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I Just Want To Be Alone - with you

Mothers and wives have plenty of things conspiring to destroy their alone time:
  • demands for dinner at a real table, with chairs
  • parent/teacher conferences
  • piling into a bed together because it's so snugguwee
  • carpool
  • "family togetherness"

So sure, sometimes I want to be alone.

But sometimes I just want I Just Want To Be Alone to be with you. No, I'm not drunkenly repeating myself, nor am I drunkenly hitting on you, unless you're into that sort of thing and it will help entice you to BUY A COPY OF MY NEW BOOK!

In case I didn't just scream that in your face loudly enough, I'll say it again, but this time with manners: I'm thrilled to be included in a new anthology of essays with 36 truly laugh-out-loud funny women! We're dishing about the men in our lives this time, in I Just Want To Be Alone, the fabulous sequel to the amazing, #1 best-selling I Just Want To Pee Alone (which you can also still buy, along with the marvelously funny You Have Lipstick On Your Teeth - and you would, if you really loved me). Ahem.


I need to catch my breath, so I'm going to let Amazon do my talking for me for a sec:
Don't get us wrong, we love the men in our lives – we do (most of the time). It's just that sometimes we would like them to go away. Not forever or anything like that. Just for an hour… or a day… or a weekend. We want some time to ourselves to read a good book or take a walk or do anything other than try to make a dent in the never ending mound of dirty clothes that keeps piling up on his side of the bed. We just want to be alone. All alone. Is that too much to ask?

I Just Want to Be Alone is a collection of humorous essays from 37 of the most Super Cool Lady Writers* you'll find on the web.

Now, that's just part of what the Amazon page says. Really, you'll find a pretty big variety of essays about all kinds of men in our lives - yes, husbands, but also boyfriends and sons - some of whom (like my husband, he'd like me to point out) even do laundry! AND, the essays aren't all about getting time away from men either, shockingly enough.

My essay, for example, is about a little adventure Gerry and I had that actually brought us closer together, even though I humiliated myself and ugly-cried throughout most of the experience. And no, it's not a bedroom story, so you can go right ahead and get your mind out of the gutter.

Now, here's an extra-super-deluxe piece of exciting news: Amazon has given us a pre-order button. You might not know this from your previous book-buying experiences (I sure didn't) but this is an invitation-only, exclusive, pretty big deal kind of a deal. This means you can reserve your copy NOW, before it's even released on March 22nd! No waiting in lines, none of that, "Sorry, we're sold out" garbage, no getting stuck without the perfect gift for a wedding shower or your best friend's birthday because you forgot to order 15 copies.

Get it?

Good, then go get it! And as always, a big huge thank you to you guys for reading my silly drivel. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be in books or have a job or any of that fun stuff, and that's why I love you big - big enough that I Just Want To Be Alone with you. You know, in a platonic sort of figurative way. Like how I'm non-creepily there with you in spirit while you read my books. Yes... like that. *wink*

On Goodreads? See IJWTBA here!

*In case just plain ol' me being in there hasn't quite sold you on pre-ordering (it's okay, I totally understand), here are links to all the Super Cool Lady Writers who contributed stories to the book:

People I Want to Punch in the Throat
Moms Who Drink and Swear
Baby Sideburns
A.K. Turner
My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream
Bad Parenting Moments
The Underachiever's Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess
The Ugly Volvo
Let Me Start By Saying
Motherhood, WTF?
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms
Frugalista Blog
Toulouse and Tonic
Nicole Leigh Shaw
Somewhat Sane Mom
The Mom of the Year
Hollow Tree Ventures
When Crazy Meets Exhaustion
Funny Is Family
Abby Has Issues
Kissing the Frog
Nurse Mommy Laughs
Our Small Moments
I'm Still Learning
The Fordeville Diaries
You're My Favorite Today
Ironic Mom
Life on Peanut Layne
I Love Them The Most When They're Sleeping
From Meredith to Mommy
The Nomad Mom Diary
649.133: Girls, the Care and Raising Of
Lisa Newlin – Seriously?
Keeper of the Fruit Loops
Magnolia Ripkin

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