My second published book was the middle grade novel Me and the Weirdos. Whereas the new edition is dedicated to Ashley and Eva, the young composers and playwrights of the musical based on the book (see previous posts), the original book was dedicated to my parents, who were quite delighted by the dedication’s warmth and humor.
Original Houghton Mifflin hardcover
Original Bantam paperback
The “in moderation” was not just acknowledgment of my parents’ just-enough amount of weirdness, but also a nod to my dad’s mantra, “Moderation in all things.” To which his wise-girl daughter, moi, would occasionally say, “Isn’t that a little extreme, Daddy?”
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