Less than an hour after posting about my recent book troubles, former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry REPLIED to my tweeted link to the post and gave me some awesome encouragement about sticking with my novel, which, as it so happens, is loosely inspired by the former Mayor’s legendary political career. Meta. Max. Yes, readers, it’s true: the “artsy fartsy” book is very much about the great Marion Barry and his totally amazing career. Think of him as the Willie Stark for the 21st Century. Here’s the pictorial proof of the Tweeting excitement: