As you no doubt know, and if you don’t I’m telling you now, Simon and Schuster is set to publish this book on Jan. 16. The launch will be at 7:00 at the Strand Bookstore in NYC, so if you’re around, come on down. You can get it there, get it signed by a bunch of us, and get that warm glow from knowing money from each sale will go to the ACLU. If you’re not around, though, you have a golden chance to get an even warmer glow: S&S will donate an additional $3.00 out of their pockets for every book pre-ordered by Jan. 15 — in hardcover or any e-format — to the ACLU, beyond what the ACLU is going to make on the royalties. Yes, it’s a bald bid for bestsellerdom, because it’s the pre-orders that determine that. But come on, folks, you know whose blood will boil to see this book become a best seller. If the book weren’t wonderful, it would be worth it anyway to see those people frothing at the mouth, no? And the book IS wonderful, so it’s a win-win for our side.