Good News Travels Fast (Or, The Bestseller List)

Yesterday, I did some time traveling. Around 4 in the afternoon, I saw Janet Maslin's review of my book in the New York Times, a full day before it appeared in the actual paper. Then, just before 6, my agent called to tell me that the book had hit the New York Times Bestseller list, coming in at #18 in hardcover, #15 in e-book, and #19 combined. (The NYT must be as bad at math as I am, if #18 + #15 = #19.) All of this will be in next Sunday's paper. I truly won't believe it until I see it, but until then, I'm going to tell everyone, because then we can all live in this fantasy land together for a few days. Nobody pinch me. I love you.