$2.99 Could Purchase Your Sanity

There’s not a heck of a lot you can buy for $2.99.

I guess you could get a small latte.  Or go crazy in the dollar store.  You could ask Soul Cycle if you could do 13 minutes of a spin class.  Or you talk to your therapist for one minute.

Or you could buy 42 stories.  To have and to hold forever!   Compiled in one nifty-gifty e-book!  It’s called SCARY MOMMY’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS and I’m a contributor to this funny, fabulous anthology.

You may know Scary Mommy, aka Jill Smokler, from being featured in The New York Times and on The Today Show and from her other bestselling books or simply from where it all began, her Scary Mommy blog.  I discovered Jill back in 2010 from a New York Times write-up, read a couple of her posts and promptly emailed her, telling her how much I related to what she was saying.  I had contacted a couple of other big-name bloggers with no response, but within the hour, Jill replied with her trademark graciousness.  I still have that email.  In fact, a few months later, my first big guest-post was on Scary Mommy and being involved with this book feels like I’ve come full circle.

Beyond providing you a good laugh, a portion of the book’s proceeds are going directly to The Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project, Jill’s brainchild to help families in need have Thanksgiving dinner.  Is that great or what?

And I know it’s only October, but you need to think long and hard about how crazy the holidays are.  You need to start making your survival kit NOW:  eggnog, rum, cookies, and this book.  When shit starts going down Griswold style, you’re going to grab your electronic device, a power cord, and hide in the closet.  I – and these other talented, awesome authors – promise to get you through Yuletide Hell, Hanukkah Hell, the Turkey’s On Fire Hell.  Together, let’s Stop-Drop-and-Read.

SCARY MOMMY’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS is on sale November 17th, but is available for pre-order now.



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