"I remember breathing in the welcoming smell of the dust of the books. The soft sounds of the drawers of wooden card-catalogs that had slid open and closed so many times that they became a velvety hush. The clean white slips of paper and tiny pencils waiting there (for free!) so that you might look up something wonderful and write down the secret code that would lead you to treasure. I remember the hunt for the book. For adventure. For magic." - www.thebloggess.com
I was beyond honored to have her blurb on my #BabyFat book cover because I'd just completed the first draft when I first met Jenny six years ago in a blogher hotel bathroom with Leah Segedie pushing me forward to Introduce myself. This was obviously agres ago when I was shiny and new and clueless and thought packing 30 copies of my manuscript to lug around with me was a Good Idea because Of Course I was Going to Get Stuck in an Elevator with an Agent and Wouldn't I Be Kicking Myself Had I Not Sacrificed All the Trees?
I know...I know...Feel free to point and laugh. I'd be laughing, too, if I wasn't me.
A lot has happened in the time since I first met Jenny. She's gone on to publish a bestselling memoir, Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, which is a NYT Best seller (Because it's incredible), I revised BabyFat about 90,000 times, got a book deal, and revised it 50,000 more, and Jenny wrote #FuriouslyHappy and
Now, and always, I'm in awe of Jenny's spirit, strength, and ability to crack a joke about stabbing kittens and make the internet laugh because we all know kittens are adorable and we never stab adorable things. I can't wait to read Furiously Happy. Congrats to you, Jenny. You deserve this and so much more.