Please help me welcome Rachel, aka RachelintheOC to Novel Addiction! Today we are trying to push her book "A Walk In The Snark" up to the best sellers list! Now, raise your welcome signs and give a big, warm welcome to Rachel!
Sometimes I think I'm too jaded. Then I think no, it's just the lighting. ~ Rachel Thompson, A Walk in the Snark.
People ask me all the time about my motivation for my book A Walk in the Snark, Sure, my husband is a really good guy and we’ve made it this far but come on -- there are lots of silly things he does that kinda drive me crazy. I wrote my first essay Men are from Seinfeld, Women are from Friends about a year ago on my blog. The response was huge, overwhelming. Clearly I wasn’t the only chick out there whose husband suffered from an allergy to household paper products.
Why can men change the world but not a toilet paper roll?
I found that writing about Mancode issues really helped me understand the way men think. Not that it makes any sense – I am a chick after all. More like having the keys to a really loud, remote-controlled kingdom. For example, why do they clutch the TV remote as if all of mankind depended on it? My guy has literally torn the house apart in search of the remote (while I couldn’t care less. I’ll just read or write, play with the kids, organize my sock drawer). *whistles*
I felt as if I were in an episode of that old Leonard Nimoy program (on tonight’s episode of “In Search Of…” observe the male of the species find a little box without which he cannot function). And don’t get me started on the volume. Let’s just say my folks can hear what he’s watching…and they live 500 miles away.
I expanded on the Mancode into Chickspeak, cause I have many guys who tell me they really want to understand the way women think. In my book, I hand them a secret decoder ring while deconstructing Shoe Math, Chick Time, and what “I’m fine” really means and send them on their way.
(I include many essays from my blog in the book but I also included original material – in fact, about a fourth of the book is original because I wanted readers who paid for the book to know they were getting exclusive new writing.)