Litterary Figure

30th April 2008

Heather just published her very first book, Things I Learned About My Dad (in therapy). It’s a collection of essays about fatherhood, and if you ever wondered how I feel about my dad, mine’s in there too. As is Alice’s. In fact, her essay about fatherhood and Star Wars also appeared in this month’s Wondertime magazine. (That’s why I have an 8.5″ x 11″ photo of Alice dressed as Princess Leia stuck to the side of our fridge. Also, one in my night stand drawer, but I digress.)

I’m excited for Heather right now, because I know something very big is about to happen. Sometime soon, a stranger will ask what she does. Instead of saying, “Well… do you read… like… how do I put this. Uh, I’m a blogger?” she can look them straight in the eye and say, “I’m a writer.”

And a damn good one too.

22 thoughts on “Litterary Figure

  1. Kiala

    Oh, the term blogger. It BURNS.

    Remind me to tell you about the time I had dinner with Dan Kennedy from McSweeney’s and I had to tell him I was a blogger and he whipped out his iPhone and READ MY BLOG AT ME.

    Ok, I guess I just told you.

  2. dana wyzard

    Been writing my blog and reading Heather’s for the same length of time. I will take the fact that I write a blog to my grave! Oh, the horror of thinking I might have something INTERESTING to write!

  3. Christy

    So exciting for all of you!! I can’t wait to pick up the book today & take it on my trip next week (if I’ll be able to save it for that long.)

  4. solaana

    Been reading her (and through her, your) blog since the baby rolled around and I don’t know – I’m so happy for her (and all these bloggers I’ve come to love like the total loser I am) I could cry. Yay for y’all.

  5. Pretty Lush

    Ah, you got me beaming with your genuine pride for Heather. Congratulations to you as well. I bet it’s a fantastic read. I’ll soon know for sure.

  6. Kyran @ Notes to Self

    more to the point, she’s making it easier for all of us to look the “straight” world in the eye and say, “I’m a blogger.”

    Say it loud, say it proud.

    congratulations to all the contributors.

  7. Spatula

    “she can look them straight in the eye and say, ‘I’m a writer.'”

    And then she can beat them with a shovel!

    I’m a blogger, and if someone doesn’t like/understand/approve/appreciate blogs, they can SUCK IT.

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