Which seems. . . very, very silly, for some reason I'm unable to put my finger on. Other than that I can just read her site, that is.
The World According to Mimi Smartypants
This is the real-life diary of a sassy, funny, straight-talking thirty-something Chicago girl who tells it like it is. Mimi first appeared on the hot internet site diaryland.com which hosts over 400,000 live diaries from – mostly girls – all over the world and has 800,000 registered users. Mimi became the most clicked diary and is now officially a web cult.
I wouldn't call us a cult, exactly. . . anyway, that's from the page at HarperCollins.co.uk for the book, which is available from Amazon.co.uk, but not from Amazon.com. Or Barnes & Noble. Or Powells. Um, not that I'm obsessively checking online bookstores looking for it or something. That would be cult-like. Or something equally disturbing.
No, this is more a local girl makes good sort of thing. If, unlike me, you actually are interested in getting the book from overseas, the ISBN is 0007173415. Bon chance.
Anyone care to speculate wildly about why there's been (from a couple quick Technorati and Google searches) so little coverage of this in the blogoswhateverthefuck? I mean, given how many of the "A-listers" *snicker* are angling to get some of that phat dead-tree-publishing cash and all.
I figure partly because the book (oddly) isn't (yet?) published here in the States, which seems dumb since I thought the whole point of the InterWeb is that we were no longer tied to physical locations. So, other stupid possible reasons are because she's on Diaryland, which is, what, one step up? Sideways? Down? from LiveJournal, and because the book is being marketed, at least, as chicklit. Apparently. I'm going by the "Hailed as 'the new Bridget Jones'" line on the publisher's site.
I rather hope people at least glance at her site before taking that blurb and running with it, but seeing as Wonkette has been tagged as. . . ok, this is getting entirely too theoretical for 6:30, seeing as I've not quite managed that sleep thing yet.
Update: Actually, that was cruel.
I forgot to mention we also saw Wendy. My bad.
Want to know more, and not particularly concerned about accuracy? Wait, you're here, clearly that's not a concern. So you shouldn't worry about CSIndy: Blog jogging: From Internet diarist to published author, either:
This new cadre of writers has not gone unnoticed by publishing houses. Several blog authors, or "bloggers," have earned book deals. Mimi Smartypants of http://smartypants.diaryland. com and Wendy McClure of www.poundy.com are two such fortunate blogging celebrities.
Both women, Chicago residents in their early 30s, write personal blogs covering distinct material. Pound, McClure's Web site handle, focuses primarily on her experience with weight loss and body image, while Mimi Smartypants describes her blog as "a big rambling E-Mail To The Internet."
And if it's crossed your mind that I'm only, or at least partly, writing about this because of that line in the previous entry about how, "until you're thirty, you really have nothing worthwhile to say, and should shut the fuck up," well, gosh, do you really think I would do something like that?