At the start of 2012, my book was just an open word document. Here I am now, mid-December a few years later, looking at the calendar knowing that in mere weeks, on January 6th, it’ll be out in the world. Published.
In a way it feels like my lifelong journal is about to be leaked.
Two Mondays ago, I turned in the manuscript on my second book. Second. One hell of a mess-creating, dishwasher-less, delicious-doesn’t-even-describe-it cookbook.
Last Friday, I got the hardcover of my memoir in the mail. It was the first time I’d held it, the first time I knew what color the back of the jacket would be, the first time I saw my little author photo and bio, the first time I could open to the dedication page, the acknowledgements, the first time I really knew what it will look like standing there on the shelves of Barnes & Noble, Target, and other bookstores. What a moment. What a wild, wild, weeping moment.
It’s a happy, emotional season around here.
This book — the memoir — is one of the greatest journeys of my life, and I’m so excited for you to read it. Does excited even do justice to what I feel when I think about you reading it? I don’t know. I guess I just think you’ll be able to relate in some way — that you’ll find something in it that feels true to you, wherever you are on your way.
In it, you’ll find at least a bit of all the things we talk about when it comes to struggling with food, weight, and body image — and much, much more. If any of what I’ve written so far has resonated with you, the book absolutely will, too.
As an added perk and a thank you to all who have already ordered the book, if you pre-order It Was Me All Along before January 6th, you will receive 4 FREE bonus holiday recipes that I created exclusively for you! These recipes are warming, wintery, and wholesome — and will be perfect for starting a healthy and happy New Year. (Well, 3 are healthy and one is a more decadent dessert. You know I don’t undercut decadence.) It’s super simple to get the recipes:
1. Preorder It Was Me All Along from your favorite retailer: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Indiebound, iBooks
2. Copy the purchase order/transaction number from your receipt and paste it on this form, fill in your info, and hit ‘submit.’
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who orders the book — and all who have already ordered it (remember that you can still get the recipes by filling out this form!).
I say it all the time, but it just never stops being true — you mean more to me than you can imagine.
[The next installment of the Moving Away from Binge Eating series, if you’ve read it and are following along, is coming Monday!]