Almost Famous

Well! This week has been so fabulous that it requires its own wrap up!

First, an update on the status of the Kendra Wilkinson book quest: Her agent gave me the name of a publicist…who did not handle Kendra’s book but was super nice to me. She passed my request along to the right publicist who proceeded to send the book via UPS and it’s sitting in my living room right now! Yay! I’ll read it right after I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo for my book club because I’m sick of going to book club with no idea what happened after page 57 of the book. Once I’ve read and reviewed Kendra’s book, I will give it away to one lucky reader! (And not because I’m embarrassed to have it in my house or anything. Just because I’m generous.) The real bonus was that the first publicist seemed to think that a blogger who reviews books was someone worth her attention and asked me if any of the books her division prints looked interesting. Um, yeah! Her imprint published The Red Queen by Phillippa Gregory, Kristin Chenowith’s memoir and a history of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour! All of which she is sending me. Free books! Swoon!

After the blush of excitement over the publisher stuff was wearing off, I got a lovely email from the ghostwriter who co-authored Kendra’s book. He had actually left a blog comment offering to send me one but, because I don’t do my research very well, his name didn’t ring and bells and I responded to his nice offer by remaining totally silent because someone once taught me not to give out my real address to strange men on the internet. In his email he said I was funny and offered me a free book (not knowing that I already had one). I thanked him profusely and then pounded him with a barrage of questions about becoming a freelance writer. Because that’s what he wanted to get out of that exchange: a deranged suburban mom in search of career advice.

I’ve gotta say that all of this was an incredibly  awesome outcome for an endeavor that I expected to net me nothing except funny blog posts.

Then as icing on my Hollywood cake, after the Fiesta de la Kardashians I engaged in on Twitter on Wednesday, Ryan Seacrest Productions started following me. A fact I felt obligated to share with my followers in a tweet that speculated that talking about Kardashians was the reason why. Shortly thereafter I received this tweet:

Yes, that blurry, badly executed screen shot is an actual tweet from whatever staffer Ryan Seacrest hires to monitor Twitter for mentions of tv shows he produces confirming that my Kardashian tweets garnered their attention.

I? Am clearly headed for the big time.

But don’t worry. I won’t get a big head from all these free books and tweets from interns at Ryan Seacrest Productions. I’ll still be the same old Mom-in-a-Million who uses words like douche-nozzle and writes poems that mention deer poop.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I really need to read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo so I can get to Kendra’s books quickly!

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16 comments for “Almost Famous

  1. July 30, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I am so excited for you! AND Kristin Chenowith’s memoir? I LOVE her! 🙂

  2. July 30, 2010 at 10:07 am

    He wasn’t kidding. You ARE funny.


  3. Hope C
    July 30, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Congrats! Dying to read the Kendra Book, can’t wait to read your review. I read the girl with the dragon tattoo and once I finish reading the Sookie Stackhouse Books (you should totally review those) i will start on the 2nd book, which I can’t for the life remember the name of but my husband loved it!

  4. Lori @In Pursuit of Martha Points
    July 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Holy smokes!! That IS an awesome week.

    News of my week mostly only contains a clean house. Which is great and all, but not really the same.

  5. anthrogrrl
    July 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Congrats! How cool is all that attention? And you totally deserve it — you are one of the funniest, most prolific, and most topical bloggers I follow! And I can say, I knew you when you were a chorus member in “Me And My Girl”! *laugh*

    One warning about “Dragon Tattoo,” since I am also reading it, but, sadly, not for a book club: I just got to a rape scene that was completely unexpected, since I knew nothing about the book at the outset of reading, other than the fact that everyone, including NPR, said it was amazing and they’re making a movie of it. It’s not super graphic or anything, but that kind of thing really gets to me, so I’ve been thinking about it all week. So if you’re not there yet, just be prepared!

  6. KLZ
    July 30, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I loved Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and can’t wait to be the one who win’s Kendra’s book.

    I expect you to rig it for me, so you know. Nerd Mafia and all that.

  7. July 30, 2010 at 11:49 am

    ARGH! I love this for you. Kristin Chenoweth? Yes please. Phillippa Gregory? Even Yesser.

    I love your persistence. I could use some of that to rub off on me!

  8. July 30, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Gawd. And all I get to review are a shit ton of books for Dudes who don’t even like to friggin read. Effing fantastic. Let Kendra know that despite the fact that she could have any celebrity photographer on the planet she desires, I will SO do her next photo shoot and she should SO let me because I don’t judge or forget to appropriately air brush the gnarly bits:). Good for you on all your pseudo celebritism. Makes me visit to see the president look pretty average.

  9. July 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    We can say we knew you when. Way to go!

  10. July 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Ask and you shall receive! I told you to expect a book soon and now look at you. You’ll have a book review blog soon 😉

  11. July 30, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    That is ridiculously cool. Glad you had such a great week and are getting all kinds of free books. So impressed. Try not to forget about us “little folks”. You’re my main source of celebrity gossip.

  12. July 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    So cool – I will be first in line to win that book from you! 😉

  13. July 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    What a fantastic week!

    I used to review books online about 5 years ago and STILL get books in the mail every few weeks. Sometimes even things I like to read. At first, I called them back and told them I was no longer reviewing, but they told me to keep the books. Hmmm…maybe I should review for them now?

    Cannot wait to hear about the Kendra Wilson book. And to find out who she is.

    Also, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? So boring I couldn’t finish it.

  14. Tonya
    August 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    That’s a pretty great week! I have to say, you responded to a comment I left last week and I felt the same way about it as you feel about hte Seacrest tweet. 🙂

  15. August 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

    You? Are officially the coolest person I “know.”

  16. November 17, 2010 at 3:17 am

    So who got that book? I love reading books too…

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