• leah

    right along with a hairy vagina purse… Last night I was out for drinks with friends and we had to inform one of the girls that she was sitting under a vagina mirror… yes, a vagina mirror. A guy in our group took a picture of his crotch in the mirror… hilarious…

  • http://jasmineandgarrett.blogspot.com Jasmine

    So. I don’t visit your site much, though my best friend Sadie does. *Side note* Sadie has this annoying way of saying things like, “the other day Dooce was saying…” and I just stare at her with this blank “damnit you don’t even know this person and you talk like you are friends” stare. *End of side note*
    I digress. I watched you on Oprah today and thought that I would check out the site. I had Postpartum Psychosis and Sadie told me that you also had PPD and that your site would be encouraging. I didn’t visit it… until Oprah told me to- because no one ignores Oprah ;)

    Thank you for being so honest. Thank you for being so real. I am sure that doesn’t mean much coming from a simple blogspot nobody- but it is a genuine high five! It seems like in Momland there is this overwhelming push to be all and do all and love all. I think I horrified one of my friends when she was talking about motherhood and I commented, “listen. after having my little colic monster, I know why women put their babies in microwaves…” While that comment might have been a tad bit distasteful. (Is that how you spell it? Oh well. Chalk it up to the brain cells lost because two year olds like to wake up at the crack of dawn)it is the bare truth. After surviving Postpartum Psychosis and Depression, I realized the way some woman can collapse under the overwhelming pretense. I am glad you didn’t. I am glad I didn’t either.

    I hope that I can serve, even in small part, other mothers the way you have; with my poorly spelled blog and all.


  • Tiffany

    SO excited to see you in Denver tomorrow! Loving the book! Congrats on the NYT bestsellers list!

  • Demise

    Love your blog been reading it for over 2 years. Loved seeing you on oprah today thanks for always making me laugh!

  • http://www.armchairdesign.wordpress.com momatic

    Is it sad that I’m considering driving 60 miles for your book signing?

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  • http://www.armchairdesign.wordpress.com momatic

    Is it sad that I’m considering driving 60 miles for your book signing?

  • http://jasmineandgarrett.blogspot.com Jasmine

    OOhhh and also… Per comment 255;

    I once dyed the color of my eyebrows a different color then my hair. I am SUPER stoked I can now blame that on my fluoride habit!
    *whew! I thought I’d have to live with that one forever.

  • http://www.21rubylane.com Valerie Wininger

    That is amazing news!! Congratulations. I’m so thrilled to see you all successful and shit ;) I just finished the book in tears. Never before have I read a book that had me laughing til I couldn’t breathe one minute and crying the next. You are ridiculous, and I mean that in a good way.

  • http://www.thekiwitree.com KiwiJess

    Hell ya – saw you on Oprah today!! So exciting and very impressed. A little bit more impressive than the NY Times, but only because to be on Oprah is my dream. I’ve been reading this blog for about a year and a half and it always puts a smile on my face, so I want to thank you for that. I wish I was in my hometown SLC next week to meet you at King’s- right in my old neighborhood (used to live on 1300 E & Logan and miss it dearly!!!). Congrats again…

  • Louise

    Lol. I needed a good laugh today…. and a coin purse in the shape of a hairy vagina now. lol

  • http://www.balenttimes.blogspot.com Coleen

    What? No book signings in Charleston?! Come on Dooce, what about your fans in the south!?

  • http://www.plainagape.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    Yay…Hairy Vagina Change purse!

    Here is a picture of the beauty of the vagina purse:


    You rocked in Seattle Heather, it was so worth it to drive from Chilliwack (1 hour east of Vancouver) to meet you!

    You are my hero!

  • http://superdumbsupervillain.blogspot.com/ Naomi

    I know you don’t want to hear this… Crocs. Or you could single-handedly revive the ’80s Topsiders/Weejuns preppy deal. Oh, yes.

    I can’t believe your tour didn’t come through Wichita. Ha.

  • http://thaxtonfam.blogspot.com/ Hokie Deb

    –>Congrats on the book making the best seller list. That really is wonderful. As we say in the South, “Bless your stepmother’s heart” for being supportive and then asking if that was a good thing.

    Did Oprah say and we liked to welcome Heather ARRRRmmmmmmmmmmmmSTRONGGGGGGGG???


  • darcie

    Got sidetracked by this book at B&N the other day…two hours had passed while I sat on a tiny footstool and I had laughed and cried, like a freak, in public, over a “stranger” I know from “the internet.” You deserve every bit of goodness and the Being of #1 that this book and your gracious, hilarious sharing gets you. Congratulations, Stranger! :)

  • http://babymaking501.blogspot.com Dy-Anne

    Dammit – I missed yet another cahnce to see you here in colorado.

    I claim sleep deprivation from my 3 week old who only let me sleep for 3.5 hours last night and those hours were not even in a row.

    She probably would have slept the full 2.5 hours to denver from pueblo – but then i might have enjoyed the quiet so much i might have fallen asleep also!

  • http://www.thereallifesurvivalguide.com Bruce Barber

    I’m so happy to hear that everything is going so well – you deserve it.

    It’s nice to believe in a world where good things happen to good people.

    (And by “good people”, I’m obviously referring to all of you smart, funny, hairy-vagina-purse toting mommy bloggers out there…)

  • Lori

    Congratulations on the NYT List! I saw you on Oprah today and thought you positively glowed!

  • http://daddyscratches.com Daddy Scratches

    I’m marveling at the fact that you’re doing that seven months pregnant. I couldn’t handle a travel schedule that was that frantic under the best of circumstances, so I’m guessing that I’d really suck at doing it with another human being living in my abdomen.

    Good luck with the the last few signings … and consider a Boston signing when you publish the sequel! :)

  • Sara

    Love you, loved the book, loved Oprah! Contgats on the NYT accomplishment.

    POO IS IMPORTANT is my new personal mantra. :)

  • http://www.only-half-nuts.blogspot.com OHN

    Am I the only one here that is pissed at Heather for not adding THEIR city to the list.

    C’mon girl…the baby won’t be here for another two months, surely you can squeeze in a few more cities!

    I would even PAY for the book.

  • Mel


  • http://girlbert.com Girlbert

    I drove about 100 miles to LA from Santa Barbara on Thursday, and I am so thrilled to have finally met you! I was a huge dork and too nervous to tell you that you’ve inspired me to start my own blog and that you’re much prettier in person. Thanks so much for inspiring me to write about my life after divorce, although it really seems like a cake-walk, now that I’m reading your book. And double thanks for setting a kick-ass example for women (and my brother!) everywhere. Congrats on your success, the new baby, and your happiness!

  • http://dardinelle.com/ lesismore

    hope you enjoy the last leg of your tour. so glad you made it to portland. i read a little bit of your book each time i breastfeed my five month old. i often startle him with my laughter, and confuse him with my tears. i look forward to feeding him even more than i did before!

    i’m sad to be nearing the last chapter. i don’t want it to end. i guess i’ll just have to read it again.

    my friends all want to borrow my book. i’m not lending out my signed copy! i told them to suck it and get their own. see, i’m helping sales (though it looks like you’re doing just fine without me.)

  • Anneliese

    Hey, Congratulations on the NYT best seller list!! I just wanted to let you know that if by some weird reason you wanted to do a book signing in CT, I work at Borders and we would love to have you come by. Oh, and I agree with the person above, Jon definitely owes you a foot rub.

  • Kathryn

    I’m in Dallas and really wish I could make it down wednesday for your signing!! But I did want to say that I just finished the book and have recommened it to many friends! I’ve been reading your blog for a good 4 years now and will keep on coming back. Im actually about to embark on marriage and motherhood myself so I plan on keep the book close!

  • http://virtuallori.com Lori Paximadis

    Big, big congratulations on the NYT bestseller list. I finished your book last night, and the honor is well deserved.

  • http://www.middleagedwomanblogging.com/ MiddleAgedWomanBlogging

    You have inspired me! I watched Oprah today and relived the pain and joy of having small children all over again. Good for you and the other two women on the show for writing about it! Just you wait until you have spent over $90,000 on your daughter’s college education and she decides to move to freakin’ AFRICA!!!! It never ends!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabeeah Rabeeah

    Congrats on the book making it on NY Times Bestseller list. That’s major!!!

    It was wonderful seeing you in LA. I left work that day at 3pm and waited outside Book Soup until 7pm. It was so worth it!

    Congrats on all the wonderful things coming your way! I’m so excited for you.
    God Bless!

  • http://mommyknows.com mommyknows

    Any Canadian cities on future tours? Congrats on the best-seller list. You’re not surprised are you?

    No need to meet Ms. Winfrey to know she smells good. She just has to.

  • bonzai

    First, CONGRATULATIONS (yes, all CAPS). I missed you in Oak Brook (the day sucked, my kids sucked, and missing your book tour was the empty box of HoHo’s to cap the day).

    Second, are you hiding this trip from your ob/gyn? Mine threatened to hang me by my toenails if I even THOUGHT about getting on a plane after the second trimester. He knew I traveled for work, and he was absolutely berserk on the point.

    Last Birkenstocks – the CUTE non-fat strap ones – maybe Disney Princess Pink? I ‘let mine out’ from the normal buckle position and wore them almost every day for the last two months. Of course, they were useless afterwards, since my bulk flattened the cork foot beds, but at least my circulation reached my toes!

  • http://freewomensfitness.com/4-exercises-that-will-tone-your-arms-and-burn-fat-fast/ toned arms

    I can’t believe you are going to be on Oprah. That is so amazingly awesome.

    Good luck.


  • Another Heather

    Congratulations on the Times bestseller! I was in Borders the other day with my mom-in-law and she picked up a book off the table we were browsing and read the title. It took me a second to realize why it sounded so familiar… then I realized it was your book! I am really hoping I’ll be able to catch your reading when you’re here in Austin. Good luck with the rest of the tour!

  • http://www.welcometosunnyside.com caroline

    Loved you in Seattle! Thanks for coming! Just finished your book last night. Thank you for sharing your life with me, with women/moms everywhere. I heart you. and Jon. and the whole fam. Good luck with the last leg of the tour. am sending lots of folks to the Austin signing…

  • http://www.smallredsneakers.com Michelle

    Heather, I just had to tell you that I loved the book so much that I read it on the day it arrived. All of it. And I have two small and needy children. So that should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It was far, far, far better than any Dorito, ever.

  • rhea


  • Jessica

    Was heartbroken that I couldn’t make it to Seattle for the signing, but am still considering mailing my book to you to be signed and Leta can write in it. :-)

    Good luck with the rest of the tour!

  • rhea


  • http://bettycrockerass.blogspot.com/ BettyCrockerAss

    Congratulations. What a great accomplishment! It was great hearing you read in Portland and fun to see just how many people filled that room so fast. I had friends that didn’t make it in. I feel lucky!

    Good luck with the feet.
    It sucks, but really, it’s the last time they’ll be like this!

  • janet jackson (no, not the nippley one)


    “I never could have comprehended how magical it was to be a ripe pregnant woman, belly widening inches per day, grumpy and irritable from sleep deprivation, burping acidic salsa into my dog’s face.”

  • http://lannaleemaheux.com/ Lanna Lee Maheux-Quinn

    Crocs/clogs are great in an airport. You just slip them on and-

    Whoa. Almost forgot whose blog I’m reading. Heh.

    I am loving your book. If I weren’t going to school right now, I would have already finished it.

    Congrats on the Best Seller list. You deserve it!

  • Christi Wilson

    I saw you on Oprah today! Great interview!
    Congrats on the New York Best Seller list! That is Awesome!

    Tip: CROC’S! I LOVE THEM!!!!

  • http://misha-pooh.blogspot.com misha

    wow. nice job getting on the nyt list. may it hit #1

  • http://whisperingwriter.blogspot.com/ Amber

    Okay, I swear I read the entire post but my mind keeps going back to the hairy vagina change purse. All sorts of images are flying through my head now.

  • Golden Bryant

    I absolutely loved your book! I read it in 2 days.
    I wish you’d come east though for a reading. I’m in MA!

  • Anonymous

    Not only do I love Oprah, I love Doritos. This all completely spoke to me. Except the vagina purse.

    Congrats on the best-seller list. Much deserved.

  • Niki

    I have been following your website everyday since I read about you in the washington post (maybe 7years ago). I read your book in one day and you always have made me laugh. I wish you the best of luck you and your family are one of those great stories that keeps getting better and better.

  • Liz in the ranch

    I am bummed! I just watched Oprah and came to the site to check it out. Apparently, 5 hours ago you were about 3 blocks away from me signing books at the Tattered Cover. That’s so wrong! Well, it was nice to almost meet you anyway.

    Liz in Highlands Ranch

  • beth

    Wow! I am so happy for you! Life could not be any better unless someone gave you a purse in the shape of Coco’s vagina!