No such thing as bad press

They say if you’re going to believe your good reviews, you’re going to have to believe the bad ones, too.

They also say there’s no such thing as bad press.

They say a lot of things.

I might be a lifelong writer, but I am a first-time author, in a competitive space (is there one that isn’t?), and you know what? The idea of a stranger reading something I wrote and having thoughts about it, good or bad, has made my goddamned day.

I couldn’t be more thrilled to get a review like this in Publishers Weekly – the source for people who not only love books but make critical decisions about which ones to stock in their shops and retail spaces and libraries. It’s not a small thing, and I’m hugely excited.

The reviewer makes reference to what they interpret as a “light touch” in the way I “breezily” cover subjects, which makes it sound very easy. I’ll take it. Oh and the word “finesse,” which will only ever conjure the sickly sweet smell of the white, creamy shampoo in the blue bottle that my sisters and I used in the 80s.

But my favorite part is the beginning where the title “brand adviser” is put in quotes — because is that even a thing? Haha! Truth. I can’t say I made it up, but I definitely heard someone else use it at a conference and swiped it. And even I think it sounds kinda lame. Maybe I’ll change it up.

Check out the full review here.

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