• http://themilkmansdaughter.blogspot.com Brooke

    I got CHILLS and goosebumps after reading that your book made the bestseller list (not that I’m in any way surprised, mind you). I am so happy for you. It is success that is well-deserved, and I can’t wait to buy the book!!

  • http://aldereteca.blogspot.com C. Andres

    Congrats on the bestseller list and all your success. AND, welcome back to Austin. As you’ve probably already discovered, it’s the bee’s knees of Texas.

  • Kari C

    I am so po’d that I missed your Denver visit. I had it on a sticky note for 2 months…and I still forgot. But I am watching Oprah right now…..good show!!!

    Guess the lady in the airport never had kids, or she would have offered to tie your shoes! I think I hate her!

    Congrats on your book!!

  • http://evilcleopatra-mediahaze.blogspot.com/ EvilCleopatra

    Congrats on being on the Best-Seller List!!!! (!!!!) When I went to Barnes & Noble to pick it up, it was the first book on display in the whole store! That’s talent, woman.

    Anyway, the next book you write, you should come on tour in Philadelphia!

  • Jamie

    Dooce: Proving you can’t lose money taking advantage of self-absorbed Americans who are detached from their humanity and need an Internet celebrity to show them the way.

    Humans have been having babies for thousands of years. It’s not that impressive, ladies, and you’re not at all special.

  • http://www.myfunnyfunnyfamily.com Carrie

    Hey, Sara Palin supposedly flew from Texas to Alaska AFTER HER WATER BROKE so I think many ob/gyns and midwives would be fine with plane travel in the seventh and eightth months.

    And Heather, here is one of the many things about becoming a bestselling author: Now anytime someone says, God, I can’t believe she got to buy that fancy toothpaste/dog collar/lawn ornament just by writing a stupid Web site, you can say, “No, I got to buy it by writing a bestselling book.”

  • Linda @ Barefoot in the Park

    Best seller lists…Oprah appearances…good God woman, it’s all happening!!! Congrats on your much deserved success! Now all we gotta do is get you on a promo tour here in Australia…!!! :)

  • http://35andsingle.wordpress.com/ 35&single

    Congrats and good luck with the rest of your tour! I’m sure Oprah smells like blueberry muffins and plumeria but i think i’d still choose the dorito!

  • Marcie

    Awesome job on Oprah. You have arrived girl!

    To 287. Jamie – you’re a dick. But yet you’re here and posting, so there must be something here you like to read. Nasty comments crack me up, I always am thinking, you must be such a loser and an idiot in your real life if you have to leave unkind comments. It’s just so bizarre to me.

  • http://lesjoujou.blogspot.com Stephanie

    If I saw you at an airport, I would help you with your shoes.

  • http://www.useyourhands.com Shylo Bisnett

    I saw you in Oak Brook. You looked fantastic. You’re such a slim pregnant lady — and stylish! Thanks for coming out, and good luck picking out a name for #2.

  • Shelley

    I only recently discovered your blog and I just finished your book too- love them both! As being 37 weeks pregnant with my first child it opened my eyes into what a tough job lies ahead, but also the one that will be filled with the most joy and love! Continued good luck with #2! You deserve it!

  • J the dorito lover

    Now I’ve never commented here before though I am a regular reader, but I must throw in my 2 cents here about your Dorito reference:

    Doritos are the world’s most perfect food, and your final words on it are simply the almighty truth. Can Oprah smell as good as a Dorito tastes? Not likely, but clearly you have a great amount of respect for that woman’s hygiene and perfume collection.

  • http://retardedinlove.com Michelle

    Well, you know, all that agony over shoelaces is what you get for getting pregnant just before you publish a book.

    Seriously, congrats on all the success, though.

  • http://www.whymomdrinksrum.net Why Mom Drinks Rum

    This makes me wish I was one of those stay-at-homes again and I could actually see Oprah. I’ll have to search online for that after it’s aired.

    Don’t suppose you could work in “Coin purse in the shape of a hairy vagina” into your next interview could you? Think that might just make my ENTIRE year.

  • http://www.katiemorton.com/ Katie Morton

    Congrats on making the best seller list! That’s a dream of mine as well (not so much on the Crystal Gayle’s hair thingie though.)
    I just finished a novel and I’m working on getting an agent, and I only hope to be half as cool as you are some day.
    Keep up the coolness. I’m so watching you on Oprah tomorrow and I’ll be wishing I had smell-o-vision.

  • http://kristanhoffman.com/ Kristan

    LOL ew to the hairy vagina purse pic (comment #10) but you look lovely, Heather. Only you could stay classy holding something like that. ;)

    Congrats on the NYT bestseller list, and all the rest of it frankly. I can’t wait to get my copy (which a good friend in Austin is going to get for me).

    PS: I think the reCaptcha is suggesting a baby name for #2: APPLETON LOVING. Has a nice ring to it, don’t ya think?

  • http://domestiquette.net Wendy

    So what I really want to know is

    ARE YOU GETTING SELECTED FOR THE RANDOM SECURITY CHECKS EVERY SINGLE TIME?

    Because when I was 9 months pregnant (!!) and had a 2-year-old in tow and had to criss-cross the country 4 times by plane, making multiple stops because who flies direct to friggin’ Bakersfield, CA?? NO ONE! – I got picked for EVERY. SINGLE. “RANDOM”. SECURITY. SEARCH.

    Even in Pheonix, where I finally gave up & harnessed my child because I couldn’t see her under my belly & she thought it would be GREAT to get down on all fours and act like a puppy dog, barking at everyone – even there. Every time.

    Because apparently all terrorists are sweaty, tired, swollen, aggravated, screaming, ginormously pregnant women with frantic, barking preschoolers in tow. Abso-fuckin-lutely.

  • http://www.thebutterflymind.com Tammy

    OMG! The bestseller list – way to go! Congratulations! Every author’s dream and you did it – you go, girl!

    You sound exhausted – come feast your eyes on my spring garden when you have time for a little break …

    http://thebutterflymind.com/ramblings_0083_aprilflowers.htm

    http://www.thebutterflymind.com

  • http://www.glory-ho.com Andrea Enright

    You know, I’ve never left a comment on here before, but I’ve been reading dooce for three years now. I began blogging in 2005 when my husband and I joined the Peace Corps and continued writing hardcore during our 10 month overland trip through the Middle East and Africa afterward. Pretty crazy experience and I’m so glad I blogged. But now we’re back, and as honestly happy as I am to be in a place with landscaped medians, DIRECTV and 25 different varieties of rice, my blogging has fallen away. But last night I saw you (I was the prego one who didn’t look prego) and I must say, you were even better in person! Perhaps I’ll start writing again. A few things:
    1) It’s very odd (and slightly ironic) that you were scheduled to be at the Highlands Ranch (i.e. very vanilla and boring suburb) Tattered Cover. Odd because there’s a MUCH cooler Tattered Cover on Colfax and ironic because the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover happens to be very near one of the biggest and newest Mormon temples in our state.
    2) You have inspired me to be as honest as possible when blogging. Thank you. I’ve learned, partly from you, that when you put it all out there—that’s when you connect with people. Cuz they’re like “Hey, I feel that way too!” And you realize that while you are not so unique, you are not so weird, either. . .and that you have metaphorically met eyes with strangers all across the country ;-) And that’s awesome.
    3) You have also inspired me to increase my level of humility, both in my life and esp. in my marriage. Good times. My husband, especially, thanks you.
    4) Finally, a question. I think one of the best things about a blog is the documentation its leaving for posterity–the chronicling of a life. And in your newsletters to Leta, you are recording her childhood through your eyes in a beautiful way. I plan to do something similar for my little one due in September. However, what’s most awesome about blogging (putting it all out there) is also what can be so difficult–speaking publicly about what some people would prefer be kept private. And I was wondering: What will you do once Leta can regularly read your blog? At some point, will you get her blessing to write about her? And how will her reading it change what you write?

    Thanks again for the inspiration. Oh and if you happen to look up my blog, don’t forget to add the hyphen. Unless you’re actually looking for ass porn in which case, gloryho without the hyphen will take you right there. ;-)

  • Anonymous in NYC

    Will the Hairy Vagina Coin Purse make it onto your daily style section or can we get a link to where the fan got it? Inquiring minds want to know?

  • SnowWhite

    Long time reader, first comment:

    Isn’t it funny that “Anonymous” had so much crap to say, but is such a coward that she/he did not leave their name…. hmmmm? Big Time Weenie! Don’t let one or two idiots get you down!

    Enjoy your success!

  • http://www.rouxby.com/blog Claire

    YAY DENVER!!! I convinced a non-bloggy friend of mine to tag along, explaining to her that going to see you read was pretty much her equivalent of meeting Jen Aniston. I’m super psyched.

  • http://www.plussizenow.com Joyce

    P-H-O-E-N-I-X … come to Phoenix with your book tour. We have bookstores that would love to host a signing. We have Dooce readers that would love to meet you. We’re not just blowing sand, cactus and rattlesnakes … really! It’s warm and sunny and a short flight from SLC. Just think about it.

  • http://www.jenbutneverjenn.com Jen

    NYT Best Seller list!? Hot damn! Congrats!

  • http://LeslieLormann.com Leslie L.

    I have met Oprah and I am happy to report that she smells like angel farts and Philosophy products. It’s like the fragrance counter in heaven. Wish you could have experienced it!

  • Anonymous in NYC

    PS just the shear mention of your book on Oprah tomorrow… Your book will go from #16 to #1 in mach 1. Keep it up!

  • http://www.thecutekid.com Jen at Baby Contest

    I couldn’t watch because I was at work but my mom did and after quizzing me about if I knew who you were, told me I needed to be like you and have a wonderful blog, haha!

  • http://nikkiandnat.blogspot.com nikki

    Yaaaa dooce! congrats and can’t wait to read the book – and here’s another vote for Boston next time around.

    Watch you start a trend of HVCPs. I can feel it coming.

  • janet jackson

    c’mon, let’s see jon’s dress!!!

  • Jess

    Congrats on the NYT list!

  • Brookins

    It was so lovely to meet you and Jon at the Tattered Cover signing last night. I of course had nothing interesting to say and felt terrible about being one of the lastest persons in line, knowing you must be so tired by that time of the night. I can’t thank you enough for visiting every state I just happened to be in! :)

    As I was leaving, I commented to one of the staffers who had spent the last hour or so of your signing trying to get everything back into place after having to move it all to accommodate your crowd that it must be a pain in the ass to have to do that for every author that comes in for a signing. She looked at me kind of funny and said “Oh, we normally don’t have to do this much, usually it’s just about (15 feet of space she indicated) that we have to clear out. This was a MUCH LARGER crowd than we’re used to.” Aww, you are just that awesome!

    Oh, and you were great on Oprah (as were all your Momversation pals!). Now never go on that show again, I don’t think I could sit through another hour of Oprah in my lifetime.

    The book is wonderful so far. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • http://raininthesky.blogspot.com Cathy

    I hope some day you meet Oprah in person, so we can have a full report. Please bring your book tour to PA.

  • Mindy

    It’s funny. I watched Oprah last night, and because I’ve been reading your blog for so long, I felt like “LOOK! My FRIEND is on OPRAH!!!!” (Check out those exclamation points, dude.) I started to call my mom to tell her that my friend was on Oprah – and she had to watch it, but then I remembered . . . oh yeah.

    I’m thrilled for you. As if you were my friend.

    And I second and third and fourth the Crocs.

  • http://bilateralhaze.wordpress.com/ Lara

    After four children ranging in age from 13 to 2, I completely empathize with everything you’ve ever said/written/thought about motherhood.

    I’ll be watching Oprah tomorrow, though I may have to resort to watching it on the DVR so I can hear what you’re saying over my own voice begging for everyone to FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO FOR 5 MINUTES, PLEASE.

  • http://qallie-fresh.blogspot.com/ Helga Marie

    So I discovered your blog yesterday after watching Oprah…sorry I know I am not a “dedicated” fan, but I have to say… wow wish I had found you sooner.
    I ordered your book about 10 minutes ago from Amazon, and I am sooo excited to read it… it is so refreshing to know there is someone out there that tells the truth. i am currently at the beginning of my first pregnancy, and still in the first trimester, and already on bedrest, so I will spend the day reading your archives.
    thank you again for your honest perspective, and excusing my excessive use of commas’

  • http://twentysixpointtwoormore.blogspot.com beth

    Darn! I live in Denver but will not be able to make it tommorow. A HUGE congrats on making the NYTBSL!!!!! (that was FIVE exclamation points).

  • Brianna Leigh

    I just saw the Oprah special online where you admit you make 40K/month advertising! Holy Shit! Is that for real or are you just making that up? I rarely see many ads on your dooce site so I cant imagine whos paying that much to advertise on your site? Also– from the look of things– you only get 300 or so comments each time you post so the advertisers are actually paying that much $$ to advertise to 300 people??? In this economy?? Holy mackerel– youve got SOME RACKET going, heather! What excellent technique you use to sell !!! KUDOS!!! At least i now know that youre wealthy beyond belief! ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE!!!!!!!!

  • Alana

    Congratulations!

  • http://singlemompayingoffdebt.blogspot.com/ Single Mom In Debt

    OMG You and al of the other moms were great on Oprah !! I have not laughed that hard in so long !!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/andrealocke Andrea

    Please don’t scream too loudly when you read this… and I say this as an adoring fan and not someone out to kill you… But I think a pair of Crocs would help with the security checkpoint woes. Ask Jon.

    Let me know when you’re done screaming.

    In other news, if you had asked ME about your laces at the checkpoint, I would have tied them myself. In a non-creepy way.

    And HELL YES!!!! NYT Best Seller list. You rock.
    And I’m sorry about Oprah. Next time!

  • sdfffgsdfg

    I just saw the Oprah special online where you admit you make 40K/month advertising! Holy Shit! Is that for real or are you just making that up? I rarely see many ads on your dooce site so I cant imagine whos paying that much to advertise on your site? Also– from the look of things– you only get 300 or so comments each time you post so the advertisers are actually paying that much $$ to advertise to 300 people??? In this economy?? Holy mackerel– youve got SOME RACKET going, heather! What excellent technique you use to sell !!! KUDOS!!! At least i now know that youre wealthy beyond belief! ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE!!!!!!!!

  • mick

    Congrats on the best seller list! I’ve just got The Book from Amazon and just eat half of it already :-) (http://mickwei.freeblog.hu/files/ebed1.jpg)

  • Pam

    Saw Oprah yesterday, what a fun show. “I could do without the fluids, the snot and the poo” “Poo is good Heather, we’ve already established that.”

    It’s cool Oprah gave Heather a little shout out and mentioned dooce.com. Yay!

  • http://lipstickdaily Elaine at Lipstickdaily

    NYT best seller list! You rock! I am in awe! You’re really packing a lot in. Good for you. . . keep going’ girl.

  • Brianna Leigh

    I just saw the Oprah special online where you admit you make 40K/month advertising! Holy Shit! Is that for real or are you just making that up? I rarely see many ads on your dooce site so I cant imagine whos paying that much to advertise on your site? Also– from the look of things– you only get 300 or so comments each time you post so the advertisers are actually paying that much $$ to advertise to 300 people??? In this economy?? Holy mackerel– youve got SOME RACKET going, heather! What excellent technique you use to sell !!! KUDOS!!! At least i now know that youre wealthy beyond belief! ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE!!!!!!!!

  • Peg

    I CANNOT wait to see you tomorrow and I am planning on bringing the baby a present. I hope that doesn’t creep you out – too much

  • kevin

    Hey Brianna you are SOOOO RIGHT ON! dooce only has like 9 advertisers online perday (just counted them) so if its true that shes making 40,000 per month advertising, it comes out to over 100 bucks per day to advertise on her site! i think thats so way over the top too! how F-ING RIDICULOUS!! My guess is that if shes really making that much money, she lies to the advertisers about the number of people that read her blog- thats why she closes the comments 99% of the time, and only opens them on rare occasions, so the advertisers cant see just how many ppl read her blog, and she keeps the comments open when she posts something very very big because she knows alot of people will respond once, twice, maybe even 3 times. You can be sure that once she can prove she was on Oprah, the fees will go up astronomically! So yup, she got a major racket going! But you know what? with the economy in the shit hole, that $ will disapear very very quickly. Youll see… hope shes ssaved alot of it!

  • http://soulprncs2.wordpress.com/ SoMo

    How about not untying your shoes and just slipping them off, then on again? Or you could always check out the slip on tennis shoes, no breaking in needed.

    Good Luck

  • kevin

    Hey Brianna you are SOOOO RIGHT ON! dooce only has like 9 advertisers online perday (just counted them) so if its true that shes making 40,000 per month advertising, it comes out to over 100 bucks per day to advertise on her site! i think thats so way over the top too! how F-ING RIDICULOUS!! My guess is that if shes really making that much money, she lies to the advertisers about the number of people that read her blog- thats why she closes the comments 99% of the time, and only opens them on rare occasions, so the advertisers cant see just how many ppl read her blog, and she keeps the comments open when she posts something very very big because she knows alot of people will respond once, twice, maybe even 3 times. You can be sure that once she can prove she was on Oprah, the fees will go up astronomically! So yup, she got a major racket going! But you know what? with the economy in the shit hole, that $ will disapear very very quickly. Youll see… hope shes ssaved alot of it!