Last summer this delightful young woman, Jamie, and her girlfriends were dining at il Fornaio, where I work two days a week as a host. We struck up a conversation, and they kept asking me more and more questions, and I didn't have enough time to say more, but I said, "If you really want to know more about my life, it's in a book I wrote, and it's for sale in downtown Carmel." Then in early December, Jamie walked into the restaurant and told me how much she enjoyed the book, and now her girlfriends were reading it. It was an early Christmas surprise! I never know how my books are going to touch people, for sometimes it may take a full year before I hear anything. It's very gratifying, and Jamie certainly made my day.