I'm kidding about the DVD, of course, but the book is real. How to Steal a Car will be published by Scholastic, probably with a September or October 2009 publication date. I'm not saying too much about it at this point, except to say that it is about a fifteen-year-old girl who, well, steals cars. I'm excited about this book--it's quite different from my other books. But you knew that already, right?
And, since you asked (even though you probably didn't and could not care less), here's a photo of some chanterelles I found last week. It's been a great year for chanterelles in Minnesota--I've harvested several pounds, and they were delicious--one of my three favorite mushrooms, along with porcinis and morels. Like sweet corn and tomatoes, freshly-picked chanterelles are incomparably superior to their commercially available versions. I'm hoping for a second fruiting later this summer.