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May 7, 2008

You Can Read Me Now

In print! In a book!

I’ve never hidden the fact that I originally began blogging as a way to discipline myself to write on a regular basis. My hope was that my writing would improve and I’d get some exposure. Maybe I’d even get published.

Three and a half years (and over 400 columns later) I can see some results. I wrote essays twice a week from October 2005 to October 2006 for iVillage. (Those essays are in the archives.) I’ve been writing columns for magazines, including the recently launched Lipstick magazine here in Birmingham. I’ve been asked to speak to groups about blogging and parenting.

Now I’m dancing on air. My essay “I Love You Like The Crazy You Drive Me” was chosen for inclusion in The Mothering Heights Manual for Motherhood Volume 1. In fact, my essay is the first essay in the book. This is strangely satisfying, because I’ve never been first anywhere else (except the fifth grade spelling bee, where I successfully spelled “linoleum” to seize the prize from my oldest friend).

The book is a collection of hilarious and poignant essays about motherhood. Amazon is taking pre-orders for the book, and if you’re local I have a few copies myself.

The Amazon site does not have any pictures, but I have taken a picture of the cover and my submission, in case you think I’m shitting you about this:

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My essay starts with the time Finn messed with my laundry system, meanders into a Dolly Parton reference, and goes on to discuss fire, da Vinci, and sex.

When I turned it in I also mentioned Led Zeppelin, but this is the real deal and an editor got hold of it and used her red pen. While Dolly stayed, “Black Dog” had to go.

Here’s a review of the book. Bet you can’t guess the parakeet that’s mentioned.

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One year ago on My Tiny Kingdom: My Wild & Crazy Guys 

Posted by Anne Glamore @ 10:31 am • Book Reviews   

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34 Responses to “You Can Read Me Now”

  1. Well done, indeed!

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  2. LONG TIME lurker here! Thanks so much for the comment – I’ve been religiously reading your blog for a good while now, and have enjoyed every minute of it! I’ve been blogging now for all of about 3 hours and I am completely and totally addicted. Thanks again!

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  3. Congratulations! That is fabulous and truly well deserved. What great and amazing validation.

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  4. Congrats! That is an awesome achievement and something I have a desire to do, too.

  5. How very cool! I’ll have to look this up as an idea for my mom. Congrats!

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  6. I knew you would get published sooner or later. I hope this is just the beginning of a long successful writing career. I sure would like to get an autographed copy.

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  7. That’s so great!! You totally deserve to be published. With a sense of humor like yours, you were bound to leap off the computer screen and into print! Congrats! :o)

  8. That is wonderful !!! What a great mother’s day gift to you and all other women.. I would also love to buy an autographed copy… Charro

  9. Anne, I can’t believe you go drop an amazing phrase like “I love you like the crazy you drive me” in my head too late for me to use it all the time.

    Can I use it all the time and verbally add a little “BRACKET C BRACKET ANNE GLAMORE” on the end?

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  10. Congrats on the book! Is there a national release date?

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  11. AWESOME. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it.

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  12. Hooray!! That’s AWESOME!
    But I am soooo jealous…..being published in print is one of my biggest dreams!

    Sign me up for an autographed copy too!

    Joy East of theKingdom’s last blog post..Now that’s what I call a “Home Run Assist”!

  13. That’s awesome! Kudos!

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  14. Great news! It was only a matter of time. Congratulations, A!

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  15. Congrats, A!

  16. Excellent! Brava!

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  17. Congratulations!! This probably would make a great gift for moms-to-be too.

  18. Great job! (And I am jealous about your going to Cooperstown! I have to wait til next year.)

  19. Congratulations!! I too would love to get published but I think my writing has become so much like my talking that it is no longer even remotely correct enough for publishing….how do you like that run on sentence? Haha!!

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  20. That is wonderful. Congratulations.

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  21. That is terrific news and so well deserved! Can’t wait to buy the book. Wendy

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  22. Brava! How exciting!

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  23. Congrats, that is awesome!

  24. If you weren’t already my hero… well… but you are. So never mind.

    Rock ON, Glamore.

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  25. You rock!!

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  26. That’s awesome! Congratulations!! I love to read. I’ll have to check it out.

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  27. Congrats! It’s great to see recognition for good writers who are also moms!

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  28. Congratulations! What a wondeful accomplishment; a well-deserved, wonderful, accomplishment.

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  29. Congratulations! I wish I lived nearby so I wouldn’t have to wait. I’ll pre-order asap though. Just don’t quit writing here when you get famous!

  30. Congrats!

    So, you have a few yourself that you are willing to sell? If so, could you email me? I’d love to buy one for my mom for mother’s day!

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  31. Congratulations!

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  32. Mucho congrats! Can’t wait to buy a copy — hope you’re getting a big cut.

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  33. Congratulations!!! I’m as giddy as if it had happened to me!

    Going to Amazon tomorrow to pre-order.

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