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In which Hank reads the first page of Let it Snow, talks about Paper Towns, and maybe freaks out a couple times.


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Good morning John.

It's Thursday, October ninth. October ninth is officially less than one week until your book comes out! live in certain select areas where apparently time is transported forward.

Let me talk a little bit about "Paper Towns," and what's going on with it right now. It seems, as if some book stores are note exactly paying attention to the rules that were set for the release of my brother John's book. Humph.

So I'm sure many of you know that if you pre-ordered "Paper Towns" on Barnes and Noble you actually received that book well in advance of two weeks early. If bookstores sold like, Harry Potter a week early, J. K.

Rowling would hire an army of Harry Potter mercenaries and they would go and kill Barnes and Noble with special wands that shoot bullets out of them and are called AK 47's. Now of course I am in no way advocating the destruction of Barnes and Noble, I think they are a great store. But I am a little bit upset, it feels kind of like they're disrespecting my brother, you know? "Oh, October sixteenth?

Okay well, hmm, we'll sell it when we want to." So I'm actually pretty excited for the Nerdfighters who got their books early because that's sort of this awesome prize you get for pre-ordering John's book - thank you very much for doing that. But for those of you who ordered the book from Amazon where they didn't ship the book out early, you can feel good, because Amazon is playing this game the way that John's publishing company asked them to play it. If you are jonesing for some John Green, this is available right freaking now!

John Green top billing over Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. I don't know how you manage that, with those two much better selling authors than you are. It does occur to me that it's alphabetical.

And you've got this lame ass, dirty picture on the back too. You can't really tell in the YouTube video, but John looks like he has just taken a bath in dirt cakes. He needs a washin'.

Mom's not gonna be happy. I just started reading Maureen's which is the first in the book, unlike on the cover. And you are correct, that means that it's time for some Hank Green fast talk and book reading. "The Jubilee Express" by Maureen Johnson, chapter one.

It was the night before Christmas. I'll be more precise it was the afternoon before Christmas. But before I take you into the beating heart of the action, let's get one thing out of the way.

I know from experience that if this comes up later it will distract you so much that you won't be able to concentrate on anything I tell you. My name is Jubilee Doogle, take a moment, let it sink in, see if you do it up front, it's not so bad. Now imagine I was halfway through telling you some long story, like I'm about to be, and I dropped that one on you. "By the way my name is Jubilee." You wouldn't know what to do next!

I realize Jubilee is a bit of a stripper name. You probably think that I have heard the call of the pole, but no, if you saw me, you'd get the idea pretty quickly that I'm not a stripper - I think. I have a little black bob and wear glasses half the time, contacts the other.

I'm sixteen, I sing in choir and I attend mathletes events. I play field hockey, which lacks the angelic baby oil grace that is the stripper's stock and trade. I have no problem with strippers in case there are any strippers reading this, I'm just not one.

A major concern, strippage wise is the latex. I think latex is probably bad for your skin because it doesn't allow it to breathe. My objection is that Jubilee isn't a name, it's some kind of party.

No one knows what kind of party. Have you ever heard someone throwing a Jubilee? And if you did, would you go, cause I wouldn't.

It sounds like something where you have to have a large inflatable object, put up bunting and make a complicated plan for trash disposal. Come to think of it, it might actually be interchangeable with hoedown. Oh Maureen, I can't imagine anyone being able to resist this book, after having heard that.

I have to admit that I also read the first chapter of John's, and it is also fantastically funny. And for those of you who made spoon hands and spoon fingers videos - most of you don't know what I'm talking about - thank you very much, you will be receiving your .mp3 soon, it has been recorded, and will be in your inbox shortly. And for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, you will next week.

Boom! So yes, less than a week away from "Paper Towns," "Let It Snow" is out now. We will be in New York City for the launch event.

You can RSVP on Facebook through, and I hope to see many of you there and other places across the United States through the month of November. And for those of you who I can't see, you're seeing me now and I see you. I can feel you on the other side of the camera.

Auto power off? Auto pow- I don't know why this camera does that! We were having a moment and it auto-power offed me.

Additionally you might have seen that John and I are right now on the front page of YouTube. We did a video with the folks of in response to the most recent Presidential debate, this video is a response to that video, you should check it out - it's awesome. And that is all for today John, I will see you tomorrow.