Book Events and Massive Thunderstorms are Not a Good Combination

So last night I abandoned my husband, the kids, and the dog-who-shall-not-be-named (to find out why the dog is in the dog house, check out my last blog post) and went to Ridgewood NJ for two great events at Bookends bookstore.

sticker copyFirst I hung out with some very cool Ridgewood moms at a wine and cheese hosted by a group called, naturally, Ridgewood Moms. A lot of them had, like me, left behind their big jobs and life in the city, moved to NJ, and had also become Lost in Suburbia. We all traded notes and commiserated over those early childhood days when you are so sleep deprived you feel like you could take a nap on the conveyer belt of the checkout line at the supermarket, and so unfashionable that you actually believe peanut butter and jelly stains on your shirt are a fashion statement.

With Estelle Erasmus from Mothers & More, and Jill Smokler (aka Scary Mommy)

With Estelle Erasmus from Mothers & More, and Jill Smokler (aka Scary Mommy)

Right after that ended, Jill Smokler joined me and the two of us got a chance to talk about both of our books to some more Bookends customers. Sadly, just as we were getting started, a monsterous thunderstorm moved in, and anyone without an ark or scuba gear wasn’t able to make it out to the event. my book and jillsSo yes, turnout was light, but we had a great time with the people who came and shared a lot of stories from our books, “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir,” and “Motherhood Comes Naturally (and other vicious lies).”

(On a side note, I got a chance to reconnect with an old friend who wrote a very funny post today about her challenges trying to get to Bookends last night. You can read that here!!)

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The Lost in Suburbia BLOG Tour

Two great blogs are posting about “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir” today!
My good friend Rhonda Franz runs an amazing site called Parenting Squad, which is an online is a community of parents, experts, and authors from all walks of life. We did a really fun interview together which you can CHECK OUT HERE!

I also did an interview with my friend Stacey who is One Funny Motha. No really, she is, and she has the blog to prove it. We talk about everything from my career delivering singing telegrams (it was a very short career) to my amazing laundry skills. You can read that interview and enter to win a free copy of my book by CLICKING HERE.

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Lost in Suburbia BOOK tour

Cool Mom Book Tour
My six city book tour is gearing up to start next week! I’m still adding in dates and locations so stand by for more on that. But we’ve added a couple of great sponsors, brownies copyincluding Sweet Loren’s which makes INSANELY good all-natural, ready-to-bake desserts like brownies and cookies, and Screen Shot 2013-04-11 at 10.37.28 AMJennifer Lee Photography which is based in New York and specializes in stunning family portraits and capturing moments that matter.
Please check them both out!

Also, don’t forget, my appearance on THE TODAY SHOW with Hoda and Kathie Lee is coming up next tuesday. I’d love you to watch if you are home between 10 and 11am! If not, set your DVR!

And, if you haven’t gotten your copy of “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir” yet, head over to AMAZON and find out what all the buzz is about!





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3 responses to “Book Events and Massive Thunderstorms are Not a Good Combination

  1. It was so great seeing you last night. I’m glad I braved the storm:) You were your usual hysterical self and it was a pleasure to meet Jill as well. I’m honored you used my (eyes-wide-shut) photo in your post.

  2. modmomelleroy

    omg – I delivered singing telegrams too. haha Man, that was some storm last night. I wish I were closer to Ridgewood, I would’ve come. Glad you had a fun evening!