Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Promises, promises, promises

If you read my book, you will be younger, smarter, thinner, better-looking and your teeth will be whiter. You will be more a more successful lover, mother, brother, father, etc.

Your car will run more smoothly.

Your body odor will diminish. Your cakes will rise higher. Your soufflé's will be fluffier and your whites will be whiter. You will leave a sparking path of glitter behind you wherever you go.

Well, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration. I mean, who leaves a trail of sparkling glitter?

Oh, I know! Shaina does. And if that isn't enough, there's her profile pic tagline, "I'm not a lesbian, but I'm a big fan," and on top of that, here's what she had to say about my book:

I read possibly the coolest book ever Harvey & Eck by ... Erin O'Brien. She's hilarious. Her book is amazing. It's the story of a woman called Harvey, who, in the depths of despair, decides to write an anonymous letter to a man whose name she picks out of a phone book. Her life, and his, changes drastically due to her letters, and it's fascinating and fun and heartbreaking to watch. I was enthralled, to put it simply.

I know a book is awesome when I start thinking like and wanting to speak like the characters, and after reading only fifty pages (I had to stop and do some real work, but I didn't wanna). I could sense myself thinking and writing like Eck, but at the same time I could effortlessly switch my mind and writing and speaking to be like Harvey's. That's how good these characters are.

Read the whole entry here.

Thanks Shaina! I love you and I daresay the lesbians do to.


Doug said...

I love Shaina, too. Further proof that I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

EBEZP said...

Axl Rose once wore a T shirt that said, 'Nobody knows I'm a lesbian' sort of the same as being a big fan hey?
That was nice of Shaina but an equally good post from you as ever Erin. Nice 1

shaina said...

yey! a trail of sparkly glitter? bring it on. actually, now that you mention it, i once wore a sparkly glittery dress that totally left a trail of sparkly glitter everywhere i went. i never wore it again. it was a bit ugly, actually. but its funny that you mentioned it...:-D

p.s. my profile pic is from my favorite tv show ever, Queer as Folk. the girl pictured is daphne, one of the main gay character's straight best friend, and she actually said that to the lesbian couple on the show during the first season. daph's a total fag hag, and if i had the means, i'm sure i would be too! :)

sxKitten said...

I can live without the trail of sparkling glitter (who has time to vacuum?) but am looking forward to whiter teeth and higher cakes.

An excellent book, thoroughly entertaining and engaging. I look forward to more ASAP.

The Fool said...

Damn good book. Damn good.


Elisson said...

I'll read your book if you'll read mine.

Of course, I get the better end of that deal.

~d said...

(will reading the book make my boobs perkier? I may have to re-read it!)