Twenty Wishes, Debbie Macomber's new novel, is all uplifting because the characters in it make a list of the "wonderful things they hope to experience." As a promotional contest, Macomber and her publisher are giving $10,000 away to the person who writes the best 50-words-or-less summary of their own wildest dreams. Here's my entry, Deb: Scrabble made official American pastime, Dina Lohan hosts ABC World News Tonight, John Cusack screws me sober, all cast members of The Hills given dead-end jobs in middle management in Middle America, and teleportation anywhere, any time. Funny, making that list didn't uplift me at all. It made me want to crack open another wine cooler and water it down with the tears of my unfulfilled future. Tell Debbie your wildest dreams when she signs her book 7 p.m. Monday at Borders, 10720 Preston Road, Suite 1018. Call 214-363-1977.
Mon., June 2, 7 p.m., 2008