Recently, I was riding BART, the Bay Area’s subway, and saw a woman reading a novel. Something about the book cover caught my eye, and I thought, one of these days, I might see someone reading MY book!
More than any celebrity reader, the idea that I could be sitting near someone on public transportation, and that person would be reading my book and not having any idea that those words, those characters all came out of my head, is dizzying.
However, I would also be thrilled to have celebrities read my book. These folks came immediately to mind. They are writers, directors, actors, comedians, rappers, talk show hosts, and activists. I would be incredibly honored to have any of them reading UPTOWN THIEF.
From top left: Shonda Rhimes, Janet Mock, Roxane Gay, Aaron Sorkin, Oprah, Allison Pearson, Amber Rose, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Michelle & Robert King, Angela Robinson, Ava DuVernay, Tina Fey, Aziz Ansari, Laverne Cox, Piper Kernan, Eva Mendes, Salma Hayek, Deray McKesson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, America Ferrera, Zoe Saldana, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham
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