Hi chumps, hey just a quick note to let you know I’m heading off to the big BlogHer conference in San Jose, California tomorrow. I’ll still be posting, but my timing might be a bit off. Meanwhile, the guys and dogs will be holding down the fort at home, graciously allowing me some time to commune with fellow blogging geeks.
In other news, I hesitate to mention it, because nothing delights a troll more than attention. (Troll kibbles? Tribbles? The trouble with tribbles?) But I’m sure some of you have noticed the troll attack on my book over at Amazon.com Some wing nut named “Fiona” (probably the same Fiona I banned over here ages ago) has been spamming the review boards and posting her winsomely psychotic vitriol. Today she likened me to Hitler. (I have better hair than Hitler, Fiona.)
All for the bizarre offense that I used the word “retard” in my book. Which actually doesn’t appear anywhere in my book. (My husband helpfully pointed out that Amazon has over 3,000 books with the word “retard” in the title, so perhaps she could go flame them? He also offered to send her a copy of “Origami for Retards,” but she seems unmoved.)
Generally my policy with trolls and other unpleasant people, like cheaters, is to ignore them and go NC. But today the book came out on Canada’s Amazon and guess who the first review was? Fiona!
So I’m asking Chump Nation, if you bought my book, if you liked my book, and even if you’ve already reviewed my book, please take a moment and post your review on the Canadian and UK Amazon’s sites. If we want to change the conversation about infidelity — that chumps don’t drive people to cheat, that cheating is about entitlement and poor character, and that reconciliation is over-hyped — then please support the book.
And to everyone who has posted the awesome reviews — thank you from the bottom of my chumpy Hitler heart.