They suffered through the unimaginable. What interests me is that, in their diaries, they did not narrate themselves in heroic terms. They looked to literature, to history, etc. My book examines some of these alternative ways of articulating the ordeal of the blockade. My aim is not to negate the story of heroic resistance, but to show new dimensions of the siege experience.
With starvation, the enemy becomes internalised. When the Soviet Union collapsed, many of the diaries were stored in former Communist party archives, but Peri found they had only partially been processed. Everyday life becomes a battleground. At least a dozen diarists likened themselves to Robinson Crusoe. He knew with certainty that he was on an uninhabited island and had to rely only on himself. But I am among people. Topics Second world war.
Not to sound real or anything, but you are SO my mentor. I blog because I can. My dream is to be published. I heart you. Karen Sanders recently posted Failed Send. Like Liked by 1 person. Deeeeeeeaaaaaaar Bloggess, I am torn here. I want to be sincere and I want to fit in on your big, wonderful piece on the bloggoshere. My only hangup is,….. I am a Jesus lover, and I totally get that Jesus would seem like a zombie. And I love when peeps like Jim Gaffigan poke a little or a whole shitload of fun at Christians and the way Jesus would seem in just the human way, like when it was His birthday, what the heck do you buy for the Guy who dies on the cross for you?
So, I really want that book, even though I have 5 other books, including and Anne Lamott book whom I also love, from a distance, that I have not finished in like, oh, say 3 years. I know. But this internets pulls me in. I love commenting here. You have made more grooves in happy parts of my brain, so I must come back. But I want to be honest in all blog related matters. I mean, who would lie in a blog? That would make no sense because I feel that blogs are where everyone should really let all the shit-stained laundry out for everyone to see; ya know, the real truth.
The good, the bad, the ugly, and the fucking too hilarious to not be true. Am I right? Anywhoooos, thank you, darling, for being funny-as-all-get-out you. And I still hope that asshole ovary is settling down. Get it! From now on I will always think of you as Jenny Lawsome. All the way down at the bottom of the world in New Zealand, I follow your blog.
You are the best entertainment!! Love to get a copy of your book, but not sure if I can down here in the antipodes. I love you people. I made this page and forgot I left comments open. What a sweet surprise to see people actually looking. And finally, my guess is that Jesus would read this book and enjoy it in spite of himself, so I think you can buy it without feeling guilty.
God is the Oprah of Heaven. Like Liked by 3 people. Jenny the bloggess recently posted My cat ruined Christmas and this post. Hey, you seem to have quite a following here in lil ole NZ. Am off to the Amazon store to see if I can indeed get a copy sent here.
So, darling, wonderful Bloggess, you sooooooooooooo made my day by answering my question! Wow; I kinda feel like I met someone famous, a good famous person, like hmmmmmmmmm, well I love Mr. Rogers, but that is weird and he died. I am holding my jagged half BFF heart right now. Figuratively, of course. So I have a nook, and I will click on over to Barnes and Noble and see if your masterpiece is there. If not, Husband will have to share his kindle. As always, you inspire, Bloggess. Franny recently posted What is this bloggy place? Okay thanks! Surely, you can understand this dilemma, right?
I truly want time to enjoy your novel. And untangle my brain from what I am sure will be many brain tangling passages. Oh, hell. I need your advice, Jenny. Help me make this decision…. Everyone wins. And dies. How terribly depressing. Jett recently posted What then, when your whole life is scripted as apology? I have so few heroes, but you are one of them. And further, I love that you put the wrong year on the Christmas ornaments. Lauraszoo recently posted jenny, the blogess.
I already use your blog to help me feel like I had some laughs in my hectic responsibility-laden life. You remind me of all the crazy friends I had back in the day, and all the crazy things we had done. Those were the days! Fuck Yes!! The paperback version maybe but not this one……. Anyway your blog has brought a lot more laughter into my life. I hope you do a book tour so I can come see you in NJ in person. I can tell you without hesitation that this book is so not made for children.
Jenny the bloggess recently posted Are there sweeter words? That is not failure, but unmitigated success. The bladder, in this instance, WINS. I will absolutely buy your book, but I would especially adore having an autographed copy. You should do a book signing tour where people stand in line at the door to book store restrooms, they hand over their books through the cracked door, and then you hand them back through the door. You could even use stunt hands!
My 17 yo son is getting a Kindle for Christmas. Then I can read it on his Kindle while his melted brain reforms and we can all go on about our daily lives. Double win. You have no idea how bad-ass it is to finally see this book coming out. Congratulations on making it to the long, grueling end of publishing.
Now, when are you writing the next one? And it better not be a crappy contract filler a la Prince. Thank you, Miss Jenny. Buttface and the Pink House. Or when I call someone a douchecanoe. They need to join the crazy side, where we also have cookies just like the dark side, but ours are better because we also have milk. I mean, have you seen those udders? If I send a Beyonce to knock on random peoples doors would that get me one? How about putting my kid in a ballet dress and giving her a toy gun and putting her on top of a car, ready for the apocalypse?
I just got a Nook Tablet for christmas and this is going to be my first big purchase! I am soooooo excited! Angelina recently posted Random Observation of the day Chris Illuminati recently posted Photo. Maria recently posted I could listen to a three year old talk all day long. And then see me furiously happily squeal with glee! That will be awesome. You are such a rockstar! I preordered your book as soon as it was available, and I absolutely cannot wait to read it… my husband is completely sick of hearing me talk about it.
Me: Because it is awesome. That is the kind of power this book has. Besides, it will come out just in time for your birthday. I will get you a copy. Him: My birthday is in August. Me: I am getting a head start. I am trying to be motivated. Stop trying to stop me! Christene recently posted Stuff I Did. Have been told you are the funniest thing since sliced bread. Read the bloggess, and was hooked. Saw that you had a book, and went to Kindle. Not available until April !
Jenny I am so excited for you. Will there be trucker hats to go along with the book tour? Jenny, I have a Kobo. Glad you are feeling better… Hate for your angst to entertain us… but you know it is part of who you are…. She has a book coming out in a couple of months, […]. This book will be required reading for my staff. Thank you for the 11 year journey to complete this book.
That is my calling in life. You are my sunshine. My only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. Please dont take my sunshine away. Mayor Gia recently posted Mayor Gia Meme ! I totally preordered my copy this morning. Or something. Cheree recently posted Track 7 Brewing Company. Congrats Jenny on getting it finished and published. Jenny, You are my idol.
There are days I find myself laughing at the absurdity of life after which I immediately question my sanity. The tales you tell — especially the conversations with Victor — make me feel perfectly good about myself. Rock on with your bad self!!! I will fail every single time. Marci recently posted More food. But better this time! Totally ordering this on my Kindle. Really hoping you do book signings in the future too.
Though that means I will have to buy a second copy of the book. Which is fine, really. Because no one will be able to touch the autographed copy. I think I need to get one for everyone I know. If I mail it to you with a self addressed stamped envelope will you sign it and mail it back? Either one really…. I put in my pre order with Amazon a while back and am waiting not so patiently for it to show up. So happy for you, Jenny! True story. Kat recently posted Elements of My Parenting.
I received the preorder for Christmas! So am very excited to get my hands on the book. I am just not fond of the waiting game! I suck at waiting patiently! Simone recently posted Happy New Year I cannot wait to read this book first and then get to be the one who recommends it to all my friends!!! Emily S. When is it going to be on Audible. Thank you for the ugly truths and superior humor and for connecting with so many of us that you will never meet.
Your rantings feel like home to me. You are a freaken delight. Key Largo is beautiful anytime of year! Thank you, again and again and again…. Sign me up!! I just received my necklace…Never give up…I too suffer depression and anxiety and am so excited to wear this every day in the hopes that people ask me about it and I can share with them my story. I love your blog and relate in so many ways.
Keep writing…Emily. Pre-ordered my copy yesterday. I even got you the link…. Annette Baesel recently posted Enjoying the Bounty of the Market. I will be buying your book. I will probably be buying several. I will be doing this mostly for my hubster and two grown children. I will hand them the book. I will command them to read it.
My Barry Manilow fetish and penchant for screaming at Always commercials seems pretty normal, now, right? Someone who bought your book also bought a giant pack of toilet paper. Why does Amazon sell toilet paper? Happy early Birthday present to me. Kara recently posted Riley on Marketing and Food. Pre-ordered thru amazon! Only books listed for me, no other cool merch. Anna recently posted My reluctant experiment in going offline. I discovered your blog when you put up the Found Snake sign.
I laughed so hard I could hardly stop. It still makes me laugh every time I think of it. I live in a very conservative community where your book would create LOTS of controversy. There has to be a way for me to get the library to order it without them knowing how awesomely controversial it will be. Mwah hah hah, this should be great fun! Thanks for your fabulous life, and for sharing your book with us.
Two things: 1. I read the advance reading copy of your book one of the perks of owning my own bookstore where, ahem, one could order said book and plan to suggest it with every purchase, sort of like super-sizing an extra value meal. It really works for everyone. Since I am a complete history dork, I have to point out that your paragraph about Abraham Lincoln dying because people put their grubby hands in his bullet wound sounded more like what happened to James Garfield. Lincoln — massive head wound Garfield — superficial back wound that proved fatal after being probed for months.
It even inspired Alexander Graham Bell to invent the metal detector to find the bullet. Do you know if your book will be available is softcover? I pre-ordered it from amazon. Any thoughts? I have been very sick lately with no access to your site tear so I am counting the days for the book release so I have a travel edition of your stories.
Alison recently posted Welcome! I cannot wait to read your book!! Mostly so I can stop doing drugs. Do you think that maybe you should come up with a marketing plan specifically for drug dealers? It must be all the drugs. President Jenny Lawson. Because they would be so thankful. Emily recently posted Now it's my turn to meltdown. Oh, I think commenter 27 has it absolutely right!!! A book tour with you autographing copies in the restroom.
That, would be perfect. Will it be on kindle? Oh please? The hump on my back is finally going away, because I now carry around 87 books on a tablet… or in it…whatever. Dear everyone commenting about Amazon or Kindles: how about sticking to places that have weird, wonderful, quirky staff who love books and reading? Right in or your near your own communities? You can even buy your e-books through them. Support independent stores everywhere! Chicken Buckaww, typically a paperback edition of a book comes out only if the hardcover sells well enough.
A few publishers publish both types simultaneously, but not many. It is going to be amazing. It is going to get all kinds of love from all kinds of […]. Oh this is awesome! Just what I need!!! I just bought your book. April 17th. I feel like I am getting into another Twilight or Hunger Games series. I already have to wait months on end for other books to come out, then I have to wait for those books to be turned into movies and then wait for those movies to be released.
I just thought you were better than those corporate assholes. Wait, you are.
And it could well fail before ratification
Which is why I am going to shut up now and wait patiently for your book. Until April 17th. Plus days because I was too cheap to pay extra shipping. So really, like, April 21st. Or maybe longer because there could be a holiday somewhere in there or god forbid another national weather emergency. If that is the case, I will be convinced that the world is not going to end and that in fact, the world is just conspiring against me so that I cannot read your book.
Which is kinda how I feel already. I am dragging, mostly because my boyfriend pissed me off tonight and by sitting here typing, he thinks I actually have a life and that I am not thinking about how pissed I am at him for being a tard bot. Well me and you and whoever else might, unfortunately, happen to scroll down and read this. Sincerely, Your biggest fan. I just got my ARC through work I work at an independent bookstore in Michigan , and am having flashbacks to visiting yooper cousins as a kid. Lincoln recently posted Thoughts on covering Dylan.
I will still be buying a hardcover, because books this fancy deserve to be in the best possible format. No paperbacks and none of that e-book bullshit. Oh dear god there IS a Kindle version! But what the F am I going to do with the bookplate. Bloody hell I may have to get both the hard cover and the Kindle version. Just pre-ordered. April 17 is actually my birthday, so happy birthday to me! And very heartfelt confratulations to you, Jenny. I am sure the book will be a wild success. Son of a bitch! I totally forgot I read this last night and wanted the book plate and preordered for Kindle.
Karen W recently posted Lake house laziness. I preordered for Kindle. I asked for a bookplate anyway. Admit it…everyone wants to live in Canada! So I pre-ordered your book with our big local book seller up here in the Great White North and I have to wait until early April! Gawd I hate waiting. Waiting is for, well…. Send more love our way. Kat recently posted Editrix rhymes with…. Go pre-order her […]. Yeah preordered! PS, can you make a shirt with the rattlesnake sign?
I would totally buy it, or a Poster, that might be better. To make a longs story longer.. Before I found out that he is a sucky sharer, I preordered your book on the kindle. He found out tonight that I ordered it, and is all mad that I will be hogging the kindle for a few days after it comes out. This is why I need to buy a tape recorder. Evidence is the only way to prove how right, smart, or innocent I am. Also, I might end up with good blackmail material. Probably the second choice is my best argument, since we both already know that I am never wrong.
How much bribery would it take to get a bookplate shipped to Canada? I can see if I can find some strange taxidermied animals for you? Put a mini-Beyonce on a Canadian landmark and take photos? Send you my first born? Keep up the fabulousness. And, Happy Birthday Lisa! Were your birthdays always worked around Easter and the first day of Trout Season too? When will it be released to those of us in the rest of the world? Okay, question? So what about those of us who pre-ordered the Kindle edition?
I just ran across your blog and have to tell you that you will be my first Blogger to follow. Thanks for the entertainment! Mai Lee. I preordered this book.. Please open a Book Blog for when the book comes out! Thanks for bringing the fun back! Gutted not to be able to get a signed bookplate — due to being a reader across the pond in the UK — but SUPER excited to have pre-ordered your book. Yours in ardent admiration, the Accidental Londoner.
I was going to order the Kindle version of your book, but decided to get the HC edition so that I can share it with my wife. I wanna signed bookplate!!!!!! I'm ordering on Amazon, but because you are Amazing, I believe I'll allow it. Rachel recently posted So, I write.
Try again. Are you getting an error message? Will it let you look at the link at all? I see new names coming in. Just lemme know. Jenny the bloggess recently posted And then all of my fingers fell off. Thanks, Ali noaliaqui. As I write this tears of intense sorrow are running down my face — I pre-ordered your book from Amazon. Us dodgie pale faces in Blighty need your wisdom too! Why has Amazon. Are there any other options for obtaining it outside of the US?
Hi Jenny! Hi from the UK, Jenny. Long have I loved your blog. No-one can make me laugh and sometimes cry like you! So I pre-ordered your book in a frenzy of excitement! But amazon. Can I please add my plea to those of the other bereft UK people above for advice on how to get hold of the book?
Jenny the bloggess recently posted Dreams are assholes. Thank you Jenny. Can I get this in the UK? Vicky Frankland recently posted Trashing the Memory Palace. I think I pre ordered the book…my iPad closed my browser! I wonder if the apple people will find this and remove it,,,. I almost used zombies to teach my child about Easter, but I wanted to avoid a nasty note from the Christian daycare.
Ashley recently posted The birds and the tees. As much as I love Amazon for the hard-to-find soft-core gay tv series hello! Plus, I can talk their ears off about the author and make them sell more books… Just looking for the release date so I can pester the locals. Love your friendship with Laura. Amazon will not let me. I am deemed unworthy. I think it is because I am Scottish. They will however let me buy it once it is released?!?!? They just refuse to let me pre-order it. I have set an alarm on my Kindle to buy it as soon as it is released.
If this is what they do. I totally have them fathomed…………. One of the perks of working at a book store BAM is that I get to peek at the advanced copies sent to the store. Plus, it makes me feel a bit better about my own fucked up childhood, so thanks! I advise those who have pre-ordered it to also invest in a pack of adult diapers.
I sincerely hope that you wander through Tennessee sometime for a book signing. I have the copy of your introduction letter to Books-a-Million that was tucked between the pages of the book. I am keeping it. I might frame it. It is a literary masterpiece! I only wish I could have it autographed. Your book is hysterical. I work at a bookstore and we get advanced reads of books before they come out. Publishers send books not yet published to get booksellers to read them and help sell copies when the book does eventually come out.
I was torn on whether to preorder or hold out until I am employed again. Done and done! Now I get to eagerly await packages in the mail, which is my second favorite thing. Wow, rude. I thought you would make sure it was avail to me early. Just to prove a point. Why do I try typing things within the first 2 hours of being awake.
What do I want with another book, Jenny? I pre-ordered it — but only because you told me too. I like how being on the internet means I never have to make my own decisions. People tell me what to do and I do it. He needs help in transporting the bulk of his estate over here to Canada. How awesome is that? Kelly L recently posted Filler. Cream Cheese Filler. Betty Fokker recently posted A distinct lack of justice and mercy. Just wanted to say that A you are awesome B though I follow you on Twitter and read the Blog, it was a tweet from a Canadian publisher which led me here, which, as a Canadian, I find kinda awesome see A and B how do manage to find yourself amongst so many whose work I admire?
You have Wil Wheaton collating paper, Simon Pegg holding Twine which totally blew my mind as he is a Geek God to me until… you got a freaking book blurb from Neil Gaiman! It has made my list of must reads which, because of my financial circumstances and love of physical copies of things, has become a difficult list to gain a space on. I just realized your book comes out on my birthday.
If Hunter S. Amazon UK now seem to have a listing again. Paperback only, for reasons not explained. Probably with a bullet. I love the incredibly dramatic mouse on your cover. He reminds me of a terribly sick joke we played on our child shortly after her beloved hamster, Rosco, passed away. We were cleaning the garage and happened across a squished flat dehydrated mouse. What do we do with it? So our poor child comes home and bursts into tears because she thinks we have spray painted Rosco and hung him on a nail in our garage.
We told her he had run away. I guess the rat was out of the bag then, huh? I fear getting this book. I am already forbidden to read anything that jiggles the bed because I am laughing so hard. But then sneaking off to a dark corner to read in the soft glow of my goofy-assed e-reader is an acceptable outcome my preccccciiiiooooussssss. Had to happen eventually. I already preordered my book through amazon when u first told us about it, can i still get a wrist band????
I just went to Amazon to pre-order your book and was excited that I could still receive a book plate — sorry about your hands falling off. I keep meaning to order it and forgetting…growing old, constantly forgetful, procrastinating or all of the above. What do you know? I ordered it way back in November!!!
I actually pre-ordered TWO because I have to send one to one of my dearest friends who introduced me to you. Well, not you personally, your blog — namely Beyonce! Thank you for making me laugh, cry, gaffaw, reflect, snicker and remind my husband that I could have bought more towels! Hoping I can still get a bookplate to go with my swanky new book! Carol recently posted Don't Forget Pretzel!
I pre-ordered a couple weeks ago for the Kindle version. Am I too late to get a nameplate? Is it too late to get a bookplate? I was only just able to pre-order. Ok, so if I pre-order on Amazon, do I get one of the last-ever samples of your handwriting on a bookplate? Jane recently posted Chronic Pain and Catastrophic Medicine. Ray Charbonneau recently posted Bear Pond Books. Jenny, Jenny, Jenny…How happy I am that you are a fellow Texan just up the highway and not too far from me! But not in a stalker-y way.
Just sort of. OH, and please bring Beyonce to said DQ book signing. So two copies coming my way! How do I get a bookplate? Ok, you got me.
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I was going to wait until it came out, but i have been worn down in a good way and preordered the book. Now I am going to bug you until I get it. I am horrible with presents. If I know I have one coming, I cannot think of anything else. Damn it. Now I need to go up my meds….
Hey, are there any bookplates left? I just ordered your book and would love one if you have one. Hmm I pre-ordered the hard copy after contemplating whether or not I wanted the electronic or hard copy. I wish we got an electronic version after buying a hard copy. Just like you get a digital version of your movie when you buy a DVD. The bookplates expired last week but if there are a bunch still left they may open it back up. Keeping my fingers crossed. I really hope that I have money in my bank account when we find out about the bookplates!
I ordered the book just now!! Hopefully, there are a few bookplates left!!!
Hope there are a few more bookplates left! Mimi recently posted Bovine Beauty. Jenny, I just got back and pre-ordered your book, is it too late to sign up for the bookplate? I hope not :. If I still have time, can you please tell me what I need to do? I just ordered! I would love a bookplate if they are still available! Hi Jenny, Is it too late to sign up for a bookplate? I am preordering on amazon. Can anyone provide a link to sign up for the bookplate? Already pre-ordered but want my bookplate! Could you just send me a lock of your hair for me to craft into a creepyawesome bookmark for your book?
Cause nothing would tickle me more. Just saying. I just pre-ordered!!! If any of those wonderfully random yet still supremely awesome nameplates become available, I would love one!!!! Are there still any bookplates left? I just preordered on Amazon!! So I went right to Amazon and bought it!
I preordered a little while back and yet totally forgot about the bookplates — eep! Hi Jenny — who does the reading on your audiobook? And thanks for your awesome blog, always puts a smile on my face. You are totally rocking the first book thing! I just pre-ordered! I hope there are still bookplates available. Your hand is probably cramping up at the thought of signing 50, more bookplates. But what did you expect? Sign on girlfriend… Sign on! I just pre-ordered the book for my kindle which will hopefully work by the time it comes out. Is it possible to still get a book plate for my kindle case?
I did not see the link to sign up for one. Probably right in front of my face. Just pre-ordered the ebook version of your book from Barnes and Noble. Laura Casa del Hansen recently posted Do you like wine? I pre-ordered it for my Kindle Fire after reading the HR excerpt and promptly making my coworker read it as well.
Crazy HR day and your excerpts made my day. I just preordered it for my Kindle…. I am so excited about laughing out loud again! I pre-ordered a few days ago on Amazon. Maybe I need help. I am referring to finding the site to sign up. With laughter of course. I have never laughed out loud so much in a book in my life! Jenny Lawson, you are my new hero! April recently posted Books, Books!!! Because you said the winner will be chosen at random, I will save my witty comment for now. Only allowed a certain amount of those per day anyway. Blog is high-larious so looking forward to the book.
Stayed up all night to finish reading it and laughed so hard tears ran down my leg a couple of times. A coupon for a box of Poise should be included with every copy. Oh, and I wanna party with your folks. Am I too late for a bookplate? Barbara recently posted I only need one! I am sad, as I most likely have missed the bookplate goodness. I just pre-ordered from Amazon, I am going to be all impatient and cranky until it arrives!
I immediately thought it good fodder for your blog I included the link below so you can see for yourself. Hope you agree. If nothing else, it may make you smile … as your blog does for us:. The outer cotton-blend shell accents curves with a double-breasted front held snug against bodies by matching buttons. Wearers secure their coat with an adjustable belt that can be tied in a knot, fed through a belt buckle, or used as a makeshift lasso during emergencies.
I really did. BUt am confused about how I get the bookplate? Does it just happen? Is it magic? Where am I supposed to input info? I finally saved up for a Kindle and pre ordered the book. Is there no more signed book plates? Did my eyes just skip right over that option?? I must know: will there be an audiobook version, and will you narrate it yourself? Please say yes! Pretty please with sugar on top?
Cannot wait to read your book. I esp. Basketcase recently posted 20 Questions: March. Jenny, you should come to Bumpass, VA. Because seriously, we live in a town well…a small road with a post office and a stop sign called Bumpass, VA. How can you go wrong? Or at least, maybe come to Richmond, VA, and us few residents of Bumpass will drive out there to see you.
Is there any chance I can still sign up for a bookplate?
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If you open the bookplates back up, please sign me up! Have your book all set to come from Amazon. Too late for a plate? Pretty please…. Please come to Pittsburgh on your book tour so I can meet you! Leah recently posted What to do when your significant other hates your friends.