Sleep is for the Weak. Moms-we know this, don’t we? Expectant Moms- sleep now and get ready! This post isn’t going to give you any pointers on how to get sleep when you most need it, it’s certainly not going to tell you “sleep when baby sleeps” because someone undoubtedly already told you that, but I am going to tell you about something you might not know about – a new book called, Sleep is for the Weak. It’s a collection of some of the best and brightest essays written by some of the best and brightest mommy bloggers (and one dad) online today.
Graco has been lucky enough to meet some of the fantastic contributors in this book and is happy to be sponsoring some of their upcoming book signings. I was also extremely happy when a very early version of the book landed in my e-mail so that I was able to print all 207 pages of it for my early perusal. (on 100% recycled paper, both sides)
It turned out to be the perfect little bedside read. Because the book is a simple collection of great blog posts, it’s perfect for quick reads on the nights you may have found yourself wheeling and dealing with a 3 year old for 2 hours during bedtime routines or for longer exploration on nights when you may have escaped after-dinner clean up for the comfort of your bed. Each entry was either entertaining, touching, squeamishly familiar, uplifting, belly-laughing funny or heartwarming- and always insightful. There were many nights when even my husband enjoyed the book second-hand because I just had to read him the latest “that-is-so-trueism”
So- not only should you go out and buy this book for you, your expectant friends and perhaps even your mother as a “I totally get it now” peace offering, but if you live in the cities listed below, you should come meet some of the blogging authors at the various Sleep is for the Weak book signings. Here is some information about the signings:
TONIGHT! Friday, Sept. 12 - Rita Arens, Stacy Morrison, Alice Bradley, Laid-Off Dad Doug, Liz Gumbinner and Joanna Polyn give a signing at The Tea Lounge in Brooklyn from 4-7 p.m. (837 Union, Brooklyn, NY 11215) Sponsored by Graco
Saturday, Sept. 13 – Jenn Satterwhite gives a signing at Barnes & Noble at 1 p.m. (Creekwalk Village 801 West 15th St Suite E Plano, TX 75075)
Sunday, Sept. 21 – Mir Kamin gives a signing at the Borders in Athens, GA. Time TBD (196 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606)
Saturday, Sept. 27 – Rita Arens, Tracey Gaughran-Perez and Amy Corbett Storch give a signing at Vinoteca from 5-7 p.m. in Washington, DC. Wine cash bar. (1940 11th St. NW, DC 20001) Sponsored by Graco.
Thursday, Oct. 2 – Stefania Pomponi Butler, Lisa Stone, Grace Davis, Jen Scharpen and Jenny Lauck give a signing at Keplers in Menlo Park at 7:30 p.m. (1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park CA, 94025) Sponsored by Graco.
Saturday, Oct. 4 – Rita Arens, Eden Marriott Kennedy, Stefania Pomponi Butler, Lisa Stone, Grace Davis, Jen Scharpen and Jenny Lauck give a signing at Swig in San Francisco from 5-7 p.m. (561 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102). Sponsored by Graco.
Stop by, buy a book, and say hello. Sure, there will be a good book in it for you, but I also happen to know you’ll get a Sharpie with your purchase which might come in handy next time you need to label your kids’ medicine bottles, draw bellybuttons on underwear or write your phone number on your kid before a day at the zoo (seriously)! Hope to see you!