The T Lo BOOK

Posted on September 04, 2012

You heard us. Book.

 

We’re trying to act all cool and shit but ohmigod, you guys, there’s going to be a T Lo BOOK! Granted, we’ve been teasing you with the news for about a year now, but we got the go-ahead from on high and now we can finally pass all the news off to you, our precious unborn fawns.

Right from the get-go, when the idea of a T Lo book was first taking form, we knew that we didn’t want to simply duplicate our blog content. For one, very little of it translates well to book form and for another, why would anyone buy a book when you can get the content for free on the internet? No, kittens. We were going to have to find a way to keep the T Lo voice of loving bitchiness intact while finding something else to talk about besides red carpets and reality television. What better intersection of all the topics that get us fired up and opinionatin’ than the delusional world of the celebrity, darlings?

You see, we’ve always seen ourselves somewhat as “educated outsiders” to the world of celebrity. Unlike a lot of bloggers and media types, we have no desire to be famous ourselves or even to be a friend to the famous. In other words, we’ve never actually wanted to be on a red carpet because we find it much more fun to stand on the sidelines and crack wise about it. And because we’ve been standing on that sideline and cracking wise about celebrities for the last 6 years, we’ve built up quite the reservoir of information and opinions on them. You spend every day reading endless press releases from publicists and silly little “As a mother, a person, and an entertainer”-style self-aggrandizing interviews, and over time, you can’t help but form some opinions.

Well. WE can’t help it. We can’t speak for you.

Anyway, many, many years ago, in the earliest days of this blog, we briefly wrote a semi-tongue-in-cheek advice column. It was one of those things where we were struggling to find our way as bloggers and trying out anything once to see if it worked. For various reasons, we abandoned the idea after a few tries, but one thing always stuck with us and it’s been a cornerstone of our writing on the topic of red carpet fashion ever since. An early bitter kitten, before we’d even coined the term “bitter kitten,” wrote to us asking for style advice and described her physical self in less-than-flattering terms. As we said, this was early days for us and unlike today, where we are pretty much forced to ignore the many requests for style advice that float into our inbox every day, we gave this one a shot. Except we didn’t give our kitten much in the way of style advice at all. What we gave her was what we thought she needed more: blinding, nuclear-level self-esteem.

“Since you’re comparing yourself to the ridiculous celebrity images you’re getting bombarded with every day, why not take a page from their book? Why not be your own publicist, darling? Every day, before you leave the house, look in the mirror and tell yourself, ‘Everyone wants to be me or do me.

Delusional self-confidence, darling! Just like the stars!”

Last we heard, she was seen strutting.

But we felt bad. Our hobby-turned-career had us firmly entrenched as another cog in the massive celebrity ego-inflating machine and we couldn’t help thinking how it was affecting the many kittens out there, mistakenly thinking that life somehow gave them the short end of the stick when all they really needed was their own inner publicist to constantly tell them how fabulous they are.

What if we wrote something about all the ways in which celebrities essentially bullshit themselves and everyone around them into thinking they’re special? What if we looked – really looked – at all the things they do to get famous, stay famous, and hold on to that fame at any cost when it starts slipping away? What if we wrote something to help all those people out there in the dark realize that they are no different from celebrities and that all people are beautifully shaped, no matter what the fashion and gossip magazines tell them; that everyone is exactly who they need to be; that we’re all starring in our own movie; and that life is all about resisting the impulse to believe the world when it tries to tell you who you are?

Okay, what if we skipped that last part and just made fun of celebrities a lot?

Drumroll for the title, please…

 

Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me

A Fabulous & Opinionated Take on the Celebrity Lifecycle

 

First chapter’s called “Working on Your Craft,” last chapter’s called “Lifetime Achievement Award,” and the whole thing is about taking a funny and satirical look at the celebrity life-cycle from obscurity to infamy, with chapters along the way devoted to the casting couch, the red carpet, awards season, the epic breakup, acquiring children, the public meltdown, and all the many ridiculous tropes that play out over and over again every time anyone pays these silly people the slightest bit of attention. And while we’d never even dream of writing a self-help book (hence, the reason why we dropped the idea of an advice column), it’s full of the kind of takeaways that tend to show up over and over again in our writing. If there’s advice, it’s of the “Chin up; tits out, honey” variety. It’s really, for us, about being entertaining. We never worked so hard to pack in so many jokes in one piece of writing. We NEVER say this about anything we’ve ever written, but… it makes us laugh. It really does. And we hope it’ll make you guys laugh too.

ALSO! Illustrations will be provided by T Lo friend and favorite, Alex Cox, who did all those hilarious Project Runway toons for us, as well as the much-used caricature of us found at the top of the page! How awesome is THAT, darlings?

Anyway, the release date isn’t until February 2014 (from Perigee, a division of Penguin Books), so you have plenty of time to save your pennies. We want you to know that there was a significant portion of the book proposal devoted entirely to the Bitter Kittens and explaining to our publisher just how important this rabid little community is to our success. We really couldn’t have done it without you guys.

EDITED TO ADD: We are totally verklempt over the response and the well wishes. As to the many questions regarding/requests for a T Lo book tour, well… that’s up to you kittens, isn’t it? Don’t worry. You’ll get your marching orders closer to the release date. But until that faraway day, thank you all for your support, dolls. Now go call random people in the phone book and tell them how fabulous we are.

Do they still have phone books?

 

[Illustration: Alex Cox]

  • http://twitter.com/cupidissimo Feathers McGraw

    OF COURSE!

    • EveEve

      Such exciting news!  Can’t wait for the book tour, and seeing you on the Daily Show (that part is just wishful thinking on my part, but still…)

  • Funkykatt

    I am bitter and love you guys. Where can I get an autographed copy when it’s available? I also want shiny posters of you two like what used to be available in ‘Tiger Beat’ magazines so I can finally make my bedroom decor perfect. 

    • DaringMiss

      I want an autographed version as well!   Please offer it through the site as a pre-order!

      Congrats!  Couldn’t have happened to two better guys.

      • formerlyAnon

         But wait! How do pre-orders affect best seller list sales counts? Because if there is any way for the Bitter Kittenry to do so, we are going to get TLo to crack the NYT best seller list.

  • SteveKl

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • EverybodysStarling

    Wow! Congratulations! Can’t wait to get it in my hands.

  • SapphoPoet

    Huzzah! Felicitations! Well played! Look forward to seeing the book in physical form. We salute you. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Dean/100002491593625 Cortney Dean

    YAY!

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    I want an autographed copy so BADLY it’s goin to haunt my dreams. You guys are amazing, delightful, and I wish you so much success, that designers throw truckloads of clothes, and swag at you in hopes you’ll wear it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

      Make sure you bring me a signed copy when you come to Argentina for our wine n’ cheese party Kiltd! ;) 

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Done and Done!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Addendum:
      Should you find yourselves in SF on a book tour, consider yourselves invited to dinner. I’m a wicked terrific cook.
      Jus’ Sayin’

      • paginatrix

        Addendum dos:
        If your book tour leads you to the West Texas town of El Paso, I’ll make some tamales for you. (You’ll grow fat from home cooking, looks like…)

        • call_me_schmeg

          in atlanta, we’ll pretend we’re taking you to a ladies-who-lunch, but really we’ll just get day drunk and end up at the clairmont. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

            In Minnesota we’ll give you walleye and wild rice and a tour of THE MOST FABULOUS accessories store in the US.  (If you’re here on a Friday, they treat you to chocolate and champagne, just because their customers are as fabulous as they are.)

          • http://www.deborahwiles.com/ GoodSally

            The Clermont Lounge? hahaha! excellent. Congrats, T’Lo!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Hey, remember, we have to look out for their figures. Otherwise they won’t be able to get into any sample size clothes they get offered.

          • DeborahJozayt

            Well, my husband can make them a caesar salad with homemade dressing, and I’ll make them some stuffed artichokes and grilled asparagus if they come to Connecticut! Nice and healthy for ‘em!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Yum! I may just show up on your doorstep, uninvited.

          • DeborahJozayt

            :) Hope you like our boxer, Heidi!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             I love me a boxer.  Bring her on!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

            I’m trying to eat healthier and you just gave me a bunch of yummy ideas! See, we bitter kittens come here to LEARN.

          • DeborahJozayt

            Google shishito peppers with sea salt or roasted edamame! Easy recipes and they’re to die for!

        • AzSportsGirl

          Addendum Tres: If you make it to PHX we can sit in faux luxe somewhere in a Scottsdale resort.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

         And to Berlin! Why don’t you all come over! But I can’t cook. :(

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           So, we’ll all go out. Order order something in.

      • another_laura

        Can I come too, please?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          But, naturally! I’d be delighted.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

        Is your invitation just for T and Lo, or can any Kitten apply?  I’m a wicked terrific eater ;-)

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          What the hell! The more the merrier! Come on over.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

            Will I need to find a summer weight kilt to be properly attired for your table?

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            I expect my guests to express their own fabulosity, not mimic mine. Get your glad rags on and come on over!

      • librarygrrl64

         I now want to write and publish a book simply so you will invite me to SF and cook for me.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          My Dear Lady,
          You needn’t put yourself through such travails, just for a dinner invite.  I would be delighted to entertain a fellow BK in my humble hobbit hole.
           

          • librarygrrl64

            Ah, how you tempt me, but I fear that my uncontrollable behavior around kilts would lead to circumstances both awkward (for you) and humiliating (for me), especially if alcohol was involved. And, let’s face it, why wouldn’t it be? ;-)

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             Well, now you’re just making me blush. Yeah, jaded old fool that I am, I can still color up

          • librarygrrl64

            Yes! I’ve still got it! Now, if “it” only worked on straight, single men between the ages of 38 and 58…..

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            I actually know a few of them.  My yenta skills are rusty, but available for use on your behalf.

          • librarygrrl64

            I just might take you up on that at some point! I’m on a dating break right now. I need to build up my resistance again. Not that any of YOUR lovely friends would require that, of course. :-)

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             Soooooo understand about the dating break.  I’m just dipping my toe back into the dating pool myself.  55, gay, and single, it isn’t pretty.  lol

          • librarygrrl64

            Ugh, I hear ya. But hopefully there’s a broad enough dating pool in the SF Bay area? I mean, it’s gotta be better than, say, Kansas City, right? Wish I knew someone here in the Philly area for you, then I could lure you (and your kilts) here. Too bad T and Lo are taken. ;-)

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Smiling
            Of late, I’ve been a married man magnet. But this will pass. People are always amazed that I’m single. “You’re such a catch, though!” they say. It will happen in its own time and in its own way. As for T and Lo, I strongly suspect that 3 over opinionated gay men in a relationship could cause a critical destabilization of the Universe’s equilibrium.  So it really ought not be tried.

          • librarygrrl64

            “I strongly suspect that 3 over opinionated gay men in a relationship could cause a critical destabilization of the Universe’s equilibrium.” Hahahaha!!! Undoubtedly, but I’d still love a front row seat to that apocalypse if it ever happens!

          • librarygrrl64

            Actually, thinking on it further, all of the gay men I know (except one) are in long-term relationships, even the late-20-somethings. Which is kind of encouraging, when you think about it!

            The one who is single is unfortunately in the closet. At the age of 42 and with endless friends in the music and theater communities, some of the most accepting and supportive people ever. It’s such a waste, because he’s a good-looking, smart, talented, creative, well-mannered guy (if he were straight, I’d be all over that), but he has LOTS of family issues. He has been asked out, but he never does anything about it (that I know of) because he’s so afraid his family or brothers will find out (youngest brother in a strictly-religious, traditional Greek immigrant family). It’s such a sad way to live, all that fear.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            It always breaks my heart when i hear such tales. I was so fortunate in my family.

          • librarygrrl64

            SO glad to hear that! :-)

          • TieDye64

            Sorry to butt in, but count me IN.

      • Anathema_Device

         Wait! How did I miss this discussion? If there is an SF book signing, we are definitely organizing a BK get together at a local bar or restaurant.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           I have long wanted to get a Bay Area BK event underway.  I would happily host such a thing at my humble abode..

    • http://promiscuouslola.com/ Cate

      I say giveaway!

  • http://profiles.google.com/melantha.chimera Eileen Duffy

     I will be wherever I have to be to get mine signed. :)

    • Sobaika

      Me too! I hope there’s a fabulous book tour in TLo’s future. I’ll even trek to Philly for a weekend.

  • afabulous50

    I will advance order three copies please!

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    YAY!!! I can’t wait!! Good for you, T Lo! 

    Love,
    A proud BK since projectrungay :)

    • makeityourself

      I remember when I told all my friends that they HAD to go to the Project Rungay blog because the writers were so dead-on and funny and, well, you know.    Now it’s already six years later and I can’t believe how much joy TLo has brought to my life. Actually, I can’t believe it’s been six years, but that’s how fast time flies with friends.  

      Congratulations gentlemen.  You are deserving of everything wonderful.

  • http://twitter.com/FunButNutz John Spodick

    Congrats…I am guaranteed to buy at least one copy.  From someone who has been with you since the very beginning (Or ALMOST the very beginning) I am so proud of you. And Alex’s illustrations will be a tremendous bonus.

  • RzYoung

    WONDERFUL!! I can’t wait. Congratulations boys, you truly deserve it. xx

  • BookJunkie315

    YES!!!!!!  Also please consider putting together a book of all your Mad Men posts. My Amazon account waits with baited breath for your book release date!!

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

      If not ALL the posts, then certainly the MadStyle ones. And boys, we’re still waiting for the lingerie post. Maybe next season?

  • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

    Um, February 201???? 

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

       2014!

      • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

         Bum. Was hoping for 2013. Still, it gives me time to save up.

        • RebeccaKW

           For both the book and the trip to get to wherever the closest book signing will be!

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

        Gives you time to get all the BK & PUF bookplates signed without getting carpal tunnel.

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    Amazing. I will pay actual folding money for it. Meanwhile, I desperately want you guys to have a Statler and Waldorf box at NYFW.

    • Kayceed

      That is exactly what is missing from NYFW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688150598 Elizabeth Siegel

    YESSSSSSS

  • Reneesance

    Yay!! Many congrats you both deserve it and we bitter kittens can’t wait!

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Bravo, kudos and mazel tov…it could not happen to two more worthy and talented gentleman. Wishing you success as great (and greater, if possible!) as the joy and laughter you bring into the daily lives of so many of us Bitter Kittens. We love you guys!!

  • TheLaurenJean

    Congrats, you guys! This is amazing!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UZWAJEEQNSF55IUUYFT362M5X4 Nancy

    February 201…what? 2014, or next year?  I NEED A NUMBER.  

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

       Sorry! 2014.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UZWAJEEQNSF55IUUYFT362M5X4 Nancy

         Aw, I was hopeful it’d be next year, but I’m very excited it’s happening at all.  Congratulations, guys!

  • Funkykatt

    Please have your next ten books available at Xmas time for gifts.

  • voter1

    Congrats.  Your voices need to be heard.

  • Annie Leung

    Congratulations T-Lo! I can’t wait to read it :D

    -One of your loving bitter kittens

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    Congratulations! 

  • Pennymac

    Marking my calendar! You are awesome!!!! Congratulations!

  • http://twitter.com/sebwfu Shannon Beamer

    HURRAY!  I look forward to reading your “loving bitchiness.”  So exciting, TLo! 

  • almondemy

    I love you guys so much. You actually just brought tears to my eyes and we haven’t even gotten to the book itself!  Good luck and I seriously cannot wait to read it!!

  • Vanja

    My first reaction was: Great! Just in time for Christmas.
    Second reaction: “…. the release date isn’t until February 2013″, oh. :(
    But hey, the longer the wait… .

    Edit: 2013 2014

  • call_me_schmeg

    HUZZAH! now, what about the book tour. get up on the pole, TLo!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    How exciting! So happy for you gentlemen, could not happen to two bitchier guys! ;)

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    How fun!  Congrats!  Looking forward to it!

  • Le_Sigh

    OOOOOOOH!  THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOTTLE OF AWESOMESAUCE TO START THE DAY!  SQUEE!  And CONGRATS!!!

    Cannot WAIT to get my Bitter Kitten paws on it!

  • elizonthelam

    Yayness!!

  • CassieLee22

    sooooo excited!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

    That’s so great you guys! Congratulations!! It’s about time if you ask me… :)

  • Erin Nice

    That’s so exciting! A big congrats – you two deserve so much success. Can’t wait for it to hit shelves! 

  • VanessaDK

    YAY! I’m so proud if you both for taking your observations to a deeper, yet addictively entertaining, level. Bravo!

  • SewingSiren

    Oh Happy happy! So exciting. And very glad that it is not a self help book, I like being broken and would be a total bore if I were fixed. Making fun of the entitled I can totally get into. Cream on the cake will be the ALEX illustrations. Congratulations to all three of ya’ll.

  • DinaSews

    Congratulations!  I’m so happy for you but so excited for us. 

  • gabbilevy

    Simply the best, you two. MAYJAH congrats!

  • Lauren Bradshaw

    CAN’T WAIT!  WHOOOOOOOOO

  • http://www.katidom.com/ Kati B

    So thrilled for you guys! Here’s to the NY Times Best Seller list being fabbed up by our favorite gay uncles! Congratulations!

    • formerlyAnon

       Yeah, and when the time comes we need the info on how to buy to maximize the chances that will happen. We need a BK campaign.

  • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow Kathy Marlow

    HOORAY!!! CONGRATS!! I can’t wait to buy it!! (note to self: buy a REAL copy, not a digital!!!)

  • Violina23

    This is awesome, congratulations!

    Perhaps you can have a special bitter kittens party, the ultimate T-Lounge :-)

  • Lauren Bradshaw

    We could not do a kickstarter for you and get it published any sooner, could we?  

  • ballerinawithagun

    I’ll be turning blue! Congratulations!

  • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to read it. 

  • amf chase

    congratulations! can’t wait to read it!

  • JulieTy

    I am kvelling for you beyond belief! 
    There’d better be a signing tour with a TLounge and special cocktails for the Bitter Kittens!
    oxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxox

    • SewingSiren

      How about Long Island Iced TLo for the drinkers? and  a TLotaler  for the teetotalers? 
      I have til 2014 to perfect the mix.

    • unbornfawn

      Yes! Yes! Book tour!

  • jwatt85

    AHHHH!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Cannot wait.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NHADYLXIVTEJKDY2HLSKOBJF2Q D

    Hooray! I have been reading your blog since season 2 of Project Runway – and now visit you boys several times a day. BEST BLOG EVER. I look forward to buying – and reading immediately – a copy of your book, and multiple copies for friends and family! You guys are amazing and I can’t wait (although I clearly will have to – 2014? Really??). Congratulations!!Most importantly – GO ON A BOOK TOUR PLEASE!! Your bitter kittens want to meet you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karlbenj Karl Benjamin Fajardo

    Congratulations TLo! 

  • jennmarie19

    I’m going to have to insist that you come to the DC area for a book signing. Hooray! What wonderful news to start the week!

  • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

    Darlings, I couldn’t be more excited for you. It’s a fabulous idea and no better a bitchy duo than you two to voice it. 

    I’ve been reading you guys for four years and hang on your every word. I can’t wait to sit you on my bookshelf between Jay-Z ‘Decoded’ and ‘New York Fashion: The Evolution of American Style’.

    *clink*

  • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

    I am so excited!!! Congrats you two!! You both deserve it.

    Now if you could please plan your book tour to come through my podunk adorable southern Indiana hometown, that would be beyond fab. 

  • Vickiefantastico

    Oh, this is so wonderful! I am absolutely addicted to your fabulously hilarious, bitchy, and yet extremely supportive blog. Can’t wait for the book!

  • janierainie

    I’m going to start saving my pennies now!! That’s so long to wait!! congratulations!! We can all say we knew you when! 

  • MsKitty

    Congratulations!  I plan on getting a copy as soon as it’s hot off the press.

  • CPK1

    OMG!!!!!!!! Cannot wait! This blog means a lot to me and I am so thrilled you have the success you deserve

  • unbornfawn

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you guys! Can’t wait to buy the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=779473124 Crystal Marie Stewart

    YAY! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

    YAY!  Congratulations, and can’t wait to get my copy!

  • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

    CONGRATS!!! The Bitter Kitten Brigade will be lining up for the signings :D

  • rkdgal

    I cannot wait!  You two surely deserve a book project, and I have NO DOUBT that it will be funny as fuck.  Now once you become really famous, just chart your trajectories according to your book! :)  Congrats, guys.

  • HeatherMcIlrath

    this precious unborn fawn is thoroughly excited!
    also, book tour please? so i can shake the hands of the men that formed me into the well educated, bitter kitten I am today!

  • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

    I am so happy for you fellas. I, of course, will be purchasing a copy or two or several.

  • LJCdoc

    OMG. MUST HAVE!!!! I don’t even give a shit if it’s signed (although obviously that would be grand).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    So happy and proud for you both.  It’s fantastic to see two men who started a blog grow it into your own dreams.  I am elated to read an entire book written by you both.  Congrats!  

  • Lori

    Congratulations! 

  • StillGary

    YAY! I will need to find a really cool coffee table before the book gets born — remember plenty of rest and folic acid fellas!

  • meowing

    Just wow.  So happy for you two glorious Uncles.  I’m far too old to be a kitten, but a bitter kitten/unborn fawn I am.  So, snaps (or meows?) all around.  And: the return of the long-lost Alex! Here’s hoping you get advance sales to break all sales records.  I’ll hold up my chin(s), thrust out my (drooping) tits, and carry on.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dkbbmail Dorrene BrownButterfield

    Many, many congrats! I just know it’ll be a GREAT read! :)

  • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

    it couldn’t happen to better people. congrats!

  • PastryGoddess

    So excited for you guys!  I’ll be driving up to Philly for a signing for sure

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Bitter as they come and CANNOT BLOODY WAIT.

  • Cathy S

    How fantastic for you! Best of luck T and Lo!

  • shopgirl716

    Standing ready and waiting to pre-order.  

  • MissAnnieRN

    Can’t wait!!! Will there be a party devoted only to the Precious Unborn Fawns when the books is released? Because I would buy a ticket to that and attend. So much fun!!! Squee!

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

    AWESOMESAUCE! Please tell me there will be signings in NYC! I want to pledge my devotion as an unborn fawn in person. Can we get bookplates that say Precious Unborn Fawn or Bitter Angry Kitten, as one wishes (I’m more of the former, I’d say, especially since I’m a dog person as well as an art person).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1155227497 Ganell Dunn

    Brilliant! As a long-time lurker and rare poster, I can state, unequivically, that I have wanted you to be my Gay Uncles from the jump.. and you HAVE been, at least virtually. This entire community was my silent support the last several years as I went through tremendous change and here I am now… Chin out and tits up, in no small part thanks to all the laughter AND advice I could absorb as I restarted a new life in my 40′s.Thank you T and Lo AND all of the PUFs. You boys get a book tour…. WAIT…. We get T and Lo POLE-DANCING!!! FANTASTIC! Hem those pants! Hands out of pockets! Shave! Starch your collars!

    MWAH. Much love and congratulations.
     
    G

  • MzzPants

    HUZZAH!  This Bitter Kitten applauds you and your book!

  • l_c_ann

    What a brilliant concept.  From following y’all for years, I think you’re just the ones to write this. 

  • antheapena

    This is fantastic. So well thought out & just what we need!! As usual you hit the nail on the head. Keep it real, keep it funny & definitely keep it bitchy. Can’t wait & congrats

  • carolie_king

    So. Very. Exciting.  Too bad my husband and dog are on a walk, because no one’s here to appreciate all the SQUEEing. Many, many congratulations to you both.  Hoping for a book tour that gets you to California so I can gush at you in person.

  • Frank_821

    Hurray for Tlo

    As a proud precious unborn fawn from the beginning, it is quite deserving and long overdue.

    2014 is a cruelly long wait but a good book takes time to develop and refine. And you’re right. You don’t want to just regurgitate what you put here. 

    Plus Alex’s artwork…perfection!

  • http://twitter.com/marieldrucker Marie Drucker

    Coolest news ever. Congrats.

  • mjude

    OMG!  congratulations from one of your many bitter kittens, UBF & of course a true fan. 

  • http://twitter.com/phd_tv Heather Barkman

    Congrats! Sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it!

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    In the immortal words of Elaine Benes, “Get OUT!”. I am ridiculously excited and proud of both of you, and absolutely geeked out on behalf of myself and my fellow Bitter Kittens! Much much love and success with it!

  • http://twitter.com/SarahBeth81 SarahBeth

    Awesome! Congratulations, I can’t wait for it! :D 

  • jmorino08

    SQUUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

  • janetjb

    Wow!  Congratulations to you and Alex! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

    DO WANT

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Aw, I feel all warm and fuzzy! Congrats! Can’t wait to read it :-)

  • random_poster

    Congratulations to you both. What an excellent adventure! I can’t wait to read it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

    OOO they better do a booktour!  that takes them within reasonable distance of Cincinnati, OH…hm my odds of that are probably slim aren’t they.  The things we could do at such a book tour.  A red carpet for all the fans to show up on while they run commentary as we show up in our best celebri-drag!  One can dream.

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I, too, vote for a Cincinnati stop.

  • MarissaLG

    Congratulations! You guys are the best and deserve all the success that is coming to you! I’ve been coming to your blog regularly for what seems like forever because of your wit and knowledge and I can’t wait to read your amazing book! 

  • http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/ Laura Toepfer

    Congratulations to you!  I look forward to getting my hands on your book. I’m sure it will be fabulous. And opinionated.

  • ccinnc

    Love this! Congratulations!

  • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

    Congratulations! There are no other words.

  • BigShamu

    I love you guys.  I especially love that you are doing what you love.  Is it too much to ask for a book tour?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Snedeker-Innis/519824122 Heather Snedeker Innis

    This is AWESOME NEWS! You’ve been making me laugh and giving me insights galore for years now, so I can’t wait to get a copy! I hope you’ll be doing a book signing! It would be well worth the road trip from Cincinnati! Congrats guys!

  • jw_ny

    Looking forward to it!  (So long to wait tho)

    Congrats and best of luck to you!  :)

  • amywinns

    Congratulations!  As much fun as a coffee table book full of reformatted blog posts might be, I am really excited to read some new long-form material from you with a whole new TLo spin. And it sounds wicked fun.

    PS It’s easy to support consistently high-quality work, especially when you are so productive. It’s the blog that keeps on giving! ;) Not only do we enjoy your work, we admire your talents. We have appreciated being part of your journey and hope to toast your continued and growing success!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Well said, amywinns!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

    So happy for you guys, and looking forward to reading it.  Cheers!

  • altalinda

    Hooray for you!!

  • PinkLemon

    YES, YES, Y-E-S. Congratulations!! As a filmmaker, project coordinator, and dog owner, I’ve oft seen and pondered the fascination with the ‘star persona’, and I’m excited to hear your take on it!!

  • Kayceed

    Congratulations! I think you should do a cross-country book tour in an RV and blog from the road. Fabulous!

  • StelledelMare

    As soon as it’s up for pre-order, I am will be one of the first in line. Congratulations!

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    S’wonderful, S’marvelous, but it’s so long to wait!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J3X2FTYKDCGHUH2YXSIWDNBD2A Heather

    This is great!!!  You guys deserve all the amazing things that are coming your way.  You’ve provided me with countless hours of entertainment over the last several years, and I love how you have been able to make it a career.  I recommend you to everyone!

  • snarkykitten

    eeeeeee super excited!!

  • carolynmo

    Oh, my god, it’s Christmas!! Congrats to you two and yea for all of us!

    AND by the way, did I see a TLo twitter comment about needing an assistant for Fashion Week?  Don’t tease!!

  • charlotte

    Woohoo!

  • http://twitter.com/amyignatow Amy Ignatow

    Mazel tov!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TWAL66B4EJKOEBPVR4HTB7LYOI Alexandra

    Oh, this is going on my pre-order list for sure. OMG this is going to be beyond fabulous!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    I remember “Dear GayBoys” with fondness and have missed its warm and wry stories and advice.  Well done, gentlemen, in ramping up your fabulosity and your “points of view,” aka opinions, to a Penguin real-live book.  I’ll be looking for it in a year and a half!

  • http://promiscuouslola.com/ Cate

    This is the best thing to happen to me today. The only thing that vexes me is that it won’t be out in time for me to get it for Christmas!

  • TLJezebel

    I simply cannot wait!!!

  • CrazyAuntie

    Fantastic!  Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy (I can be delusional, but I’ve always wanted to be as delusional as a celebrity…)  Good luck guys!!

  • Judy_J

    Sounds delicious!  This is awesome news, indeed!

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    Such fantastic news to start the post-Labor Day week with! Congratulations… is it 2014 yet???

  • Anathema_Device

    Congratulations!!!!! I’m so happy for you guys. Can’t wait to get my bitter little paws on those pages.

    Now, BOOK TOUR so you guys let the fawns fawn all over you. I’d be at a Bay Area book signing in a heartbeat!

  • tylka5

    Congratulations!  Could not have happened to two more entertaining people!

  • tinyredlocks

    YAAAAAAAAAAY! Can’t wait to read it!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=122613264 Carly Warnock

    Yay for the book! And please do provide autographed copies for the true bitter kittens.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

    Oh you guys.  YOU GUYS.  I wish I had a tail to wag.  I’m all misty-eyed with pride over here.  Congratulations, and let us know when we can pre-order.

    • formerlyAnon

       “I wish I had a tail to wag.”

      PERFECT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

    I’m reserving a space on my nightstand for it now!

  • Susan Collier

    This sounds fabulous! Congratulations! To think I knew you when… or I read you when… well, you know!

  • guest2visits

    Congratulations!!  Will be looking for the book in ’14.

  • muzan-e

    I love you guys.
    Love.

    I mean, to give this some context, my favourite beauty/cosmetics blog features the word ‘bullshit’ in its title and is written by an industry retiree who thought folks might like to know how the industry really works – from the inside – ‘focus groups’ and all.  It is hilarious, it is educational, and it is a sledgehammer to the face of an industry which has always coated itself in a smooth layer of diamonds and gilt and celebrity.  I consider it recommended reading to any woman who’s ever been told that she shouldn’t dare leave the house without mascara and lipstick, or who’s believed that everyone would like her if only she wore this.

    I save articles for my daughter to read – a few years from now. When she hits that age.
    And I’ll be buying a copy of your book for her as well, for the exact same reason.  This stuff is entertaining. But it’s also refreshing.

    And I can’t wait to read it myself. 

    Congratulations! This is richly deserved. 

    • AzSportsGirl

      What is the blog?? Sounds like a must read.

      • muzan-e

        I always hesitate to mention one blog in another blog’s comment thread, but since it involves a very different section of the industry..

        http://beautyandthebullshit.blogspot.com/ 

        Updated infrequently, but what’s there is golden. It wasn’t before reading there that I understood why some eyeliners have dimple caps and some don’t and why it actually matters. More bizarrely, I’d never known that mascara sales were central to pretty much every cosmetic company’s survival … which surprised me, as I don’t know anyone who actually purchases their own, as we all keep getting very nice, generous samples as GWP from just about anywhere! Sephora, most notoriously.  One of my favourite quotes, and much of the reason that it came to mind on reading TLo’s awesome news:

        Aside from embarrassing products as athlete’s foot powder, vaginal itch cream, denture glue, adult diapers … (I can go on and on but you get the idea…)- celebrities will endorse anything .

        Yup. *g* 

  • Miss_Led

    Yippee! WERQ that book magic, baby!

  • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

    Congrats!

  • elvira maricic

    I’ll be buying anything you’re writing. Congrats!

  • Call me Bee

    Oh Tom and Lorenzo!   *Swooning…*  How wownderful for you–big congratulations. You are my heros!  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    Awesome! Congrats!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MIHMWE2NVRIQPLIUHTPGITOUCI Michelle

    Congrats! I actually had my question answered way back in ye olde days when you were doing the advice column… I had asked for tips on prom dress shopping for my step-daughter. That was during her junior year in high school and I’m proud to report that she recently graduated from COLLEGE! I know!! And to think, she’s owes it all to TLo! Thanks guys! ;)

  • http://babesinthriftland.blogspot.com Babes in Thriftland

    Wow, congrats! I read all of your posts and I’m really looking forward to this book. You make me laugh on a daily basis and I think your book is going to be amazing. Good luck!

  • Coralie Legister

    Can’t wait!

  • Burkyquirky

    HUZZAH! So happy for you. Cant wait to get these hands on a copy.

  • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/EPJordhamo Emily Jordhamo

    Congratulations! It seems like only yesterday that I found your site while looking for pictures of Kayne’s Miss America dress. Well done, gentlemen!

  • pokokpuding

    OMG! I actually have a little *lump* in my throat… 

  • siriuslover

    I am so excited for this book, I can’t even tell you. And I hope you come out to Orange County, CA for a book signing, because I totally need a TLo signed book.

  • http://press-for-attention.tumblr.com/ Miss Jen K

    Pumpkin spice lattes AND TLo’s book announcement in the same day! I’m too excited.

    Congratulations, gents – can’t wait to read!

  • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

    congrats! long time reader, and im finding it a little mind-blowing how for youve come.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Well, it’s about damn time. ;) I can’t wait for this little gem to come out!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I’m wishing my life away because February ’14 can’t come soon enough!  Congratulations chaps, thanks for all you do.

  • S_Swift

    Can’t wait for this! Congrats!

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    What a great announcement to start the week!  I’m so happy for you guys, it sounds like a perfect project.  Let me immediately echo some of the best comments others have posted which are: 1) book tour–DO IT–stop in NC!  2) When #1 above happens, let me be your hostess  3) signed copies for purchase on your website, please, and special inscriptions for the BKs  4) follow-up book with all your Mad Men posts–they are truly classic  5) you should make a separate website or something with just an announcement (and perhaps a “teaser chapter”) about the book so that we, your PUFs, can link to it on our websites, blogs, etc., and get you many more fans (and eventual sales).  6) I hope there was champagne as part of your breakfast this morning!

    Congratulations, I can’t wait, and once again–you’ve made my day.  Auguri, as they say in Italian!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WKSM57KFWUGRMKPDUW4SPL3GDM Kathryn

    You two are one of my top writer/writers of all time.  I think you are as funny as Jon Stewart or Louis CK, or any of the really good comedians.  Plus your humor is done only with words, not with any body language at all, which makes it even more amazing!  You are very talented and I’ll read anything you write.   The only problem with your writing is that there isn’t more of it!  What a great idea for a topic.  I’m going to give a copy to my 21 year old daughter.  Congratulations!  Can’t wait!

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    Congratulations, this is awesome. 

  • suzq

    Love it!  Best of luck!

  • http://press-for-attention.tumblr.com/ Miss Jen K

    Addendum: I’d also like to throw in my wishes for a book tour. Doesn’t matter where; I’ll get there. But you guys have inspired me to pursue design, sewing, and generally being as fabulous as possible every day.

    You guys deserve all the celebrations, and I just want to say thanks. In person, preferably :)

  • SassieCassy

    omg you guys congrats!!!!

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I’m just hoping that the Barnes & Noble at Union Square will be a stop on the book tour. THIS bitter kitten will be there with bells on!

  • lovelyivy

    This is beyond awesome news! Can’t wait!

  • http://twitter.com/RozSeven Roz

    What WONDERFUL news! Love you and cannot wait to get my hands on the book!

  • nannypoo

    I do think you guys have achieved the perfect balance of supportive comments for “ordinary” bitter kittens while slicing and dicing the ridiculous, self-important celebrities we can’t seem to get enough of, so I’m pretty sure your book will be a great read. And, judging from the comments here, it’s sure to be a best-seller.

  • http://www.facebook.com/evie.michael Evie Michael

    Congrats!!!! Wonderful news. I’ve become so addicted to your site, and I look forward to the book. Bravo TLO!

  • Kate4queen

    Awesome!! As a mother, bitter kitten and multi-published author myself, I can’t wait to read it!!! Big congrats, :) Are you going to do a book tour??

  • Derek_anny

    So it will be a Celebrity Tropes book instead of TVtropes web page?  AWESOME.

  • terpsichory

    Congratulations! Having been with you since the original blog, I feel so irrationally proud.

    And no, I won’t care if shipping doubles the cost. I’ll pre-order. Yo.

  • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

    *HAPPY DANCE!!*

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

    Come to New Orleans for a book signing. I will save my pennies and take ya’ll out to eat, far away from the Tourist Traps.

  • laescupidera

    Are there BITTER KITTEN t-shirts? I’d wear one. Congratulations, guys!

  • annieanne

    2014???????
    How’s a bitter kitten supposed to wait that long????

  • Sarah Thomas

    Shut up and take my money!

    • Joyce VG

       How awesome are you?? LOL

  • http://stitchingincircles.etsy.com Tina

    You guys not only are rescuing the internet from evil, but actually improving the American culture. Fucking brill. Can’t wait to buy it.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Congratulations Tom & Lorenzo!!!! I’m really looking forward to reading your book. Judging by the quality of this blog, I’m sure it will be fabulous. Love the title…I’m going to make a little plaque with that title on it and hang it by the front door so I see it on my way out. 

  • boomchicabowwow

    PLEASE PUT MPLS/ST. PAUL on your book tour!!  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

  • ringthing

    Yay!!! More TLo is a FABULOUS thing for everyone. Congratulations you guys!

  • butterflysunita

    Congrats!  You’re my favorite bloggers and I’ve been reading since the Project Rungay days.  So happy and inspired to hear this!  

  • Joyce VG

    So proud of Daddies T and Lo!  Congratulations! and I echo fellow Bitter Kitten Sarah Thomas below me : Shut up and take my money!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erin-Hines/620149309 Erin Hines

    Whoop! Is two years to early for a pre-order???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

    Sweet! I can’t wait.

  • http://twitter.com/AllisonArcos Allison Arcos

    I cannot think of 2 people who deserve it more and I’m so thrilled for you both. I plan on buying like 830485667484.33 copies to ensure TLO: The Book: The sequel.

  • sk8tfan

    oh my favorite pretend gay uncles, you have earned this. I will run, not walk, to the bookstore to buy this when it is released. I’ll even pay full price for it.

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    As always, you guys turn your laser wit on yourself first! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Tiffany Birch

    CONGRATS!

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

    Congrats Guys!  Looking forward to it and good luck!

  • http://twitter.com/kerrymccombs Kerry McCombs

    You GO T Lo!

  • padma sallah

    Congratulations you guys! Can’t wait to get my hands on it. :D

  • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

    Another Bitter Kitten in the Midwest who is very excited!!! will save my Christmas $$.  Congrats this is wonderful news.

  • LeBarron

    First it was the Fug Girls, and then Suri’s Burn Book, and now T Lo?!  All my favorite blogs have books!  I’m so excited.  I will gladly hand you my money by buying your book.  Congrats!

  • CQAussie

    Fucking hell!!!!  This is wonderful news!!  I’ll be getting my grubby little hands on a copy for sure!  Congrats darlings, so excited and happy for you both!!

    I’m stitching Chin Up, Tits Out on a pillow as we speak.  Well.  As soon as I figure out how to stitch.  Or pay someone else to.  =)

    • travelingcat

      Oooh, I now have my new cross-stitch project. Never knew I was a cross stitch person until I started grad school, now it’s my sanity break along with reading TLO. Thanks for the inspiration! (hope you’re cool with my “borrowing” your idea.)

  • AliciaChamisa

    Congrats, kudos and high kicks to TLo!
    *dusting off coffee table…*

  • Angela Rodriguez

    Yes! I’m very excited and will be waiting patiently for its release. Congrats! I’ve been following this blog since the projectrungay days and it’s always managed to put a smile on my face. 

  • AliciaChamisa

    Congrats, kudos and high kicks for TLo!
    *dusting off coffee table…*

    (sorry for double post, too excited…)

  • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

    sounds like the best book ever, i’m so getting it even if it’s a ebook version

  • mskgb

    As a mother, entertainer, and person, I cannot wait to purchase this book.

  • Snailstsichr

    What fabulous news! I join the chorus of BKs hoping for a book tour!

  • fashionzombie

    CONGRATULATIONS! Very excellent news. I hope you sell MILLIONS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bethany-Roullett/100000413803142 Bethany Roullett

    I think I just shrieked with joy.  HOW AWESOME.  Can’t wait to pre-order my copy.

  • hac51

    Chiming in to add another hooray and congratulations!  Can’t wait to read it.

  • http://twitter.com/ssrebelsam Samantha Rebel

    So, so excited! I love you both and can’t wait to read your long-awaited book. BOOK TOUR, please?! 

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    Congratulations – I’m so excited!! Such a shame that we have to wait over a year, but the bitter kittens are loyal and will wait forever if that’s what it takes!

    xoxo

  • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

    woop, woop!

    Congratulations!!! Feb. 2014 seems sooo far away but I’ll be patient. :o)

  • crackineggs

    Congratulations guys, it’s been fun watching your evolution or metamorphosis or whatever the kids are calling it these days.

  • jennifervney

    Love, love, love it! Can’t wait to read it. Congrats you two!!

  • kimmeister

    Jesssss!

  • AlexisPayne

    Congratulations to the both of you!!! This is so exciting :)

  • ShivaDiva

    Congrats!  And kudos for finding something thoughtful and interesting to do rather than just dumping your blog onto wood pulp.  (Though I have to admit, I would buy a coffee table edition of your color commentary on the Victoria’s Secret Extravaganza!)

  • julnyes

    Heartfelt congratulations to both of you!! Are you going to do a book tour?

  • BigShamu

    By the way, forgot to mention earlier, but I love 
    Alex Cox’s work and miss his take on Project Runway.  So glad he will be part of T and Lo’s Big Book Adventure.

  • oohsparkley!

    Sounds like a winner! Best of luck Tlo.

  • Rand Ortega

    Will there be parties? Book signings? Book signing parties? PR is important for stars like yourselves, darlings, as you well know. Please keep us posted so we BK’s & PUF’s can be there to cheer you on! I’m so proud of you both I could just burst!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668300493 Patsye Dickinson Peebles

    OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!  I am so happy and excited for you guys!  My only disappointment is how long I have to wait for it!  As one of your devoted readers who has been around since the very beginning, this is just a wonderful idea.  I really liked the tongue in cheek advice column, and remember that piece of advice.  I love the PR and Drag Race posts and enjoy the fashion posts, but this sounds like the very best of the wonderful snark that IS TLO.  Thanks, my friends – I can’t wait!  CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=42303148 Aida G. Neary

    yea!

  • CatherineRhodes

    LOVE.

    Can I pre-order a copy?

    Another idea for your publisher: A whole book of “If we were their gays” type advice for celebrities. A page for JLo, for Angelina, for Madonna, for the douchey guys who show up in jeans on the RC. I think such a book would be a real hit because, obviously, people are fascinated by celebs + fashion. When you did the post on Jennifer Aniston (where she ends up in the Viktor Rolf wedding gown) I forwarded that post to a zillion people, and everyone loved it. Plus, you could update the book every couple years with new people (publishers love that).

  • baxterbaby

    Put me down for an advance copy!

  • sweetlilvoice

    As someone in the publishing industry (academic side), I commend you both! Congrats and good luck with your new baby! And congrats to Alex for his adorable illustrations which I’ve always loved.

  • Vera L-

    ~squee~ 

    I hope there is a tour! Book signings! Drunken revelry! 

  • ChelseaNH

    Congrats!  (And congrats to Alex as well.)

  • formerlyAnon

    God I love you guys.*

    *or your carefully constructed Internet personas.

    p.s. Alex!

    p.p.s. I hope you get great press, make an unheard of amount of money for such a book, and can subsequently auction off advertising space on the blog to the (insanely) highest bidder.  And that it’s fun.

  • GorgeousThings

    So are you going to add a chapter called, “Fornicating With the Help”????

  • MilaXX

    Outside of this blog I don’t know you guys from a can of paint but I am so incredibly proud and happy for you guys I can barely stand it.
    CONGRATS!

  • Lilithcat

    Complimenti!   That’s fabulous.  Love that Alex is illustrating.  And there better be a book tour, and you’d better come to Chicago.

  • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

    Yay!!! So happy for you guys! I’ll buy it as soon as the ink’s dry or the digital letters are locked down beyond editing, whichever comes first!

  • http://profiles.google.com/emily.w.sings Emily Wilkerson

    This is fantastic! I’m sure that the bitter kittens will come out in droves to buy it ASAP.

  • Sara__B

    My favorite bloggers have a book deal! How fabulous is that?

    I work at a public library, and I’ll make sure we have copies of your book in circulation the minute it comes out, and I’ll be #1 on the hold list.

  • elemspbee

    Congratulations T’Lo! Definitely pre-ordering this on Amazon. And it’ll be top on the list for best gifts!

  • joe_tey83

    CONGRATS!!!

    But, FEBRUARY 2014???!!! That’s way too long. What if I die before then? I will DIE without having read the book – THAT is what will happen. Me wants to read the book.

    And, fortunately, you guys ditched the advice / self-help nonsense. Pretty much everyone associated with fashion when releasing a book just take the easy way out and do the advice / self-help thing – the same old what are the essential items to have in your closet and all that shitty shit.

    And and and, the book title is really not working. It really doesn’t read well.

  • AuntieAnonny

    Damnit, where’s my time machine?!

  • http://www.kurvendiskussionen.at/ Denocte

    This is why I love you. because you write stuff like this, on a fashion blogger page: “…and that all people are beautifully shaped, no matter what the fashion and gossip magazines tell them”
    I salute you, body positivity ftw!

  • granddelusion

    I always act cool when I shit….

  • Susan Crawford

    Counting the days until publication, boys! And hoping for LOTS of launch events, signings and so on so the BK’s and PUF’s can assemble and offer tribute to their fearless leaders.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Signings? Nationwide press tour? Excitement!!!!

  • Jenillee

    Yay!  Congratulations, guys!  Can’t wait to buy the book.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RHLSUVX3NCPB4OSS5BM7GZIXUE P. Capet

    oh gosh this sounds like fun.  congratulations, mr. writer men!

  • dress_up_doll

    Chiming in late, but congratulations, guys! I’ve been waiting for this and now we have an actual date to look forward to. I’m sure the book will be a NY Times bestseller and will begin with a fabulous book tour starting here in Philly. I’m already marking my spot at B&N on the square! Congrats again! It couldn’t happen to two more talented, clever, witty and hilarious darlings!

  • Sweetvegan

    That is so, incredibly awesome!!! Congratulations! And I’ve been wondering if we’d see some new toons from Alex!

  • frannyprof

    Congratulations, TLo!!!! CanNOT wait until it comes out! I know what I’m getting all of my friends and family for Christmas in 2014!

  • joything

    ALEX!!!  yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!

  • 3boysful

    How fun!  Can’t wait!  Come visit me on the Fabulous TLo Book Tour!  (But you can’t look in my closet–I’d die.)

    Congrats, and enjoy the ride!  xoxo

  • LittleKarnak

    I will hopefully be working in Saudi Arabia or UAE by then….hope Amazon can ship to that region!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

    Congrats guys!

  • candice tobin

    CONGRATS! I’m thrilled to hear that Alex will be doing your illustrations – that is perfect. Can’t wait to pre-pre-pre order!

  • DesertRodent

    I’ll buy that. And now you’ll be (minor) literary celebrities! I haven’t read all the 275 comments from the rest of your litter, but has anyone suggested a book tour?

  • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

    Congrats! Much love to you guys and mad props for all your hard work. Can’t wait to read it. 

  • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

    Yay!  When I saw the official thumbnail, I crossed my fingers that it would have cartoons.  2014 will be awesome.  World Cup in Brazil, and TLo THE BOOK.  yay.

  • http://twitter.com/Cognovi_insight Mollye ReadingerScot

    I am weeping…weeping.  – Mollye

  • UptownNippy

    Hmmm, time to buy a TLo book reading outfit to get in the mood, er Mood.

    Con grat u lations !  

  • akprincess72

    Wonderful!!!

  • Zippypie

    How FABULOUS is this???!!!  Huge congratulations, boys.  I’ll be wanting an autographed copy for sure!

  • lifetime_student

    Book tour? Yes, please. Between now and February 2014 I will randomly daydream about your appearances on Ellen, The Daily Show, and Letterman as well as a book signing at my favorite book store. I am so happy for you both, and for myself and all the other bitter kittens.

  • allicat236

    SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, guys! Now 2014 needs to hurry up and get here. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316070988 Roey Thorpe

    My friends and I all love you here in Portland, Oregon.  Congratulations on your success and put us on the tour list!!

  • batshitmomma

    Just squealed higher than my 3 YO, and then the 2014 part sunk in…soooo not good at waiting for fabulous things!! The book tour is a MUST! As a Charleston, SC girl, we could always put on airs and suck down juleps (although my crowd prefers vodka or bourbon slushies). Congrats!! Enjoy the payoff for years of hard work feeding the demanding kittens!

  • Chantelle James

    Congratulations! I’m thrilled for you and quite excited about the concept. I can’t wait to read it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sophia.kor Sophia Kor

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Peeve

    Huzzah and hooray! I love your blog with the heat of a thousand blazing suns, and welcome the opportunity to read (and support) the two of you in book form. Congratulations! 

  • bitterk

    I can’t wait to get my hands on it!   

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    I’m still so excited!  You both deserve so much success, because you bring so much glamour and fun to all of your BKs and PUFs here! Kisses, and please please PLEASE do a book tour!  The NYC chapter of the BKs will be there with bells on!

  • Melanie Harrison

    Congratulations! I love you two so much. You have made me (and later my spouse) again and again. I can’t believe I have to wait sooo long to buy your book! Please come to Minneapolis on your book tour so I can meet you! :) 

  • SRQkitten

    This bitter kitten is thrilled with this news! Could NOT happen to a better pair o’ guys than you two.

    Now, for the book tour, remember, ya wanna come south in the winter, so keep that in mind when you’re planning the itinerary, just think how fabulous it will be as the snow is piling up (or worse yet, turning grey/yellow/nasty-looking) to be able to tell everyone you have to jet down to Miami and all parts south for your BOOK TOUR!!

    Best news today! So can we preorder from Amazon?

    srq

  • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You boys are such a great Horatio Alger-like example: Starting with nothing but an idea and talent, you pulled yourselves up by your jock straps to build this blog and live the dream. Bravo!

    I cannot wait to read this!

    –GothamTomato

  • sleepycat

    I know what I will be wanting for Christmas in a few years. You don’t know how much you mean to me, so owning something you guys wrote will be something that I will treasure. 

  • librarygrrl64

    I don’t even care what it’s about. Fashion. Media. The conflict in Afghanistan. Using your toenail clippings to make collages. Caring for your Chia Pet. Doesn’t matter. As long as you guys are writing it, I’m on board!!!

    • librarygrrl64

       And I’m hoping you’ll be doing some local signings, too. Maybe Robin’s or Giovanni’s Room or Joseph Fox?

  • Glammie

    I’ve nothing witty to say, but congratulations, sweeties.  Many a day your blog has made my day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

    Late to the party, but WOOHOO!!

  • rainwood1

    It’s about fucking time.  Your world awaits, T Lo.  

  • UsedtobeEP

    Squee!

  • Emily Voss

    I’m so so so so happy for you both!  I’ve been with you (following your blog) for a long time and I love seeing the evolution of your careers.  Congratulations, you two.  You deserve it.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=512236140 Nora Clancy Mullin

    Fabulous news! So exciting. Mazal Tov!

  • Lauren Rutlin

    Can’t. Wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.mcdarby Sara McDarby

    as soon as it’s available to pre-order on amazon I’m snagging my copy!!!!!

  • BrooklynBomber

    Oh, I’m late to the news, but.  . . CONGRATULATIONS!  How exciting. I’m very happy for you. Hooray!

  • YayaGurl

    Congrats!!  Even though my store is primarily used and antiquarian books, I will carry yours and sell the fuck out of it!  You guys are awesome!

  • mommyca

    how wonderful!! congratulations and I can’t wait to read it… it is so so great you have this opportunity, and i hope one of your book tour stops is in DC :-)

  • http://twitter.com/a_is_tweeting Astrid

    Long time reader, first time poster to say CONGRATULATIONS! I originally came for the Project Runway Recaps, but stayed for the smart, witty and intelligent writing (I’m not even that into fashion and read you daily). Can’t wait so see all that in print!

    (PS: You guys! Celebrity Blurbs! Think about it: Who wouldn’t wanna buy a book reccomanded with a Rachel Zoe: “I DIE. BANANAS!” on the back? Right, right?!)

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

     Congrats on the book and all the hard work!  Can’t wait to read it cover to cover!

  • Halyna Svitlynets

    YAY! I’ve been following you guys for years, and it feels right to leave my first comment here. CONGRATULATIONS! So proud. :)

  • Nithya Subramanian

    Congratulations TLo! I’m placing my order as soon as it’s available for pre-order on Amazon and will wait eagerly to get my paws on it. Yay yay yay! 

  • kikisayshi

    2014?? That’s SOOOOO far away.  I want it NOW!!! (cue Veruca Salt)

    No, but really that is fantastic and I can’t wait for all the excitement to come! :)

  • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

    I am so sad we have to wait until 2014 for TLo Fabulousness in book form (and YAY comics from Alex!).

    I LOOOOOVE that the best piece of advice you guys have ever written is the basis of the book AND the title (although I prefer the unrated version of the advice). Congratulations, you guys! You’ve been a favorite regular read for a long time – I know you don’t WANT to be famous, but I hope this book deal gets you guys known out there in the way your voices truly deserve to be heard!

  • TieDye64

    Over the moon happy for you guys. LOVE YOU! It’s going to be utterly fabulous and I’m so happy Alex Cox will be doing the illustrations. That is all kinds of crazy good. MWAH!

  • GinAndPopcorn

    Wow! A Book! That really is exciting and I am so happy for you! I’m close enough to San Franciso to get to a book signing there and if by chance a Bitter Kitten Conclave should occur, I’d love to attend. 2014? How can we stand the wait? 

  • TieDye64

    Well, be prepared to come to Alaska (at least to Anchorage) so I can get my signed copy. I’d hate to have to fly to the lower 48, ya know. Even for a book from you guys.

  • travelingcat

    Congratulations! When you go on your book tour, I’ll be first in line in Austin. I’m actually kind of happy it’s coming out in 2014 as I’ll have graduated from grad school by then and will actually have time to read it by then. :)

  • ZnSD

    YAY FOR YOU, BITCHES! XOXOX Can’t wait to buy it!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FBVC5LBEOWEHBYYCH3A2IZGZHI yahoo-FBVC5LBEOWEHBYYCH3A2IZGZHI

    The best of luck ever!  I know you will be both insightful and entertaining.  And may you have great sales so that you can continue.

  • aristida_girl

    So excited! I love you guys, you make me laugh every day :)

  • aristida_girl

    I think we need to have a T Lo Convention so we can all get together and celebrate! I would love a chance to meet other kittens and the fab T Lo! Where will we have it? New York? I am getting excited just dreaming about it… If you agree, like it, maybe our daddies will do it :)

  • Thathoodwink

    Wonderful news, and I can’t wait for the Book Signing Tour!

  • Amy Ellinger

    YAYYY!!!!  Come to Austin on your book tour! We have enchiladas and margaritas :-)

  • annamow

    2014????????? That’s gonna be a harder wait than the last season of Mad Men! Congrats, guys! You’re too fabulous.

  • sutash

    What great news!!! As a reader of your blog since day 1, it’s gratifying to know that sometimes the good guys don’t finish last

  • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

    Been here since the beginning, my dears.  Always chuffed by your continuing success.  So sail on with your bad selves!  Your time has really come to shine.  Hug, hug, kiss, kiss!!        

  • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

    I’m so excited for you guys, I will be one of the first in The Netherlands to get my hands on it to be sure! Good luck writing and publishing! 

  • http://twitter.com/felicityd Felicity Darwen

    I will definitely buy your book, TLo.

  • ccm800

    Righteous! Have at it boys!  Sounds like great fun and even a little enlightening. Proud of you!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/TheSnickleboom Snickleboom

    It will make a fabulous (and opinionated) birthday present as mine is in February!  I’m so happy for you guys and I CANNOT FUCKING WAIT!

  • LambeeBaby

    Bravo TLO! wonderful and well deserved.

  • JackieOBlue

    Awesome news!  Cannot wait to read it from cover to cover

  • Larkin21

    Congrats!

  • Elizabetta1022

    Love this:
    “What if we wrote something to help all those people out there in the dark realize that they are no different from celebrities and that all people are beautifully shaped, no matter what the fashion and gossip magazines tell them; that everyone is exactly who they need to be; that we’re all starring in our own movie; and that life is all about resisting the impulse to believe the world when it tries to tell you who you are?”

    And this:

    If there’s advice, it’s of the “Chin up; tits out, honey” variety. 

    Completely explains why I love you two so much. Congratulations, and best of luck with the book! I know it will be a smash hit, because everyone needs a little T and Lo in their lives. 

  • l_c_ann

    My husband is still laughing about your title, which he loves.  (Just in case you are looking for validation.)

  • Blondage

    Awww guys. I’m so thrilled for you. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  • bittykitty

    congratulations uncles t and lo!
    i can’t wait to stand on line for my very own autographed copy :)
     

  • http://twitter.com/zombuki Ms. Bee

    I don’t think I even care what it’s about, I’ll be buying it just to support you guys, because obviously it’s going to be awesome. Congrats to you both!

  • VioletFem

    Congratulations! 

  • http://twitter.com/maria_ton Maria Ton Hernandez

    Congrats to you guys!!! Well deserved.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H5A3IUDJOIFZJ6N7IBZQQ7GE6Q s

    So happy to hear your big news T & Lo! Congrats and air kisses from afar!

  • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

    I am so, so, SO excited for this!  And so thrilled for/proud of/happy-dancing with you guys.  I can’t WAIT. And, yes, book tour, please!  Seattle’s waiting for you to come raise your eyebrows at our hoodies and Keens.

  • spiffgirl

    Awesome! I would love a signed copy, too; a Tiger Beat-style poster AND TLo Action Figures! Much PUF/BK love to you!

  • Ozski

    A little late catching up with this post but, CONGRATULATIONS! I am really, really, really looking forward to this tome as you two are brilliantly funny and insightful writers. I also will try and order copies for all my friends and families. Mazel Tov!!!

  • ChaCha_70

    Just have to put my two cents in to say how excited I am for not only you guys but for me! Can’t wait to read it! Just wish I didn’t have to wait soooo long before its release. Congrats boys!

  • FloTom

    Congratulations – can’t wait for the book!  Hopefully you will do a book signing at the Chester County Book Store – not far from Philly!

  • Julaine

    I put the book on my scheduler. My first for 2014. Congratulations, dear boys. I am sure it is going to be a monumental success.

  • Tanja Kuret

    Congratulations! A book no less. I love me a book. Finally, I may say. It was abut time you get your immortalized in print, on paper. Can’t wait for it. Any chance your book tour will take you to Europe? Please? Pretty please?

  • Karen Slachetka

    Long time listener, first time caller, but super excited and cannot wait to get my hands on this book.  A millions mazels!! 

  • Chaiaiai

    OMG!!!  Yes!  been totally swamped with work and life and RATS IN MY BEDROOM(!!!!!!) to be on TLo much lately.  But I had to pop in and say congrats, cannot wait for the book, and I’m dreaming that you’ll do a FABULOUS book tour complete with insurance riders, agents, and complete meltdowns followed by a stint in rehab.  Make mommy proud, boys.

  • bohemiandrama

    Fantabulous!  You have no idea how far-reaching your bitchery, schmaltz and glittery snark has scattered.  I teach Acting and TV Production in a rural High School of Florida, and I’m a singer/actor from Chicago.  I call my students “darlings” and “kittens” because I have read your blog for the last 5 years and it’s my guilty pleasure. You have rubbed off on me!  You are right about being the star in our very own movie.  I will be telling my students that along with my constant harping on how real women have curves and that real beauty is in the mind and heart!  Can’t wait to buy the book.

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

    APPLAUSE!!!!!!

    I cannot *wait* to read it!

  • EEKstl

    Okay, I must have been MIA longer than I thought what with my husband’s family visiting over Labor Day weekend, but HOW DID I MISS THIS???????????  Thank GOD I was reaching into the recent past to find PR posts from the week before last, so behind in the DVR queue was I…all I can say is: YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!! To be followed by SQUEESQUEESQUEESQUEESQUEESQUEESQUEE! Finally!  Enfin!  At last!  Epic Fantabulousness!  Congratulations, you guys.  Beyond well-deserved, you’re now in the “Why not a 3 book deal!!??” territory, you’re so awesome.  I know I speak for multitudes of Unborn Fawns everywhere who couldn’t be more thrilled for you (and us!).

  • butter nut

    as someone who has been reading you guys since you were first linked off that other project runway site, i am sitting here screaming!  this is amazing!  congratulations!  i need it in my hands right now!

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    This is so awesome! Congrats, guys! Can’t wait to buy it. :)