LOOK WHAT ARRIVED TODAY!!!! THE ADVANCE COPIES OF MY BOOK!!!
Many of you have sent emails asking how on earth you can get a copy of my book before it comes out in October. THIS IS YOUR ONE CHANCE. I am auctioning off the very copy that you see in my hands above as a fundraiser for my nonprofit. To bid, visit: this link!
This is the Advanced Reader Copy of my book (of which I only have FOUR, so this is very rare). It is uncorrected, which means it has a bunch of things that will be slightly different in the final version, most of which you won’t even notice. This is top secret, which is why I’m only giving one away.
I’m going to donate 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser to my nonprofit organization, Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc. Our mission is to rid the world of negativity by teaching people how to approach adversity with humor and positivity. I’ve seen first hand the life-changing effects this perspective can have on people, and if you’ve read any of my blog, you’ll know that too. I hope you’ll consider bidding not only so you can read my book early, but also to help my organization!
Here are the links to preorder the book if you don’t want to bid:
In our final I Heart My City assignment photo this week, low clouds nearly obscure a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. See the fog hover outside San Francisco in today’s Travel 365 »
Photograph by Michael Perry, National Geographic Your Shot
This 4,400 square-foot desk creates hiding holes for an escape within the office.
One creative agency decided to reinvent the idea of a “desk” entirely. Instead of installing a metal slide or set of pinball machines, the New York-based Barbarian Group built one giant “superdesk” out of plywood and a single pour of resin. The whole thing stands at 4,400 square feet, and undulates throughout the space, creating regular desk-like slabs, but also oddly-shaped nooks and crannies.
“We really wanted everyone sitting under a desk, but we also wanted to create spaces where people could escape to.”
“Am I expected to have insight or opinions about the publishing industry? … Because what I know about the publishing industry could be inscribed with a dry Magic Marker on the lip of a Coke bottle.”
From the Publishers Weekly archives, editor Lorin Stein profiles David Foster Wallace.
Pictured: “20 Under 40,″ from The New Yorker, 1999. L-R: Junot Diaz, Rick Moody, Edwidge Danticat, David Foster Wallace, George Saunders and Jeffrey Eugenides. Photograph by Chris Callis.
As a woman, I know you’re young but you gotta hear it now, the most valuable part about you is your brain. Get an education ,don’t let anybody tell you that your body or the size that you wear or any of that bullshit matters because it doesn’t. Your brain matters, so be the smart girl in the room because to be funny you have to be smart, because you have to get the joke.