I originally had a different post planned for today, but that will have to wait a couple of days.
Why, you ask?
Because instead I have a very cool thing to tell you about that I didn’t know I could tell you about already. I’ve been keeping it all to myself, much like my stash of hummus and emotional availability, but it’s being released today so I can tell you and that’s what you’re getting today.
I’m part of another super funny book!
You can read the details about it here, but here’s the description from Amazon to pique your interest:
“Thank God for girlfriends and shared visits to powder rooms! That’s always been the concept behind our website InThePowderRoom.com where we’ve been entertaining women with our humor and bold, brave honesty since 2009. Now we’re taking it to the next level with an anthology of original short stories from some of the wittiest women writers we know—stories they would only tell their closest friends, most likely from within the haven of a ladies’ room.
Inside you’ll find 39 (mostly) true tales by women, for women, about being women—bodily changes, relationships, careers, motherhood, aging, illness, and more—written with the humor and grit that proudly sets In The Powder Room apart. But be forewarned: we’re holding nothing back. We’re revealing our deep dark secrets—because it’s through our most vulnerable and honest moments that we forge the strongest connections and discover we aren’t so alone after all.
You have a gimpy boob? Me too. You think glitter is the herpes of the craft world? Me too! You got your fishnet-clad leg stuck to your head on stage in front of thousands of people? Wait…what? OMG. Tell me everything! We are your friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters. Regardless of what life has dished up for you, chances are, we’ve been there and we can relate. We’ll help you laugh it off, or hold your hand until you’re ready to laugh again. And we promise: we’ll always tell you when you have lipstick on your teeth.”
To be honest, I’m really not sure why I’m part of it. Now I’m not being humble or anything, but I don’t even own a tube of lipstick and only have one “real” bra that fits that I wear out of social convention and not physical necessity.
In other words, I’m not a girly-girl.
Wait. Now that I think about it, maybe they only invited me to make themselves look a bit better. Like how I always feel really super pretty when I walk out of Wal-Mart given the fact that I have all my teeth and only one chin.
Even if I’m there just to balance things out, the point is that I’m in this book with a group of talented, hilarious women and you need to go check it out. I can’t promise that you’ll feel pretty, but I can promise that you will laugh—probably at our expense.
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I just stumbled on your site, loving it. Wow, the book sounds fab, well done 🙂
Congrats on the book!
Hahahaha!!! “…all my teeth and only one chin.”
Congratulations! That is awesome.
Awesome! I love the cover. I’m off to check it out and share.
Thanks for sharing! I really had nothing to do with this one, so I deserve absolutely none of the credit minus my own little essay. 😉
Congratulations on the book, can’t wait to read!
YOU ROCK…my friend.
I am completely thrilled about this. THIS Is why you are awesome and why you’re writing is a HAPPY part of my day.
When we finally meet you have to promise to autograph it. 🙂
Congrats! But if you tell me my boobs are lopsided I’ll cut a bitch.
Abby! Congrats on the inclusion! The blurb alone gave me a few genuine chuckles and so did your comment about having only one chin. It’s not fair some get 2 or even 3. Have a dilly of a one!
Thanks. I can’t take any of the credit this time though. And I also am not sure if I have a lopsided boob or not. To be honest, I would take any kind of boobs at this point.
That comment was good for yet another coffee-stained t.
That’s Awesome! Congrats, Abby!
Abby, you of course deserve to be there, if for no other reason than your commentary of why you should not be there because it is laugh your butt off funny!!! I can’t take it! (But of course there are other reasons like your brilliance, wit, and charm.)
If the coffee shop were a little busier, perhaps I could get you many sales because people would ask: Just WHAT is SO FUNNY?!? Now I am just laughing like an idiot at my computer, and only CJ is here. He’s already read it, so I can’t say, You should read Abby today!”
You should teach How to Make ‘Em Laugh lessons.
Looks awesome! Congrats, lady.
Very cool, Abby! Sounds like a fun compilation!
Woot, woot! Cool and exciting news!
That is awesome and something to celebrate!!! Congratulations!
Congrats, girl! And just between us – because this is the interwebs and everything we say is private, right? – I only wear a bra out of social convention as well. I have no physical need for one and purchasing one requires a shameful trip to the junior’s section.
Congrats from one non-girly girl to another!
Oh I need this; I need another woman that looks in the mirror and thinks, “How in the heck did my left boob get so much bigger than my right?” Gonna check it out. 🙂
Congrats! You and Noa are amongst quite the prestigous blogging company of authors there. Good job getting to sit at the cool table! Hey, can I join you guys? I see an extra seat. Oh, you’re saving it for someone? Oh, ok. That’s cool. I’ll just go sit with the band geeks over there.
Yeah. Noa I can understand. Still not sure how I slipped in.
Congrats! Just ordered my copy!
I love to read… I’ll have to order a copy when I get paid next. Do they have a Kindle version?
Yup! All three of my books are available in Kindle!
Awesome! Must get one!
opps i meant
your stuff is so great! happy i found this blog!
You are there to make us look good, but by association, not comparison. 😉 I never thought, years ago when I started stalking you, that you’d be confined to the pages of a book next to me with no escape. Muahahahaha! My dream of sneakily becoming your best friend against your will is finally coming together!!!
And now that I know we live in the same state, you’re totally stuck here with me. 😉
I totally get where you’re coming from about Walmart. That’s why I do my swimsuit shopping there. I walk out feeling like Christie freaking Brinkley on the cover of Sports Illustrated. But that’s neither here nor there. I’m thinking you’re in the book because you’re hilarious! Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!
Bound to be a hit….No, the book – not a real hit like murder for hire or punch in the snoot. Simply a fall down hilarious read. Congrats
Congratulations. That is great news and well worth postponing the other post. Believe me, your presence in the book will only elevate it because you are ridiculously funny.