Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Say Hello to the Kirtsy Book

It's a big week, friends. So big that all I want to do is blog about the bigness. And so big that I am finding it hard to squeeze in blogging time. Which is just how it goes, isn't it? In this post I'll just cover 2 of the big things.

1) Ben Blair is out of town.
Sunday through Sunday. And the bed's too big without him.

2) The Kirtsy Book is here.
It's really here. Laura Mayes (you may know her as Girl Con Queso) conceived of the idea one billion years ago. And started working on it day and night. At some point I stopped asking her about it because I thought she might cry. Then suddenly: the book exists.

And my oh my. In true Kirtsy fashion, it is gorgeous. Full of wonderfulness from cover to cover. Featuring over 100 of your favorite bloggers and writers. I can't believe I get to be included in such an illustrious bunch.

You will love this book. I promise. You can pick up your own copy of Kirtsy Takes a Bow here. Or (bonus!) get a signed copy by ordering directly from Bright Sky Press.

Need more convincing? Watch this trailer for the book:

The trailer was made by brilliant author Katherine Center. She wrote the introduction essay for the book — and it's her voice reading her essay in the video. That's just the kind of cool the Kirtsy Book inspires.

Want to celebrate? There are 8 (and counting) Kirtsy Book parties happening around the country. The first one happens in Houston tonight. And then the celebration starts traveling around the country. Yay! It's even coming to Denver!! You can find all the info here.


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Anonymous Erin O. said...

That video is fantastic - makes me want to go hug all the women I see today. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 7:31:00 AM EST  
Blogger Christina said...

Lovely. And I loved the music. What was it?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 7:55:00 AM EST  
Blogger Sarah Bradley said...

Congrats on having a piece included! I can't wait to pick up this book!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:03:00 AM EST  
Blogger ~Kat~ said...

AWESOME video!!!!!!! Girlz rule!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:26:00 AM EST  
Blogger i am zoe said...

the clip is made me feel odd. it was like seeing a video of a few decades ago. maybe that's because i live in finland, where the president is a woman. the company i work for is run and owned by a woman, too.

so, it's strange and very sad that obviously in the states gender equality is so far from reality.

i hope the book will at least make a little difference.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 1:43:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Jan (Mixing Bowl Kids) said...

Congrats on the book and your included piece - I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 7:56:00 PM EST  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

Beautiful!!!! SO excited.


Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 9:01:00 AM EST  
Blogger Kelly said...

I was very disappointed by the you tube video. I feel like women have come a long way and are making strides every day. We should focus on the positive impacts women are doing and not the negative. By trade, I am an engineer which is a male dominated field. I thought it would be really tough to work out gender issues, but I was very surprised not only that my boss was a woman, but all the men that I work with take me seriously even more so than the men they work with.

Get off your pity party ladies and change the world, because you can.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 8:45:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kate Buckley said...

Congratulations, Kirtsy Girls! That's huge. And it looks beautiful. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Please - take your roadshow down under!

Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 3:56:00 PM EST  

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