I can’t believe it’s here, but it is. Today, and from now on, when I walk into Barnes & Noble, when I’m buying too much at Target, when I’m idling at hundreds of little bookstores, I will know that my book might be there — this little hard-backed thing all its own — and I will feel the full range.
January 6, 2015 — someone mark it down. Yes, today my memoir isn’t just something I tell to you about; now it’s something you can hold, and read, and hopefully something we can talk about when you’re done.
What chokes me up is the part where maybe you don’t realize that you’ve meant everything to me on this journey to writing it. You’ll see there’s a dedication to my mother and acknowledgements to my best friends, my family, my Clarkson Potter family, and even Leonardo DiCaprio, and I wonder if there’s even a way to tell you — you’re the reason the book stands on those shelves. You are the reason I write.
Thank you. Thank you for all the joy, every virtual hug, for making me feel normal when we both know otherwise, and God, thank you for the bottomless support. Thank you for staying with me through the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly. You have made my life.
I love you like you just can’t know.
****UPDATE!! As of the end of January 2015, the book has been on the New York Times best seller list for 3 weeks!!! WHAT A MOMENT.
If you want to read It Was Me All Along, it’s now available at bookstores like Barnes & Noble. It’s even at my favorite store, Target. Or, order it online on Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and iBooks!
PPS – I am just out of my mind, grateful beyond compare, for all of the fantastic press the book has gotten. Here are the ones I can share right now:
Marie Claire (January issue, in print and online!)
Elle (January issue in print — check the calendar page at the front!)
Shape (January issue in print!)
Amazon — Editors’ Picks for the Best Books of January
Glamour — The Best New Books Coming Out in January!
New York Post (print & online)
Style Bistro — January Book Club
PopSugar — January Must Reads
PEOPLE MAGAZINE — BEST NEW BOOKS/BOOK OF THE WEEK! (Issue out Friday, January 9th – Blake Lively cover)