• http://mayiwrite.livejournal.com May

    Congrats on the manuscript. I’m so thrilled for you and the collective universe is heaving a huge sigh of relief with you. We are also very eagerly waiting the book.

    Also? If your editor gets too crazy or carried away doing that thing called “editing,” let me know. I live right here in the middle of NYC, and I could hunt him down. It would be easy.

    Gosh, now I feel like streaking. I’ll leave that to you and your chill, head-bobbing bodyguard. Hilarious.

  • Jill

    14? 14??? He looks like a little old man.

    Deadlines are horrid, glad yours has passed successfully. Looking forward to the book in all its papery glory.

  • Stephanie from Omaha


    That is the one of the BEST clip of Rob & Big EVER!!!

    I was walking through a big department store at the mall and in the midst of Women’s Lingerie, I heard this Enrique song. I grabbed my friend by the arm and pulled her through racks of panties and bras…looking for the perfect spot to hear the song clearly. She thought we were on a mission to dodge a former boyfriend or something. All I could manage to say is, ‘Do you? Do you? DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE LOVING SOMEONE THAT’S IN A RUSH TO THROW YOU AWAY’?!?!

    I’m 95% against Reality Tv, but I love this show. My DVR is on Rob & Big overload…I’m sure one night, my DVR is just going to say ‘Grow up and start watching CNN’.

  • http://boxcars.typepad.com Boulder

    That is the single most played clip on that show in our house. Lather, rinse, repeat a la Tivo. I fell in love with the show during the first season, and thought, “why aren’t more people talking about this most awesome show invented?” Glad to know I’m not the only one out there who enjoys it.

  • Michelle

    I love that show. It’s good to know that I am not the only Mommy who loves that show. Hah!!! Congrats on your manuscript.

  • http://melbournedreaming.blogspot.com/ melbourne dreaming

    Congrats to you and your Big (for his supporting role in your success).

    I came across this book and this chick’s writing reminds me very much of yours – just with a little less crazy (please believe me when I say I mean that as a compliment):


  • Fiona

    Congrats on finishing the book! Can’t wait to get my copy – I already pre-ordered it from Amazon.

    At least I know I’m not the only one watching Rob & Big. I loved the miniature horse episode.

  • maria pereira

    You’re the TOP

  • http://hopesmommy.blogspot.com Melissa

    I so knew where you were going with the Rob and Big story, I have to say that my marriage is exactly the same way. Thanks for the giggle!

    Congrats on the manuscript. I can hardly manage to write my blog somedays much less a book. Can’t wait to read it.

  • http://confusedtwenty.wordpress.com CC

    Congrats on finishing the manuscript! And what a way to celebrate – propellor arms and all.

    My dogs wonder too whether bacon falls out of the sky during such activities. Either that or marshmallows.

  • http://crosswind.wordyblog.com Lala

    SO Huggable!
    Congratulations on getting the Llama off your face!

  • http://www.lilja.no Stellare

    There is absolutely nothing wrong in watching MTV series. Nothing!

  • http://btothez.blogspot.com Rebecca

    Congrats!!! And totally let me know if you want to drive through the hollywood hills stalking Rob & Big, because I’d definitely be into that.

  • http://njwebguy.com NJ WebGuy

    At the risk of stating the incredibly obvious, that’s a lot of words!

    Congratulations on getting it done.

    How long does it take for something like that to get edited?

  • http://www.civil3drocks.com Dana Breig Probert

    Our writing season has just begun… and I’ve already created an outlook folder flagged with my editor’s email address. I will spend the next four months doing my best to ignore the mail in there. Sigh. Congrats!

  • Joe

    Congrats on finishing Heather! I can’t wait to read the final product.

  • Chloe

    Congratulations, dear girl, on shipping off your manuscript. I follow so many blogs, no small number of which are also shilling books, but I will buy yours.

    You amuse, you incite, you engender tears, and you are brave.

    Best of luck to you with this latest endeavour.

  • Cat

    May the bacon rise to meet you,
    May the grease be always at your back,
    May the pork shine bright upon your face!

    Congrats Dooce Dude

  • http://flickr.com/photos/coyote/sets Coyote

    I adore Rob&Big. How could you not?
    But I wish they hadn’t crashed all those helicopters. I wanted one.

    CONGRATS on the book!

  • paula

    Congrats Heather! What an amazing accomplishment. This post had me laughing so hard, we LOVE Rob & Big!

  • http://2witchesblog.wordpress.com mama kelly

    Congrats on this amazing step!!! I look forward to finding your book at my local Barnes and Noble!!!


  • Anonymous

    Congratulations Heather!
    Way To Go!

  • Kristin A.


    P.S. I started watching Rob & Big because of you talking about it on here and it is one of my FAV shows, one of the very few shows my husband and i watch together. It cracks us the hell up. we love those guys. and meaty. and mini horse.

  • http://www.onhertrail.com/ John Dickerson

    Congratulations. Wait ’till they make you do the editing with that special pencil only on the manuscript. You’ll wonder why if it’s 1803 and you have to pretend there are no computers you can’t also wear a powdered wig. (Unless, like me, you do already. (At least for tennis anyway)).

    I found dooce.com when I was writing my book and needed a moment away from breathing the llama. It provided tremendous bursts of amusement and lift to my day. I look forward to the book which will provide a respite from whatever I’m avoiding next.

  • http://banisbooks.blogspot.com bani

    Weeeeeee open comments! There are so many things I’ve wanted to write like FOREVER… and now I can’t remember *hyperventilates* I’ll just have to settle for CONGRATULATIONS, both on the book and a very sweet post. :D

  • http://jenniferhast.blogspot.com Jennifer

    Fantastic! But be careful with the sparklers. Always use the ones with metal sticks. The wooden ones can catch on fire and that would not be fun to explain to the emergency room staff. I can only imagine the rehab involved.

  • Heather

    Just turned 40. I. Love. That. Show. And I want a web thrower of my very own…

    Congrats on finishing your manuscript. I’m sure it will all have been worth it.

  • Alyxherself

    love. rob. and. big :)
    love. dooce, can’t wait for book. release date pending?

  • Kendra

    I LOVE this!

  • Jean

    Congratulations, that is awesome! Thanks for the laughs that almost kill me as i sit and choke on my apple.

  • http://diaryofacashmereaddict.com Cashmere Addict

    Congrats, Heather! I can’t wait to read the book.

    Also, thanks for the reminder to add Rob and Big to my new TIVO! Great show!

  • http://readsalot1.blogspot.com Sheenah

    Congrats! That is a huge accomplishment. Dance away!

  • http://www.realityfish.com Robin G.

    Excellent! I can’t wait to pick up a copy!

    And, dude, if bacon actually falls out of the fucking sky, I’m change my rules about proximity to Mormons and move my ass to Utah.

  • wry catcher

    I have never heard of Rob and Big, but I’m certifiable in dorkness. Also, I only get German MTV.

    Congrats on the book, that’s great.

  • Devon

    “I don’t know what’s going on, but maybe this is what happens right before bacon falls out of the sky.” LMFAO Ohhhhh, Dooce, Happy St. Patty’s Day! And congrats, mofo! =)

  • http://brown-girl.com Inga

    I love your blogs! lol, you are so humorous. I’m a new reader, by the way. Hi! :-)

    I’ve never watched a full episode of Rob and Big. I wasn’t sure what exactly it was that Rob did. Skateboarder, huh? Got it (lol).

  • Amy


    Just wanted to send a little comment about your dog’s obsession with the chimney – is there any chance you might have a bat up there?

    Our dog (OCD border collie) did the same thing for two days and on the third day a bat was circling our living room. Frightening, disgusting, and still not even a little comical – even when my husband reenacts it for guests.

  • Erika


    I cannot wait to read it! Please say you are coming to Memphis for a book signing. I might cry if you don’t. Seriously.

  • http://schmamy.blogspot.com Amy

    congrats on the finished manuscript–and on all your Bloggie awards!

  • http://risetovotesir.blogspot.com Allison

    BIG CONGRATS to you!! What an amazing accomplishment!
    Rob and Big rock my world, now I know how many people watch it and feel less weird about loving that show :D

  • http://kathy-p.blogspot.com/ Kathy

    Congratulations! That’s awesome news.

  • http://www.20minutegarden.com Janice

    Thanks for making me laugh and/or cry *every day.*

  • J.

    Best of luck! And although I haven’t watched MTV since they stopped playing videos sometime in the ’90′s, I might just have to watch that show.

  • http://somedayme2.blogspot.com somedayme2

    Congrats on everything you have accomplished lately!

    Do we (your internet stalkers) get a chance at naming the book??? The winner could receive…BACON! Sign me up, TWICE!

  • Laura


  • http://stressdom.blogspot.com Lia

    You DROVE? DOWNTOWN? Wow! Did that take more or less time than writing the book?

    Congrats on two great accomplishments.

  • http://www.janetguertin.com Janet

    Congrats on finishing your book! I’ve been a devoted reader for about two years and look forward to reading the book as well!

  • RCSure

    Congrats on getting the book done! Awesome. Relax.

    Rob & Big – The only show on MTV worth watching. Tryin’ to catch me ridin’ dirty….

  • http://milalelilolu.blogspot.com Milo

    I don’t even know how to tell you that you rock anymore.
    You rock, your family rocks, your dogs rock, congratulations on ERVERYTHING, you deserve it.
    It’s funny how I first arrived at this website through a link in Violent Acres (not that I liked her, I just got there somehow). She sucks, you rule.
    Gah. Please come over to my house? In Argentina? Kthx.

  • Michelle

    You are effing brilliant!! I can’t wait to get a copy of your book in my pudgy lobster claws!