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Half-Assed in United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and on Kindle!

I’m happy to announce that Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir is now being distributed in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand via Palgrave/Macmillan. If you live in any of these countries, you can go to your local bookstore and request that they order a copy for you. If you’re lucky, they might already have one in stock. Karen already wrote in to report a sighting at the Borders in Auckland. It doesn’t matter what store you go to because my distributor accepts orders from big chains and independent retailers. And yes, Britons, please request “Half-Assed” not “Half-Arsed.”

I want to apologize that I did not have this information for you guys sooner. If I’d known the book would be available internationally, I would have told my foreign readers to wait to buy it locally instead of paying to have it shipped overseas. You could have saved money on shipping and I would have saved my hand cramping up filling out bizarre custom forms. I want you to know that I’m genuinely sorry and hopefully the shipping costs were worth the two month head start you got on your neighbors. If it makes you feel any better, after Helen sent me pictures of her reading the book on a beach in Mexico, it occurred to me that my book has now traveled more places than I have. I wish my body could visit the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, but my words will have to suffice for now.

If you’re a techie, you might be happy to know you can also get the e-book edition of Half-Assed, for Kindle: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device. I saw one of these on a plane last month and now I wish I owned one just so I could see how my book looks on it.

The entry period for the viral video contest is now over. I will draw a winner as soon as I finish confirming entries. I’ll announce the winner on the blog when I do so. Thank you to every one who participated. As of this moment, my video has 6,566 views!

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town mouse • July 1, 2008 at 8:35 am

Surely that should be ‘half arsed’?


town mouse • July 1, 2008 at 8:37 am

Oh argh, just read your entry properly. I still think it should be ‘half arsed’ though!


Helen • July 1, 2008 at 9:38 am

Congrats! I am glad to hear this because I’ve been recommending your book to various friends I have all over the world!


deanna • July 1, 2008 at 9:47 am

COOL!!!! That is so freaking awesome!


suzanne • July 1, 2008 at 11:32 am

bought the book yesterday in canada ;)


anonymous boxer • July 1, 2008 at 11:58 am

Hee. I love the word “arse.”


Charlie Star • July 1, 2008 at 1:12 pm

The Half-Assed empire conquers new territory–hurrah!


Christine • July 1, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Oooh I can’t wait to head down and order it from my independent bookshop!

I was waiting until I could ask my mom (Canada) to get it for my birthday. But now I can get it myself :D


dabaum • July 1, 2008 at 1:15 pm

I will download it on my Kindle when I get home tonight and email you a pic! So exciting!


PastaQueen • July 1, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Coolio. Thanks!


sarah j • July 1, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Wow.. kindle. That just seems so FAMOUS. Congrats!


Amy • July 1, 2008 at 6:32 pm

KNH got a Kindle in May and was bummed your book wasn’t available for it yet. So we know ppl are looking for it!


mrs darling • July 1, 2008 at 11:15 pm

Do you know if your book will be available at Sams Club or Costco?


Melanie • July 3, 2008 at 3:47 am

Got it yesterday. :-)


Moira Oliver • July 3, 2008 at 6:53 am

Your book is also in South Africa.It is sitting on top of my pile of “to read” books. I bought it through a local internet supplier


PastaQueen • July 3, 2008 at 7:18 am



PastaQueen • July 3, 2008 at 1:33 pm

I just asked my publisher and they said no, though not for lack of trying.


Mr Calorie Counter • July 6, 2008 at 1:53 am

Cool. I live in Australia. I’ll see if they have it at my local boarders store.


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