May 20, 2005

Update on book

Well, everyone, we're down to the final stretch with the book and things are loooking mighty promising. I just got the galleys yesterday, which are uncorrected proofs of the book itself, basically an uncorrected version that looks like a paperback, which is sent out to reviewers and bookbuyers etc so they can see it and read it and perhaps put in advanced orders for it. At least that's what I've gathered, though all this is very new to me, as new as it probably it to all of you.

We got a starred review in Publishers Weekly, which was apparently a coveted thing, since not many books get a star (I feel like a first grader crowing about my red star!) and they wrote that the book was "a harrowing but arresting memoir" (or perhaps it was the reverse).

Then the other news is that the New York Times has asked us to submit a LIVES column for their Sunday magazine (a one-time deal). The Reader's Digest is doing a long interview over a few days in mid-June for an article to come out in their "on-the-stands-in-September" issue
(October). MORE magazine wants an excerpt. The documentary filmmaker who has been following us around is coming up in June for her final footage...and so on. Needless to say, we've been busy. And I foolishly thought that once the book was done, the work would be done!

AH, but I suppose it's an enviable dilemma to be in. My only problem is limited energy and fear, and wanting to stop medication so I can do more...BUT I WON'T, I PROMISE! I know I need to stay sane and the only way I can is to take every damn one of the more than 16 pills prescribed me. So everyone of them goes down my throat, come high water or hades.

In any event, things are certainly getting exciting, and I'm enjoying myself. And that's the news.

Posted by pamwagg at May 20, 2005 09:03 AM


Pamela, the Promise Keeper,
Once again(please forgive my redundancy- or perhaps nagging is closer to the truth)I am delighted(another woefully inadequate word) that you have faithfully been honoring your body and your word by taking your prescribed medication, despite your reluctance to do so. I told you once before, and I shall repeat it for good luck- this is it, my girl. Carry that ball all the way to the goalpost- for yourself, your beloved sister and co-author, your family, your potential readers, and last and least- for me. I believe with all my heart that you can do this. Please remember that your actions do not affect you alone. The ramifications of what course you take are serious and permanent. I know that like the prayers of your mathematician which brought us together, you will RISE and fly on the wings of possiblity. Go for it, Feebe!
Your bigest cheerleader, Old Pesky

Posted by: Paula Kirkpatrick at May 21, 2005 04:32 PM

congrats on all your achievements. keep it up, and keep taking your meds. wishing the best for you. love. puzli

Posted by: puzli at May 21, 2005 12:05 AM

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