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From Red Wheel/Weiser/Conari Press
(Publisher of The Rebel Housewife Rules)

The Rebel Housewife Rules: To Heck with Domestic Bliss
Sherri Caldwell & Vicki Todd
Conari Press, 1-57324-956-4, $14.95, PB, 192 pp, Sept.

"Rebel housewives rule! With bite and attitude, Sherri and Vicki tell it like it is, and how it always should be, in this romp on the wild side of domesticity."
-The Chicks, Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry, authors of It's a Chick Thing and Nesting: It's a Chick Thing

"You mean it's not all domestic bliss?! As a single gal still in search of her 'Prince Charming' I first read Sherri and Vicki's hilarious book wondering if being single wasn't so bad after all! They dispelled every myth I ever had about life on the other side! But read between the lines- you'll also find two incredible, funny women who may have given up their 'dream careers,' but discovered in the process that they really have the greatest job there is: The Rebel Housewife! And single or married, we could all use their best Rebel Rx: Live, Love, Laugh!"
-Kimberley Kennedy, host of "Hot Topics" on Atlanta's WSB-TV

"At long last a dose of reality on the subject of marriage and family. Filled with many needed-to-be-heeded realistic tips on how to juggle it all. You'll find yourself laughing out loud at this survivors' guide to domestic life. My husband even swiped my copy and had a few knowing laughs of his own! These gals know the one thing you can't live without at home-a sense of humor!"
-Lisa Hammond, author of Dream Big and founder of Femail Creations

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

It's hard to come home to Atlanta after 10 gorgeous days on the beach in Florida. Pensacola Beach is a beautiful area--quiet. The kids had a great time in the water everyday and with their g'ma, g'pa, uncle, aunt, and two little cousins.

It was a very busy 10 days for THE REBEL HOUSEWIFE RULES!
(So much to share, I don't know where to start!!)
1) Great response to preliminary buzz and publisher's catalog from Jane, Fitness, Parenting, and Baby Talk Magazines!
2) I got an email from a producer of The Oprah Show!
3) Terrific response at BEA (Book Expo America - huge industry conference/trade show in Chicago, early June) - publicity director writes:

"Just back from BEA where the response to Rebel was wonderful. Outside of Oprah's peeps who were there late on Sunday, we also received terrific response from the producers of the new Jane Pauley show on NBC - woo hoo!! Others of note: Complete Woman, Good Morning America, Chicago Tribune Women's Section (appears on Wednesdays)."

4) The galleys (uncorrected proofs - black & white bound copies) have been sent out to trade publications and magazines.
5) I received an early copy of our book (galley)--it's BEAUTIFUL!!!

I'll save some of the great news for tomorrow. So much to do to catch up from 10 days away...

Rainy Memorial Day in Atlanta

We're off to the beach Wednesday, so it can rain all it wants, as long as it stays in Atlanta. (I just had a horrifying picture of being stuck in a house on the beach for 10 stormy days with 5 children under age 10 and my in-laws, whom I love and enjoy greatly, but still...)

So I'm sure you're all dying to know...the results of the 5-day CLEANSE--drinking fiber/protein shakes and eating little dirt bars for 5 days straight. The big payoff: ZERO pounds lost. How is that possible? So I'm back to my modified South Beach Diet/low-carb (kinda) thing (except for California Pizza Kitchen and their Rosemary Chicken/Yukon Potato Pizza).

Still, I have discovered the secret, and I know you don't want to hear it (I've avoided it for years): EXERCISE. It works! I finally broke through a plateau (1?0), with a workout video from a friend. I can recommend it, because it's fun and effective (only a little bit annoying with the perky factor): Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone/2 Miles. I've been walking on the treadmill, which I enjoy, but WATP is good (not on the treadmill) because she uses weights for upper-body work for a portion of the two-mile walk (approx 30 minutes) that you can do right in the middle of your living room, between the couch and the easy chair. Very easy, very convenient. Enough advertising for today!

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