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Here’s a little-known fact about me: I met J.K. Rowling once. I wish it were a littler-known fact, but what can you do.
“Not blog about it” would be one answer. But since it’s out there I feel an urge to explain it. And also apologize for it. “The time I met J.K. Rowling” sounds like a great story, but it isn’t.
Here’s how it went down.
Everybody put their bids in. For whatever reason, Time won. They sent me.
It wasn’t a fait accompli. You wouldn’t think it, but Time has some major-league Harry Potter fans on staff. Senior staff. They can rattle off trivia like they were Newt Scamander or some shit. But I was the books guy, and the most visibly nerdy staff member. So I went.
And there was another reason they sent me, which was that my marriage was falling apart.