PastaQueen’s Book Tour Starts Here!
I first heard about Jennette’s blog when I featured her in a story about Blogging on a Diet for BlogHer.com. Now Jennette has written a fascinating memoir about her transformation from fat girl to very svelte half-marathon runner. If you’re a regular Kalyn’s Kitchen reader you might realize this is the first time I’ve ever written an entire post about a book. In fact, when PR people offer to send me books “to review,” I’m quick to tell them that I don’t do book reviews. But there’s a special story about why it’s so exciting and appropriate for me to be the first blogger to write about Jennette’s book.
Somewhere along the way I think I left a comment on the blog saying I’d mentioned Half of Me to a book editor and Jennette contacted me. We somehow missed each other at last summer’s BlogHer Conference, but this year Jennette is a speaker, and I’ll be in the front row beaming like a proud parent. I’ve just started reading the book, and already I’m completely drawn into the whimsical and poignant way Jennette tells the story of how she went from unhappy fat girl to PastaQueen, the blogger who has helped so many people with her inspiring story.
More bloggers will be talking about this book, as I’m kicking off a cyber book tour, so check Half of Me to see where the tour goes next. And I may be just a teeeny bit prejudiced, but of course, I think you should go to straight to Half of Me, click on Jennette’s Amazon.com link, and buy this book immediately.
(Then come back here tomorrow when we’ll get back to the food!)
(Edit!) See Jennette on the Today Show:
Jennette was on the weekend Today Show on May 11. Check it out by using the link at Half of Me!