susan orlean in los angeles

Yesterday I received an invitation for a cocktail party with Susan Orlean, whose book The Orchid Thief inspired the Spike Jonze movie Adaptation, nominated for multiple Academy Awards this year. The New Yorker magazine is doing it and they’re inviting subscribers… So I call the RSVP line, and there’s a nice message to leave your name and number, and when it goes to the machine, it answers with “Sorry, this mailbox is full.” I tried a couple of times, and then gave up. Oh well.

Addendum: I tried again around 10:30 and got through. I think.