Are you familiar with the work of Dave Eggers? If not, you should find the book A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and read it immediately. Dave Eggers wrote it, along with a handful of others that I love. He wrote the movie Away We Go with his wife.

He also founded McSweeney’s and 826 Valencia, both of which do incredibly good work that I appreciate and believe in. And if you’re not down with the things he says in his TED Prize Talk, I’m not sure we could ever be friends.

You might say Dave Eggers is one of my heroes.

Which is why meeting him is one of the things on my Bucket List.

Which is why I drove to Boulder yesterday afternoon, purchased a copy of his newest book, and was the first one in line to speak with him when he arrived for the signing.