TREND Book tours are getting funkier, with authors providing performance sizzle
HOW IT STARTED MTV Generation writers, bored, decided to spice things up
JUDGMENT CALL If Oprah can make books fun, why not? It's not your father's bookstore anymore
Going on a book tour is pure glamour, right? Not so fast. For many authors, book tours are a blur of hotels and bookstores at warp speed. Maybe that's why literary America is loosening its tie and letting its hair down. Best-selling memoirist Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) is becoming famous for appearances that are close to performance art....