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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

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At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it.

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Thursday
Oct292009

Ladies and gentlemen: we have a book deal.

I am more than a little excited to announce the following bit of news:

In the fall of 2010 (probably), St. Martin's Press will be publishing LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES!: How To Endure and Possibly Triumph over the Adorable Interloper Who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Melt Your Brain, and Finally Turn You into a Worthwhile Human Being

(Actually, that's the entire book. There you go!)

The book will, naturally, be written by Eden Marriott Kennedy and myself.

If you're wondering, "Hey. Didn't Eden and Alice just launch that website? How did this happen so quickly for them?" Well. Let us assure you, reader, that the journey that led to this extraordinarily happy place was so long and circuitous and frustration-plagued that if I shared the entire story with you, you would fall to the ground in horror. And then you may never walk again.

It's true. Eden's legs don't work anymore. Those things she walks on? Pogo sticks strapped to her withered gams, the whole shebang hidden under her Man Jeans.

I was the lucky one. I only lost my ability to feel, and love.

But enough of our sorrow! We have a book to write, people. And oh, it's going to be funny. That we can promise. Funny, and long, and a bitch to write. But mostly funny. We can't wait to show you.

Reader Comments (96)

Much joy, Alice!! I remember how it felt when I got "the call" from my publisher after sending in a proposal and then hearing nothing for months.

Love your writing style, and your mix of humor and heart. It will be a GREAT book. Just apply your knowledge of birthing children to the birth of this book, and you'll be fine...

Best of luck on the journey!

becky kemeryAuthor of "YURTS: Living in the Round"





October 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbecky kemery
That's awesome. Go you.
November 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina (Apron Strings)
How awesome! Yay for a Eden and Alice hilarious extravaganza. And I don't even have kids...or the inkling of having a kid. In fact, I only panic at the thought of having kids.
November 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeidre
Are you kidding me?
November 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternikki
Yay yay yay. (happy little skip.)

Im so happy for you. And jealous. But just moderately jealous. Mostly happy.
November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly
Tha site is damn funny! Congrats to you!
November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJAS
A huge congrats to you both. May it all go smoothly every step of the way - - but if by some crazy chance some parts don't and you ever want to commiserate about the process, I'd love to kvetch with you and Eden.



November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
Wow, Congrats to you and Eden! My family thought I was a little nuts when I saw the mention of the site in Redbook and squealed "OMG! I know them! They are mentioned right here in Redbook and I've met them, you know, for real, at BlogHer! And it calls Eden Alice's COHORT, hahahaha!" And then I was told to go to another room until I could collect myself.
November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Edwards
Amazing, wonderful news! Congratulations to you and Eden!
November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith
I can't wait to laugh at your book. It's gonna be great.
November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRenee
Fabulous! It's about time there was just such a book!
November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPB Rippey/sleepless mama
Congrats, that is something I'd love to read!
November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLarissa
I'm quite late to the table - but congratulations!!! Can't wait to read the book.
November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. D
This is so funny and creative! I will defenately share!
November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLesley Kelly
How exciting!!!!! Congrats!!
November 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkaylen
I can't wait to read it!
November 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfoyer chandelier
YAY! so well-deserved.
November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsabel Kallman @AlphaMom
Congrats -- it will be hilarious, I'm sure! Good to see a good book project being greenlighted for a change, rather than just another Cute Overload or LOL cats sequel.
November 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterabdpbt
Man--so awesome! Congrats!
November 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate House
That is great news, congrats!
November 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjer
Good for you! Congratulations. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. Except me of course.
November 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMomfever

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