Oh my goodness (fans self)

by Erin on February 9, 2010

So IndigoTangerine left a comment here last week asking if knew that this blog was mentioned in a book called Breakfast At Bloomingdale's. Which, um, no, I didn't! But it is!

ebay item 8305987417

I think most of you know that I'm a dictionary editor in my "day job", but when I was working for OUP I was also an "acquiring editor," which meant that I noodged, nagged, harangued, and otherwise coaxed books from ideas to publication. I have a shelf of books in my house that I can point to and say "I midwived those" (and in some of them I can point to the acknowledgements to prove it). Occasionally, when I am having a bad day, I go look at that shelf and I say to myself: "Those are some mighty kickass books that wouldn't be here if I hadn't helped." (I'm even prouder of those books than I am of my own.)

So anyway, of *course* I ordered this one. I may even put it on the same shelf!

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Kate February 9, 2010 at 6:32 am

Yey your part of pop culture. Are we still allowed to call it that?


Coconut Pie February 9, 2010 at 6:35 am

Thats awesome. I know how you feel about the books you edited. I felt the same way when my students spoke French well.


Anonymous February 9, 2010 at 8:36 am

Erin, you should contact the author. I bet shed love to hear from you….kind of like the movie Julie and Julia….


lucitebox February 9, 2010 at 9:09 am

Thats so cool! Better still, a YA novel.


dulcet February 9, 2010 at 9:28 am

Any update on the Secret Lives of Dresses book?


Teresa aka MarieSews February 9, 2010 at 9:56 am

Now I have a few books to add to the wish list. Thanks Erin!


Sara February 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

Very cool!


Mimi February 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Congratulations! Whooot!


neighbourhood.gal February 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

What a great thing to have happened! Both for you and for the sewing community in general.Absolutely Super.


Cookie February 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

GASP. With this book, I see a whole new wave of young members tenderized for recruitment into the International Sewing Conspiracy! SO EXCITING!


Pattern Junkie February 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Neat-o! Yes, the International Sewing Conspiracy expands its reach — that is so cool!


Theresa February 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

You. Are. Too. Cool.


jessica February 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm

You are SO COOL! You hip seamstress you! Congratulations!


Swati February 15, 2010 at 6:21 am

I am not interested in sewing, nor in vintage dresses or fabrics, but I was entranced by your secret lives of dresses, and so became a follower. Your post today has solved the mystery of what became of those secret lives! It has also introduced me to the you I had no idea about – the word project (fabulous!), the books (must try – look great), and the dictionary editor (wow!).


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