Roger and me

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2008 at 9:03 pm

My Word is My Bond

Roger and me Posted in November 12th, 2008
by Deborah Lipp in Books, Collectibles, Roger Moore


I met Roger Moore last night. For like a second. He was autographing books at Bookends in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The line went around the block. Actually, there were two lines: First to buy the book, next to get it signed. No autographs of books bought other than from that line that night—your receipt was your ticket. No personalized autographs. One autograph to a customer.

I guess, with a line around the block, all this was necessary, but it was very impersonal and kind of an emotional let-down. I’d been looking forward to this event for weeks.

Moore was friendly and charming, of course, winking at little kids and smiling. But it was an assembly line of the highest order and none of it felt real. But what the hey, I met him and I have an autograph. Life is good.

  1. And despite the annoying assembly line quality, I’m happy that you were finally able to me him!



  2. Book Ends always gets the cream of the crop. However, I don’t think a personalized autograph is too much to ask for. There are those that do it gladly and it seems like those signings turn out to be a lot more fun.

  3. Personalized autographs take too much time….volume is what counts in these situations….for the bookstore and the publisher.
    That is the reality of the situation….maximize the sale of books….

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