Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Cover!!!!!!!!!


How fucking exciting! Of course, the actual book is not out yet. Plans for a hardcover edition have been scrapped so it will be a paperback original, which means it'll be more affordable. And it looks like August 28th is the big date, but you can pre-order it from the Random House website by clicking here.

I seriously can't wait.

In the meantime, I'm off to the garage for my first shift in a good long while, so there will hopefully be a story or two here tomorrow, but for now I just needed to say HOLY SHIT I WROTE A BOOK.

60 comments:

Bostonasian said...

Awesome! Congratulation!!!

Dino aka Katy said...

congrats thats awsome love the cover and the paperback part. That way I don't have to wait for a year to get it since I don't by hardcover books.

Robert Allen said...

Wonderful! If it's anything like your blog, it's going to be amazing! I will buy one for sure!

kait said...

Congratulations! I can't even imagine that feeling. What an accomplishment. I will be looking out for it! Congrats again. Looking forward to your further tales from the street.

Green said...

It's a beautiful cover. Mazel tov!

becki said...

that's so so exciting!!! congratulations!
i will definitely be buying a copy of that book :)

Jane said...

Yay! I just placed my pre-order and I'm looking forward to reading it!

Dylan said...

This can also be ordered from amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Hack-Stopped-Worrying-Started-Driving/dp/0812977394/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-3036603-5743815?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1177614364&sr=8-1

In case you are too busy to sign up at Random House or just love one click.

Dylan said...

Ok, that got cut off. So just do a search for Melissa Plaut.

Kelly said...

Holy shit! That's awesome! Good luck...

Thomas said...

Congrats
Now I have another book to read.

TV

marlow said...

August 28th... sounds like ages.

Patty said...

I just placed my pre-order!!!

Paul said...

Congrats, maybe you will see Jon Stewart again when he has you on his show. :)

Blue Drew said...

Bully for you! Finally, some light at the end of the Holland Tunnel! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Cover is GREAT!
Title is GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Did Random House pull the hard cover because you neglected your blog and lost a lot of your fan base? Amazing how that happens isn't it! At least there are still some of us that enjoy your posts...no matter how scarce they are...best of luck MP!!! Keep up those posts.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the book will be full of the juvenile potty mouth language that I so often see on this blogs.. ah.. the days when I thought speaking like that was cool...

Austin Baird said...

Brilliant! I'm so pleased for you. God, you must be so excited. Make sure you concentrate when you're driving. Hope when you become mega-famous you still talk to us :)

cobra427 said...

Will we be able to buy it in the UK or import it thru Amazon?

John said...

Great to see the baby at last
John

Anonymous said...

Wow that's fantastic. The cover photo is really eye-catching. I'm sure this baby will fly off the shelves.

Eileen said...

That's is amazing and inspiring. I'm excited for you, and look forward to buying/reading it.

Padraig said...

I recently got the pdf of the cover of the book I wrote, published next week, and it really is a goooood feeling especially when it's a great cover. And your cover is a great cover. But the main thing is, your writing is so good. Looking forward to reading the book. Padraig (blog: justlikeaman.blogspot.com)

jin said...

Congratulations MP!!!!
:-D

Well done! Great Cover!
Can't wait to read it!

You should be damn proud of yourself!!!

Joann said...

Love it!!!

par3182 said...

congrats; i'm pre-ordering right now

Ellie said...

Imagine my surprise when I clicked on your link tonight and there you had posted once again. I love the cover and I am sure I will love the book. I am glad to see you are back in the blog world again, you do write such interesting posts!

CJ said...

Woohoo! So exciting!

Pat T Hat said...

trchjWell just how groovy is that!?
I'll presume to speak for all of us in the Mighty Bluegrass State...We're so very happy for you!!!
Looking forward to reading it and any other tid bits you may throw our way.
Hope you have a blast in your ride!

Anonymous said...

Awesomeness

Vinny said...

Congratulations, Melissa! I posted about it. Hopefully it'll drive some sales. Maybe you'll be willing to come on my podcast when it's out to plug it?

Andrea said...

Hey MP, Thank you for that wonderful update. I am going to order my book now. But, please make sure you give me enough time to get to NYC in order for you to sign it. That is at your book signing. Way to go girlfriend. Have fun at work and I will be watching for your next post.

Caleb Trevor said...

Huhoo! I like the cover!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Many congratulations Melissa! I look forward to reading your upcoming book. By the way, the cover is awesome.

Cat from
Texas

Tableside Hack said...

Congratulations, like everyone else said. However, I am still pushing for an autographed copy, but as I can't make it to New York, I am wondering if when I get my copy, I can send it to an P.O. Box of yours, have you sign it an send it back to me? I mean, it's not as exciting as meeting the author, but hey, it'll do. What do you think?
I_am_sacrosanct@yahoo.com

Paradise Driver said...

Congratulations!

I've promoted your book over at my place.

You are in a very exclusive crowd.

Few people will write a book.

Even fewer will succeed in getting one published.

Next goal: New York Times "Best Seller" list.

jensview said...

Terrifc! There is a note on my calendar to pick up a copy in August. I have been reading your blog for about a year and love it. Please keep writing.

Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa. I have a friend at RH and I got to read the ARE. It was awesome! Great work! I love the ending!

Janelle Ryleigh said...

The cover is amazing......That is exceptionally exciting! Big Congradulations MP; I will absolutely be buying a copy of your book & can't wait till the end of August!

Tina said...

I'm looking forward to reading it!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad your back to your blog! I cant wait to read the book!

caramaena said...

Oooh exciting! Congrats and I love the cover.

jusbeinapain said...

Perfect cover,and I just put you on the road to financial independence by ordering a book.You can thank me later,wait, how will you know its me?Shit better get some t shirts made up,how about I JUST BOUGHT A BOOK BY SOME HACK.................

Amy - Gentlewhisper.com said...

Love the cover. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

nice cover, but would've thunk a hardcover would sell fairly well with all the press you've had. still wish you luck in the sales.

Tableside Hack said...

Yay! I have my end-of-the-month paycheck...so what do I do? Rush to the grocery and buy junkfood, pinappples, and then come home to pre-order this awesome book!
Schveet! ("sweet" with a lisp)

Troy Bierkortte said...

You're onn BuzzGirl!!!!
http://bookpagebuzz.blogspot.com/
This is so coooooolllll. WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. If it is a paperback, will it have all your pictures? That is half the fun.

Line_Dance_Teacher said...

You go girl! CONGRATULATIONS, I am so happy for you. It is a true inspiration for me. Thank you. I thouroughly enjoy reading your blog and do look forward to your book.

Keith said...

Great cover

Kris said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to the book.

eric the beehivehairdresser said...

The cover looks great. Congrats!

Bumble Bee said...

CONGRATS ON BEING PUBLISHED, GIRL!

Jaelithe said...

Awesome!

Lugosi said...

Amazon is taking pre-orders for $11.16. And yes, I pre-ordered mine.

Crash Davis said...

Good for you, or at least your publishing company, for releasing this as an ebook! I can't find enough interesting ebook titles, so I'm looking forward to this one!

Dora Renee' Wilkerson said...

Good for you! I'll have to watch for it in stores here in my small town.

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

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maria said...

I read your USA today article and cut the web address to check out your site, interesting to live your life.. I will stick with back seat drivers via the phone ;) Good luck! and Congrats!