Foot-in-Mouth Disease


Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear… I totally spoke too soon. For some reason, I figured offering free copies of my book to other bloggers would result in three, maybe four emails. And, um… I got about 50. On the one hand, THAT IS SO AWESOME! Knowing there’s that much interest in my book makes me incredibly happy. But on the other hand, it KILLS ME that I can’t give a book to every single one of you. Maybe one day I will record some sort of visual-audio-book of me wearing a cardigan and fake glasses and reading from Sleeping Naked is Green in soft-spoken tones and I’ll upload it to YouTube so that you can all listen to it for free.

Sadly, until then, I will have to forcefully shove my grimy foot into my mouth (see above photo), hop onto my bicycle and back-pedal, back-pedal, back-pedal (which will probably be a rather awkward process, what with one foot being in my mouth and all).

Anyway, PLEASE forgive me! For all who have emailed, expect a reply soon — I will choose five bloggers to receive a copy of the book; the others will hopefully receive some other kind of green freebie (I get sent a lot of those from eco-friendly companies), but as of now, the offer is closed. However, keep in mind there will be contests and giveaways throughout the summer here at Green as a Thistle, so stay tuned. And finally, for those in the New York area, I’ll be speaking in Bryant Park and having a mini-launch in Brooklyn on July 15th, so if you’d like to come to either event, email me about that and I’ll give you the deets.

P.S. I took this photo late at night, when I was still in my schleppy working-from-home attire. Hey, at least it’s organic cotton!

P.P.S. To all the foot fetishists — get outta here! That’s gross.

16 Responses to Foot-in-Mouth Disease

  1. Yoga Witch says:

    I was just thinking this a few hours ago. Knowing the buzz your book has gotten in the blogosphere, I thought, “How will she be able to give away so many books?!” 🙂 No prob, though, we all understand!

    Love the pic!

  2. Dahlia says:

    Ha ha! That’s funny. Oh well. No worries. I will buy your book eventually. And it will still make my summer read list. But it would be nice to get some buzz on Thistle to increase the traffic in my neck of the woods!

  3. EcoYogini says:

    haha, I was just thinking about emailing you this morning! lol. You know- it’s a sign that so many people are interested and want to hear what you have to say 🙂
    I will also buy your book anyways- I’m all for supporting such a fantastic blogger! WOOT

    ps- love the pic!

  4. EcoYogini says:

    oh- AND I didn’t email you last night cuz I have NO IDEA how to see how many hits I get to my blog…. I looked and looked LOL. sigh.

  5. April says:

    That’s okay. I was wondering how you had so many copies to give away. I thought that you would get many, many emails about it. That pic is really fun.

  6. Marisa says:

    Your picture totally cracked me up! Who was the photographer? Thanks for the laugh on this rainy TO day!

  7. Christine says:

    That’s great that you had that many requests for the book! I’m happy to hear it.

  8. PeiHaus says:

    Not to worry, Ms. Thistle! I’m so glad you discovered how devoted an audience you have.

  9. I think it’s time you hit up some yoga with me. I’m just saying…

  10. jinman28 says:

    LOL. Time to toss your hair over your shoulder with a certain degree of smugness… “I’m so POPular.”
    I will buy the book because I want it regardless! 🙂

  11. Emma says:

    Did Miles take this photo?? u are crazayyy…

    p.s – i like ur hair curly 🙂

  12. dinsky says:

    no worries! I was planning on buying and reviewing your book anyways 🙂

  13. snwgrrl says:

    I read your book not that long ago, could hardly put it down. You’re challenge inspired me a twinge to change what I can where I can, so thanks. Also, thanks for a great read, and letting me know I’m not the only person who feels stuck between smug hippies and whogivesadamners.
    So, I usually hold on to all my favorite books, but in green spirits, I did the most environmentally friendly thing I could think to do with it: traded it in at a used bookstore (which also happens to be my place of employment, ha) so others can find it and read it, then trade it back again.

  14. gettinggreen says:

    Thanks for understanding, everyone… I appreciate the support more than you know!

    Em — I magically took that picture myself, and my hair is curly because it was rainy that day 🙂

    And snwgrrl — what a lovely comment! I’m so happy you passed the green love forward.

  15. Dear Vanessa & even Kyoto

    Here in west palm Beach Its been raining on and off all day.

    In fact, as I look out of the Barnes & Noble emergency exit door to my right ( next to the photography section )
    I see gray skies, rain showers and water beads on vehicles parked nearby.

    Oh look !! There’s a young Asian couple making a run for it – you go girl – whew … they’re safe!

    Anyway, give a former Buffalo shout out to Yonge Street and maybe even Chapters.,

  16. Eliza says:

    Hi Vanessa!
    I had literally just finished reading your book (which I read like an addict when I saw your free-book post. I was at the bookstore in August and your book title caught my eye (shocking, huh?). I knew I had to buy it because my boyfriend and I are doing the same thing! In June we started and we make one change a day for this year that is either green or just good for us.
    I am a huge fan and it was so fantastic to read about your experience doing almost the same project. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given us. And if you have a few minutes I would be so happy if you stopped over at our site to check out our green year.

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