Posts Tagged ‘translation’

Just Call Me Mr. Laughingstock

January 21, 2012

The cover of my book in Brazil. Note that the author's name is Philip Charles, my first and middle names.

While shopping in the produce department at Whole Foods today, a woman asked me if I knew anything about the odd-looking vegetable on display near us. It looked like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. While we were talking, another woman approached and joined the conversation. The second woman said she was from Brazil and was now living on the east coast with her husband and family.

Smiling, I told her that I had written a book that was translated into Portuguese, but that they couldn’t use my name on the cover in Brazil. Puzzled, she asked why. I said, “Because of my (more…)