Becky LeJeune just gave Everyone Is Beautiful a great review at BookBitch! Here’s an excerpt: “Center has a great voice and Lanie is a charming leading lady. This touching and hilarious read will really open your eyes to what truly makes a person happy, what truly makes a person beautiful in the eyes of another.”
An Ohio college professor just gave Everyone Is Beautiful a great review on her blog, calling it a “feel-good book for oldyweds.” The review starts out this way: “I need a feel-good book in February, and this one did the job starting with the title: Everyone Is Beautiful. As a bonus, the cover has a […]
Just found out that there will be a Russian edtion of Everyone Is Beautiful. If I could write “awesome” in Russian, I would!
‘Cause I am ready to post this image from my e-friend Mary’s awesome blog, It’s Pretty Good. She takes amazing photos of the beautiful things in her life and then puts the text of the entry right on top! I love the way she sees beauty all around her. In a stack of teacups: A […]
Here’s a trailer I made with the fantastic Mary Swenson of the now-offline blog Pretty Good. The text here is the final paragraph of Everyone Is Beautiful. [responsive_youtube jPwTrTaZRm0]
And it’s for sale! And I kind of feel like if you love a house enough, and are pure of heart, it ought to just magically become yours. It actually belongs to some acquaintances of mine, and it is even fabulous-er in person. The plaster walls, the archways, the old barn wood on the floors. […]
A local Houston paper called The Examiner ran a profile of me today. It’s so fun to see things starting to rev up for the release of Everyone Is Beautiful (only 2 weeks to go!). Here’s how writer Melissa Buron describes the new book (review to come later): “Everyone is Beautiful follows the trials and […]
I was so star-struck today to see Everyone Is Beautiful featured on Design Mom. Gabrielle Blair is not only completely beautiful and exceptionally cool, she’s also unbelievably nice. And kind of a superhero. She’s a designer, a mom, a famous blogger (her blog is huge–and for good reason, because everything about it is deliciously swanky), […]
–and I’ll actually have to. Because it’s long demolished. But I’d give anything for a cup of coffee and a slice of diner cake at Emil’s Steer Inn Drive Inn. Or the Frost Diner: Or the Mark Twain Cafe & Bar: Or the Glass House: Or many other of the awesome dining establishments listed on […]
I just had a crazy couple of days meeting and visiting with feminist superstar Naomi Wolf. She’s written many famous books, but the one that I have dog-eared and underlined on my bookshelf of favorites is The Beauty Myth–a book I read just out of college. It profoundly altered my thinking about issues of beauty […]
I came across this poster on Etsy from a shop called Blossom Time and just love the gray and pink, and the font, and the shape of that delightful square cake and how the filling looks a little bit nuclear. Plus, I’m kind of a sucker for 1950s publicity photos. And, of course, cake in […]
Got the hardcover for Everyone Is Beautiful in the mail this weekend, and it’s a scrumptious and delectable thing. It won’t go on sale until February 17, but I took it over to my friend Karen‘s house this week where my friend Laura had the great idea to put it next to its sister. Then […]
I just finished my 3rd novel and sent it to my editor. I’m totally in love with the story and having a hard time making myself stop writing. It’s called Get Lucky and it’s the story of a woman who offers to have a baby for her sister. Then hilarity and, of course, heartbreak ensue. […]
Houston folks, get ready! It’s almost time for the Children’s Museum of Houston’s Parents and Families luncheon! Monday, February 23 at the Hilton Post Oak. Buy a table! Bring all your friends! Come support one of the greatest places for kids in H-town–and hear me talk about my new book, how to help kids write […]
I love this sweet hat from the Purl Bee. If I knew how to knit, and if I had just a bit more free time, and if I were a person who wore knit caps, I’d make one.