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First Book Celebrations on YouTube

Earlier this week, debut YA novelist Jess Rothenberg videotaped herself dancing with the first copy of her book and a cat. We’ve embedded the video above, set to a classic tune from Flashdance.

First book celebrations are a small but inspiring genre on YouTube. Travis Nichols celebrated his book release by dancing with a potted plant, playing “Guitar Hero,” and imitating Tom Cruise‘s famous Risky Business scene. Kaleb Nation posted a happy video a few years back, stacking and restacking his new book copies.

Any more videos to add? Here’s more about Rothenberg’s The Catastrophic History of You and Me: “BRIE’S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally. But now that she’s D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined.”

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