This wild ride is continuing, folks. I just sent the message you see below to Simon and Schuster, the publishing house that put out Kendra’s worthy little tome. They don’t really want requests like that through the comments webform so I’ll also need to snail mail it to their offices in New York. But I wanted you all to get a look at my on-going attempts to secure this book so that I can review it for your reading pleasure.
Dear Simon and Schuster:
My name is Rebekah and I write the mom-blog Mom-in-a-Million. One of my most popular features is my series of insightful and witty reviews of popular books. For an upcoming review I would love to feature Kendra Wilkinson’s book Sliding Into Home. (Gosh, even the title sounds dirty. Was that a marketing ploy to draw in people with salacious tastes? If so, BRILLIANT!)
The issue I’m bumping up against is cost. $25 for a hardcover book is a lot of money for a little ol’ mom blogger like me and my library system doesn’t have the book in stock. Philistines, those librarians doing the ordering. How could they skip over a piece of literature as important as Sliding Into Home? So, I don’t have access to a copy of the book, you see, but I really, really want to write about it. My readers want me to write about it too. They said so in the comments section of the post in which I included the full text of the letter I sent to Kendra’s agent asking for a free copy. That agent of hers never got back to me, though, much to the disappointment of the literally dozens of people following my attempt to secure a reader’s copy of this book. So, I decided to go right to the source: you. Her publishing house. The place where books come from.
If you would be so kind as to provide me with a copy of this book, I will write a review of it on my blog in which I praise you to the skies for sending me a copy of the book. I can’t promise I’ll praise the book because I have scruples and won’t give a good review to anything that sucks even if it was free. I’m just not that kind of girl. I don’t fake orgasms either, nosiree. Honest, that’s me. So, there will be a review, but it might not be a good review but we all have to roll the dice sometimes, don’t we? In the words of Abba, take a chance on me.
I look forward to your reply!
P.S. I am also in the market for a publishing contract for a book about my views on life, the universe and everything. Seeing as I have about double the education of Kendra and would not need to employ the services of a highly paid ghostwriter to actually get the words on paper, I would be an ideal new author to add to your literary stable. I should confess now, though, that I don’t have any stories about being in an orgy with Hef and half a dozen surgically enhanced blondes to include but I write great anecdotes about trying to commute on the DC metro with a toddler. Just as good, trust me.
P.P.S. I’ll also be sending a hard copy of this email to your publicity department.