The New York Times Best Seller list

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Sincerely yours,


This entry was posted in being awesome, cool things, geeking outBy Pat37 Responses


  1. Adam B. Shaeffer
    Posted April 10, 2008 at 10:35 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations Pat! That’s awesome!

  2. Jenna
    Posted April 10, 2008 at 10:48 PM | Permalink

    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

  3. Pat
    Posted April 10, 2008 at 10:53 PM | Permalink

    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.

  4. Amanda
    Posted April 10, 2008 at 10:56 PM | Permalink

    That was probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Especially the smiley face :)I love that you’re giddy about it. Congrats.

  5. black Sunshine
    Posted April 10, 2008 at 11:00 PM | Permalink

    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

  6. sienged
    Posted April 10, 2008 at 11:56 PM | Permalink

    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.

  7. Jessica
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 12:00 AM | Permalink

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

  8. jeffk
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 12:10 AM | Permalink

    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!

  9. Zach Taylor
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 12:42 AM | Permalink

    Congrats Pat! I love to see fantasy newcomers doing so well on the shelves.Giving the book a second read currently.

  10. logankstewart
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 1:52 AM | Permalink

    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…

  11. Mary J.
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 1:57 AM | Permalink

    Congrats! That must have been so exciting! I hope embiggen catches on btw.

  12. dave pedersen
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 3:33 AM | Permalink

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

  13. brightbane
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 3:41 AM | Permalink

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

  14. Anonymous
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 4:11 AM | Permalink

    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!!!

  15. Sedulo
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 4:29 AM | Permalink

    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.

  16. Sedulo
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 4:52 AM | Permalink

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

  17. Sam
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 6:09 AM | Permalink

    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…..

  18. a
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 8:35 AM | Permalink

    You beat Danielle Steele, America’s all time best sell author!seriously, though, congrats.

  19. Dynishra Shin
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

    I think you have every right to laugh manically, Pat. I think it’s healthy.Congrats!!! You win cake, sir, you win cake.~Dyn~

  20. Ryan
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 12:55 PM | Permalink

    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.RK

  21. Anonymous
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 4:16 PM | Permalink

    Was that laugh jolly or diabolical?–CL

  22. m.q.zed
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 4:17 PM | Permalink

    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.

  23. Anonymous
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 4:46 PM | Permalink

    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?Cheers,Troll

  24. Jordan R
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 5:40 PM | Permalink

    Awesome! Now can you next book have “Patrick RothfussNew York Times BEST SELLING AUTHOR– Wise Mans Fear –A novel”on the cover?*High five!*

  25. Rachel
    Posted April 11, 2008 at 7:08 PM | Permalink


  26. Val
    Posted April 12, 2008 at 1:13 AM | Permalink

    WHO-HOOOOO! *bows*

  27. arcaneja
    Posted April 12, 2008 at 3:11 AM | Permalink

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

  28. Anonymous
    Posted April 13, 2008 at 11:56 AM | Permalink

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

  29. suziko
    Posted April 13, 2008 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

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

  30. Kalligenia
    Posted April 13, 2008 at 6:23 PM | Permalink

    Woo-hoo! :) Congrats!

    Posted April 14, 2008 at 9:37 AM | Permalink

    You Son of a bitch!!!!!

  32. Chris, The Book Swede
    Posted April 14, 2008 at 10:52 AM | Permalink

    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 ;)~Chris< HREF="" REL="nofollow">The Book Swede<>

  33. Judy
    Posted April 14, 2008 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

    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!!!!J

  34. bibi
    Posted April 15, 2008 at 2:01 AM | Permalink

    Awwwwwwwwwwww, pat!!!you are so cute!!!!your doodles made me smile!

  35. Anonymous
    Posted April 15, 2008 at 2:27 AM | Permalink

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

  36. Anonymous
    Posted April 15, 2008 at 2:29 AM | Permalink

    That link didn’t quite show up. it all together. Damn blogger, cutting off my comment.

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