At least, that's what Burroughs told the audience during his Friday night appearance at Books & Books in the Gables. So don't get rid of your cable just yet (plus, you can watch the fabulous Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie on Showtime as well, another sublime TV pleasure).
Anyway, Burroughs was funny and talkative last night to the standing-room only crowd (really a sitting-room only crowd, as people squashed into the room and sat cross-legged on the floor in front of Burroughs like so many eager children). He read one extremely funny passage from his collection of holiday stories, You Better Not Cry - the one about waking up next to Santa - and was extremely gracious during the Q and A period, even when one audience member, apparently not realizing a joke when she heard it, attempted kindly to explain the difference between Jesus and Santa to him.
The news about Dry, his hilarious and heartbreaking memoir about being an alcoholic, drew great applause, as did the news that NBC is adapting his novel Sellevision for TV as well.
You know it's a good night in Miami when the bookstore is jammed and people are excited to be talking about an author and his work. It's been awhile since I've made it south for a reading - the horrific traffic last night reminded me why - but my history of never regretting the drive continues. A great night all around.