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Coming to book stores in 2008…

Me! Or Half of Me, the book, which is tentatively titled Breaking Up With Lane Bryant: A Weight Loss Memoir to be published by the fabulous Seal Press sometime in early 2008. Yes, my children, I am now one of those annoying bloggers who got a book deal. So everyone who has been bugging me to write a book, you can shut up now.

I’d like to give a big shout out to the women of BlogHer, particularly the food bloggers and Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen who mentioned Half of Me to my editor at the BlogHer conference last summer. You rock! Thank you especially for not charging 10%.

I was contacted by a Seal Press editor about the idea of writing a book at the end of September, right when I was pigging out on blueberry muffins in Boston. We e-mailed back and forth a bit and then I didn’t hear anything for two months. I didn’t want to get my hopes up at that point for fear that the fall would snap my spinal cord and kill me. I figured I had been blown off, but in reality the cyberspace demons had eaten my e-mail with a side helping of spam, and she later e-mailed me to find out why I’d gone missing. I put together a book proposal and got an offer on December 19, which was the nicest Christmas present I’ve gotten since that dollhouse my dad secretly built with a jigsaw and hot glue in the garage.

Then the publisher shut down for two weeks for Christmas. I did not stab my eyes out with sharpened candy canes, but only because being blind would make it hard to write. Also, my mom didn’t buy candy canes this year and it is hard to stab anything out with a holiday basket of pistachios. Up until that point I hadn’t told anyone about my super-secret negotiations, not even my cat. But I told my family once I got the offer, which is why suddenly several aunts and cousins started commenting on the blog at the end of the year.

All the contract details got hammered out this month and I got the okay from my editor to finally announce the deal. Which is good because I thought I was going to lose these last 30 pounds by exploding all over my keyboard. The jumping for joy probably burned a pound or two also. Let it never be said that PastaQueen can’t keep a secret. No safecracker or blow torch can penetrate this vault.

All of this has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the blog was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. That was just a coincidence, though it gives me something to add to my author blurb.

I plan to keep posting to the blog while I write the book, so don’t worry about me vanishing. If anything, I will definitely be blogging until the release of the book just so I can remind you to buy it. If this is not incentive to keep the weight off, nothing is. I would hate to go to a book signing a year from now and have to explain why I weigh 300 pounds.

I would like to sincerely thank everybody who visits the site. I’ve kept writing because I knew there were people out there not only reading what I write and enjoying it, but finding hope and inspiration and maybe a little strength in it. I’ve found strength in you too. Without the blog, I would never have gotten the book deal. Your enthusiasm and confidence in me helped bolster my own confidence. When first presented with the idea of writing a book, I was hesitant and unsure. A blog is not a book and the thought of adapting it from one form to another was scary. But over the past months of working on the idea, I know I have something worthwhile to share, which hopefully won’t disappoint you. If you start putting away a dollar a month now, you’ll be able to afford it when it comes out!

Now, to answer some questions I think you will ask:

Are you going to quit you job and buy platinum bathroom fixtures with your book advance?

Ha, ha! No. I got a nice deal, but I’m not quitting my day job. Plus, my brother left his hardware store job a year ago, so I can’t even get a discount on bathroom fixtures anymore, platinum or otherwise.

When is the book coming out?

There is not a release date yet, but it will probably be sometime in early 2008, which is just in time for my high school reunion. So not only can I brag about losing a ton of weight, but also about my book documenting how I lost a ton of weight. Did I mention I lost a ton of weight? They are going to totally hate me and it will be awesome.

Are you going to go on a book tour?

The promotional aspects of the book are still being worked out. Right now I’m focusing on actually writing the thing. I will be sure to announce any signings, but that’s far in the future. If anyone wants me to come to their local bookshop, it might be arranged, but it would depend on money and time and a floor to sleep on and all that silly “reality” stuff.

WIll you remember me when you’re on Oprah?

No.

You won’t?

Half the people I’ve mentioned this deal to think it comes attached with an invitation to Oprah’s book club. I would walk barefoot all the way up I-65 to Oprah’s studio if she invited me, but I’m going to keep my shoes on for the time being.

Are you going to mention the blog in the book?

In my chapter outline I have allotted an entire chapter to talking about the blog. However, the book will be about the experience of becoming fat and then losing half my body weight. The blog is an important part of that, but it will not be a book about the blog.

You know you haven’t actually lost half your body weight yet, right?

Dude, I’m on it. If I have to cut off a hand to get there, I’ll wield the Ginsu knife myself.

I am happy for you, but I also hate you a little. Is that okay?

That’s okay. I would hate me a little too. I will forgive you if you buy two copies of the book (receipts required for penance approval).

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Marshmallow • February 1, 2007 at 1:23 am

OMG!!! Congratulations! As soon as its out, I will definitely buy it :-D

Pity though that the book won’t have those fantastic Flash interactive movie files to allow readers to spin you round and round.

How many times shall I say it? CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!

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daBaum • February 1, 2007 at 2:10 am

Next on your agenda is deciding who will play the role of Pasta Queen in “Half of Me – the Movie!” Congrats on the book deal. I shall stand in line for my personalized copy!

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Roz • February 1, 2007 at 3:08 am

This is sooooo awesome! Congratulations! This is just kickass! I! Am! So! Excited! For! You! :-)

Seriously, this is an amazing opportunity and I wish you only the best for this. You are an inspiration to me, and I wish you the best of luck with reaching your goal before then.

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Narelle • February 1, 2007 at 3:51 am

Congratulations!! I am a silent reader but I enjoy catching up with your blog – every week it has something funny, inspiration and mind thinking. Congrats once again and I hope that your book will be available in Australia :)

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BeforePicture • February 1, 2007 at 5:27 am

That is so great! Congratulations! I bet it’ll be a really fun read.

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lulu • February 1, 2007 at 5:39 am

Brilliant!!! and you are sooo going to be on Oprah.

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Julia • February 1, 2007 at 6:03 am

Congratulations PQ. You truly deserve this!

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dg • February 1, 2007 at 6:30 am

happy days! well done PQ :)

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Carrie • February 1, 2007 at 7:24 am

Congratulations! I’ve read your blog for quite a while and you have been a great inspiration. You’re a great writer and I’m looking forward to the book. :)

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Mariah • February 1, 2007 at 8:06 am

Very, very cool! I’ve been lurking around here for quite a while, and actually have read through all your archives starting with your first post. No, I’m not trying to butter you up for a free copy of your book! But I WILL buy it when it comes out. Again, very very cool, and congratulations! Back to lurkdom…

~Mariah~

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Kalyn • February 1, 2007 at 8:08 am

So cool! I’m very excited and happy for you. As soon as I started reading this blog I said to myself, this woman should be writing a book. So when someone at Blogher mentioned they were looking for bloggers to write books, you were the first person I thought of.

Ok, you don’t have to pay me 10%, but if we’re ever in the same city at the same time, you’ve got to promise to take me to dinner.

Hugs,

Kalyn

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Joy • February 1, 2007 at 8:20 am

Wow – this is wonderful and exciting and though I am envious I am SO happy for you!!! Girl, you ROCK!! You have an awful lot to be proud of with all that you’ve accomplished and now a book on top of it? Congratulations! All this before you hit 30 – I tip my low-fat string cheese to you and wish you all the best!!! And yes, I intend to buy your book as should everyone who has benefited from following you on your journey!

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Tiff • February 1, 2007 at 8:21 am

YAY! That is so fabulous!!! You mine as well start toughening up the soles of your feet cause I am totally seeing you on Oprah… can’t wait for the book!

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erinccpi • February 1, 2007 at 8:25 am

Hi, I’ve been reading your site for a year now, but this is my first time commenting. I just wanted to say Congratulations on the book deal! I love your writing and you have been so inspirational. I can’t wait to buy the book.

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Wendy • February 1, 2007 at 8:25 am

I’m so glad someone figured out you need to publish a book. And Seal Press is a great place. Congratulations and rock on!!!

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Mark • February 1, 2007 at 8:31 am

Wow!

Are you going to insure your fat pants? (You need those for the publicity pix and the lecture circuit.)

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karaokekitty • February 1, 2007 at 8:54 am

Congrats on the book deal! I’ll definitely buy the book! I’m hoping to turn my blog into a book someday (perhaps wishful thinking, but what the hay). Anyway, congrats and good luck on the writing!

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psychsarah • February 1, 2007 at 9:12 am

Wow-way to go Pasta Queen! The book deal rocks! You are a great writer and I’m sure your book will be a fantabulous read! I can’t wait! Big huge congrats to you!!! (Big props to you for keeping the secret too, I think I would have caved with news that big!)

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Kate • February 1, 2007 at 9:28 am

I LOVE that the book comes out right before your high school reunion. Note to self: try to publish book right before high school reunion.

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Miss New Booty • February 1, 2007 at 9:36 am

Congratulations!

However, you didn’t focus on what I’m most curious about: How are you going to pose for your author picture on the dust jacket?

Are you going to go all Danielle Steele on our asses in full costume? You would look dashing in a cute little sailors hat while posing behind the wheel on a boat. Or will you pose with props – like exercise equipment or those children who pretended like they were Tom Cruise’s and Nicole Kidman’s while they were married?

Forget about content – we all know it’s about the cover.

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barb • February 1, 2007 at 9:41 am

This is so wonderful!!! and I don’t think I can think of anyone more deserving than you!!! bravo!!

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sadinoel • February 1, 2007 at 9:47 am

I’ve already commented on the other blog and still can’t believe it.

Congratulations! I’m very, truly, madly proud of you.

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noli • February 1, 2007 at 10:04 am

WOW i’m so proud of you, thanks for the inspiration, looking foward to the book.

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dee • February 1, 2007 at 10:05 am

i discovered this blog last week, and was amazed, amused by your entries, and inspired at how much you accomplished within two years. now, i am completely floored. i don’t even know you and my heart is so happy for you. your writing is excellent, and i can’t wait to buy the book. you better visit NYC so i can meet you. please do not stop writing this blog, we still need your stories and your inspiration!! Congratulations!! Much success, good health and happiness to you always. and yea, the fact that you will hit your goal weight and have a book published at the time (or before!) of your HS reunion is sweeter than honey. may all the little fuckers that weren’t nice people eat crow!

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Smissy • February 1, 2007 at 10:12 am

I can’t wait to buy the book! I’m so happy for you – you are SO deserving of this – so funny it happens in time for your high school reunion, i love it! Congratulations!

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Melissa • February 1, 2007 at 10:15 am

OMG – Congratulations! I am so excited for you – If anyone deserves it, you do. A few posts ago, I wrote that I hope we continue to hear from you on your blog after you cross the weight finish line. Now, I am sure that we will hear from you all of the time because you are slowly taking over all forms of media. First the internet, next print. Then TV and radio. Should your new name be the Media Queen? :D Congrats again!!!

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lme • February 1, 2007 at 10:53 am

Woohoo! I suspected as much. Congrats, darlin’ and enjoy the ride.

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kalmia • February 1, 2007 at 11:05 am

Wow! A book deal? This is starting to sound like the script of a movie or the plot of a novel, starring you as the humble, hardworking, persevering protagonist who overcomes amazing obstacles to reach a goal that millions of others only dream about. It’s the stuff of fairy tales, except it’s real. And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person. Many, many congratulations!

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Laura • February 1, 2007 at 11:08 am

I went to Amazon to see if maybe I could pre order it, but alas, there is nothing yet. Please let us know as you get closer to publication so we can support you. I’m late to your blog so would LOVE to read your back story. Congratulations!!

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Les • February 1, 2007 at 11:21 am

Wow. That’s wonderful. Congrats. Would you mind if I blogrolled you??

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metamorphose • February 1, 2007 at 11:24 am

Holy crap, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s so fantastic!!

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Randee • February 1, 2007 at 11:26 am

Congrats!

Frankly, I had been wondering when the book folks would come knocking, and wondered why they hadn’t thus far.

This one’s for you:

http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2261

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Jeanette • February 1, 2007 at 11:27 am

Congrats to you! You have inspired me since the day I found you and have kept me company on my own weight loss journal.

Can I seel copies of the book directly outside the Lane Bryant stores? I love the title and am looking forward to my very own break up very soon!

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Karen • February 1, 2007 at 11:33 am

So are you planning the really casual ways you can work the phrases: “book deal”, “my publicist” and “boffo bestseller” into your conversations at the reunion? Massive congratulations and you deserve all the best! Your blog has certainly helped me over the past year or so and I am very glad a wider audience will now have access to it.

And, of course, I can now tell people that I knew about you back before you became famous and that I always knew you would be a big deal. Reflected glory is just wonderful–all the positive feelings and none of the work.

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leora • February 1, 2007 at 11:40 am

Wow! Congratulations. You earned it. You worked so hard, and so steadily for so long. I can’t WAIT until your book comes out. You’ve been so inspirational for so many people. Not to mention that you are a pretty great writer. You are awesome!

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Kala • February 1, 2007 at 12:03 pm

It makes me happy to see good things happening to folks I think really deserve it. Next stop…a chick flick based on the book!!

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Nienuh • February 1, 2007 at 12:43 pm

Wow! Congratulations! You absolutely deserve the book deal, both for your amazing loss as well as for your witty writing!

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Nina • February 1, 2007 at 12:57 pm

That is so awesome! I can’t believe you didn’t include this on your list of things you’ve accomplished in the past two years! You’ve been such an inspiration to me, I can’t wait to read your book. You’re the first person I’ve read who wants to combine a personal need to change their body, with a larger vision of fat acceptance and fat is beautiful.

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Debbie • February 1, 2007 at 1:19 pm

Congratulations! Are you having a good week or what? Your success is well-deserved. I don’t have esp or anything but I see Oprah in your future. To your continuing success.

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Andrea • February 1, 2007 at 2:56 pm

Such fantastic news! What really shines through in your blog writing is your sardonic sense of humor, so I can’t wait to see what you’ll do in a book.

And you MUST keep blogging, because we’re going to want to hear all about the book publishing process, the book signings and all that other glamorous stuff!

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christie • February 1, 2007 at 3:00 pm

A huge congratulations, that’s wonderful news. Look forward to reading it. People will learn a LOT from you I’m sure.

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BlueinMO • February 1, 2007 at 3:15 pm

Wonderful news! Your writing skills have always impressed me, along with your weight loss skills. I’m not surprised that you’re going to publish a book. I look forward to reading it. Would you hate me if I checked it out at the library? Yes? Okay, I’ll buy one, but only because I feel like I owe you something after reading your blog for at least a year and a half now :)

Keep up the good work. Throw away the Ginsus; I’m sure you’ll reach goal. And I wish I could be a fly on the wall at your high school reunion!

A loyal reader (btw, my screen name reflects my political stance; I’m not depressed!)

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Milana • February 1, 2007 at 3:40 pm

WOW! I am SO excited for you…I knew that it was going to happen sooner or later! You are really an inspiration to us all…CONGRADS once again!

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Monica • February 1, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Good job! Will the book come with a CD full of spinning pics? …heh

And how many words will it be?

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jen • February 1, 2007 at 4:24 pm

Wonderful news! I am sure it will be a funny and insightful book. You may have to change your name to WholeWheatPastaQueen for Oprah to invite you, because you know she avoids simple carbs. :)

Good luck! I’ll watch for the details of your World Tour.

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Christy • February 1, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Congrats!!!! I can’t wait until I can buy your book and read it.

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Melissa • February 1, 2007 at 5:18 pm

Wow! That is fantastic news re your book deal! I have been a “lurker” for a while now but was so thrilled to hear your news I had to congratulate you. I hope it will be available in Australia as I would definitely buy it!

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Samiam • February 1, 2007 at 5:44 pm

Can’t think of a book I would rather read! Congrats! :)

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Connie • February 1, 2007 at 6:05 pm

I sing the praises of your blog to my friends, and I’ll do the same for your book. Congratulations!

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C. Froggenhall • February 1, 2007 at 6:09 pm

w000000t~!

If I buy a copy from Amazon.com and mail it to you, will you sign it for me? :-D

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Ali • February 1, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Wooohoooo! Congratulations. I can’t wait to read it.

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Marie • February 1, 2007 at 7:43 pm

This is SUCH exciting news!!! I look forward to reading your posts each and every day, and now I can’t wait to own a copy of your book! Congrats!

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Ellen • February 1, 2007 at 7:47 pm

Fantastic news! Long time lurker here to wish you all the best. I am so proud of you that I can’t stop smiling. Good things do indeed come to good people, thank you for this reminder.

I plan on standing in a VERY long line to get my personalized copy when you hit Chicago on your book tour. Fun stuff…..

~Ellen

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Denise • February 1, 2007 at 7:48 pm

So can I preorder the book now to make sure that I get a copy (signed of course)? Congratulations, what a huge accomplishment this is and you should be extremely proud of yourself. This is only the beginning of even better things to come. You are awesome and an inspiration to everyone. Thank you!!!!

Denise

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mal • February 1, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Amazing. This whole phenomenon is amazing. But, it is nowhere more well-deserved than here. Glad to hear your exciting news, and congratulations!

PS: I habitually buy books written by bloggers (obviously, I like the style of writing or I wouldn’t be here) so you can count on my cha-ching!

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honestly • February 1, 2007 at 9:02 pm

I think you are an AMAZING writer. Funny as hell.

I am dying to read your book.

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Karine • February 1, 2007 at 9:22 pm

WOW girl! You are an absolute legend! I also always thought you needed to write a book. I throroughly enjoy all your posts every day and you’ve been a great companion for me for the past year. So far I lost 80 lbs, and have some 35 more to go. I am soooooo proud and happy for you, I will not only buy your book, but I will give and recommend it to lots of people! Do you know if there’s a list of bloggers who wrote books out there? I love 2 read about people’s weight loss journeys, makes me feel like I am part of a great community. Congrats once again, can’t wait for the book!

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Joy • February 1, 2007 at 9:35 pm

I’m a big fan of your website. I just recently discovered it after looking for weight loss blogs. I haven’t commented before, but I just had to congratulate you on the book deal! You’ve inspired me and I really do hope you get on Oprah one day so you can inspire even more.

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Erin • February 1, 2007 at 10:42 pm

Congratulations! When they turn you into an ABC sitcom, would you make them let you play yourself?

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bazu • February 1, 2007 at 10:46 pm

Wowee- congrats! Your book will be great not just because of your unique story, but because you’re such an entertaining writer! I’m mentally channeling Oprah to invite you on her show… Oprah… Oprah…

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KL • February 1, 2007 at 10:47 pm

You’re really an inspiration! Congrats on the deal!

KL

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Kim • February 1, 2007 at 11:22 pm

Wow, I haven’t commented in a while, but have been here silently reading. Way to go. Congratulations are definitely in order – though apparently 61 people beat me to it. You are my hero: you can build a great blog, write well, lost almost half your weight and a book deal. And your how old? (That’s rhetorical – I’m sure its around here somewhere) You should be really proud of yourself – for all of those. Again, WAY TO GO!

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Joyce • February 1, 2007 at 11:58 pm

I am so extremely proud of pastaqueen who I also refer to as my wonderful daughter. Thank you to all of her wonderful readers!!!!!! I have been reading the blog for about 6 months and this is my first time posting–some of my sisters and nieces decloaked before me. The comments from the global blog-reading community have been as heartwarming as PQ’s entries. Thank you for all your love, caring, encouragement, channeling, etc, etc, etc. . . . As you have all witnessed she is a truly amazing young lady!!!! The cover of the book will not have enough space to list all of her fantastic achievements–possibly a full chapter might begin to give the reading public a glimmer of her many talents! PQ, I love you dearly–even if you had not already promised me a free autographed copy of the book!!!!!

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Patty • February 2, 2007 at 12:06 am

Way to go pasta queen! That is so awesome and I’m sure the book will be a big hit and so happy for you, you deserve it.

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Betsy • February 2, 2007 at 12:21 am

AHHHH!!! You rock!! I’ve been reading your blog for months but I’ve never commented. I kept coming back for your awesome sense of humor, writing style, and perseverence! I can’t wait to read your book!!

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crankybee • February 2, 2007 at 12:59 am

Well done chick! I wonder what will be on the cover…maybe one of thoses hologram things that changes when you move side to side (I don’t know what they’re called) And one could of you, you know, LARGE, and one could be of you, you know, BUFF. And the speed at which you change from big to small could be up to the discretion of the viewer.

I think I need a drink.

And your MUM commented! LOL! ON YA MUM! If my mother a) knew what a blog was b) knew I had one c) read it, sll she’d say is “stop swearing, big mouth foul mouth!”

And with that loud of woop, I’m off! Again, congrats. See you Oprah with that annoying Bob Greene next to you. And if Oprah doesn’t call, what about Tyra? Sally Jessy Raphael? Or is she dead?

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Megan • February 2, 2007 at 1:53 am

Congratulations! You seem like such a kind person, so I’m thrilled that something awesome happened to such a good person. You deserve it. I can’t wait to be further inspired by you when I read your book!

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vickie • February 2, 2007 at 7:04 am

you write extremely well. You are easy to identify with and you have such a nice light tone to your writing – your book will be GREAT. Congrats!!!!

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Bree • February 2, 2007 at 8:32 am

I’m so proud of you. You rock!!!! Congrats!!!!

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v'ron • February 2, 2007 at 9:27 am

Yay!!! You have good story to tell without being bitter — which a lot of the ones out there seem to have. I’m sure you’ll let us all know when it comes out. Let us know the best way to buy it that gets you the most brownie points (at a bookstore? via amazon? show up for the booksigning tour?)

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Aunt Annette • February 2, 2007 at 9:29 am

Well, I can’t miss posting today! I’m so happy for you Jennette! Like I said the other day, you’re just beginning! You go girl!

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Mymsie • February 2, 2007 at 9:33 am

What a dream come true!! CONGRATS – can’t wait to buy the book!

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Rachel • February 2, 2007 at 11:22 am

Wow, I’m the Johnny Come Lately, apparently, but let me just add my congratulations to everybody else’s and say YOU DESERVE IT! Your blog is awesome and you really are an inspiration. You are guarateed at least ONE book sold because I WILL BE PREORDERING A COPY FROM AMAZON!!! Please keep us in the loop so we’ll know when to go attack the bookstores.

You are totally welcome to stay in my guest room if you ever come promote the book in Salt Lake! It’s right next door to my treadmill room. ;)

Congratulations again! I am SO EXCITED for you!!!!

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ky_expatriate • February 2, 2007 at 12:02 pm

If you’re in DC, come stay with us! We have a spare bedroom and cat and everything. We have a lovely independent bookstore chain that might be interested in a signing –Olsson’s. I occasionally e-mail a columnist who did a reading there, so let me know if I can use my non-existent connections on your behalf.

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Jules • February 2, 2007 at 1:07 pm

Hi PQ, Congrats! Well deserved.

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Felicia • February 2, 2007 at 1:12 pm

I stumbled across your blog a few days ago and have been totally sleep-deprived while reading through your archives and catching up with your story. Your weight loss success, and now, writing style and success, make me completely green with jealousy! But in a good way. :-) I only have 30 lbs to lose too! Good luck. This blog is completely inspiring.

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NicoleW • February 2, 2007 at 1:44 pm

WOW! Congratulations, and I can’t wait to read the book.

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Elaine Vigneault • February 2, 2007 at 1:54 pm

Congratulations. This is awesome news. I’m interested to see the final product. Blooks are the way to go!

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lovelines • February 2, 2007 at 2:42 pm

GOOD JOB on the book deal! You deserve it! I’ll definitely buy a copy. I love reading the blog already, the book should be even better!

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Debbie • February 2, 2007 at 3:28 pm

This is my second comment on my post. As I said to the other 2 I just told… I hope you don’t mind, but you’ve been tagged. Follow my URI to T.

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Anabell • February 2, 2007 at 7:18 pm

yes! There is a god. Congratulations PastaQueen. You really really really deserve this. I’ll start saving now because shipping costs are a bitch.

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cari.wagner@sbcglobal.net • February 2, 2007 at 7:34 pm

I am normally a lurker but I just had to congratulate you!! I am so proud of you!!

Who knows maybe this was the journey that you were meant to take….your struggles, and challenges have lead you to such success!

I continue to wish you the best!

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Trish • February 2, 2007 at 9:04 pm

Just wanted to send a quick congrats.

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digsite • February 2, 2007 at 9:09 pm

That is awesome news! You must be SO excited!! I’ll be one of the first in line to buy your book! =)

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Amanda • February 3, 2007 at 12:29 am

Honey. From a fellow uber-goober who has struggled with her weight, can I just say, “Damn.”. You rock.

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Sue • February 3, 2007 at 2:11 am

I’m so excited for you! Congrats!

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another long time lurker • February 3, 2007 at 11:17 am

Oh happy happy joy joy! Your book is going to be so good! Can’t wait! I know it’s been said a b’jillion times, but you are a super great inspiriation. Thanks for sharing so much of your heart and soul with us all…and I know that with you being a scorpio, that can’t have been the easiest thing for you to do, however, it is very much appreciated!

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the veggie paparazzo • February 3, 2007 at 2:25 pm

Congratulations!

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katrina • February 3, 2007 at 4:07 pm

WOW! Huge congrats to you! I can’t wait to read it. You are such an inspiration!

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Tonya • February 5, 2007 at 9:53 am

I’ve just started reading your blog. It has truly inspired me to continue changing my life style. Congrats on your success and book. I will definitely be on the look out for it! Will you continue to blog even after your weightloss and book is complete? -Tonya

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sweet_talker • February 8, 2007 at 3:40 am

woot woot!!! sweet deal, pasta queen. I’ll buy it.

I can’t help but feel your pain with emails being lost with all the spam, too. That part stuck out especially because I think I might have accidently deleted an email sent from Half of Me or PastaQueen or something like that in my “Junkmail”…it was right around when I first posted here. Sorry, if that is completely irrelevant or wrong, or you/the website automatically sent an email to me.

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mo pie • February 8, 2007 at 5:07 pm

AWESOME NEWS!!! Dude, congrats!!

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littlem • February 9, 2007 at 12:10 am

OMG!!! *hires brass band to play Indiana fight song*

I just got an ASCAP Award, and also just scored a film for the TFF. When you get your movie deal (come on, you know it’s the next step after Book Club of the Oprah Goddess), if you like, I will score your film.

Also, I have NEVER seen anyone keep a secret like that. They need to name an award after you.

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LauraBorafromBufaDora • February 10, 2007 at 9:51 pm

I AM SO WICKED PSYCHED FOR YOU!!! I will be yet another royalty for you, I have loved your blog for over a year and have often thought you should be writing books — like many other commenters, apparently!! Rock on with your badass self…I’m going to wave that book in people’s faces and act totally cool saying stuff like, “Yeah, I read her blog back when she had so far only lost TWO FIFTHS of her!”

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Susan • February 11, 2007 at 12:42 pm

Wow! Congratulations! You deserve it!

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Sarah • March 16, 2007 at 6:32 pm

I just e mailed you because I couldn’t find this post in your blog!

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