… Jeanie! There were 17 entries, I listed them basically in the order in which they were posted (with people who also posted the entry to Facebook getting an extra shot) then went to a random number generator online and rolled the virtual 17-sided die. I’m happy that the book will be going to a good home!
I did get to see Jenny Lawson in person last week — and if you have the chance, you should definitely go out of your way to do so as well. She read from the book for about 30 minutes and hearing it in her own voice? Really amazing. And absolutely hilarious. And then she took questions for 30 minutes … I was a little bummed that she stopped reading, but it turns out that her extemporaneous answers to questions was *also* hilarious. She’s an amazing woman and deserves all the attention that she gets. I did not get a chance to have the books signed — the line was oh-so-long — but the experience was more than well worth it.
One last thing: reading about depression and mental illness on The Bloggess site was definitely an influence when it came to me starting to have the conversation on my own blog about it. It’s tough being vulnerable and admitting to something you consider a flaw or weakness, but the chorus of “you’re not alone” make it so much easier. So, thank you to everyone out there that’s been so supportive — I appreciate it more than y’all know.