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My author is a college friend, Dave Eggers. He is also indirectly responsible for me meeting my husband, Tim.
Back in 1996, my roommate Heather dragged me to a party at her boyfriend’s house. When Tim walked into the apartment about twenty feet away from me, he caught me staring at him.
Tim walked up to me, with a very cocky smile. I said, “Oh my God, I totally thought you were a friend of mine from college, Dave Eggers.”
Heather who had known Tim for about six months and kept telling him he reminded her of someone yelled out, “That’s who you reminded me of”
Tim’s response was, “So, did you date him?”
I responded with, “He was one of the first people I met at U of I; we had a few classes together; he got me a job working with him as a photographer for the Daily Illini (school newspaper), and we went to a few dances together, we're friends, but I wouldn't say we dated.”
Well, Tim and I have been together ever since.
Funny thing is, around the time A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius came out, a friend of Tim’s from grade school, that also went to the University of Illinois, Kevin Fitzpatrick, read his book. When he flipped the book over and saw Dave’s photo on the back cover he said, “Oh my God, this guy looks like Lynch!”
So when Kevin saw me next he said, “Hey you were down at U of I the same time as Dave, did you know him?” Did I mention I’m a cradle robber and that Tim and Kevin are three years younger than me? Tim looks older – that’s all that counts.
When I told Dave the story he gave Tim an autographed book with the inscription, “So I hear we look like brothers.”
While they do look alike from twenty feet away, I don't think they look alike up close, but they could pass for brothers.