This week I’ve still been in the last stages of recovery from one of the strongest bouts of depression I’ve ever faced. Next week I’ll be on the Katie Couric Show. Life is weird.
I taped it before I fell into the black hole I’ve been crawling out of, which is good because I would’ve looked exhausted and teary, but bad because I’ve actually lost some weight on my too-sick-to-eat-solid-food diet and might actually have fit into my clothes. Regardless, it was awesome and you should totally watch it, in spite of the fact that my cat (Hunter S. Thomcat) totally steals the show.
I think I’m probably not supposed to give away the details of the show but I can tell you that Katie Couric is adorable and so tiny that I could eat her in one sitting and still want dessert. Also, they put me in a (very fancy but quite tight) dress and a pair of heels I could barely stand in and when I wobbled out onto the stage I almost fell on Katie and crushed her. Plus, when I sat down I heard a ripping sound and I knew it was my dress but I had this terrible feeling that Katie thought I’d farted. Let me assure you, I would never fart in front of Katie Couric. I have standards, people.
Will you watch? The tv listing:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – Katie’s 4th episode
As Katie embarks on a new adventure in her own life, she introduces viewers to two women whose personal stories inspired her. First, Katie’s conversation with Brené Brown, a research professor and motivational speaker whose new book, Daring Greatly, poses the question: can daring to make yourself vulnerable change your life, and be the ultimate key to happiness? And then, Jenny Lawson, author of the widely read blog, “The Bloggess,” whose decision to open up about her personal struggles on her widely read blog inspired the “Red Dress” phenomenon.
PS. I looked like Snooki for the first hour of makeup…
…But in the end it worked out okay…
PPS. You should really buy Daring Greatly, and not just because Brene is one of my best friends. It’s fabulous.
PPPS. Need your own traveling red dress? Check out the Facebook page for some beautiful donations or donate one yourself. Also, I’m giving out three new traveling red dresses to the first three people who convince me you really need one. (Just make sure you leave a good email address so I can contact you.)
PPPPS. Thank you. None of this would have been possible without thousands of amazing people who have donated, worn and passed on these red dresses. I’m so incredibly lucky to be a part of this community.