But here it is, barely Columbus Day, and I’m touting Christmas and Chanukah gifts.
Let me tell you why: Last week, I found out that the on-sale date for MWF Seeking BFF has been moved up. For the last year, I’ve thought I had to wait until January to share all my crazy friending misadventures with you. But not anymore.
The new MWF Seeking BFF on-sale date is December 20, 2011!
I’m excited about this for a couple of reasons. First, the book will be on shelves in less than three months! And even though I’m nervous, I’m mostly thrilled to see it out in the world. And potentially in a reader’s hands.
Reason number two—the big reason—is that now MWF will be available for holiday gifts. Christmas, duh, is December 25. This year, Chanukah starts on December 20 and lasts through Dec 28. Perfecto.
And while, yes, perhaps I am a little biased…I really think MWF Seeking BFF could make a great holiday gift for your own BFF.
Maybe you’ve moved away from your bestie. This book can be your way of saying, “This is how I feel! No one can replace you!”
And if you see your BFF daily, the gift of this book will be your way of saying, “Thank God I have you and don’t have to travel the city trolling for women like this sad sack of an author.”
I hope you’ll all forgive this shamelessly self-promotional post, but (nerdy as this sounds), when I get book news this is the first place I want to share it. You’ve all been so supportive of my quest so far, and plenty of you lived through it with me (both virtually and in real life).
If a funny ode to modern-day friendship, in the form of one locally friendless lady’s sometimes awkward and sometimes heartwarming memoir, sounds like the perfect gift for your BFF, you can pre-order the book today. It should arrive on your doorstep on December 20. Just in time to get wrapped up and put under the tree. Or next to the menorah.
And you’ll actually be doing double gift duty. Because you’ll be buying your BFF a gift, and you’ll be buying me a gift, too. (Who, me? You shouldn’t have!) Pre-orders are especially helpful because they contribute to a book’s first week of sales, which is the most important week. So if you wanted to grab a copy for yourself, or your BFF, or your circle of eight BFFs, I would be forever grateful. Forever and ever.
And if you don’t… well I’m still grateful. Because you are here, reading this. So thank you, as always, for tuning in and supporting my project.
If you are thinking of gifting someone with MWF Seeking BFF, I’d love to hear who the recipient might be. A budding new pal? A lifelong bestie?
(Oh, and if you’d rather get it for free–who wouldn’t??–you can enter to win a free advance edition!)