Kathy Kinney (best known as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show) has co-authored a book with a publishing exec I've never heard of named Cindy Ratzlaff - the book's website states: Ratzlaff is a publishing executive, who created marketing campaigns for more than 100 New York Times best-selling books, including The South Beach Diet, as… Continue reading Queen of Your Own Life!
I did my first feature on Salon, on the next generation of abortion providers. (That's what kept me away from the blog for most of last week, btw.) I also wrote this morning about how the vitriol aimed at women who choose not to have children is suspiciously similar to anti-abortion rhetoric. You think maybe… Continue reading Today in Things I Wrote Elsewhere
So, a week or so ago, I did an interview with Joel Mathis from the Philadelphia Weekly. (I was warned that it would be about fat women and sex---for a sex-themed issue---and I warned him back that I'm probably too prudish deep down to give him any juicy quotes. We proceeded from there.) So. He… Continue reading In Which I Continue to Learn the Hard Way What NOT to Say to Reporters
OK, I'm back from my whirlwind Philly/Boston trip, which was terrific. Met lots of Shapelings, sold lots of books, had lots of fun. Am also lots of tired. I'll have photos (and more content) soonish, but for now, please enjoy a dark cameraphone pic Lesley got during the Boston event yesterday. Yeah, I'm totally drinking… Continue reading Sweet Home Chicago
In case you missed it or hadn't heard, Marianne and I will be reading and answering questions in Philly tomorrow at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., from 4-5 p.m. (in between performances of "Fat Camp," the new revue by Big Moves Boston). On Sunday, we'll be in Boston, reading at Lir Irish Pub, 903 Boylston St.,… Continue reading Reminder: Philly and Boston appearances this weekend!
At Amazon, #9 in self-esteem, #11 in gender studies, and #18 in women's studies! Come on, Shapelings, LET'S GET THIS BOOK TO NUMBER ONE OVERALL! Kidding, kidding. Seriously, though, if you still want to do something to help (without necessarily spending money this time), we'd love it if you'd periodically check up on the… Continue reading Also not too shabby
How much do you guys rock? Thanks to Julia for the pic. MAJOR THANKS to everyone who bought the book! And hey, International No Diet Day has only just begun, so let's keep it up there, eh?