Confessions of a Book Tramp by Deb Lisa

I have a confession. I have about 45 books stacked on the table near my bath tub. And forty or fifty more under the sink. I have hundreds on shelves, stacked in book cases, lurking in boxes waiting for me to put up more shelving. I have cookbooks in the kitchen, classics in my living room, chick lit in my beach bag and on my bedside table. Because I am…

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Joys of Storytime by Deb Jenny

When I was growing up there weren’t quite the infinite number of books available to the reading public that there are now. Granted there were the usual standbys, all the classics, of course. I devoured the Nancy Drew mysteries, the Little House on the Prairie series, the Little Women books, Anne of Green Gables, and such. Even during school there were those books that stuck with me: I adored the…

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Lost by Deb Gail

My two teen-aged daughters and I were training for a half marathon when the family took a trip to Italy in June. It was hot, every day hovering around a humid 90. And in Siena, the narrow cobblestone streets were filled with the omnipresent smell of freshly cured meat and speeding Vespa drivers talking on cell phones and listening to iPods. Conditions so far from ideal for running that I’m…

Monday, August 13, 2007

Movies and Making a Spectacle by Deb Danielle

Like most people, movies have made me laugh and cry, transported me to other worlds and sometimes changed the way I look at things. Some movies have inspired me to greatness, to be a better person, but since I was a child, certain movies (of the music and dance variety) have instead inspired me to make a spectacle of myself. It started with GREASE. Before Olivia shimmied along in her…

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Sounds Like a Movie by New Deb Lisa

Two months ago, I met Delia Ephron behind the curtain at the Book Expo autographing area. I must admit, she’s one of my idols. My kids have snorted oatmeal out of their noses laughing at her book Aunt Delia’s Manners Quiz. And I have seen every Nora/Delia Ephron movie a thousand times. Okay, I’m exaggerating. Two thousand times. She was standing there, practically alone, with only her publicist to protect…

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Paris, je t’aime by Deb Jenny

And I do love Paris. Well, at least I think I do. I’ve only been there once, briefly. So I’m not sure if I’m in love with Paris, or in love with the idea of Paris. The Paris from books and films. The Paris I know intimately through others’ far more romantic experiences in that magical City of Lights. This summer, the movie that has claimed my imagination is Paris,…

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Skinny Kate Hudson and Cowboy Boots and “Gladys” and Mindfulness by Deb Gail

I write this the day before my birthday and three days before my wedding anniversary and two days before my third follow-up to my breast surgery a year and a half ago. My friend who very altruistically had an affair for me (because my diagnosis made her realize life is short and pleasure is well, pleasurable, and she thought we deserved to experience more pleasure), calls from… let’s say Boise…

Monday, August 6, 2007

And For the Last Time: by Deb Kristy

So this is it. The Last Dance. Okay, technically, it’s not really the LAST dance, just the last one as an actual Debutante. I and my fellow 2007 Debs are turning, like Jess Riley’s little caterpillars turned into monarch butterflies, into Founders. If you regular readers (god bless ya!) are having anxiety attacks at the mere thought of being without your favorite Deb, have no fear, we’ll each be here…

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Save the Last Dance for Me by Deb Eileen

I’m like gum on your shoe- you just can’t get rid of me. I’ll admit when my publication date was pushed back I was disappointed. If by disappointed you can picture me throwing myself to the floor and yelling out “Why God Why?” I described it like being pregnant going to see the doctor and having him tell you “whoops we figured that out wrong- turns out you won’t give…

Friday, July 27, 2007

Lisa Daily is Winded! Intro by Deb Kristy

Are the Debs rich with great friends to guest blog, or what? This Wednesday, Lisa Daily is cutting in to dance in place of Deb Jennifer. Lisa is the author of the bestselling dating book Stop Getting Dumped!  (Penguin Putnam) and does a weekly dating guest spot on Lifetime Radio. She is also a syndicated dating columnist whose hilarious advice column appears on approximately 150 dating websites, and in college newspapers across the…

Wednesday, June 27, 2007