Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shameless promotion for the PastaQueen

One of my favorite bloggers is the PastaQueen, otherwise known as Jennette Fulda.  If you haven't read the PastaQueen blog (www.pastaqueen.com), I order you to do so right away.  Funny writer, great posts, and she designs web sites, too.  If I ever get more than 3 people to admit that they follow my blog, I'm going to hire her to design a site for me.

Jennette's second book came out today, but let me start with her first book titled Half-Assed: A Weight Loss Memoir.  The woman lost close to 200 pounds, half her weight.  Her memoir about accomplishing this feat is heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny, and sometimes just sadly real.  She can truly weave a story and her story is nothing short of amazing.

Her second book is Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away.  My copy is on its way from Amazon.com, so I can't really tell you how good it is (although I know it's going to be good because her first book was so good).  But if you look at Amazon's product description for this book on their website, it says:

"Jennette Fulda went to bed on February 17, 2008, with a headache, and more than three years later, it still hasn’t gone away. Yes, she’s tried everything: intravenous drugs, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, subliminal messaging, marijuana (for medical purposes only), heavy drinking (which just made it hurt more), and lots and lots of chocolate. A pint of ice cream makes her feel better, but her insurance doesn’t cover mint chocolate chip.

In this painfully honest, smart, and funny memoir, the popular PastaQueen.com blogger who chronicled her nearly two hundred pound weight loss in Half-Assed shares her incredible journey to find relief from a chronic headache. As she visits countless doctors, indulges all manner of unsolicited advice from the Internet, and investigates every possible cause, from a brain tumor to a dead twin living in her brain, Jennette considers what it means to suffer, how to live with pain, and why the best treatment might be the simplest: laughter."

Like I said, I ordered my copy from Amazon.  The price was terrific, even with paying the shipping cost.  But wherever you prefer to shop, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to both of Jennette's books.  You won't be disappointed.  And if you want to thank me after reading them, chocolate and vicodin sounds good to me!

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