First, let’s give you the final details on the NYC book party and signing we’ve been talking about for a while. Let’s do this all bold and colorful so there’s no mistake.
WHEN: Saturday, May 3rd, starting at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: EMC2, 240 Elizabeth Street, New York NY 10012, in the little courtyard in the back, where we got married last summer (this is the part where you go, “Awwwwwwwww.”) T Lo bestie Emmett McCarthy will be hosting and offering up refreshments as we put on our little cartoon-voiced dog-and-pony show of book signing and answering questions. Except this time, we get to drink while doing so, which should make things potentially very exciting. Copies of our book will be on sale, so you’d be once again helping everyone out (mainly us, but also Emmett) if you picked up a copy while there for signing. They make great gifts!
WHY: Because meeting our Bitter Kittens on our book tour has been the very best part of this whole adventure. We kicked off our tour smack in between two snowstorms, so we’d like to give the Philly, NJ, and NY-area kittens (as well as any other adventurous kittens from further out) another chance to come out and mingle with us, as well as meet each other face to face. Having it in the courtyard where we met Tim Gunn for the very first time, which essentially kicked our blog into high gear, as well as the place where we got married? It couldn’t be any more perfect. The weather should be good, so you should come out and make a day of window-shopping out of it. Christian Siriano’s store is just a few doors down the street.
But that’s not all, darlings!
We are super-excited to announce our very first book giveaway contest! As with so many brilliant ideas, it started at brunch.
We were talking the other morning, while having our traditional Easter morning greasy diner breakfast, of how much we miss being on tour and hearing all y’all’s stories. One of the things we loved finding out was how many mothers and daughters read us together; sometimes calling each other up to talk about something we wrote, sometimes literally sitting down together to read it. So many moms and daughters coming up to us together at our signings, telling us that we’d become a little part of their lives and how they relate to each other.
How ridiculously cool is that?
Anyway, Lorenzo blurted out over his French toast, “We should do a Mother’s Day, giveaway!” which caused Tom to spew coffee all over him (not really) and shout “YES! I HAVE THE PERFECT IDEA!”
The Everyone Wants To Be My Mom Contest!
But darlings, if you want to win a free autographed copy of “Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me,” you’re gonna have to do a little work. With Mother’s Day coming up, we want you to give us at least 150 words (but no more than 250) on the woman who influenced you most in your life, whether that was your mom, step-mom, grandmom, aunt, teacher, mentor or friend. Give us a short essay entitled “Everyone wants (or wanted) to be…” the person you’re writing about.
Details in a nutshell:
* 150-250 words on your most important female mentor, explaining why everyone wants or wanted to be her.
* Emailed to bemeordome at gmail
* DEADLINE: MAY 1st midnight, EDT
We will pick our FIVE FAVORITE essays, publish them on our book site (under whatever pseudonym they’d like, if they’d like), and send the winners an autographed copy of the book in time for Mother’s Day.. You’re not gonna be graded on grammar and spelling, darlings. Don’t worry about that. It’s about the story you tell us and the women you’re paying tribute to.
Now get to writing!
And east coast kittens, come on out to our party!
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