Friday, April 26, 2013

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TODAY, MAMA?

I have to start writing my book.

You don't HAVE to write your book. You WANT to write your book.

True. 

Well, mama, I think it's super duper amazing that you're writing a book.

Why?

Because it's so so so so hard. Mama. Question. Once it's done, are you going to buy your own book?

Well, I think they might give me a copy.

Oh. Good. So they will print up more than one?

Yes. 

Can I help you with the book?

You can check in every few days and see how my writing is going. Just to make sure I'm not drowning.

You're not going to drown!! That's impossible.

Do you know how much I love you, Dashi?

No words. Infinity.

That is correct.

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I'm writing a book for Clarkson Potter! It's a family/food memoir (with recipes) called THIS DINNER WILL NOT KILL THEM. My editor is the wonderful Jessica Freeman-Slade who has been following my blog since my very first post. She has gotten me all can't-sleep-at-night excited about writing some longer narratives. I'll be intertwining the current madness in my kitchen with some adventures from my youth. It will be published in fall 2015.

People keep bringing me congratulatory bottles of gin, so we've had lots of martinis this week. Alongside the cocktails, we've been enjoying 5-minute eggs topped with crème fraîche, Sriracha, crunchy salt, and chopped parsley. Each half a creamy, spicy, fatty, salty, glorious, celebratory bite.


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  3. SO FUCKING EXCITED!! That's amazing!!! So so so TOTALLY AWESOME!! YAY!!

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  4. This is awesome news! Congrats and happy writing (and martini drinking ;)!

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  5. that's so cool! congratulations!

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  6. I love everything about this.

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  7. Love your blog Phyllis and Piece about Dash brought tears to my eyes. Patty C

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  8. Exciting! Congratulations - I can't wait to see it (and I love the way you've done this post).

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  9. Ask Dash if I can buy a copy too!

    Phyllis, I am beyond excited for you, and for all of us as we will get to have this great big juicy book full of your beautiful, hilarious stories.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    xoxox
    E

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  10. I will buy it!!! I love your writing!!!!
    Elizabeth

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  11. It's about time!!

    I sent Jess a warm congratulations for nabbing you a book deal. As someone who's also been reading since the first post (and takes a smidgen of credit for making you write the first post!), knowing that we'll be welcoming your book into the world in two years is long-awaited, happy-making news.

    Warmly,
    Pam

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    1. pam. i think about you all the time. you changed my life! big time.

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  12. Congrats! Though I feel like you're teasing us with the announcement...followed by the 2015 date :)

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    1. i know. it seems so far away. but i'm so grateful to have the next year and a half to write the book. i need it!

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  13. It's going to be terrific!!!

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  14. Oh I absolutely can not wait to read it!!!!! Congratulations- this is wonderful news- for all of us really!

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  15. Hip Hip! I knew it had to be soon! :) So happy for you, and I can't wait to see/read it. I love your voice, your perspective, your stories.

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  16. congratulations! can't wait for the book. love your writing, love your recipes.

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  17. It's gonna rock. Congratulations! And I am all over those eggs. (And martinis.)
    xxx

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  18. Fantastic! Many congrats! Enjoy the process and I look forward to reading it!

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  19. The world is lucky it will soon know what we do -- that you're a tremendously talented, brave, original, and fearless writer. I, for one, can't wait to learn more about you through your glorious book!

    {raising a glass}

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    1. as i wrote to you the other night, your comment made me cry. damn. you are an inspiration. thank you.

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  20. I am so freaking excited for you!!!! I love your work so much and your book will be fabulous. ps I LOVE Clarkson Potter :)

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  21. Congrats!!! I've been following your blog for a while and it's always a great read whenever you post news entries - can't wait for the finished product, it's going to be awesome!

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  22. Such exciting news Phyllis, and well deserved. Your writing skills are worthy of this! I love the book title. So clever. Can't wait to order my copy.

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  23. I cannot wait for this book! So exciting. Thank goodness they're printing more than one copy.
    Congrats!
    Adrian

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  24. I am SUPER excited to hear that you're writing a book, and the manner of book that you're writing. I do dearly love your writing, and am happy every time you update.


    (and bought a new jar of Nutella last week, thanks ^^)

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  25. yay congratulations!!! Can't wait to get a copy. Your editor (and Potter) are lucky to have snagged you :)

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  26. Congrats!! See I was hoping you'd write a book and BAM! there is a book in the works. Very excited for you.

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  27. Congratulations - I'm a huge fan of your work and can't wait to get a copy when it's published!

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  28. It is my great pleasure to visit your website and to enjoy your excellent post here. I like that very much.

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  29. Congratulations on the book. I'm always glad to see cooking related materials geared towards kids. I've been cooking with my kids and grandkids since they were old enough to walk. A lot of my most cherished memories were made in the kitchen.

    Kathy

    www.FreeKidsRecipes.com

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  30. Congratulations on the book.

    You have a beautiful blog and I am already hooked to it Phyllis. I am sure your book will be even more fun to read. Looking forward to it.

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  31. i LOVE ur writing-read your blog like i would read a good book. it's real, makes me laugh every time and lets me know all is normal in this life.

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  32. Can't wait to get my hands on your book!! (Although, 2015! that's quite a wait!) I adore your writing. Enjoy the process (and the cocktails).

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