I’ve been meaning to tell you

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Every story

every secret

everything I’ve never told you

whispered within this book.

My heart.

My history.

whole and jagged and frayed

and just as it’s meant to be.

Chocolate smudges and salted tears.

Promise you’ll come with me.



123 thoughts on “I’ve been meaning to tell you

  1. Amy

    I can’t wait! I hereby request a thousand copies in advance so that I can give them to everyone I know, everyone I meet, just so that your gorgeous writing is gifted to as many people as possible. Good Luck Andie!!

  2. Karlyn

    Meeeep! Soooo happy and excited for you, Andie! You’re a superstar and an inspiration :)

    Twinsie ;)

  3. Aimee

    no waiiiii!!! gahh so much excitement. i am pre-ordering as soon as i can ;)
    can.not.wait :D :D :D
    good luck!!! and please always keep in mind, if you’re ever having writers block or anything, that HONESTLY anything you write, even if you’re talking about paint drawing on a wall, is interesting. so dont ever get stressed.

  4. Kimberly

    How exciting! I have been following your blog for a while and I find your story so inspiring. I can’t wait to read more in your book!

  5. [email protected] Flying ONION

    I am beyond excited! I love many blogs, but yours is the one that I always secretly wished were turned into a book. I can. not. wait. To see what you have in store.

    I’ll most definitely be one of the first to purchase and read your book once it’s out. Just sayin’. :D

  6. Crystal

    That is so great! I love your blog & I’m sure your book will be wonderful! I can’t wait to read it!

  7. Brenda the Barefootcookingirl

    Can’t wait! I’ve been telling you that you should! When will it be ready (is in am I ok preordering this for Christmas gifts this year?)! Now I can carry my
    “daily dose of Andie” around with me! Love you, you sweet thing! Brenda

  8. Dawn S.

    I am a new follower of yours and I am looking forward to your book! (I am trying to lose 120 pounds and all the emotional baggage that comes with that extra weight. You are an inspiration!)

  9. Jennifer

    YAHOO! I wait with bated breath! You are so amazing, you are my hero. Can’t wait to read your book, and get all my friends to too! Good luck and write faster!!! :)

  10. Melissa E

    It makes tons o’ sense to me. Your words always seem effortless, clear and wonderful to read.

    Much luck and good wishes and happy thoughts.

  11. Mya

    How exciting!! I hope the experience of writing the book will be as good and therapeutic for you as it will be for us readers! You have such a unique way of writing and your story is so worth telling, I can wait, but only because I have to. :)

  12. Katie G

    OMG!!!!! This is what we’ve all been telling you all along! I am beyond excited at this news. I am not only going to buy myself a copy, but a copy for all the people in my life who I know could benefit from your words and experience the way that I have.

    For example, today I’ve turned my healthy, yet very ordinary, lean turkey on whole wheat sandwich into something more extraordinary and delicious with the addition of a few slices of lime-spritzed avacado–all because your blog has given me a new inspiration on food and my weight loss. Thanks, Andie!

    I’m very excited for you!

  13. Riss

    What a wonderful surprise, Andie! I’m sure it’s been utter torture trying to hold such a delightful secret in. I’m absolutely giddy just thinking about it!

    More details, please!

  14. Rachel

    Awesome! Can’t wait to read it!

    And, seriously, is that your printing pictured? It’s so neat and perfect – I’m drooling with jealousy!

  15. Nicole

    I am SO excited about this, let me tell you, and I shall buy it the moment it gets published. :) I think I may have said, once or twice, that your story needs to be told! Your book is going to be perfect… and I can’t wait to read it!

  16. Irene L.

    Andy, That is so wonderful! Congrats! I know you will have a beautiful story to tell. Best of luck to you!

  17. Emily

    Oh Andie, congratulations. This is going to be fantastic, I know it – your words and your cooking are both so beautiful, and when combined, I’m sure they could take over the world. I’m already eagerly awaiting the book’s arrival on my doorstep!

  18. Sasha

    OH MY GOSH I’M SO EXCITED! buying.buying.buying FA SHO girl! Now I just have to wait until it comes out.. and I have no patience.. danget!

    P.S. I’m not a gangsta I just pretend like I am

  19. Liv

    Oh my goodness, are you serious? I’ve seriously been dreaming of this! You are such a brilliant writer. I live in Sweden, so I rarely order books from outside my country because the shipping costs are crazy, but I will spare no expense when it comes to your book! You are a huge inspiration to me – can’t wait to read!

  20. Lea @ Healthy Coconut

    Congrats Andrea. I love your writing, I love your recipes, I love your blog and I am sure will love your book.

    I support others who pursue their passion and take the risk to be out there and you are doing that.

    You have my support, my friend :)

  21. Johnny

    Oh Andie !!!!!!!!!!
    I’m not going to be able to breath!!!!!!
    Now I’m going to have to plan a trip to the west coast after your book comes out for you to sign!!!!
    OMG, I can’t believe it! This is a major dream come true!!
    If I’m not your biggest fan I’ve got to be near the top of the list!
    Love you soooooo much!
    Keep us updated!!

  22. Debra

    I’ve been thinking “this girl needs to write a book!” one with pictures possibly?
    Because your writing and photos are both beyond lovely.

  23. Brooke @ Waiting to Rise

    I’ll be there with ya girl! So excited to hear you say that! You’ve got such a wonderful voice…everyone needs to hear what you have to say. You have such stunning insight…sooo excited for you! Congrats!!!!


  24. Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    I absolutely love that all of my favorite bloggers are getting book deals!!! Finally people who deserve them–unlike all those celebrity novelists like Hilary Duff and Lauren Conrad. I still cringe everytime I pass their books in Borders. Anyhoo, congratulations!!! This may be totally jumping the gun, but any idea when it will be coming out?

  25. Christine

    First I am so happy for you! That is so exciting. And secondly I can’t wait for it to hit the shelves.

  26. Jane

    YES! I knew it was only a matter of time!! You are a gifted woman and writer, with so much to impart. Good luck as you compose your book, which will be a gift to the world. I greatly look forward to hearing more about it!

  27. Trisha

    How long until it comes out?? I will definitely be buying it :) Your writing is hilarious and entertaining, and your weight loss story is so inspiring!

  28. Kelly @foodiefresh

    Whoa! I’m so behind in my blog reading. I hate I “missed” this announcement but I’m so glad I know now. Can I pre-order it because I definitely will be reading your book cover to cover?

    Congratulations girl! You’re so deserving of this!

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