If you have never heard of this book, well, welcome to the blogosphere. You must be new here.
The multi-talented Rita Arens, who blogs at Surrender Dorothy, has edited an anthology of writings from other parent bloggers. And she did a damn good job.
After reading Sleep is for the Weak, I thought, You know, I don’t really want to bother reading mommyblogs anymore. All that clicking and scrolling is just too much work. I am just going to let Rita Arens collate the best writing she can find, wrap it up in a bow, and present it to me each year. Then, as I did with this first volume (the first of many in my fantasy world), I will snuggle up on the couch and read myself some most excellent essays.
The writing is so clean and clear, I devoured the book within two days. Each time I finished a piece, I wanted to go email the author and send her my reaction. It was so tempting, knowing that these are people who I either sort of know or could get to know, via their blogs. I wanted to thank them for taking the time to articulate their thoughts in such a way that I knew exactly what they meant.
As I always say about my own book, for your new mom friends who are not going to become blogaholics, give them the gift of these essays, which originated on the web, but are definitely fit for print.
Giveaway! Since Heather and I already purchased our own copies of this book, the review copy given to us by the Parent Bloggers Network will go to one commenter on this post, randomly chosen on September 5, 2008.
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