Great News! Remember the book, Knowing Pains, I told you about last fall, that published my essay, “The Imaginary Nursery,” among many others. Well we just found out it’s going to be featured in a segment on the TODAY SHOW on January 23 in the 9:00 hour.
This is so exciting. The book has been selling reasonably well but this is going to take it to a whole new level, a national level. And all of the proceeds from the book are going straight to breast cancer research. This is a true labor of love for all the contributors and especially Molly Rosen, who invested her own money in this project and who was been working tirelessly to publicize it. Way to go, Molly!!
So tune in between 9 and 10 a week from today and hear more about Knowing Pains. Woot!!!
In other news, my posting has been seriously handicapped by the fact that both my work computer and my home computer are in computer hospital ICU’s being brought back to life from serious viruses. In fact, I’m writing this on my husband’s mac, which is much harder to post links and images on. Moral of the story: do not let your children near your computers, no way no how, no matter how much begging goes on. Especially when the reason their computer is down is because it’s also recovering from a virus. Obviously, some lessons in “safe” computing are in order.
As soon as I get my laptops back, I have lots of posts I want to put up. Till then,
I am privileged to be part of Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in our 40’s an anthology edited by Molly Rosen that debuted this weekend at a launch party at Cafe Cacao in Berkeley, CA. The great thing about it is that all of the writers who contributed, 32 total, gave up all fees and royalties so that 100% of the book’s profits will go to breast cancer research!
As the story goes, editor Molly Rosen was entering into her forties and, like most literary women do, casting about for some sort of books that might guide her way, essays and nonfiction about the experience. Only she couldn’t find any–because no books had been published on the subject. Go-getter that she is, she knew the only way to remedy that situation was to put together her own anthology. So she did.
Click on the title above to check out the website for this great book, including quotes from several of the essays. My essay is titled “The Imaginary Nursery,” and deals with the forties as a time when, for many of us, our baby rearing days are disappearing in the rear view mirror. It’s hard to say goodbye–but don’t worry, it’s not a sad piece, bittersweet maybe, but not sad. You can also order the book at the site, as well as on Amazon (where it’s number one in the breast cancer subcategory) Barnes and Noble and most online sites.
Few of us have not been affected by breast cancer. My aunt died of it, my mother-in-law is a survivor. This is a great way to raise money for the cause and enjoy some reading pleasure at the same time.
PS Apologies for intermittent posting; I can no longer post from my computer at work which is hitching my getalong a bit. I just have to figure out a new schedule and I’ll be back in business.