• Collette

    One word: Danskos. Maybe not the most fashionable but slip on, no blisters and oh so comfortable.

    And congratulations on the bestseller list! I was at the library this week and they had your book at the front desk on hold for someone. I tried to get the toddler to grab it and run but he doesn’t follow commands very well.

  • Jaye

    This visit is so well-timed! I just had my first baby last month and my first proper breakdown last week. I, my New Mom Support Group, and my new bottle of Zoloft will see you tomorrow in Austin (after our visit to Z’Tejas for margaritas.)

  • http://bohemianruminations.blogspot.com/ Sundance Kid

    Excellent, I am so happy for you! Can’t wait to get the book myself. Sad I had to miss you in SF, but it was too late for me as I rise early for college – I know, “Odd College Girl Actually Has Normal Bedtime.”

    Love ya,

    Loyal Reader

  • ssheers

    Shoe advice for the airport: crocs!

  • leah p.

    Hey Dooce. Just bought the book @ book people. I’ll be back on Wednesday for the signing! It’s a beautiful day in Austin. I hope you’re looking forward to Texas.

  • http://eleanorstrousers.wordpress.com Eleanor’s Trousers

    Here here for your NY Times bestseller status and your interweb Oprah spot! I am surprised that the scent of Ms. Winfrey cannot be Skyped. If anyone has the money to invest in Smell-a-vision, it is Oprah.

  • Kim

    Heather, love your book, sad that you aren’t visiting Toronto (though impressed that you’re touring at 7 months!). I have never had a strong desire to have a child, and after reading your book, I am now officially terrified. In a good way! I have a dog who reminds me of Chuck in his younger, wilder years, and methinks that might be enough responsibility for me. Love you!

  • http://www.janella.com/ Alex

    Enjoyed your book reading in Mountain View, Ca the other week. What a turnout!!! I wish my wife and I could have waited in line to have our copy of your book signed, but it was just madness.

    You are a rock star!

  • http://www.spotlighttoronto.com Nina

    WOOOOT! Congrats on make the list. :)

  • http://www.sideofstoli.com Mandi

    Ballet flats!! I got mine at Target for $15. They’re my savior at work so I don’t need to walk around in heels all day– I just slip them on if a client comes in, otherwise I’m comfy in my ballet shoes :) They would also stretch to fit your feet because they are soft.

  • http://deminimis.net/karimel Kari_Mel

    Just finished your book – best read in AGES! I loved it and have already insisted to my husband that his life must be on hold until he reads it too!

    It is just fabulous!

  • CandaceSue

    I saw an article on you at Jezebel.com about your Oprah appearance. I was like hey I know her!!! Ha, which is funny cuz I don’t actually know you, but I read your blog and think you are awesome and hilarious. Its nice to see someone like you representing good ol SLC. :)

  • http://pleasemomdontsing.blogspot.com Beth Hunter

    Congrats on the book and surviving the tour!

    I’m so sorry you won’t actually get to sit next to Oprah and make her as uncomfortable as you did Kathie Lee.

  • http://stopscreamingimdriving.com Carrie

    Wow. What a gift! OK – not all of us in the Seattle area would have given you a hairy vageeeene (said like Borat, I like to pronounce it that way), for a gift! Please Seattle, let’s be known only as “The Emerald City,” not “The City that gives Pu**y Purses.”

    Take it easy on those feet! :)

  • http://jlkmustang.blogspot.com Julie

    Congratulations, Heather!! I’m so happy for you!

  • http://www.help4newmoms.com Claudine

    Nice job on Oprah yesterday. You were funny and right on point, good work!

  • http://www.soeursdujour.com Kath

    Congratulations! Your success is deserved. I imagine that Oprah smells like Chanel perfume.

  • http://www.barstowruth.blogspot.com barstow


    Thanks for coming to Denver, Heather & Jon!

  • Karen

    Congratulations on the success of your book!

    And I’d so be your dedicated shoe tier (not tier as in “three tiered chocolate cake” but tier said like “tire”). You’d never have to worry about untied/unbuckled shoes again (at least during your pregnancy. Although it probably would still be awesome to have someone tie your shoes no matter what physical state you’re in).

  • http://www.weightwatchers.com Anonymous

    Um can you just have that kid already and get back to the important business of losing weight and not taking up two seats on the bus?

  • http://www.heathersgarden.typepad.com Heather’s Garden

    This is completely off topic, but on American Idol when Paula pulled the crayons and coloring book from under the table and Ryan described it to the blind guy (in my defense I don’t know any of the contestants’ names this year and I say pink-haired girl and Justin Timberlake wannabe), I laughed out loud because he pronounced crayon the way you do. My husband said what the hell did he just say and I felt all smart because I’d heard “crown” before. Don’t let anyone every say reading Dooce isn’t educational. Congrats on the NYT best-seller list, what an accomplishment!

  • http://mlphjmd.blogspot.com mamalouise

    Congratulations on the NY Times Best Seller list! You deserve it (and I haven’t read one word of your new book, but can’t wait to because I just finished your first) but I absolutely know it is FABULOUS, and inspring and much more! Can’t wait to see you on Oprah…especially since I will be trying to figure out if you are actually wearing pants! HA! That is seriously hilarious if you weren’t! Technically speaking you could say you had been on national television pantsless…and that is something to be proud of! HA! :)

  • http://www.shmoo2.blogspot.com AprilMay

    Congratulations on the book making the NY Times list!
    Will you please ask Oprah how I can get a secret life? Because it sounds fabulous.

  • Heather

    I was so disappointed when I arrived 15 minutes early at the Powells in Portland for your appearance only to discover the room that it was being held in was closed due to max capacity and that there was a line of about 100 people waiting outside of the room in case they would eventually let anyone else in. I waited there for an hour and while they let some people in when someone would leave the room, they couldn’t get to everyone. I finally had to leave without ever being able to join the crowd, it was devastating! I’d been looking forward to that for two months. If anyone here is still planning on seeing Heather at one of her signings I recommend arriving VERY early. So very, very sad.

  • http://www.txmomof3.wordpress.com txmomof3

    Firstly, when I went to the Ellen Degeneres show, I noticed that SHE smelled absolutely amazing. Must be a-celebrity-with-their-own-talk-show thing.
    Secondly, I will come see you in Austin at BookPeople AND tie your shoes, if necessary.
    Thirdly, okay there’s no thirdly, but it seemed to keep with the rhythm of the comment to pretend there was.

  • http://www.millatimes.com Milla

    so sad i missed you, heather! you come to LA the one week this year that i actually had to be out of town. i had planned to bring you some photos of chuck i had from back in the day. not quite as exciting as a purse like a hairy vagina, but maybe it would have been a second runner-up? next time for sure. congratulations on all your successes.

  • Megan

    Congrats, bestseller list is an amazing accomplishment, I just purchased the book on Friday and can’t wait to read it!

  • http://puddleslc.blogspot.com Jane

    Hi Heather,
    I’ve read your blog for a couple of years and love it. First time I’ve commented. Re the swollen feet, Crocs really are lovely! They feel great and slide right off for security checks. Jon has the right idea!

  • http://www.thelaughingmonkey.com/blog Rose

    WOW! The NYT best seller list? Congratulations!

  • http://log.davedot.com/ Dave Vogt

    The answer to those questions is “All the way.”

  • Andrea

    My sister enjoyed meeting you in Seattle for me as I just had a baby and sadly don’t live near where you visited. Even though I’m not a fan of Oprah, I will be watching! Congrats on everything!

  • Doreen

    Will you please post a picture of the hairy vagina coin purse?

  • Meredith

    Your book is great….loved it!!

  • http://www.moggit.blogspot.com moggit girls

    Maybe you shoud name your new baby Oprah?…

  • http://lacienciacohete.wordpress.com Bea

    Congratulations! Best Seller, what a title (it’s slightly better than Shit-Ass-Ho Motherfucker)

  • http://edgymama.com Edgy Mama

    NY Times Bestseller list is indeed a huge deal. Congrats! Looking forward to reading the book.

  • http://mariahnotcarey.tumblr.com Mariah

    Congratulations!!! I picked up a copy for my mom for mother’s day (last year Dad got “Things I Learned About my Dad”). Good luck on the rest of your tour!

  • http://www.texasheiss.blogspot.com Amy H

    I am really looking forward to your reading in Austin this week. But now that you mentioned the hairy vagina purse I feel like I cannot top that…so much pressure….

    Can’t wait and congrats on the NYT Best Seller list!!!

  • http://www.anneschitchat.blogspot.com Anne

    Congratulations Heather! I LOVE the book and have cried and laughed through it all. You deserve all the success. p.s. I can’t wait for Oprah tomorrow!!!

  • http://www.littlebbunny.blogspot.com Amanda

    Congratulations on the best seller list…and the hairy vagina.



  • http://blessourhearts.blogspot.com Ms. Moon

    Honey. I have two words for you: Crocs Cleo. They are not ugly. They are the most comfortable shoes in the world. They will not cause blisters. You can get in and out of them effortlessly.
    Seriously. Change your life good.

  • Alison

    Yay Heather! I was at the signing in Mountain View when you announced “It Sucked” made the NY Times bestseller list. So exciting! You absolutely deserve it!

  • Kara Fern

    I am so excited for your signing tomorrow at Tattered Cover! BAAAAHHH.

  • http://www.areyoubreathing.com/ wendy@areyoubreathing.com

    We drove an hour and a half to see you in Not San Francisco, and I’m glad it was there, otherwise it would have been a longer drive for us. I kind of drug my husband along and I know he was pleasantly surprised at how funny you ARE! I hope you get a nice massage. Those massages got me through both of my pregnancies. Congrats and best wishes to you and your great family.

  • Amy

    Way to go Heather! So glad to hear the book and tour are going so well for you. MUST see hairy vagina purse.

  • Erin


    I LIVED in these when I was pregnant. They come in a lot of different styles, so I actually had like 3 pair (and they are CHEAP!).

  • Brea

    I wish I’d know Girlbert (comment #16) was going – I’d have carpooled. I rationalized meeting The Dooce on a Thursday night, driving from Santa Barbara to LA, was over the top. Phooey! I wish I had had the balls to pull it off…

    BTW, although I doubt my mom made it to your book signing – she very well could have been the hairy vagina purse bearer. It’s something she’d do.

    I’m off to get your book tomorrow! HOORAY!!!!

  • http://healthydiscoveries.com/blog/ Jolene

    Can’t wait to meet you tomorrow night in Denver, I’ve been looking forward to your book tour for weeks! I’m also excited to buy and read your NY Times Best Seller! Congrats.

  • Caitlin

    Congratulations on everything! You may now truly consider yourself a success because my husband walked past as I was reading this and goes, “Dooce is going to be on Oprah? Wow!”

  • Lauren

    Today I purchased the very last copy of “It Sucked…” that my local Barnes & Noble had in stock. I am half way through it and it’s fantastic!!!!! Congrats on your much deserved success!!!