Talk about a pick-me up! Just a received a royalty check in the mail from proquest, the good folks in Michigan who distribute dissertations. Now, its a very small check to be sure but the thought that fourteen people paid money last year to get a copy of my dissertation is very energizing!
Its almost enough to get me working on my original goal for this summer which was to get an agent to help me package the dissertation for trade publication!
Would you pay money to read about an young American anthropologist who lives with a Sufi sheikh and his family and learns about gender, community, ritual, family, and the power of stories?