Thank you!

EEEEEEEE.

That is the sound of a hamster being squeezed too tightly by a three-year-old.  It is also the sound I’m making after finding out that your tremendous support of the paperback version of my book (which came out last week) is now #5 on the NYT paperback list.  I am so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing community behind me who is willing to buy a book all over again just so they can read the bonus chapter.  Also, I have lots of great tour stories to tell you when the tour is finally over (Come see me?) but for now let me just say that the greatest part about touring is watching nervous people creep in alone but leave as groups of new friends.  I am so lucky to be a part of your bizarre tribe.

Picture of a few awesome people from last week's book tour. They smelled like cupcakes and magnificence.

And to thank you a tiny bit for all of  your bad-assness I’m giving away five autographed copies of the new book this week.  And if you already have one you can just sell it on eBay, or use it as a coaster, or give it to your newest friend to test how easily offended they are.  Just leave a comment and I’ll pick people before I leave again for the next leg of the tour.

PS.  For real.  Thank you.  We did this together.

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  1. I am going to enter that giveaway because I desperately want another copy of your book and I don’t give a toss that I have two already.

  2. A signed copy would be amazing – I just have the kindle version…not “just”…just…AHHH

    Anyway, the book is awesome, you’re awesome, and you’ve earned all of this!

  3. When I read your book (ebook version, I don’t have a paper copy!!), I would excitedly tell my husband everything that happened. I just couldn’t keep the hilarity to myself. Eventually he told me to stop because he wanted to read it when I was done!

  4. i admit to being one of the cheap bastards who read the bonus chapter in the store and didn’t buy a second copy of your book.

    you may all now shame me.

  5. Congrats!!!! I can just imagine you making that sound too.

    As for the giveaway…. I reallllllly want a signed copy because I want to read that extra chapter…… gah! I must read it!

  6. I’m impressed at the number of guys in the audience! They looked like they had their heads on straight, but it’s hard to tell. Abd what are the chances of the first comment winning? But I’m an optimist. Enjoy the fandoration!

  7. I haven’t been able to find a copy in Australia and I’ll understand if you don’t want to post one to me all the way down here but I would LOVE to get a copy! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?

  8. the bf thinks two copies of the same book is silly. help me prove him wrong. besides – he laughed just as hard as i did when i read him some excerpts!

  9. I loved your book but I had the E-Book version. Congratulations, you deserve it and so much more for bring laughter in the world.

  10. You deserve it, Jenny.

    Your book is amazing and REAL. Plus, DAMN hilarious. 😉

    I’d love a copy of the paperback so I can read the new chapter.

  11. I’m so envious of everyone who gets to come see you! I wish I lived closer to where you tour (or that you’d come tour in Canada…!)
    Oh well, I’m used to living vicariously through others!

  12. Congrats! You are AWESOME and deserve it!

    I hope I win cuz I couldn’t figure out how to get the kindle version autographed–especially since I don’t live close to ANY of the places you are visiting! 🙁

  13. Congrats! You are an inspiration…and a bad influence. And have a sailor’s mouth. But that is why we love ya!

  14. Still sad that you aren’t coming to Boston 🙁
    Happy that the book is doing well 🙂
    Would love to have the paperback to get the extra chapter!!!

  15. It’s my time… I have a friend who just had a mastectomy and this would be a great pressie… X’ed fingers for me….

  16. Woo, wanted to see you in Chicago, but no money for gas! Pick me for the drawing please!

  17. I just bought the audio book – which is Amazing! But I would LOVE an autographed book 🙂 I missed your St.Louis signing because I moved to Chicago the week before. Too bad your signing wasn’t a week earlier!

  18. Insert interesting, attention-grabbing comment here. My baby is teething, and I’m living on, oh, ZERO SLEEP. I need a paperback copy so that I can re-read your book, and have some sunshine in my life. Or, at least, some laughter.

  19. I sadly missed you on your last tour when you came to Seattle, but I’d love a copy of the paperback. Congratulations on your success!

  20. Gosh, good work!
    I’m sad you aren’t able to do a book your in Sydney, and I’m too broke to follow you around on your US tour.
    Life is too difficult.

  21. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! I want to complete the Let’s Pretend This Never Happened trifecta! I own the hardcover and the ebook. 🙂

    Also please consider touring in Canada because we love you here too!!

  22. I would buy this book for the cover alone…. but then, that would be judging, wouldn’t it?

  23. I would love to win. It’s as close as I would get to you ever coming to my neck of the woods in Canada.

  24. Pick me! I met you in Miami and you told me not to divorce my husband even if he doesn’t get me a giant metal chicken. I’m also an active member of Allie Brosh’s forum, which I totally think you should join and come play with us!

  25. I’d read the new chapter carefully so it will look new when I give it my (unoffendable–usually a very good thing) dear friend Ali.

  26. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it. And thanks for all you do for all of us by sharing your story!!

  27. Jenny, you are an inspiration to us all, or to most of us, or maybe just some of us. Anyhow, to me. Congratulations. (And I’d love an autographed copy of the book. Seriously, I’d cherish it.)

  28. Love your writing, your book, and your attitude. Congratulations on all your success!

    (And get your butt up to Canada, would you? I promise there’s more to the country than Toronto! ;))

  29. Um, I actually do use reactions to the Beyonce post to judge people I send it to (and whether they laugh when I occasionally post “Knock, knock, motherfucker” on facebook). It’s amazing how proud I am of someone I don’t actually know, but I am of you. Immensely. 🙂

  30. I love people who smell like cupcakes and magnificence. I’ve found a lot of just cupcakes, and a few magnificents, but it’s especially rewarding (and unusual) to find a combination of the two. All the best to you! 🙂

  31. I would LOVE to own a copy of your paperback book. My husband and I love relating to you and Victor!! Congratuations Jenny!

  32. Congratulations! I am new to your Blog and enjoying it. You crack me up!

    PS: I’d love a copy! 😉

  33. I *neeeeeeed* a copy of your book, because I have it on my Nook, which means I don’t get to display it in its awesomeness in our home library!

    (Also, I am enormously excited for you – #5! Sweet!)

  34. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Congratulations! I love that the crowd smelled like cupcakes AND magnificence. Have to admit I always assumed those two things would smell the same.

  35. I would so love a paperback copy, I ~must~ read the new chapter. I won’t get to see you this time around (you aren’t coming close enough this time) so I will have to wait till book 2 tours to bring you jello shots and love.

  36. Bought myself a copy for my birthday in October and have loaned it out so much it is in bad shape. A signed copy wouldn’t be a bad replacement. Congrats!

  37. Is that guy in the front row to the extreme left wearing a fuschia tutu?

    (It’s red. And he looks FANTASTIC in it. ~ Jenny)

  38. Oh Jenny. We couldn’t be happier to have you as a leader of our tribe. You deserve the attention for being so freaking you.

  39. Is that guy on the left in a red tutu and and Knock Knock MotherFucker t-shirt!??! SWEET!

  40. Me me me me!!! I’ll even make you a deal: if you give me that book, I promise I won’t stalk you to make you my new BFF like I have planned to do since I finished reading your book. (Not that you’re really in danger of me stalking you anyway since I live many highways away from Texas and am very lazy, but I would like this to be an exchange of sorts.)

  41. I love love love rereading your book!! I have it in digital form and would love a paperback to hold and cuddle!!

  42. Your book and seeing you in Charlotte, NC last year were two highlights of 2012! I’m recovering from a C-section, but soon I’ll be able to get the paperback version!

  43. I would love, love, love a signed copy of your book! Heck, I would even love an unsigned copy!(maybe a little less, but it would still be loved!) 😉

  44. Just found your blog! Cant help but crack a smile when reading your posts….
    Thanks!

  45. I’d LOVE your book! My 2 best friends and I have been brought to tears with laughter over your blog! Love it!!

  46. So happy for you…and for us for the extra chapter!
    My hardcover copy is autographed…the paperback copy is sad because it isn’t.

  47. It’s awesome to see the turnout. That book really was such a blast to read. I’d love the paperback one so I can sneak it in with my fiance’s books to coax him into reading it. It’s like yummy bookalicious crack. 🙂

  48. Thanks for all you do! I’d love to get another copy of your book since mine seems to be permanently on loan.

  49. I got 2 copies last week but I would love an autographed copy! I also have it on my Kindle so I can read it any where 🙂

  50. I was amazed how many of my friends said “That book is awesome!” when I started telling them about it. Didn’t even know they were fans. You’re big league now, Jenny.

  51. I think that to make up to me for not coming to Sacramento, CA on your tour, that you should pick me for an autographed copy of your book! 😉

  52. ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME! 😉 I’m selfish, I want it purely for my own reading pleasure AND it will have a place of honor – I have a shelf JUST FOR internet friends who are authors. There is a space there JUST WAITING FOR THIS BOOK. Think of the prestige I will garner! It might catapult me from mediocrity to SOMEBODY!
    Hey, it could happen.
    Also I am sad that your book tour does not include Oklahoma.
    WHICH IS ANOTHER REASON TO PICK ME. You know how backward the people are here. YOU MUST HELP ME.

  53. LOVE you and can’t wait to meet you in Louisville! Wish I could take you to dinner at some of the yummy eateries we have. We could do some serious grubbing! 🙂

  54. I loved your first book and a few months ago I let a friend borrow it… it was never seen again… so I will be buying a paperback so I can talk her into giving me mine back… but I am totally going to read the extra chapter before I give it to her… cuz thats how I roll..

  55. #5 on the NYT!! Way to Go!! I’d come see you again but you’re not anywhere close to me this time and i no has teh monies to fly to you 🙁 sad face.
    If the humor gods decided I should be graced with your book i’m keeping the signed one and giving the other one I have to my bff who only just started reading your blog and is just starting to understand the awesomeness that is you. 🙂

  56. Congrats! And I would love another copy of your book. I wouldn’t even use it as a coaster. I’ll just make all my friends read it once I have read the new chapter!

  57. Just found you a little bit ago and am spreading your news to deserving folks! Wish I could have met you when you met a friend of mine in Chicago recently. A bit too far away from me, though.

  58. I saw you when you were in Seattle and since you won’t be back around here, I just strong-armed my friends and family in the Louisville/Cincinnati area to go see you. My guess is they will go and be completely baffled and maybe even yell at me because CURSING, but you know. Fighting the good fight and all.

  59. I so wish you were coming near Richmond, VA. I would love to meet you. You have reduced me to hysterical tears more times than I can count – especially listening to the audiobook in a public place! (obviously, I used earbuds!)

  60. I’m with Sue W – come to Minnesota! (Oh wait…..we’re nice here….. come here PLEASE? )

  61. I have a copy of the hardback, but I’d love a paperback copy for the new chapter! As an AmeriCorps volunteer I can’t really afford it, but I may buy one anyway. I only wish I lived somewhere I could see you on tour.

  62. I would LOVE a copy of your book. I am poor so I got it out of the library and just read it recently. I am still laughing about stuff from your book even now.

    I am so looking forward to your next book about your anxiety disorder since I have that amongst other fun things.

  63. Great news! I loved reading your book on my nook, would love a copy in paperback!

  64. I’d love to have a signed copy!
    (that is, if you’d you ship internationally for those of us too far away to go see you on tour. Or come to Spain. Either would work :D)

  65. Sigh. I am seriously considering skipping class next week to meet you when you ome to Cincinnati. It’s my favorite class, too.

  66. If I don’t win, I’m buying another copy to give my newest friend. You are right ~ I need to know how easily offended she is!

  67. Credit should go to your amazing, yet incredibly twisted – in a good way – family, Doctor Who, and of course, the Little Bloggess and Victor.
    Savor the flavor of victory, Jenny; God knows you’ve earned it.

  68. Pick me! I have the Kindle book, but can’t spring for the second copy :(. And I’d LOVE to read the new chapter!!

  69. If you send me a copy of your book, it’ll be entirely your fault that I stayed up all night reading it.

  70. You’re proof there’s hope for all of us who don’t quite fit. Good job you, everything you have is well-earned!

  71. I would love a paperback copy since my mother stole my hardcover copy on a plane ride from Virginia to Oregon in January and I haven’t seen it since. She laughed out loud to the point of snorting and embarrassment on every leg of our flight.

  72. Yay, I’m in this picture! You just can’t see me, ’cause I was way in the back, behind other people, and didn’t actually get there until several minutes after this picture was taken. Oh, wait…

  73. That’s a lot of happy people! Congrats on your richly-deserved success! If you weren’t so awesome (and a good writer), it wouldn’t have happened, so YAY, you!!

  74. You are awesome! My coworkers and I have been pimping your book(as my friend jenny says)! I have purchased it three times…twice as gifts! I think the gift receivers like me a little better now. So hey thanx for writing…. best of luck!

  75. That is so cool. You completely deserve it. And your/our tribe is really great. When I went to your booksigning at Costco here in Seattle last August, everyone was so nice in line. I was still nervous, and I think I babbled to you for a minute about it being my birthday, and you smiled and were nice, too. I didn’t have enough courage to stick around, but it was still the nicest standing around in Costco I’ve ever had. Plus I got your book for myself as a bday present. So, there’s that. Congrats on NYT list again!

  76. I just moved from CA to WA and after 3 months, I finally made a friend. And I would love to share your book with her! Pick me!

    P.S. thanks for wishing my cousin an early happy birthday on twitter last month, he really needed it 🙂

  77. This is awesome! Congrats on #5. Super psyched for you and STILL MAD YOUR PAPERBACK TOUR DOESN’T COME ANYWHERE NEAR DC.

  78. Would love to share your book with my therapist! I reference it weekly. You deserve all this great support. 🙂

  79. I want to go to there! Also I’m dying for a copy of your book! I should buy one so that you get money for your awesomeness (I did buy the audio book, does that count?), but I’m a poor lowly grad student. Pick me! #noshame

  80. I love you, Jenny! You’re so awesome, that I’ve gotten several friends to read your book too! And they love you! And I’m totally not just saying this so that you might give me a copy of your book! 😉

  81. Awww. I’m giving a copy of your book to a friend of mine who’s 6 weeks away from having her first baby (alone) while dealing with her mom’s terminal cancer (she needs as much laughter as possible). But – I’m planning on buying it for her anyway to tuck into her hospital bag – so please pick someone else who can’t buy one. Just wanted to let you know that your book will bring much-needed joy to a (very sweet) stranger!

  82. Me! I listened to your audiobook but would loooooooove to see your printed words. And bonus chapter. And I want to display Hamlet von Schnitzel as a faceout on my bookshelf for all eternity!

  83. I never win anything, but this could change the course of my luck forever. Pick me, pick me!

  84. Hell yes Jenny!! I wish you were coming somewhere close to southern New Mexico, but I can live vicariously through the awesome people that get to go see you 🙂

  85. Even though I have read it before, I am excited to read your book on my upcoming 10 hour flight to Poland! It’s one of the few things that is going to keep me sane. 🙂

  86. Come to Raleigh, NC! I’ll be there! loved loved loved ur book, cant wait for more!

  87. Well, I read the hardcover about 4 times already, so I think I TOTALLY deserve to get the signed paperback version with the bonus chapter.

    Oh, and you rock. Seriously. ROCK…MY…SOCKS.

  88. I already bought the hardcover, and the kindle version, AND the paperback but if you pick me, I promise to give my unsigned paperback to someone who hasn’t read the book because I CANNOT LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK.

  89. I NEED a copy!!!! We are having a money-saving March and this book being dangled in front of me is dangerously close to throwing me off my money-saving mission this month (I would hate to be a failure:)

  90. Is it creepy that I want to win just so I can have something you touched? A little? Well, then I want to win because you’re not coming to the City of Salt so I’m probably not going to be able to see you in person… We’ll go with that.
    🙂

  91. Ooooo MEEEEE! I bought the original on Kindle and can’t see the pics very well. Need hard copy! And PS, I like your cats.

  92. I was there! I don’t need to win a copy, I’m just super excited to see a pic of the even I WAS AT! (please come to Anchorage, AK. I’d totally be at the signing [again].)

  93. Someday I will make a friend. And when I do, I want to give the poor soul your book. Because he, she or it is going to need something to live for. Please give me a book. I can be more pathetic if you need me to be. I can be SO PATHETIC.

  94. PLEASE PLEASE pick me!! Why? Because I can’t get to any of your tour stops to have you sign one in person. 🙁

    Like Crash, I’m super disappointed your paperback book tour doesn’t include a stop anywhere near Washington DC. ::insert EPIC SAD FACE::

  95. Your book made me laugh so hard I cried. You really new to come to Austin! :-)!!

  96. Pick me! I spread the love international styles!! And I can’t buy the paperback yet because I’m sure the Euros haven’t legalised (oh yes, that’s how we spell it) it yet!!! I’ve shared the love and promize (that’s not real) to continue to do so! Hug me. 🙂

  97. I would love an actual copy of your book. I downloaded it on my kindle and read it this week and I have to say that I knew you had a few issues based on your blog but reading your book really made me understand you better. It made me laugh to the point of tears at times but it also really spoke to me. I could relate to so much of what you said about what you deal with. Especially a lot of the stuff about your school years. I loved the stuff about you and Victors relationship because as fucked up as I am it gave me hope that someday I might meet a guy who will accept me for who I am and love me despite all my crap. One part that I really connected with was the part about your first pregnancy, it made me cry because of the memories it brought up. Thank you for writing your book and sharing yourself like that. And thank you for showing me that being me is ok, that my issues arent things I need to apologize for, and that people can love you not despite them but because of them. You rock!

  98. I would love one – I was going to come to your tour stop in Cincinnati next week, but I just started a new job this week…and now I have to work next Wednesday evening….

  99. Yay Jenny! One of these days, I would love to see you on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He’s the perfect person to interview you since he’s a bit out there himself. That would be so awesome I think my head would explode.

  100. I wish you would come to Tulsa, but I probably couldn’t come anyway due to anxiety and chemical sensitivity. I bought a copy for my mom and it’ll smell like goats and chickens so I can’t borrow hers, so still I wait…

  101. Congratulations!! I laughed my way through the book the first time, and it’s let me bond with a few friends over our previously undisclosed fears and anxieties. Thanks for making the world a little weirder. 😉

  102. I bought your book a couple weeks ago, thinking I was going to save it to read in the hospital when I had my 4th baby. Problem is that I started reading it sooner and couldn’t put it down – so much fun to read! Then, I shared with my husband and mother-in-law. Great job!

  103. I need that paperback, and also a hamster that won’t cry even if I squeeze him tight. Please pick me.

  104. Holy cow. I just moved and when you come to Danville, CA in April, you are only going to be an hour from my house. This must be fate.

  105. Thank you so much for making horrible days at work so less horrible with your wonderful tales!

  106. I feel misled by the term “new book”! I got unnecessary aroused and then incredibly disappointed when the new book turned out to be the old book! therefore I’d like to win a signed copy of the old book since new one doesn’t exist. Also the book that I purchased long time ago is not signed. I’d like a signed copy so I can sniff it occasionally. Thank you. Also, my cat died.

  107. Pick me!! Is this where I tell you my sob story that our house flooded and we’re staying in a hotel so could totally use some good luck?!?

  108. Saw the book last weekend at Sam’s Club. If they hadn’t raked me over for the cost of a new membership, it would have ended up in my basket. Rather than test Assets Protection, won’t you pick me (and save me the cost of bail)?

  109. Ooh, I’d love a signed copy. Closest spot on your tour was NY and I couldn’t get up there on a weeknight!

  110. Ooooh, ooooh PICK ME! PICK ME!! I was a little sad that your east coast leg didn’t include Philadelphia. (I swear we read here.) How can I not have a signed copy considering we’re such close Twitter friends? 😉

  111. I just discovered last night that a good friend lost her copy to a dog before she was able to read it, and she doesn’t want to risk my copy near the dog. So yes, I am using the excuse that “the dog ate it” as my reason for wanting to win a free one!

  112. i’m coming to see you in San Jose! But i’d love to win a copy anyway! Then you can sign it twice! Wait! That’s not enticing you, is it? 🙁

  113. *Totally would love a Copy of the Paperback copy with another chapter of Bloggess FUN! :)* Please!! Safe and Happy book signing/talking trails to you…!!!

  114. We may have done it, but you got it started.

    Also, if I don’t get a signed book, can I get a dead mouse? Stuffed, please.

  115. I will forgive you for skipping Indiana AGAIN if you give me a copy of your book. Love you!!

  116. I MUST be the biggest loser because i havent read your book yet. BUt I insist I’m a huge fan, who has exposed you to many of my friends who HAVE bought said book.

    so, that counts for something. nothing.

  117. I would frame the crap out of that autograph! Or shellac it on a trophy!

    Plus I have been meaning to buy the book but I get hella distracted. Usually because I wind up commenting on blog posts and then forgetting what I was doing….

  118. I’m new to twitter and just building my follow list. I entered “the boogers” but “the bloggress” was listed. If I read your book, will you teach me about boogers?

  119. I ended up giving away both copies of the hard back I bought cos I figure everyone needs to read it, so I would maybe make excited noises if I won an autographed copy with a bonus chapter

  120. Go you, on your tour 🙂 Doing the really scary stuff makes other stuff seem less scary. So we’ll all be scared together….. That sounded more motivating in my head….

  121. Can I have a signed copy please? I promise to give my other one to a friend in need.*

    *Lies. I’m going to play with them like they are dolls and have tea parties with them.

  122. I sadly have not yet read your book. But it’s on hold at the library, and I’ll probably have it to read while I’m sitting in a barn waiting for a horse to have a baby next week. It’ll keep me awake, right?

  123. Awesome!! I have a few friends who NEED your book. Although if I won it, I might keep it for myself and give them my current copy.

  124. I’m a loyal devoted hanging-on-every-word-you-say fan. I was one of the first to buy the first book. (I back ordered it.) I *totally* want a copy of the second. And frankly, I’ll go out and get one if you don’t pick me. Because I love you. You’re welcome.

  125. I have 3 kids and haven’t read a book that wasn’t made of cardboard in 10 years!!!! I need it!!!

  126. Oooh! Congratulations! I wish I could have added to that number. Maybe I’ll be one of the lucky random people. That would be awesome

  127. PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME! Or not either way I love you and will be buying your book soon except that you aren’t coming to New Mexico which makes me a little bit sad…

  128. Already have my book. Driving friends/family insane by my constant readings to them. I’m trying to work “Hush, little rabbit” into my daily vernacular.

  129. Oh PLEASE come to Minnesota again, I couldn’t see you the last time because I had something going on, but I promise I will make sure my calendar is empty if you come back again!

  130. If I won a signed copy of the paperback, I’d have to keep my original hardcover too – I had Wil Wheaton sign it “This book is funnier than the Bible.” !!!

  131. I literally just pulled over to beg for a freebie lol
    Hey! They said dont text and drive. There was nothing about reading and driving!

  132. I need your book so I can read it!! I’m also on terminal hold with my local library. 🙁

  133. Saw you in Annapolis last summer. My signed metal chicken occupies a place of honor in my home!

  134. If I beg enough will you add Little Rock, AR to your book tour? Please? Pretty please. Also, if love to win a copy of your book. Every time I get mine back from a friend I have to loan it to the next person on my list. Which is actually awesome.

  135. I’ve made everyone I know read your book, and the last person I loaned it to kept it. I would love a new copy!

  136. Ooo please pick me!! I’m canadian I don’t get to see you on tour and I don’t think we are privy to the bonus chapter in the paperback version…I have the hardcover…LOVE THIS BOOK. would really really like to get that bonus chapter.

  137. Just a thank you to you. Because you help me see each and every day that depression lies and that I do have the strength to survive.

  138. OMG I loved you book to bits. I read most of it during a bad down swing of depression and it had me cracking up and literally LOLing through most of it. I stopped a couple of times just to make it last longer but I just flew through it anyways. I’m dying to read the new chapter when I can snag a copy. You are an amazing person and have been a great inspiration for me as I’ve wandered around the roads of depression and chronic anxiety. Much <3 to you you amzaing wonderful woman and you family!

  139. I would read the extra chapter then frame it and place it in pride of place next to an ethically taxidermied Australian bush creature (likely a Quoll)

  140. Okay, just leave a comment…that’s all I have to do. Relatively simple, normal thing most humans don’t have a problem doing.
    I think strapless bras are equal to the crotchless underwear, kinda feel naked but you’re not.
    There…a statement.
    Oh shit, was it supposed to be a comment about the book?

  141. I can’t wait to be in that crowd! See you next week! Of course it won’t be THAT crowd. Mine will have a unicorn head in it.

  142. Beyonce promised me a book 🙂 I am sure you will help him keep his word….I love your blog…you crack me up and I would love to have a copy of your book…congrats on being #5 on the list…grovel..grovel…grovel

  143. It would be handy to have an extra copy, as I keep foisting the first one off on friends! Wish you were coming close enough for me to see you in person, but I’ll have to live vicariously through your blog. XOXO

  144. I didn’t have a car, or a sittet, or my pills to come see you in Chicago-ish. Is live to win a signed copy so I can lie and tell people it was a magical panic elixir and no I won’t share and buy your own. What a twisted marketing suggestion. Save me. With your book.

  145. I wish we could have seen you. My father-in-law was visiting when you where in NJ, ans we couldn’t make it. Last tour, you were nearby and dh was working, so we c ouln’t come. I would love a copy so I could share you with my kids and said father-in-law!

  146. Congrats on #5! Can’t wait to see you hit #1. I re-read it on my kindle whenever I need a laugh to remind me that my own life really isn’t so crazy.

  147. We’d love to see you in Portland again! Hope you’re having a good time – you deserve it. 🙂

  148. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME PICK ME!!! I have a hardback copy and so does my mother (she has become a HUGE fan since I gave it to her), but I need an autographed copy! Sad that you’re not coming to Houston since I missed your first tour but happy that it’s going so well for you!!!

  149. I was feeling yucky the day of your event in NYC and so so bummed that I had to miss you. Next time, k?

  150. I need it so I can make my husband read it! He has a fear of my iPad for reading. And you’re not going to come anywhere near my city 🙁

  151. Now I kinda wanna squeeze a hamster… no worries – I’m already medicated.

    I have your ebook, but could really use a coaster.

  152. Pick me! Pick me! I have a digital copy of your book, but I wish I had a hard copy so I could share it 🙂

  153. Winning this would be the perfect trifecta of awesome. We met Wil Wheaton at Disney on Tuesday (super awesome), lost my wallet at the Magic Kingdom on Wednesday (not awesome) – it was found and returned to me on Thursday (super awesome), and now the only missing part is an autographed copy of your book + bonus chapter!

  154. I have not purchased the new paperback version due to my whole no job/no money situation, but as soon as I get a job I want so much to get a copy of the paperback version to read in the tub… I’d take my hardcover copy but I worry that I’ll laugh so hard that I’ll get bathwater all over it and since it’s the copy that you autographed at the same time you autographed my chestal area (thank you again for that!) I don’t really want bathwater all over it. Plus, it’d be easier to put a paperback copy into a ziplock bag for reading in the tub.

    I’m sad you’re not coming back to Dallas but hope our paths eventually cross again. I still think about how awesome it was to meet the tribe that came out in Dallas (including Lisa G… that was a HUGE bonus)!

  155. I have an ebook copy of your book…would love to have a copy of the paperback version.

  156. We are reading your book in the Methodist Book Club, but you don’t sound very Methodist to me.

  157. #5! I’m so happy for you! I have the kindle version so having an actual copy would be AMAZING!

  158. This is so awesome, Jenny! YOU are so awesome! It’s your amazing-ness that attracts cool and awesome people. I hope to win a copy of the new version of the book (after buying three of the hardcover), but if I don’t, I imagine I’ll have to buy another one. I can’t let that chapter go unread!

  159. I already have two hardback copies, one that my sister had you sign for me in Tempe and one I pre-ordered last year. If you’ll come to Vegas I’ll buy a paperback copy just so I can meet you and have you sign that one as well. Or you could randomly choose me to get one of the five copies and then come to Vegas to sign it!

    It’s win-win!

  160. I’m sad you’re not coming to Los Angeles on your tour, so winning an autographed book would certainly make me feel better.

  161. Ohhh, I want to go to one of your book signings so badly! Come to the east coast PA/NJ region!
    Would love to get an autographed copy.

  162. I would love a copy! I so wish you were coming to the Dallas, TX area! Good luck on the next leg of your tour!

  163. That would be a fantastic consolation prize since none of the book tour stops were close enough for me to get to…. You deserve all the fantastic praise. We are lucky to be a part of your tribe as well.

  164. Reading: The best way to fuck reality for a while.

    Oh! Ohh!! Ms. Kotter, I need that book! (The other one can go to my awful sister – I got her hand me downs growing up, so she can get my used copy of your book.)

  165. I seriously would love to have your book. I haven’t been able to afford it, and considering your nearest tour place was several hours away, i’d never be able to get a signed copy.

  166. I have the book on Kindle, so I could really use a hard copy of the book for any emergency coaster needs around my house. Please pick me!

  167. You are an awesome chickadee. Your true-to-self style has been an inspiration to me. Just knowing that I’m not alone has been better than therapy. I read your book and LOVED it. I share quotes and jokes from it, all the time.
    Whether or not I’m chosen, you should know that your journey has inspired my journey. I couldn’t be more grateful.

  168. Meeting you was totally worth buying the book again (and one for a friend in Iowa)! If you look closely I’m WAAAAAYYYY in the back. To the right. By the creepy dog. In the “enchantment” section. 🙂 What an awesome evening! Thanks!

  169. Pick me, pick me!!!! Long time follower, first time commenter. Thanks you for being so frank about your anxiety and depression. I was raised in a family where it is unacceptable to talk about your feelings. Since I rarely share with people, I often have felt like there is something wrong with me and I’m the only one like “this” Your book/videos have helped me a lot. One night, I was literally holding back the tears and your book brought me around to laughter. 🙂

  170. OOOOOhhhh!! I’m 1/3 way through the Hardcover(a gift from my hubby for Valentines day!!), but I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE an autographed copy!!

    XOXOXOXO

  171. I pre-ordered the kindle version so I dont have an actual book…sure would love to have a “hard copy”! Plus I introduced you to human interactive cat ears so you love me. 🙂 Pick me! Pick me!

  172. ::sigh:: Alaska is AGAIN not on your list of tour stops. Thus I need to be one of the lucky 5. To make up for the pain in my weeping, freezing, bear-skinned, polar heart.

  173. I’m so happy for you, Jenny! I would just LOVE a copy of the new paperback book, especially since I wasn’t able to make any of your tour dates in Southern California. Best of luck on the rest of your tour!

  174. Just so you know, your reach gets all the way to the other side of the world, I spent much time receiving weird looks when I was reading your book whilst commuting to and from my old job. You know what I totally didn’t care, laughter makes the world go crazy (no sorry that’s no TV and no beer makes Homer…) well I like laughing.

  175. I’d love a copy. We’re reading your book for our book club in a few months, mostly to weed out the people it offends. Not really, but that would be a fun litmus test.

  176. See, now I have always thought awesome throngs of people that support hilarity and brilliance would smell like cupcakes, magnificence with a hint of dryer sheets.

    I guess you learn something new every day!

  177. Please come to Boston … (in the springtime…) A little Joan Baez for you. Fingers crossed for the autographed copy of your book!

  178. Oh pick me because I’m lame and haven’t bought the paperback version but still really want to read the bonus chapter

  179. I can’t even tell you how much I wish I lived ANYWHERE near one of your stops… sadly the “MIDDLE OF NOWHERE” northern Ontario, Canada is not one of your stops. But cheers to you Jenny!

  180. Okay Melissa, just leave a comment she said…I mean how hard can it be? Most relatively normal humans do this all the time.
    I think strapless bras are like crotchless underwear but for your boobs. You’re kinda naked but not.
    There, a comment.
    Oh shit, was the comment supposed to be about the book?

  181. I borrowed your book from the library when I read it the first time (I actually forced them to buy it cause I emailed them and said they were severely lacking in books about family who stay together with taxidermy and such) and I got the virgin copy.. Is there anything better than a virgin book from the library? It gave me a bit of a lady boner. But I’m glad that now others who patron my library can shoot Pepsi max out their nose like I did when I read it.

  182. I bought the iBooks version and am so sad I can’t hold it in my hands and pass around to all my friends!! Would love to win an actual copy

  183. I loved the book and can’t wait to read the new chapter (double yay if I win :P).

  184. Gimme, gimme!! Or I can just wait until you are here in Cinci next week…..either way – win win for me!

  185. Congrats chickadee!! And if you ever make it to Shreveport, expect to see me in your front row. (:

  186. *insert something clever here that will make me win*

    Just remember, I and my lovely red-headed wonder child headed out in the middle of a haboob and stood in line for hours in Tempe, AZ to see you. I even shared my pictures of the haboob with you. (Is the emotional blackmail working yet??? P-P-P-P-PLLLLEEEASE?? with sugar on top, and a taxidermied something or other)

    P.S. You are AWESOME!! (see, flattery is better than blackmail, right? right? maybe?) >_<

  187. I’d been wanting to read your book since it first came out but was a little low on funds so I waited for it to come out in paperback. The timing of the paperback release was perfect because I had a doctor appointment that included a one hour test and I needed something to read while I was waiting. I bought a copy of the book about a week before the test and, to keep myself from reading it (and possibly finishing it) before my appointment, I tied it closed with ribbon. It was like I was opening a much awaited present to myself after being jabbed with needles. Totally worth the wait. 😀

  188. Congrats on the top 5!! I’m so disappointed you won’t be in my area (Ga) this time. Last time you were close I had a giant panic / agoraphobia situation and couldn’t make it. It happens. Please continue to enjoy your tour and be safe! Wave to my family in Los Angeles when you’re there!

  189. I would LOVE a signed copy of your book.. Or any copy, signed or unsigned for that matter. I am old school and need to feel the spine, count the pages and carefully lick my right pointer finger before the last paragraph of the right page is read while I expertly turning the page without missing a beat.

    I have turned this into a fine art form since I was reading avidly since I was in 4th grade. Actually my first favorite book ever read 20 times over in second grade, was “A Fish Out Of Water” and I was hooked ever since. Not only did I understand NOT to overfeed fish, I learned that I would never be that girl who follows directions because people said so and would most likely have the same results at least once and wonder how I would get all the stains out of the carpet after a huge fish came barrelling down my mothers staircase and through the front door.

    Now.. back to your book. I promise I will read it, review it and post it on my blog. I SAWEAR!!!!!!

    Gratefully yours, an avid reader.
    P.S. But not such a good speller
    P.S.S. I used to be a good speller and won the spelling bee in 4th grade for the entire school.
    P.S.S.S. No the school had more than one 4th grade class. 6 to be exact.

  190. I have many unstable friends (including my poor mother) that I feel would benefit greatly from your book. I know I did. I enjoyed meeting you and am so happy for your success. I’m not trying to butter you up (besides, I’m really just going to use it to keep my kitchen table leg even) but its so refreshing to see a very real very kind person deserve such greatness.

    Cheers.

    Missy

  191. Winning a copy of your book would give me a second reason to squee like a squooshed hamster this week. (the first being the news that “Sherlock” is not only about to start filming season 3 but is confirmed for a 4th season! SQUEEEEEEE!)

  192. That was the book signing I went to! (I’m in the third row hiding behind a book.) Thank you so much for coming out on tour and reading for us. If I’m a lucky winner of your book I’ll gladly pass it on to someone who couldn’t make it to your tour, or who couldn’t afford the book which is equally tragic.

  193. I can’t wait to meet you!! I’ll get to see you in CA, at your stop in Danville! I’m so excited! I would love the paper back version so I can read the new chapter.. I have it in hardback, and for my iPad..

  194. So bummed that you’re coming to Louisville & Cinci on weekdays! I live smack in the middle of the two…unfortunately, I don’t think my boss would understand what I NEED to go see the incredibly funny owner of a giant metal chicken, who happens to be my favorite author…maybe I could tell him I’m meeting with Beyonce’s “manager”?!?!

  195. So happy for you that the paperback is doing so well— but why wouldn’t it, it’s fabulous. Continued success with #2 and I hope 3 and 4. Much love, Donna