well done! Can’t wait to read it and like the others, I hope you get to do a book tour and come visit some of us regular readers.

  17. Congrats on the book! Hell of an accomplishment. I’ll be sure and get me a copy when it hits the stores!

    (on an unrelated note…where’d the “boobies” post go? Hmmm?)

  18. Mazel Tov Adam!!! We are very happy for you and can’t wait to read the book. It’s going to be awesome:)

    Lots of love,

    Michael and Tali

  19. Pat Pat Pat (note the very clean hands) what a wonderful feeling this must be for you! Congratulations!

  20. Pat pat pat (Note the very clean hands) What a wonderful feeling this must be for you! Congratulations!

  21. ยก Kol Hakavod !

    & I’m so happy that if I “name it, it`s in there”. I’m looking forward to the part about eating raw durian fruit. And if it`s not in already you’ll be able to catch the oversight in the first round of edits.

    A Great Accomplishment.

  22. As we say in the South, “Bless your heart!” Many many congratulations on the successful completion of what I know will be many written pieces. We here at ELS are proud of you AG for keeping true to your vision and not letting your muse get mired in legal mumbo-jumbo (hey, that’s a great name for a firm – Legal Mumbo-Jumbo LLC). Will there be a book signing in Hotlanta???

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