Thursday, September 13, 2007

Has Anyone Seen My Masculinity? -- Jay

My wife’s been out of the country for a week now, but she’ll be back in just over 48 hours…and I’m suffering! Within the past seven days, my masculinity has taken a couple of big-time hits. As a debut author, I couldn’t be happier about what happened. But as a man?

Let me explain.

At the end of last week, a friend told me to run to the nearest magazine rack and pick up a copy of Romantic Times Book Reviews. “R.T.B.R.?” I asked (pretending I was so familiar with the magazine that I was on an acronym-only basis…like L.O.T.R.).

There, on page 66, was this 4-out-of-5-star review (which also included a wonderful summary of Thirteen Reasons Why): Debut author Asher takes a sensitive topic -- teen suicide -- and doesn’t back down. [The] tale is engaging and the payoff’s worth it, though terribly sad.

And then today, someone e-mailed me a link to CosmoGIRL!, where they’re running an online ad for my book.

Honestly, I’m thrilled at the exposure the review and the ad offer, but my friends will never allow something like this to happen without commenting on it for months and months.

I think it's about time for a hunting trip, fellas!

That said, there’s a fabulous article I ran across in CosmoGIRL! that tells us why boys lie so damn much. Oh, and I absolutely can not wait to start reading The Boss’s Wife for a Week and Armed & Amorous.

- Jay


Lisa Yee said...

No one would ever accuse you of not being manly. Unless of course they saw this.

Anonymous said...

What's that saying? Any press is good press?!?!?!?


P.S. You go CosmoGirl! (Pretend I'm snapping my fingers when I say that).

Disco Mermaids said...

That's my girl...


Disco Mermaids said...

Bring it, ladies! I can take it...

- Jay

Kelly Fineman said...


And congratulations on the good press!

Anonymous said...

tee hee. =)

Disco Mermaids said...

You are my favorite girly-man, Jay-Jay!

That's why Robin and I love you so dang're dudely: You worship Jessica Alba, scope out hot chicks on the street, blurt out inappropriate innuendos. But, you're also very chick-like: We can watch sappy movies with you, take you shoe shopping, discuss our periods, share pink drinks and makeup with you.

It's like having two BFF's in one. Love you, (wo) man!


Disco Mermaids said...

And we've taken him shopping in the hosiery department many times.

One more thing...and this reveals a lot...he loooooooves the movie Titanic. Even more than regular girls.


Colorado Writer said...

Tell me.
I'm dying to know.

Why do boys lie so much?

Disco Mermaids said...

I don't know. I didn't actually sit down and read the article.

Technically, I never said I read the article...I just said I "ran across it." So I didn't actually lie. I'm not one of those boys they're talking about.

I'm not!

- Jay

LindaBudz said...

Steph, I'm pretty sure boys lie so much for the same reason they do everything, which is ... um, you know.

Jay, I'm afraid the fact that you didn't lie is just further proof of your waning masculinity. Better have a few beers and watch some serious football (or maybe NASCAR?) this weekend!

Disco Mermaids said...

Oh yeah...Linda brought it...



Charlie said...

So Jay, instead of considering all this a hit to your masculinity, maybe you can consider it a good, hearty pat on the back for that infamous teenage girl within.

Lindsey said...

I clicked on the cosmo link, and scrolled down. I saw the blurb. and about ten ads down, there's something about discovering nature's cure for um... well, cool blurb!

Natalie said...

I, too, clicked on the Cosmo Girl link, scrolled down and found your book's blurb. Did you take advantage of the free gift offer, Jay? Just buy one of products listed (for your wife, natch), send in the receipt, and receive your very own Kiss of Approval cosmetic case! Ah, the perks of being blurbed in Cosmo Girl. ;-)

Colorado Writer said...

I took the kissaholic quiz.

It says I'm a lip smacker.

"Although you love to pucker up, you make the guy work for it.
Sometimes this means you'll lock lips on the first date, sometimes not until the fifth. Either way, the guy who gets to smooch you knows he's pretty special."

As if!

Dude said...

Being one of the few dude's to post a comment here on this blog, I can sincerely tell you Jay is a man's man. Being a close friend of mine, he even signed my ass, upon request. Or at least that's why I think he signed my butt. Pictures available upon request only. Rock on Jay.

Disco Mermaids said...

Actually, Dude (a librarian) is serious. In the middle of a packed coffee shop, he had me sign his G. Maximus.

Unfortunately, all I had was a ballpoint pen, so it took several passes to become legible.

Meanwhile, his girlfriend (also a librarian) looked on, rolling her eyes.

- Jay