The New Kirtsy Book’s Here! The New Kirtsy Book’s Here!

Today, I feel like Steve Martin in the movie, The Jerk. No, I’m not feeling like a jerk. Remember the scene when the new phone book arrives? The mere fact of seeing his name in print brings out a joyous rant: — “The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here! I’m SOMEBODY!”

Something is here that is SO much better than the phone book!

The new Kirtsy book’s here! The new Kirtsy book’s here!

Obviously, I have a little more self-confidence than Steve Martin’s character, so I already know I’m somebody. But I’m too, too excited to be one of over 100 fabulous women to have their inspirational writing included in this book.  The video points out one of the things I often lament about – the small numbers of women’s voices represented in the “mainstream.”

Guess what, boys, we’re creating our own mainstream. And this is just the start.  Welcome to our brave new world of women having a say.  Don’t worry, though. We’ll be a lot nicer to you than you’ve been to us.

Want to get a copy of this beautiful book that includes a version of my essay about how we’ll ever find another “viable” woman presidential candidate, just take a hope on over to Bright Sky Press (the amazing publisher that will be doing my Mothers of Intention book), Barnes & Noble or Borders.  Or, if you’d like to buy a copy directly from me, we can do that if you’ve got a PayPal account!  Just contact my by Email and we can arrange that!

I guess I’d better go get a Sharpie in case anyone wants me to sign my essay!  ;)

Kirtsy takes a bow shot

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3 Responses to “The New Kirtsy Book’s Here! The New Kirtsy Book’s Here!”

  1. Snarky Amber Says:

    I loved Katherine’s video with one exception. When she says that when men are writing the stories, there are going to be more strippers, and fewer stories about “real” women, I bristled. Come on, I thought, strippers are real women too. Many of them are mothers, all of them are daughters, and few of them get respect from anyone in this world. Perhaps what Katherine meant is that the way they’re depicted isn’t “real”, but what she said is just as easily interpreted in a way that marginalizes women who strip or “dance” for a living as somehow less than.

  2. PunditMom Says:

    I don’t think she was trying to put down strippers. My sense was more that she was trying to make a point that when men get to write stories, they write about things most women wouldn’t.

  3. Daisy Says:

    She may have been referring to the fact that men, when they write about women, often sexualize them unnecessarily.

    Remember: Woman: without her, man is nothing.

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