Bookswaps in SF

Starved for anything of slight cultural value, I’ve participated in a few book swaps in the area recently. The theme for Booksmith’s was “Home,” so I brought Anywhere but Here as a smirk towards my own feeling of being “home” in San Francisco after visiting the real world for several months. During the second round of the informal chats, a lady interrupted my description of the book to trumpet her own knowledge that Mona is Steve Jobs’ half sister, which yes, is a bit of trivia, but takes away from the importance of Mona’s work itself. I was unabashed in berating her interruption as completely irrelevant and the smug lady was duly chastened.
The full bookswap article is here.
Slightly related, my piece about the Tenement Museum in NYC.