Mighty Life List
Mar 24 2009

Two Words: Author

Please join me in kissing Mrs. Heather B. Armstrong on the mouth, as she officially became an author today. Behold!

It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita

Heather is one of the hardest working people I know, so it’s hardly surprising that the book is already a success. In fact, she’s currently two spots below the President of the United States on the Amazon non-fiction rankings. Let’s see if we can do something to improve those numbers, shall we?

Somewhere in New York, there is a very pregnant woman jumping up and down on her hotel bed in her underwear. She may not be able to drink right now, but come June, there’s a case of Champagne with her name on it. In the meantime, the Internet can raise a glass in her honor.

You did it, girl.

18 Responses to “Two Words: Author”

  • Kait Says:

    Dear Dooce –

    I wanted to hate you on principle because it seemed so many people did, plus you didn’t answer Bossy’s emails. But I started to read your website and darn it Dooce, I think I’m in love.

    So congrats. I’m looking forward to reading your book on vacation this summer.



  • Bonnie Says:

    I’m in a bookstore RIGHT NOW, about to go find a copy, and then read it in one sitting.

  • Her Bad Mother Says:

    Make sure that’s some good champagne. Because, seriously.

    Virtual glass raised.

  • blurb Says:

    Maggie, thanks for this post and thanks for your support!

    Bloggers! Hells yeah!

  • Cautionary Girl Says:

    Heather’s comments are closed, so I guess I’ll say it here–congratulations, lovely. I can’t wait to read it.

  • Jean-Ann Says:

    I’m such a fan of both you and Heather…Thank you both for just being you and inspiring so many in various ways! You may think I’m a nut, but I emailed KLLC (sarah & vinnie) to see if they would try and get the two of you on when Heather comes to town for her book tour …my own PR plan…for two of the best bloggers there are!

  • Jessica Says:

    I know! I am so excited for her!

  • Darci Says:

    Mine arrived in the mail today from Amazon and I will be going to the book signing at Book Soup on April 2nd. So excited.

  • Jessica Says:

    I way heart me some Heather. I’d read anything that girl writes. Yes, I have placed an order.

    Don’t worry – I way heart you, too.

  • jen Says:


    You ladies are my heroes.

  • tara Says:

    sweet, i just visited amazon and realized i could read this book e-style on my iphone. oh, but do i want the hardcover? decisions, decisions. either way, congrats to dooce, and maggie, you seem like a right good friend (i like your book alot too).

  • Andrea Says:

    My sister in Seattle will be waiting in line so I can get a signed copy! Yay Heather!

  • Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com Says:

    Congratulations to Heather!!

  • Bonnie B. Says:

    I pre-ordered it as soon as she mentioned it, and got the email telling me it’s on it’s way to me, but I’m IMPATIENT AS HELL about it getting here.

    Congrats Heather!

  • misstraceynolan Says:

    Maggie, the title of this post is such an awesome tribute to Heather and her achievement. Go Doooooooce!

  • Sara Says:

    I will go with my friend to her Portland reading at Powell’s. Can’t wait to pick up the book and share a couple of words with the author!

  • michelle Says:

    YAY Dooce! Can’t wait to read it!

  • monkey Says:

    oh! and what a great cover by julie jackson of http://www.subversivecrossstitich.com!