this is a blurb.

“Ribon’s newest novel is hilarious and heartfelt. Why Moms Are Weird tackles the absurd morass of family with joyful wit and brutal honesty. I barrelled through this book.” — Jill Soloway, writer and co-executive producer of Six Feet Under, and author of Tiny Ladies In Shiny Pants.

I like that blurb.

Did you link to my book or write a review? I can only obsessively google the title so many times, and not everything shows up. So please let me know if you helped spread the word that the new novel is here, so I can thank you more directly.

best blurb ever.

I don’t want to ruin it by telling the joke over here, but Irwin has written a line about my book that should be on the front cover. Go read. Then come back.

(Ned-Voice) First of all (normal voice), that’s a very flattering essay (so thank you, sir).

But to give you an example of this fragile head I’ve got, when Irwin said to me that night, “There’s a lot of jokes,” here’s the rapid-fire dialogue my brain had in the three seconds between when he said that, and I said, “What does that mean?” Read more

Jennifer Weiner says of Why Girls Are Weird:

“Chick lit at its most trenchant and truthful.”

(read the rest of her interview here.)

Thanks, Jennifer! I am a huge fan of her blog. Also, she was very nice and pretty when we went to see her read over the summer. She’s a TWoP fan, and you’d think we were the ones with the bestselling books, with how much she was blushing. Her advice led me to my new book deal, so I’m very grateful that she’s so cool.