Four women from Harvard Book Store stood at the back of the Brattle Theater last night, before the crowds arrived, giggling. “I have the biggest literary crush on him,” said one, referring to the evening’s reader—MIT professor, Boston Review fiction editor, Pulitzer Prize-winner—Junot Díaz, a man, it appeared from listening to the women’s chatter, with many charms.
“Oh my god,” said another, “sometimes I imagine just walking around Cambridge and bumping into him. ‘Oh, are you Junot?'”
“He kisses everyone,” said a third.