Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Writer John Green takes a shine to Pittsburgh

From Pittsburgh-

They came carrying hardcover books, freshly ripped pieces of notebook paper and the occasional pocket-size U.S. Constitution.

If a student has the copy of the historical do
cument signed by someone famous, she or he gets bonus points. And, as confirmed by the knot of Mt. Lebanon teens outside St. Paul's Episcopal Church, writer John Green more than qualifies, as do actors Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff. 

Word that "The Fault in Our Stars" had landed at the church spread through Instagram, Twitter, texts and talk among middle and high schoolers walking along Washington Road and Mayfair Drive.

Students who skipped or postponed dinner and homework and waited into the darkness met the author, a publishing and vlogging rock star. One declared, "This is, like, the best day of my life."
Mr. Green, 36, signed everything politely pressed into his hands, begged off photos due to a quickie lunch break around 8 p.m. but later returned for selfies with his fans.

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