Signed copies of books as gift for donation that benefits familes of fallen soldiers

booksEveryone has seen in the news the failure of the government to send survivor benefits to military families who lost a loved one at war. Shutdown, and all. So the Fisher House has taken over.

To help the Fisher House (rather, the families they’re helping), I’m selling all of the copies of the signing & giveaway left-overs I have lying around my house that are of no use to anyone and that are cluttering up the place. I’m sending the Fisher House 100% of the proceeds. If you buy a (signed) book, you’re essentially donating to the Fisher House and getting a gift in return. Think of it as lower-scale NPR donation drives (and less annoying, because this is the only post I’ll write – but I hope you share it! – and, of course, pick a book for yourself).

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A message to Tucker Carlson and a new TV interview

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Dear Tucker,

Recently on Fox and Friends, you said of women who choose not to have children, “Having children means less time for vacations and spin class, where the real meaning in life resides, right? I mean, have you seen anything more selfish, decadent, and stupid?”

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Interview up at Living D.I.N.K.

I had forgotten this interview was scheduled to post this month until I visited Living D.I.N.K. to see what was there today, and it was this, in which I discuss the marriages I destroyed by being childfree (don’t worry – they were my own), when I finally knew for sure I didn’t want kids, and this business of “missing out” by not having kids.

On recognizing my disinclination to have kids:

His desire for a nice house, a nice car, and a family started to penetrate – mostly the “family” part. “Family means kids,” I realized. They were real, then. Something I assumed I could physically produce, and that made me think about them in a less abstract way for the first time. My instinct, my immediate reflex, was whatever “No” feels like in your soul.

Thank you, Yael of Living D.I.N.K.! (A great site to follow, btw.)

What Every Woman… is “a revelation, and at last, finally an entry in this genre that doesn’t take sides,” says new review.

I’m very excited to share a new review of What Every Woman Wishes Modern Men Knew About Women. Not because it’s a 5-star review (it isn’t Continue reading “What Every Woman… is “a revelation, and at last, finally an entry in this genre that doesn’t take sides,” says new review.”