Crucial Minutia
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Courtney E. Martin
Book Tour Blog: Rambling Cowgirl with a Spirited Rant
9 Comments | posted April 16th, 2007 at 01:50 pm by Courtney E. Martin

Okay, I’m officially overwhelmed and unofficially thrilled.

T, The New York Times‘ style magazine ran a great story comparing/reviewing my book, and one by the late, amazing Dr. Hilde Bruch. I almost fell off of our bright orange, almost broken though adorable (like everything from Ikea) couch when I read the words “…a spirited and smart rant that makes for a thought-provoking read.”

It also says that the book is a “rambling investigation,” but as my buddy Kendra wisely suggested, this surely means “rambling” as in cowgirl on the open road, as opposed to “rambling” as in your aunt on her second glass of boxed wine at Christmas time.

Anyway tomorrow is the big day–Perfect Girls hits stores. I am sending a wish/prayer/thought out into (yes Kimmi) the universe that it gets into the hands that need it most.

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  1. Thanks for the shout out! I am so thrilled for you. I, too, am sending a wish/prayer/thought out into the Universe for you and your book. May it transform lives, open up a much needed dialogue and make people feel less alone. You are a bright light, Miss Courtney Martin. A lighthouse. xo

    April 16th, 2007 | 2:12 pm
  2. COURTNEY! This is so thrilling. Thanks for giving us this link. Think “rambling rose,” too. What an amazing compliment and story! Your readers will find the book, and vice versa. Your words matter, and the whole world is about to find out just how much.

    I feel like we should be holding a New Years’ Eve-type celebration where we drink heavily, wear funny hats, do a countdown for midnight, then everyone kisses each other in glee. We could start a Crucial Minutiae/writers’ group trend!

    April 16th, 2007 | 2:22 pm
  3. Joie Jager-Hyman

    I must echo my colleagues. CONGRATULATIONS on the thrilling, wonderful, complimentary article!! It is so amazing to see important work embraced by the mainstream press. You obviously do a terrific job of connecting with reviewers and readers alike.

    Mazel tov!

    Get the Led out and RAMBLE ON, girl!

    April 16th, 2007 | 2:45 pm
  4. Kate Torgovnick

    Courtney, this is a seriously well-deserved review. I am so excited for you, and I hope a ton of people find their way to your book through this. I can’t believe that tomorrow is the big day. Woo hoo!

    Everyone else, seriously, read this book. I devoured it (ha—pun) in less than two days and think it is just amazing, and so special to hear people our age talking about these issues instead of sensationalist news anchors. So buy it soon. And if you’re my friend, you’re totally getting it for your birthday this year, mkay.

    April 16th, 2007 | 2:55 pm
  5. Thank you so much! I feel like a cowgirl with a whole crew of word-toting, support-slanging compadres. They’re not ready.

    April 16th, 2007 | 3:06 pm
  6. [i]Speaking for the women of her generation, now in their mid-20s, she contends that their distorted attitudes when it comes to food are the byproduct of their mothers’ revolutionary zeal.[/i]

    Really? What about Twiggy? Or is the review oversimplifying, there? After all, feminists certainly didn’t support overemphasis on women’s physical appearance!

    Mind you, I sort of hear you on some kind of pressure coming out of the women’s revolution - there [i]is[/i] this idea that now that we have this freedom, we have to go out and use it and be shining and wonderful. At least, I feel such a thing, and if you do, too…

    April 16th, 2007 | 4:23 pm
  7. Bother. Forgot to use angle brackets! Silly me. Still, it won’t cause confusion :-)

    April 16th, 2007 | 4:24 pm
  8. Theo Gangi

    Awesome article gurl. Can’t wait to read your book. I know I think I’m overweight.
    Barnard Rules!

    April 16th, 2007 | 9:26 pm
  9. I’m looking forward to your book and wish you much success. I hope along with you that your book gets into the right hands. Congratulations!

    April 17th, 2007 | 9:00 pm

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