Tuesday was publication day for the US and Canadian editions of Before I Go to Sleep. I was tremendously excited, just as I was on the day it came out in the UK. It was a little tough, though - I wanted to be able to go and look at it sitting on a shelf in a bookstore but had to content myself with looking at its Amazon page. Not quite the same - but I will be over the other side of The Atlantic next week (Toronto - Houston - New Orleans - Miami - Ft Lauderdale) so I'm certainly not complaining and I'll get to see it then.
I was also lucky enough to be invited to the premiere of Life In a Day on Tuesday evening - the YouTube collaboration with Scott Free (who are making the film of Before I Go to Sleep). Over 450 hours of footage that was shot on July 24th last year has been edited down by film maker Kevin McDonald to create what I thought was a really fantastic film. By turns funny, sad, moving, trivial, profound, the film took a snapshot of what it means to be human in the early 21st Century. I recommend it highly.