Everyone at Algonquin is excited about the charming little memoir we’re publishing this week, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating–a true story about how life, even on the smallest scale, can be rewarding. There’s some major press coming in the near future, including a feature in the New York Times and an interview with Scott Simon on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” Clearly, we’re not the only ones taken with the book. We were so taken that we adopted some snails of our own: Snooki and The Situation, and their little baby, J-Wow. Aren’t they adorable?
Today we present you with an excerpt from the book, and tomorrow we’ll have an in-depth Q&A with the author, Elisabeth Tova Bailey. And when the New York Times feature and NPR interview happen, we’ll feature those, too.