I know you’re feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Part of that (the warm) is because it’s summer, and I can’t explain the fuzzy. Maybe you drank too much, or you french-kissed your cat.
At any rate, put those “Yes We Can!” feelings to good use. Sunday (what’s that, the 29th?) we’re all going to buy a copy of this book from Amazon:The Mothering Heights Manual for Motherhood
One of the special things about this book is that I have a story in it. The first essay in fact! The editor said that doesn’t mean anything, but I don’t believe that for a minute. You wouldn’t start a book off with a sucky essay, would you? You would not.
Anyway, when everyone buys the same book on the same day magic happens: the book climbs up the mysterious Amazon algorithm and becomes popular. We all love to be popular.
You know what this book is good for? It’s a great present to give expectant mothers at their baby showers. The Manual of Motherhood plus a pack of Pampers and you’re golden.
If you know a couple who’s thinking about having children and you feel strongly that they should not procreate, you could buy this for them also. The book contains true, scary stories that serve as powerful birth control. (If said couple needs more persuasion, refer them to this blog, or my babysitters.)
This is the first book that I’ve been published in, and Lordy, I hope it isn’t the last.
One thing I learned, though, is that editors sometimes mess with your writing before they publish it. For instance, my concluding paragraph was pure genius, and mentioned both Led Zeppelin and parakeets. The editors liked the paragraph before it better, and chopped it.
So if you buy the book, email me and I’ll send you the ORIGINAL concluding paragraph absolutely free.
Now you and your cat can get back to whatever.
Y’all: Thanks for letting me know that the original link disappeared from my post! I tried again!
Random past post from My Tiny Kingdom: We Talked Too Much