Saturday, January 30, 2016

Gina Barreca's New Book--The Book You Must Have

Dear friends: As a writer that is trying to find her way in the publishing world I'm always looking for new ideas that move me, inspire me to be a better writer and help me not take myself too seriously. A few years ago, I met Gina Barreca, and I can honestly say that my view of the world and certain things was turned upside down.

I've featured her on the blog before and I would like to let you know about her upcoming book. It's scheduled to be released on March 29, 2016 but is available for pre-order now. Even though Gina is a well known author, we could use your help. Pre-sales help to propel the book in the right direction: hopefully, onto the NYT Bestseller's List.

I've included several links for you to pre-order and I hope you will do so. If you would like a signed bookplate to go inside your copy we can make arrangements for that too.

Her new book would make the perfect gift for someone special on your Valentine's Day list. Men will always look down your blouse when you lean in, why not laugh about it?

Here's the promo for the book:

Gina Barreca is fed up with women who lean in, but don't open their mouths. In her latest collection of essays, she turns her attention to subjects like bondage which she notes now seems to come in fifty shades of grey and has been renamed Spanx. She muses on those lessons learned in Kindergarten that every woman must unlearn like not having to hold the hand of the person you're waking next to (especially if he's a bad boyfriend) or needing to have milk, cookies and a nap every day at 3:00 PM (which tends to sap one's energy not to mention what it does to one's waistline). She sounds off about all those things a woman hates to hear from a man like "Calm down" or "Next time, try buying shoes that fit". "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" is about getting loud, getting love, getting ahead and getting the first draw (or the last shot). Here are tips, lessons and bold confessions about bad boyfriends at any age, about friends we love and ones we can't stand anymore, about waist size and wasted time, about panic, placebos, placentas and certain kinds of not-so adorable paternalism attached to certain kinds of politicians. The world is kept lively by loud women talking and "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" cheers and challenges those voices to come together and speak up. You think she's kidding? Oh, boy, do you have another thing coming.

Here's another link to pick up the book. You'll be glad you did.

Gianetta (MAFW)

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