Coke Newel gets the award! And he gets a hug from Shannon Hale. He says it's for his daughter.
Coke drove home from Sacramento this morning (13 hours. YIKES!) He says he was an 18 year old hippie convert, whose story is pretty much in the book On the Road to Heaven. Coke admits he doesn't think much like his peers, because he has come from a different place. He is honored for the award.
And nary a corny joke.
Welcome to the Live Blogging of the 2007 Whitney Awards!
Welcome to the Whitney Awards! If you are not familiar with how blogs work, the 'beginning' is at the bottom of the screen. So, scroll down to the bottom, start reading, and enjoy!