I think she’s an extremely funny writer and love her blog – and I’ve enjoyed reading her book. And she was just as nice and funny in person as she is in writing.
If you follow my blog, you know I work full time because I mention it from time to all of the time in posts like this and this. My full time job is the marketing manager of The Market Common, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center – I live here, I work here, and I post on Facebook about it. I asked Jill, with fingers crossed, if she would come to Myrtle Beach for a book signing. And she said yes (obviously).
And I was also excited to meet another mom-preneur, Cary, with Stay at Home Rock Star! We started out at Bijuju for wine, cheese and shopping and then headed over to Barnes & Noble for a book signing and reading. Jill read a chapter in her book which was charming and funny, and then asked for questions. At first, it was silent. As the event planner, I wished someone would ask a question… and then very quickly wanted to retract that wish because the one guy in the audience spoke. And spoke some more. And spoke such nonsense I couldn’t keep a straight face. And I looked at Jill: completely composed, intently listening, and responding with relevant, thoughtful statements. Masterful.
I highly recommend her book – which is compilation of her stories and essays combined with quotes from other moms from the confessional on her website (also entertaining if you haven’t read it.).