Thursday, April 10, 2008
The New York Times Best Seller list

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Sincerely yours,


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Blogger Adam B. Shaeffer said...

Congratulations Pat! That's awesome!

April 10, 2008 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

Congrats! Your awesomeness (and your book's) should be recognized by all and sundry. I am totally getting the paperback just so I have something portable to make friends read.

Also: Nice doodles 8D

April 10, 2008 4:48 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Heh. Okay I'm settled down a bit now. That wasn't my most coherent post ever...

That's supposed to be regular laughter, by the way. Not maniacal laughter. Maniacal laughter goes like this, "Muahhahahahah!" It's the "Muah" that makes it maniacal.

April 10, 2008 4:53 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

That was probably the cutest thing I've ever seen. Especially the smiley face :)

I love that you're giddy about it. Congrats.

April 10, 2008 4:56 PM  
Blogger KYDS3K said...

hahahah, congrats! that rocks - and i fully recognize maniacal laughter. i like to use "gyahahahaha" sometimes, but that's because i played too much Final Fantasy =p

April 10, 2008 5:00 PM  
Anonymous sienged said...

I Fail to understand why I searched the image franticly looking for the Name of the Wind and felt giddily satisfied when I found it next to the number 24.

Maybe old Where is Waldo Memories or maybe just the classic thought 'Hay, I read that book so that means I am awesome too' Any ways...

anything with more than three ha's is crazy.

I don't know how you people do it.

Ps if you add over 8 you should probably throw a *cough* or two in there.

April 10, 2008 5:56 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Awesome!!!!!! I was waiting for it to be in the New York Times! Yay Pat! :)

April 10, 2008 6:00 PM  
Anonymous jeffk said...

Pat, I'm glad you cleared that up about the laughter. Actually, when I read it in the post, all I could hear in my head was Chris Matthews laughing over and over like a skipping record. The horror!

April 10, 2008 6:10 PM  
Blogger Zach Taylor said...

Congrats Pat! I love to see fantasy newcomers doing so well on the shelves.

Giving the book a second read currently.

April 10, 2008 6:42 PM  
Blogger logankstewart said...

Sweet Pat. I've recommended NOTW to so many people, and I've actually persuaded one to buy the book (paperback) and read it. He's been unable to put it down...

April 10, 2008 7:52 PM  
Blogger Mary J. said...

Congrats! That must have been so exciting!

I hope embiggen catches on btw.

April 10, 2008 7:57 PM  
Anonymous dave pedersen said...

fuck yeah, dogg!
bring that bacon home in giant giant wooden carts, ar!

April 10, 2008 9:33 PM  
OpenID brightbane said...

That has to be the sexiest list I have ever seen.

April 10, 2008 9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, If I were semi-famous, which I am not, a writer, which I am not, or intelligent, which I am not, I would really hate people sucking up to me so bad on this blog.

That said, congrats Pat, you are so super cool. Gee golly, its ice cream sundae time for me and my cat!!!

April 10, 2008 10:11 PM  
Blogger Sedulo said...

I don't think anyone is sucking up to anyone semi-famous, but what do I know. If I were the author of anything and my creation landed anywhere among the top 100 in the New York Times best seller list of any kind of book (text books, coloring books...) I would not sleep or walk on the ground for weeks. Congratulations.

April 10, 2008 10:29 PM  
Blogger Sedulo said...

Not that I sleep on the ground in the first place! But if I did...

April 10, 2008 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Sam said...

That's really awesome man!!

So, I've been reading Terry Goodkind's Wizard's First Rule, and there is a character named Denna in it who is a crazy torturer lady. So now every time I read NotW, I'll think of that. Great.....

April 11, 2008 12:09 AM  
Blogger Steam Engenius said...

You beat Danielle Steele, America's all time best sell author!

seriously, though, congrats.

April 11, 2008 2:35 AM  
Blogger amber_mane said...

I think you have every right to laugh manically, Pat. I think it's healthy.

Congrats!!! You win cake, sir, you win cake.


April 11, 2008 3:55 AM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

Huzzah, Mr. Rothfuss. Huzzah. Go out and have yourself a big mug of mead to celebrate. (Or maybe coffee. It's trivia weekend, isn't it?)

The 24th spot is darn respectable.

April 11, 2008 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was that laugh jolly or diabolical?


April 11, 2008 10:16 AM  
Blogger M.Q.Zed said...

my angry mom (she's a librarian) says your second book was delayed to allow for the paper back to come out. That way you'll have more fans by the time the second book comes out and more money will be made. I told her that was not the case, but she's stubborn.

This was after she asked me never to recommend her another book that has sequels still in production. She loved your book, but she hates the waiting.

In her defense I only told her it was a trilogy after she was half way through TNOTW. But by then it was too late, she had to finish it. And now she has to wait.

April 11, 2008 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go! Making the NYT list should increase your sales even more. Wonder how long before we see the NOTW on the silver screen?


April 11, 2008 10:46 AM  
Blogger Jordan R said...

Awesome! Now can you next book have

"Patrick Rothfuss

- Wise Mans Fear -

A novel"

on the cover?

*High five!*

April 11, 2008 11:40 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...


April 11, 2008 1:08 PM  
Blogger Val said...

WHO-HOOOOO! *bows*

April 11, 2008 7:13 PM  
OpenID arcaneja said...

Congratulations! It looks like all the word of mouth is finally getting through to people.

April 11, 2008 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you say that? Do people know longer understand what mouth means? Well done pat, you definitly deserved it.

April 13, 2008 5:56 AM  
OpenID suziko said...

Just wanted to add my congrats to the list. I'm really happy for you :)

April 13, 2008 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Kalligenia said...

Woo-hoo! :) Congrats!

April 13, 2008 12:23 PM  
Anonymous LINCOLN CHILD said...

You Son of a bitch!!!!!

April 14, 2008 3:37 AM  
Blogger Chris, The Book Swede said...

Brilliant news! Have posted it on the blog :) You deserve it. And #24, too -- that's darn good! Looking forward to your next NYT bestselling novel ;)

The Book Swede

April 14, 2008 4:52 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Hmmmmm - I noticed the pic here doesn't include the teaser of "working copy of Wise Man's Fear window shrunk below" like your Facebook page. :o) :o) hee hee.......

Seriously, CONGRATULATIONS. You and the book TOTALLY deserve it!!!!


April 14, 2008 11:23 AM  
Anonymous bibi said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww, pat!!!

you are so cute!!!!

your doodles made me smile!

April 14, 2008 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A pretty popular site I read had a question regarding finding authors similar to you:

It's a small world, because I saw you eating at a local restaurant on Saturday morning and I was too shy to say hullo. And now you show up in my daily blogs!

April 14, 2008 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That link didn't quite show up.

Put it all together. Damn blogger, cutting off my comment.

April 14, 2008 8:29 PM  

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