The book is out. THE BOOK IS OUT!
ETA a pic from a Shapeling! TABLE PLACEMENT! WHEE!
Despite my issues with Amazon, I just ordered it for my Kindle. Because it’s too early to go to a bookstore, and any given store might not have it in stock anyway, but I needed to celebrate the whole “It is really, truly available for purchase today!” thing. (By spending money on something I A] already have multiple free copies of, B] have already read about 400 times, and C] still have in Word files on my computer. Shut up.) It is ON MY KINDLE, y’all! Pre-ordering has given way to ordering! It’s real!
Which means now we get to start hearing how much it sucks. Anyway.
As I said to the Aussies and Kiwis yesterday, if you see the book in a store and have the technology handy to send me a picture (katesblog at gmail dot com), I would love that. If you like the book and have the time and energy to review it on Amazon, Powell’s, Good Reads, or your own blog, I would love that, too! If you don’t like the book, I would love it if you kept your mouth shut about it. I AM FULL OF LOVE TODAY.
And I’m sure at least half of you right now are like, “You know what I’d love? If you’d quit plugging your goddamned book and go back to writing real posts. WE GET IT. YOU CO-WROTE A BOOK. IT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. EVERYONE WHO CARES ALREADY KNOWS.” To those people I say… Did you know I co-wrote a book? And it’s available for purchase today? And did you know it also features essays by Lesley Kinzel, Julia Starkey and Cynara Geissler of Fatshionista, Joy Nash of Fat Rant, and Barbara Benesch-Granberg, who is the mother of twin boys under 5 and thus doesn’t update her blog much? COULD IT GET ANY MORE AWESOME? Tell your friends!
Oh, all right. If you really want something else to talk about today, check out my pretend boyfriend Paul Campos’s piece in The Daily Beast about the fat hate and sexism being leveled at some of the candidates to replace Souter on the Supreme Court.
So what’s the real motivation for all the anxiety about the bodies that house two such apparently distinguished legal minds? A glance at the comments at a site such as Abovethelaw.com, which features a number of vicious attacks on Kagan’s appearance, provides one clue. For some men, the only thing more intolerable than the sight of a powerful woman is the sight of a powerful woman they don’t want to sleep with.
Emphasis mine. Quote of the fucking year, right there.
Also, check out the Q&A Marianne and I did with Damsel, a newish blog aimed at women in their twenties. Later today, there should be an interview with me up on Broadsheet as well — I’ll come back and link that when it’s up.
Also, THE BOOK IS OUT!!!
ETA: Sweet Machine just sent me the most heartwarming screencap ever.