Paperback Push!

Friday, April 3, 2009

While I will always love, adore and support my indy bookstores, I must also give a huge and hearty shout-out to Barnes & Noble, which has selected the paperback of CONFESSIONS OF A PREP SCHOOL MOMMY HANDLER as one of its "Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free!" promotions.

What this means is that CONFESSIONS has entered its fourth printing in paperback, and will be prominently featured on a center table in every B&N nationwide, visibility that an author just cannot buy. CONFESSIONS will appear alongside such notables (and some of my faves) as Joan Didion's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Nora Ephron's I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK, and Anne LaMott's TRAVELING MERCIES.

I couldn't be prouder ... and all of this attention comes at a great time, leading directly into the June 2 hardcover launch of my next memoir, AT LEAST IN THE CITY SOMEONE WOULD HEAR ME SCREAM: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life.

Publishing these days is a wild ride, for everyone involved: Authors, publishers, booksellers, reviewers. I've gripped so tightly the past couple of years that my nails make me resemble the assistant to a crack whore (which, btw, is waaaay worse than the lead job, because they have to do all the clean-up). But I wouldn't trade it for anything ... because, slowly but surely, people begin to read and recognize your work ... and that gets the snowball moving down that hill.

So, if you happen to be in B&N, pick up a paperback of CONFESSIONS and let me know what you think. And, if you happen to be in your local bookstore, do the same.

For those online shoppers (calling all QVC junkies!), here's the link:

Keep writing ... and dreaming,


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