People I Want to Punch in the Throat: The Anthology Tina Fey Wishes She Was a Part Of


The Anthology Tina Fey Wishes She Was a Part Of

So, have you heard the news yet? I'm part of a best-selling anthology! That's right, I Just Want to Pee Alone hit number one this weekend on Amazon! (In our category, not ALL of Amazon. But we're number 17 in the whole Humor category. That's pretty cool, right?)

The book hit number two on iTunes - only the Colonel herself, Ms. Tina Fey, stood in our way. To be quite honest, I liked being in her presence. I'll probably never get that close to her again.

However, I'm hoping that when I Just Want to Pee Alone rips first place from her soon, she calls her agent and has a conversation:

Tina: What just happened? Who are these Pee Alone people?

Agent: It's that crazy woman, Jen, who says she's your best friend. She's brought like 30 more people to stalk you now.

Tina: What the hell?

Agent: I know. She's a bit relentless. But . . .

Tina: But what?

Agent: Well, I read this book and Tina, I gotta tell you. I'm really disappointed that we didn't get you in it. These are your people.

Tina: Really??

Agent: Yes! Funny, irreverent moms who like to laugh at everything, including themselves. And I'm not going to lie. I even cried once or twice. This book has it all.

Tina: Really??

Agent: Yes! These women just put it out there and have so much fun doing it. Does that sound like anyone we know?

Tina: Crap. I should have been in this book!

Agent: And besides Jen, there are so many of my other favorite bloggers in this book.

Tina: I didn't realize you were such a fan of bloggers.

Agent: Oh yeah, I was following RachRiot back when she was just a prolific and hilarious commenter. I love watching Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva rollerskating in her unitard. Let Me Start By Saying has the best interviews. And I was so excited to see Honest Mom on the Katie Couric show last week.

Tina: Ugh. Was she quoting Madeleine Albright's theory on hell again?

Agent: No. I don't think so.

Tina: Hmm . . . OK. Well, it sounds like you're awfully busy with your reading. When do you get any work done for me?

Agent: I know it seems that way, but it really isn't hard to keep up with these ladies when you subscribe to them all. Look Tina, we missed the boat on this one, but we'll for sure get you in the next one. In the meantime, let's help them sell the hell out of this book.

Tina: You know what? You're right. I used to be a little afraid of Jen, but she's not so bad. Plus, Kansas is really far away from me. So, it's not like she'll knock on my door and thank me for helping her out. Right???

Agent: Definitely not. She totally respects boundaries - and restraining orders.

Tina: Great! Then let's do it! I'm going to call Poehler and see what we can do for Jen and this book! I'm on it!

In case Tina doesn't get the word out right away, I'll help you find your own copy.



APPLE Buy it at iTunes.

NOOK - B&N is taking its sweet time. In the meantime, you can get it from Smashwords. Just follow the instructions for NOOK. CLICK HERE.


Want to know who's in this book? I stole this list from Baby Sideburns. She says this list is "arranged in a half-assed pyramid so as not to show favoritism to anyone." Works for me!  Kick Ass Contributors to I Just Want to Pee Alone:



Ninja Mom

Honest Mom

Naps Happen
My Real Life
Frugalista Blog

Baby Sideburns

Funny is Family

My Life and Kids

Mom's New Stage

Toulouse & Tonic

Random Handprints
Nurse Mommy Laughs

Suburban Snapshots

Four Plus an Angel

The Dose of Reality

Kelley's Break Room
The Mom of the Year

Life on Peanut Layne

Hollow Tree Ventures

The Fordeville Diaries
Binkies and Briefcases

Let Me Start By Saying

Bad Parenting Moments

Insane in the Mom Brain

Rants From Mommyland

You're My Favorite Today

Confessions of a Cornfed Girl

Cloudy, With a Chance of Wine

People I Want to Punch in the Throat

The Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva

You Know it Happens at Your House Too

I Love Them Most When They're Sleeping

The Underachiever's Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess

PS - Hey Tina, I've got connections and if you want to see your name on this half-assed pyramid I can totally make that happen. Call me, girl!


Johi Kokjohn-Wagner said...

You know, Tina is playing me when "they" make a movie about my life.
She doesn't know that yet.... or me... that could be a problem.
Many thanks to you for inviting me to join this fabulous list of ladies!I'm so honored! (and not at all freaked out. Nope. Not a bit.)

Amy FunnyIsFamily said...

You know what they say: "Show her you love her by knocking her ass out of first place". I want to frame that screen shot of our book right next to Tina's and frame it above my bed.

Anna Sandler said...

OMG, I love the half-assed pyramid, I mean really is there any other kind?

Thanks so much for helping me get so close to Ms. Fey, and yeah, next time she should totally get in on the pyramid.

Amy said...

Half-assed pyramid, pseudo-interview with Tina...this is why I was so excited to be a part of this book. I think Tina will definitely give us some love at some point. How could she not?

Stacey Hatton said...

If Tina is going to play you, Jen; then I have dibs on Amy Poehler playing me, k? Only fair, right! This was so real I almost felt like I was right there in the coffee shop with you (Tina) and I was the agent! ;)

Michelle said...

I've spent most of the weekend making my family look down and gently curtsy as I walk by, which I'm CERTAIN is how people treat Tina, so I'm pretty much ready for her.
Thanks for the honor of being in this book and rubbing elbows with all the other kick-ass ladies! Unforgettable!

RachRiot said...

Thanks for the shout-out and *loving* the pyramid 'cause this bitch is on top! Heck yeah! Oh, and also? Great- now I have to get in the Thunderdome with Stacey Hatton to fight for my right to play Amy Poehler. Clearly I am Poehler. Duh. YOU'RE GOIN' DOWN, HATTON!

Snow-Angel-Mama said...

Hey Jen! I've been following your blog for some time now (you've even responded to my emails with wicked wisdom for me!) and I still love everything you write. I'm so happy that things have taken off like crazy for you and so many other mom bloggers, and can only hope for a fraction of your fame and a restraining order or 2! Good Luck with your book, and of course I'll be pinning that shit!

Kim at Let Me Start By Saying said...

Your obsession with Tina is probably one of my very favorite things about you. You really had me laughing here!
Thanks for inviting me into the book, and for sharing my interview with the world.

JD HonestMom said...

I really hope Tina takes you - I mean, her agent - up on her suggestion to pimp us out. Because THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.

Kp said...

Congrats! I'm off to check it out!

My Latte Brings All the Boys to the Yard said...

I cannot wait to read the book! <3

Jessica Watson said...

She has already called hasn't she?

Shay Trashay said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! And let me know how I can get into the next one. (Was that totally spammy? :) ) I'm going to buy this book! (Was that totally kiss-assy? :)) Seriously, though--congrats!

TNMom said...

I am totally showing Robyn some love, I bought the book from her. (I was the first one!!) I am sure you understand, and I can't wait to get it and laugh my ass off! This is so awesome Jen, I am so proud of you and all the girls! <3 Devan

Janine Huldie said...

Awesome and huge congrats. Totally deserving of it, too!! :)

Susan J Niemi said...

I can't wait to get it and laugh my ass off! This is so awesome Jen, I am so proud of you and all the girls! <3 Devanbirkin handbags