I have a feeling we are going to see a lot more of these.
Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman are raising money for Barak Obama through a personalized appeal. They've set a goal of $25,000 and have raised $7,250 so far.
I didn't get a personalized request, but Wendy from The Happy Booker did.
"We think that candidate is Barack Obama," Michael and Ayelet write. "We know Barack — Ayelet went to law school with him, Michael's met him. We have seen him speak, and were impressed by the restrained, focused eloquence he brings to bear, the way he held and engaged and moved an overcrowded room"
They know everybody.