Just for fun, I imagined what it would be like if Thompson, the main character of One Night, interviewed me about the book. I’m pretty sure it would go something like this:
Thompson: Thanks for talking with me, Dee. This is so exciting!
DC: Thanks, T-dawg. Can I call you that?
Thompson: Hell yeah! Ok, so where did you get the idea for this book?
DC: Well I’ve always kind of loved Elvis. Not always, actually. My sister and I took a road trip to Graceland a few years ago and that pretty much changed everything.
Thompson: Cool. So how do you know so much about Elvis impersonators?
DC: My sister and I have seen a lot of them. Like ten of them. We’ve also seen a number of Elvis’s movies.
Thompson: So you guys are like my ex, but a duo?
DC: I guess you could say that.
Thompson: Let’s talk about the Hawaii angle. Why that state?
DC: It’s the only place I’ve ever been to that’s ever felt like home to me besides home. And I love plate lunches. God, I wish someone would open a plate lunch place in Chicago. Or a plate lunch truck. And I love surfing and the beach!
Thompson: So is there going to be another book about me and Johnny, because you know we’ve gotten into a crap ton of other adventures that aren’t covered in the book…
DC: Yeah, I know. I think about it sometimes. I know you guys are raising hell together.
Thompson: For sure. We NEED another book.
DC: I’m afraid it won’t be interesting anymore, though, when you’re an adult. You know, like none of the Hangover sequels are as good as the first one in my opinion. I don’t want it to be like that.
Thompson: Are you kidding me? I just become more Thompson-esque as I age! Even more so since I’m basically staring death in the face.
DC: Fair point. We’ll see. Meanwhile I encourage you to read my new book about EJ Ramos and his dad. I think you two would be friends.
Thompson: From what I’ve heard that’s probably true. So about the next ThomJohn book…
DC: Did you just say ThomJohn?
Thompson: Yeah, for me and Johnny. You know like Brangelina? That would make a great hashtag. #ThomJohn
DC: We’ll see if that catches on
Thompson: You know it will!