Checking the Amazon sales charts will eventually be the death of me, so I’ll cut back, but I couldn’t help but notice that at 8 o’clock this morning Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets had risen to No. 7 on the Baseball Essays & Writings list, which made me very happy because I could hear Tom Hanks as Mr. White, the manager of the Wonders from one of my all-time favorite movies, That Thing You Do!, practically whispering in my ear:
As of tomorrow morning, you Wonders… you’ve got the No. 7 record in the country.
Not that I’m striving to be a one-hit wonder, but when you’ve had no hits to date, it’s pretty heady.
(FYI, one of the books ahead of mine is a basketball book, but never mind that right now.)
Thanks to all of you who helped shoot FAFIF up the chart so quickly. I truly appreciate that thing you did.