By the third day of the conference, I was feeling pretty cocky. First of all, we'd been treated to tons of swag (episodes of The Closer, t-shirts, premium access at CafePress, not to mention food and drink and Wii time). In addition, I'd been basking in the glow of Lollipop, Pamela Jeanne, Luna and others, and we'd just finished our bridge-building panel. So you can see why I was feeling like I was something special.
I stopped at the massage room (more swag! that I didn't have to carry home!) to see if there was an available table. There wasn't, but a book display caught my eye. I told the woman if she'd give me the book I'd review it here (I told you I was feeling cocky). It's called Fit Mama, and it has a drawing on the cover of a mom in Downward Dog over her baby.
Stacy Denney, who also happens to be one of the authors, handed me the book and her card and said, "Sure!"
So I brought the book home and started reading it. I quickly realized I should have paid attention to the subtitle.
But lucky for you pregnant and soon-to-be pregnant ladies, I didn't pay attention to the subtitle, which is A Real Life Fitness Guide for the New Mom.
If I needed to know about what birth would do to my perineum, or what I could expect from my linea negra, this would be a terrific book for me.
But my children are now 7 and 5. And I did not give birth to them. I don't know a linea negra from a Negra Modelo. I remain blissfully ignorant about my perineum.
But I know many of you might really WANT this book. Are in the MARKET for exactly what this book offers -- an effective, holistic approach to postpartum fitness. This is very much a girlfriend's guide, written as if your best friend or slightly older sister is helping ease your way from your newly maternal body back to your old self (as much as possible).
So, one of you will benefit from my cockiness. I am giving this book away to one of the commenters on this post. Comment by 8:08 am (MDT) on August 8, 2008, up to 3 times per person, preferably with details on why you'd like this book. After the deadline, my daughter will pick a random number from 1 to X (number of comments). That commenter will be the winner, I'll notify her/him by email, and send the book by mail.
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Now. Wouldn't you like to win Fit Mama? Tell us why.
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