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#89918 - 01/22/08 11:12 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Well, well, well! Pique uses the term "landfill piano" at least once in her story.

I wonder where that came from?

(Awesome book!)
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#89919 - 01/23/08 12:21 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Pique, congratulations on the fantastic review of your book in the New York Times! Do you realize that on the the very back page of your review was a review of a Condoleeza Rice biography with a cartoon of the Secretary of State playing...you guessed it...a grand piano!
Condi at a grand
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#89920 - 01/23/08 12:26 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
Harling Offline
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Loc: Victoria BC
Is Condi playing, or piddling, in that cartoon? mdsdurango - perhaps you can tell us?

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#89921 - 01/23/08 12:43 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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what can i say, steve? you are so quotable!
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#89922 - 01/23/08 07:58 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Hi, again, Pique:

Just popping in for a minute - you may find the article I just posted "The internal 'orchestra' of the earth" of interest. \:\)

Jeanne W
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#89923 - 01/23/08 09:05 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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jeanne, i looked for your post on this, but couldn't find it. provide a link?
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#89924 - 01/23/08 12:33 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/20882.html#000000

I'm not sure if everyone can do this or it's just an admin function (I should know this stuff).

If you click on a members name in any post of their's, you should get their profile (as a pop up). At the top of their profile should be a link to "recent posts", listing all their, well, recent posts :-)
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#89925 - 01/24/08 11:37 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Anybody who's logged in can do it.
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#89926 - 01/24/08 11:47 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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FYI...

The LA Times Article about Grand Obsession and the Piano Forums is posted on their web site.
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#89927 - 01/24/08 02:10 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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there's also this rave review in the missoula independent:

http://www.missoulanews.com/index.cfm?do=article.details&id=A8A6C263-E112-305A-6F1145803B924A86

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For me, Grand Obsession was intimately powerful: It changed the way I look at the world.
thank you. i can die happy now.

\:\)
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#89928 - 01/24/08 03:46 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Perri,

I wanted to congratulate you on your wonderful accomplishment - well done!

And to tell you that your book was the *only* birthday present I asked for, and received. \:\)

Now if I can just figure out how to get that autograph... ;\)
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#89929 - 01/24/08 05:08 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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wb,
i've been asked to come to the bay area this spring. i don't know yet if it will happen. but if it does i would be thrilled to sign your book for you.
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#89930 - 01/24/08 06:49 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Loc: Ohio
 Quote:
Originally posted by piqué:
thank you. i can die happy now.

[/QUOTE]

Absolutely not! I need to read the sequel: "Marlene Speaks: How I Chose My Human"

\:\)

Seriously - I loved the book! Like all good writers, you made us feel that you have written about "our" experiences too... maybe not exactly with Marlene, but with life.
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#89931 - 01/26/08 12:15 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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pique:

Your book is absolutely stunning: I read it cover ot cover in 2 short days!
[and nights...]

[loved your description of Mr.Stein.... ;\) ]

Now:

How you're keeping the Paparazzi and hordes of groupies off your back?

Norbert \:D
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#89932 - 01/26/08 03:08 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Loc: Cornwall, England
I'm confused

I thought our writer's name was 'Perri'. Where does 'Pique' come from? Is it a nickname?

Sorry if I've missed something obvious :rolleyes:

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#89933 - 01/26/08 03:20 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Loc: Denver
I'm reading it now and LOVE it!

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#89934 - 01/26/08 03:50 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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 Quote:
Originally posted by cruiser:
I'm confused

I thought our writer's name was 'Perri'.Where does 'Pique' come from? Is it a nickname?

Sorry if I've missed something obvious :rolleyes: [/b]
Mike, sorry I mean cruiser; its Perri, oops, I mean piqué.

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#89935 - 01/26/08 03:51 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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see? ... told you I'd missed something obvious! :rolleyes:

Thanks Harling \:\)

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#89936 - 01/26/08 04:38 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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thanks, everyone, for buying the book and for your complements.

don't forget that amazon.com is still accepting five-star reviews! ;\)
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#89937 - 01/26/08 09:59 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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My Google Alerts notified me that the book is also on the "Editor's Choice" list for the NYT...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/books/review/EdChoice-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
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#89938 - 01/26/08 11:56 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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#89939 - 01/27/08 08:14 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Have you all read the Los Angeles Times today? Great article, and even better photos.
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#89940 - 01/29/08 01:16 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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i just got word this morning. "grand obsession" has gone into a second printing!
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#89941 - 01/29/08 01:25 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Congrats!!! Well deserved.

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#89942 - 01/29/08 03:06 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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Perri,

I just finished reading your book. Thank you so much for having written it. Not only did it enlighten me on the whole subject and provide material for further personal research, it was so good that it kept me reading late at nights! Also, more crucial at this time, it helped me retain my sanity after having purchased my new piano that keeps sounding false to my ears. I will be patient and hope everything turns out like it did for you. Thanks again and I hope your book becomes a great success!

Lucie

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#89943 - 01/29/08 03:08 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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thank you, lucie!!

and thank you, too, libby. \:\)
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#89944 - 01/30/08 01:39 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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for those of you who have been asking where you can get a personally inscribed first edition of the book (going fast--second printing is in the works), there is now a new source:

fact & fiction books
ffbook@montana.com
call toll free at 1.800.769.7323

i signed a bunch last night, but will go dowtown to personally inscribe yours to you or whoever you wish if you request it. the owner's name is barbara, but anyone there can help you.
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#89945 - 01/30/08 06:04 PM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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 Quote:
Originally posted by piqué:
i just got word this morning. "grand obsession" has gone into a second printing! [/b]
That was extraordinarily quick, wasn't it? Unusual nowadays for two printings in hard cover, especially within such a short time.

Shows the power of good writing based on deep research and a really[/b] big circle of friends...

Congratulations

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#89946 - 01/31/08 10:52 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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As also a Grotrian 192 owner, I just finished the book and absolutely enjoy it very much. But now I am paranoid! How will I ever find the right tuner over here \:\)
Congratulation and thank you very much for such an excellent book.

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#89947 - 02/01/08 09:35 AM Re: grand obsession news and events--updates
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