The Savannah Book Festival was an astonishing event. Highlights included meeting V.P. Al Gore and exchanging books with him. His latest The Future is an insightful look into the major forces changing our society and our planet. There was also T.C. Boyle's reading of "The Lie," a short story from his latest collection. Wonderful. As well as a very humorous talk by Dave Barry. My own presentation for Islands Under Fire was SRO. A fine trial run for the next one in the Big Apple.