Remember in September when I had to put a book trailer out, but instead of talking about the book I decided to do a video where I asked my friends to share their stories with the world? And my niece, Gabi, composed and played the lovely tune for it? Here. I’ll show it to you again in case you forgot because it is amazing and it makes me smile and I love all of the people in it.
But here’s a story you never heard…
My publicist and close friend (Marlena) traveled with me for most of the tour and helped me when I got stuck in panic attacks or dark pits. She and her husband (John) helped me through a lot of rough times when I felt overwhelmed and John was the person who edited and polished the Furiously Happy video above. He took several minutes of each person flipping their signs and edited it into what it became. What you may not know is that John made me an alternate video inspired by something that showed up on Patrick Rothfuss‘ video.
I watched it and laughed like mad and I wanted to share it but I was worried that people would think I was being irreverent and flippant, but I was just looking at it again and I realized that irreverent and flippant are exactly the things that I excel at so I thought, “Fuck it. You guys know me enough to love this as much as I do, because in spite of the fact that the subject is serious, laughing at it makes it so much more manageable.” I sent it to a few people on the video and they agreed it was fabulous. And now I feel stupid for ever doubting you.