Last night, I went to a book release party at a bar in Park Slope, Brooklyn, for our own Emma Span’s memoir, 90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales from the Edge of Baseball Fandom, which was officially released yesterday (more on that to follow). I was talking with Diane Firstman, Jay Jaffe and Ben Kabak when a petite brunette with a firm handshake introduced herself to us.
“I’m Mara,” she said, “I used to work with Emma at the Voice. I wrote a book last year.”
And how do you do?
Me: What was your book about?
Diane: Was it illustrated?
I immediately thought about the MOMA cocktail party scene from Manhattan (1:40 into this clip):
Me: Really, what about orgasms, exactly?
Mara: It was about my search to have one.
Me: Okay, so without ruining anything, did you have one?
Mara: I did.
Me: That’s great. I love a happy ending.
Jay: What, did you guys rehearse this on the way over?
We did not. But it felt scripted. We laughed and enjoyed a true New York moment.