Mar 7 2012
What a day.
Day 2 of the Beyond the Sling book tour began by me basking in the glow of the Kveller love-fest we had the previous night at the JCC, at my talk which was moderated by Deborah Kolben and attended by three fellow Kveller contributing mamas Carla Naumburg (all the way from Boston!), Amy Deutsch (pregnant and adorable) and Cara Paiuk (all the way from Texas!).
Besides closing Day 2 as the #2 parenting book selling on Amazon and the #120 (or so, but who’s counting) book selling overall on Amazon, and being a guest on the Leonard Lopate show right after the very intelligent and awesome Nathan Englander, I think we all can admit that the highlight of the day was me being on The View. If you were on the west coast (like my parents), my episode was preempted by President Obama’s press conference, but you can see it online here.
Here are my Top 10 The View moments: Read the rest of this entry →
Mar 5 2012
The book tour hath begun. And with it, the wrath of the book tour. Here is what’s going on.
1. I was originally slated to appear live on “Good Morning America” this morning but last minute they pulled that appearance and used part of my “Nightline” interview instead. It remains to be seen why this switch occurred, but from my faithful attachment parenting-friendly Facebook fans, it sounds like it came off okay, Milwaukee butcher-knife-in-bed anti-co-sleeping ad discussion and all. Watch the video here. Read the rest of this entry →
Mar 1 2012
My book comes out in less than a week. I am doing a ton of press starting at 6:30 a.m. or 7 a.m. most mornings until then, and once I hit the ground in New York, it’s 12-14 hours a day for five days straight.
I wanted to share what Monday was like, just to give you a taste of the insanity and worlds colliding. Read the rest of this entry →
Feb 27 2012
Guess who showed up two weeks early? It’s Beyond the Sling, spotted on the shelves of a Barnes & Noble by Kveller contributer Carla Naumburg. Run to your stores, or buy it here, now! And if you’ll be in New York on March 5, come hear me talk about the book at the JCC with Kveller editor Deborah Kolben.
Feb 24 2012
Cara Paiuk wrote a very touching piece on Kveller this week. It detailed some of her mother’s difficulty conceiving, birthing, and, ultimately, “attaching” to her infant. Cara described a series of events unfathomable to most of us, and bravely notes a sense of loss in the bond she and her mother ultimately shared. Whereas many would shy away from making a possible link between her birth and later attachment, Cara spoke up. Read the rest of this entry →