My friend, Jenny Feldon, wrote a book, got published (published!!), and in honor of her release, I allowed her to poke a little bit of fun at me…..
Jenny’s book, Karma Gone Bad, is based on her moving to India (India!!) for her husband’s job. To someone who likes to remain stateside, I could not even imagine. Actually, neither could Jenny in the beginning. Her initial response went something like this:
“India?” [she] repeated. “India, like the country?”
Jenny, being much braver than I could ever imagine, chucked her Jimmy Choo’s and packed up her dog (dog!!) and went to India. I did not get to know Jenny until after she returned to the states, had a couple of babies, and started writing a blog (like me). We originally met through our blogs, but quickly realized we had friends in common (the power of the internet hard at work). We started to form a bond over the waves of the internetz, and finally made a plan to meet up at Blogher ’12 in NYC.
This is where the poking fun at me starts. The following is Jenny’s retelling of our initial meeting which happened to coincide with her GETTING A BOOK DEAL.
I’d been “online” friends with Rachel (with real-life mutual friends that made our connection feel even more cosmic) for what felt like forever before I finally met her in person at BlogHer ’12. She’d become a good friend in the virtual world and I couldn’t wait to give her a hug and turn our friendship into the real world kind. Minutes before I got on the subway to meet her at Starbucks for coffee, my agent told me we’d gotten our first offer on Karma Gone Bad. Rachel was the first person I told.