On another blog where I also ramble in me.me.me mode (but with a focus more on generic family stuff), I recently wagged a finger at myself for how -- well -- just how All About Me I can get on the Internet and how I need to spread more love.
Today's the perfect day to do something similar here, where I yada yada yada about the baby-making industry. My friend and yours, Pamela Madsen, is coming out. Way out. And I can tell you, because I know, that it's been a few years in the prep phase, this Party o' Pammy's -- and just like the best sex, today's 'peak experience' is really just the beginning of a steady heatwave.
Y'all know Pam -- I used to rant against her, right here on this blog. Funny thing about such tenuous connections, they sometimes transform into friendships of the most genuine kind. I give Pam Madsen most of the credit for how I softened up to her. She is one persuasive woman.
Okay, before this gets any gooey-er -- here's the hot stuff: Pam's book, "Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner” (Rodale), is finally out.
I don't wade around the bookstores or even libraries much any more to see what's on the shelves to help fertility-minded couples get their mojo back. Nor do the related publishers send me the stuff any longer. (Yay! Let's hear it for moving on and down the road of life!) So I could be wrong, but I'm thinking this Shameless Baby-Making program is a first. And you know me -- yawning every morning at the "infertility news" marketing re-treads that are out there... it's good to wake up and see bona fide pioneering Adventures in Infertility.
Have I read the book? Well, not in its entirety yet, but I will. I'll confide this: I got to read a first draft of some parts of it way back when. :::big Yay Me grin::: Have I listened to the audio program? No, and I'll be honest -- I'm almost 50, folks. I love, love, love my one and only hard-to-finally-have child. So while sex may be on the top of my Personal List of Things To Do, baby-making most certainly is not. Still, knowing Pam's "Put It Out There" style and just a tiny slice of her experiences in practicing Shameless living, I'd be willing to bet that even I might need to pull over and take care of business if I were indulging in a listen on one of my long country roadtrips...
Congratulations, Pam. I know you know it, but I also know that some of us cannot hear it enough: you are SO deserving of this party.