I’ve been feeling feisty lately. The brouhaha over Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten books of 2009 — which had no women authors on it — has left me thinking a lot about women’s place in our cultural conversation.
And, as I’ve been driving my carpools and snaking the grocery store aisles, I’ve been composing an essay about it — fully aware of the irony that my life as a busy mom was going to make it pretty much impossible for me to ever write that essay.
But then I remembered I’d already written it.
Or at least, a version of it.
I went back and read the essay, and it captured a lot of what I’ve been feeling this week. And so I called up the editor and asked if I could make her a book trailer. And she said yes.
And so, two days of obsessive work later, here it is. Though I couldn’t fit the whole essay into the trailer. For that, you’ll have to buy the book.
Publshers Weekly, this one’s for you.
Guess who this one’s for?
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