This weekend, The New York Times has reviewed The Day-Glo Brothers, which all by itself would be just terrific. But better still is this particular piece of the review:
In Barton’s description of the breakthrough moment, which can stand for all such moments, you can almost hear the echo of Moses and the burning bush: “When the billboard came into view that afternoon, what the brothers saw astonished them. From more than a mile away, it looked like the billboard was on fire!”
As someone who spent eight years shepherding this book along, I really thought I had considered every possible angle on the Switzers’ story. Not the Moses one, though.
I just read the great review the NYT gave Day-Glo Brothers. Congratulations. And what great timing.
Congratulations, Chris! Pretty nifty to find that under your tree : ).
I just logged on here to see if you’d heard the news, since I opened the NYTimes Book Review (sections of the Sunday paper arrive here on Saturday morning) five minutes ago, waiting for a batch of Christmas cookies in the oven, and saw “Day Glo”. What a wonderful surprise, and congratulations again…
Thanks, Bob and Becky — and happy new year to you both.