on my paperback pub day
Emma, I read your book about a year ago. My mom had just died, my house burned down, I was big and pregnant with baby number four, terrified and certain the next disaster was around the corner.
Your book was such a balm to my soul. I read it and cried so much and it was so gorgeous. I have recommended it to everyone. I’m really looking forward to buying a copy of the paperback and wearing it out.
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. You made my own grief feel not so weird or strange or unsightly. Thank you 💜
You've won my heart Emma, don't stop... whatever it was that made me open this, is there. Figure out what that is and play hell out of it... Mazel tov! Fuzz
I just closed the back cover of This Time Tomorrow, with a few tears threatening too fall. What a beautiful book! I absolutely loved it and will be urging my book club to read it. I purchased it after reading this newsletter entry, when I had a week to go before moving my elderly parents into assisted living. My dad and I have always been close, and he has deteriorated so much in the last 18 months. I recently found a photo of him in t-shirt and jeans, thick wavy hair, at about age 45. The way I remember him when I was in high-school. Four decades later, it's easy to forget how young and vital he was. Your book has helped me gain some perspective on the ever changing relationship between children and their aging parents. Thank you.
I picked up This Time Tomorrow having read your newsletter. Being 40 and having lost my dad during COVID I thought this book is for me. I read it right before going to bed and your book, I’m not saying it made me sleepy, but it was such a joy reading it and then falling asleep. I think it gave me peace. Like I was talking to my dad right before sleep. I was loving it so much I didn’t want it to end. I love the world that you created and I wanted to be in it a while longer. Thanks for doing what you do!
Ok but can we please talk about this absolutely killer outfit???
Emma - this is a great newsletter that is amazingly FREE and pithy and interesting. I also loved This Time Tomorrow and I didn’t know the context of your dad but it felt very meaningful to me. I read it on holiday and I had that feeling after a good book where you just want to cry and think and not read anything else or talk to anyone really. You just want to sit and soak in the aura of the feeling the books given you. So know that your book gave me that and it is meaningful.
The book is special. It is indelible and unforgettable and spoke to me like no book ever. Thank you.
Happy publication day Emma! This Time Tomorrow felt like more than a book to me. It felt to me like you managed to capture the magic of your relationship with your Dad and immortalise it. How rare and beautiful to put your heart into a book and for it to travel all over the world and into the hearts of readers everywhere! Hope to find a paperback here in South Africa soon.
What Fuzz said (Writes FuzzNews). You’ve won my heart too. ❤️🙏🏻 I’m sad with you for the hard emotions. They hurt and take so much chewing to process. Sad too for your broken-heart, missing dad. Hurts! My mom died in 2020 and a cousin gifted me those clips as ladybugs. 🐞 Keep remembering. Sending hugs darling one!
You gave your mom’s smile!!! Love your work and your store and visit it whenever I visit my daughter who lives in Brooklyn ❤️❤️
And I'm a pretty excited reader....I put this on order with my local bookstore as soon as i finished reading the hardback copy at the Library. I had to have my own copy!!!
Happy paperback pub day, Emma! I absolutely loved the book and look forward to buying the paperback to gift to friends. Best to you, Janet
... an' I wanna buy your book. How do I do that? (a dyslexic in his 80's already) Fuzz
The first time I finished a book and couldn’t send it to my dad to get his thoughts it was like my heart ripped out of my chest. I’m sorry for your loss.
love your style in every possible way!
Emma, This Time Tomorrow was my favorite read last year and I'll definitely be getting the paperback. Thank you for writing it. Be sure to enjoy ALL the feels. xo