Buy the book

March 11th, 2009

I just put a gawd awful button on the right side of the page over there so you can buy Momma Zen directly from me. Why this took me three years to accomplish I do not know. I’m slow getting out the door.

I kinda thought there were rules, or at least simple courtesies, about this sort of thing. Like that the publisher wanted to sell it. Or like bookstores would stock it. Nah, not so much. Lately the book has been in short supply everywhere I go. Last weekend I spoke to 400 people in Palo Alto but the Stanford bookstore supplied only 30 copies to sell to the hundreds of folks in line. What?! Heck, Georgia sold ten times as many boxes of Girl Scout cookies without a backward glance. Now I see that Amazon has sold out twice in the last month, making people wait two weeks to get it. So forgive my cluelessness, but I’m taking matters of the heart into my own grubby hands.

Ask and you shall find. Knock, and the good old US Post Office shall open your mailbox and pop one inside.

And to think I practice mindfulness. It’s always a good time to start.


  1. Oh I wish I had bought from you – as it is I have gifted the copy I bought to my sister to read. ( But I made her promise to give it back once she was done!)

    Comment by Cat — March 11, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

  2. Your book just made it to my door yesterday via Amazon. I was so happy to get it. I wish I’d bought it from you though — with your scribble on the title page.

    Comment by She She — March 11, 2009 @ 8:42 pm

  3. I appreciate your honesty…any time I think I have mindfulness down, something shows up to keep me practicing.

    Comment by Rebecca — March 11, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

  4. my copy lives in the most honored stack above my bed. 🙂

    Comment by Kyran — March 12, 2009 @ 1:14 am

  5. My dear I’ve already bought two. But the next copy I buy I’ll buy from you!

    Comment by Shalet — March 12, 2009 @ 4:08 am

  6. Oh exciting! Your book has become my favorite gift for my new mom friends – i will get the next batch from you directly. It stays by my bed, re-read in snippets here and there, always refreshing, always inspiring. And I must say… as one who is sometimes (often?) slow to see what is right in front of me – your saga of book availability explained makes me feel right at home :)Thank you for you!

    Comment by Andrea — March 12, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

  7. Good for you!

    Here’s to bringing it back home.

    I believe this is a *perfect* example of the kind of change that’s so desperately needed for our economy…supporting small business…we can’t rely on ‘big business’ to do it for us any more!

    I recently embarked on a nanny adventure for my friend/neighbor’s 3-month old girl. She has a copy of Momma Zen on her bookshelf 🙂

    Comment by Nerdy Renegade — March 15, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

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