It was great to see friends old and new at the book launch at the Stoke Newington Bookshop. I talked about some of my motivations and influences - such as Julian Cope, Iain Sinclair and the Wonderful London books. Then Stewart Lee read a very funny, subtlely pared down version of his introduction and I did a few pages from the book, before inviting friends to read out certain bits (which seemed to work better than me doing them). Thanks to everyone who came along and for injecting so much cash into the Stoke Newington pub system afterwards. Read here for a more objective and detailed view of the evening.