I got an e-vite; my book club is meeting on Halloween and everyone has been asked to "dress as the author of a book you've read in the past year." That's lame on oh so many levels, but it's the only invitation I've received so far.
First, I think I'm the only member of the group who hasn't had a book published, so everyone's probably going to come as themselves.
Second, though I have about 100 choices, there's not many I could pull off. If I chose a female author, I'd be spending the evening being told "I didn't know Alan Moore (image) was a cross-dresser!" Most authors aren't very distinctive in appearance. I couldn't manage Tom Wolfe (image); the best book I read in the past year was "The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees" (thanks again, PiccolaPineCone!), but his is a look I'd rather not try (image). A bottle of bleach and a fat suit and maybe I could be Bill Holm (image).
So, I went through the list of books I've read and I found a winner - easy to do given my looks, easy to identify and the author of a very good book I have read in the past year. Take a guess, then see if you're right. [image: book I read this year]