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A Cause for Celebration

As I mentioned earlier, Emma Span’s first book was released yesterday. Here at the Banter we are bursting with pride at Emma’s accomplishment, because she’s one of us, and also because she’s simply one of the best writers to emerge from the blogosphere, a truly original voice. Smart and funny. I think the world of her, as a writer and as a friend–and yes, she’ll be back to blogging here in the very near future.

So join us in giving her props and don’t sleep–go pick up a copy of her memoir.

Ya hoid?

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1 unmoderated   ~  Mar 17, 2010 1:11 pm

My copy should be arriving today.

Congrats, Emma.

2 thelarmis   ~  Mar 17, 2010 1:39 pm

congrats emma! you should be proud. can't wait to have you back here at the banter! : )

3 rbj   ~  Mar 17, 2010 1:54 pm

Way to go Emma!

I shall be ordering a copy once my ginormous reading pile goes down.

4 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 17, 2010 2:31 pm

When I get one, I hope she'll autograph it for me; that needs to happen >;)

5 Diane Firstman   ~  Mar 17, 2010 3:01 pm


Last night, she was having trouble coming up with something to inscribe the books with (besides her name). She asked me for suggestions ...

Me: The first of my many best-sellers!
Emma: A bit ostentatious ...
Me: The first of my TWO best-sellers!
Emma (laughing): A little better ...
Me: Free Cecilio Guante?
Emma (thinking): I've got it .... (scribbles in my just-bought book)

She wrote "Score Truck!"


6 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 17, 2010 3:30 pm

[5] Awesome! That should be the title of her next book >;)

7 Yankee Mama   ~  Mar 17, 2010 3:58 pm

Score truck! How perfect is that!. My copy arrived yesterday. For a little entertainment, do to Amazon to read her father's review. Good stuff!

8 ms october   ~  Mar 17, 2010 4:19 pm

haha yes score truck is great!
congrats emma - great accomplishment!

9 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 17, 2010 4:32 pm

Bravo, Emma, bravo!!!
You're a rock star!!!

10 Jon DeRosa   ~  Mar 17, 2010 5:42 pm

Congratulations Emma! The only hard decision is whether to wait for the actual book or download to the e-reader now. This sure looks like a shelf-er, but I am in Arkansas and have many hours of flying left to do this week.

Either way, I can't wait.

11 Yankster   ~  Mar 17, 2010 5:52 pm

Congratulations. Can't wait to get my copy signed...

12 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Mar 17, 2010 6:02 pm

I'm going to order one! And definitely the next book should be called "Score Truck".

13 Simone   ~  Mar 17, 2010 6:26 pm

Congrats, Emma!

14 Mattpat11   ~  Mar 17, 2010 11:36 pm

Definitely going to pick this up

15 thelarmis   ~  Mar 18, 2010 1:31 am


that rules!

16 claybeez   ~  Mar 18, 2010 2:45 am

Big-time congrats! Looking forward to more of your delightful use of language.

17 Emma Span   ~  Mar 18, 2010 9:43 am

Thanks so much, guys! (And thanks again, Alex). You're the best... can't wait to get blogging again.

Other than "Score Truck," any suggestions for what I can sign in books besides my name? That people who aren't loyal Banter commenters might understand?

(My friend who wrote the orgasm book Alex mentioned in his post yesterday AM signed "happy orgasms" in hers, which, while always an admirable sentiment, is not *especially* relevant to my book. Unfortunately).

18 Diane Firstman   ~  Mar 18, 2010 10:05 am


"Happy Scorgasms", perhaps?

19 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 18, 2010 10:29 am

18, YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!

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