Yay, October 30th is finally here, and as bookstore workers across America arrive to work, we imagine that one of their first tasks, after stoking up on coffee, that is, will be to put together special cardboard book displays for The Daring Book for Girls , pull them to the front of the stores, and fill them with shiny new copies. Our own advance copies arrived in boxes marked “Do not open until October 30th! Strictly enforced! One day laydown.” To be honest, we did chuckle a bit at that. In any case, books will be in bookstores today. We couldn’t be more happy.
Andi and I are off to New York today. We will visit the set of the Today Show tomorrow, where they’ve produced a short clip of a mother and her twin daughters doing activities from the book. On Thursday we will be on Fox and Friends, with a bunch of radio interviews and podcasts to keep us busy in between the TV shows, and a book signing at the Astor Place Barnes & Noble at 7 pm on Thursday night. We won’t be doing bookstore appearances, so come out and see us if you live in the New York area.
Everyone asks what my favorite chapter is, and my answer changes daily, because in different moods I love them all. Last night, though, my older daughter’s favorite was the entry on doing pop-a-wheelies. It’s a small paragraph in the final chapter titled Miscellenia, and she liked it because it calls out to all kids–those who ride off-road, rough-and-tumble mountain bikes and those who ride ladylike blue pastel bikes with tassels flowing out the handlebars , and those who like both, and more, too. We wrote this book for all girls, for all their moods, and for the many ways that they find of being a girl. To all the girls, we say, Enjoy.