Oh, lord, Honey, I am just so excited I might pee my panties even though I have had my bladder all tucked up nicely for more than 5 years now, thank you very much, but that writer lady, Ginger T. Manley, she has given me permission to reveal to the world what the front cover of Proud Flesh looks like—Ta Da!
Isn’t that about the best cover you have ever seen in the whole wide world! She told me she wanted it to be in red, since that is the Trollops’ favorite and special color, and she wanted people to know this was not a honest and truly real story but it is fiction and that is why she told that book jacket designer to put “a novel” right above the main title, and Honey, that did hurt my feelings just a little tiny bit since of course I am right there in the swing of things in about half of that story, but I guess I can see why she did not want folks to think they were reading something that might have really happened, but to tell you the truth, every word in that book all happened to me and to people I love, but she insists it is really just made up and even if that one literary agent told her that she did not think there was anybody in the south like us girls, I was so proud of her for saying right back that if that lady agent thought that then she obviously had never spent any time in a WalMart down here ‘cause we are there in droves, but anyway, this story is just as real to me as it can be and it is about the biography of my life and, Honey, nobody has ever written a biography about me and I doubt anyone else ever will so I am just so grateful to that Ginger T. Manley for setting mine and Peggy and Dr. Carroll’s stories down on paper (or maybe it was on a computer) and then getting it all ready to publish, and Honey, here’s the really exciting thing—these books can be pre-ordered for delivery after March 24 (I will tell you in another blog post in a week or so how to do that) but for those of us what live in and around Music City, why they can just sashay over to that Parnassus Book Store in Green Hills on April 11 at 6:30 and that Ginger T. Manley will be right there in the flesh talking about our story and signing copies of the book, and Honey, I am thinking about coloring my hair again so I will look my very best that night, cause you can bet your bippy I am not going to miss this special event and I think I will even take Strudel along since that book store is dog friendly and they have a couple of shop dogs what work there and who knows, maybe that little bitty boy of mine might even get a job working there and then I could retire from the front desk at the Beautique Salon and Day Spa. Ha! Ha! But I do not think I will invite E.R. to go to this event even though he knows I belong to the Music City A-List Book Club but he does not know how the Trollops Triplets became a part of that book club and I am pretty sure he would get himself all huffy and walk right out just as soon as that Ginger T. Manley starts to talk about us, but I can guarantee you that some of those flesh and blood T’s and lots of T wannabes will be there and it will just be so exciting.
And here is one more thing that has to do with revelations and that is that this weekend just past those Downtown Abbey folks revealed the very last in the whole wide world episode of that story, and oh Lord, honey, I was just so tickled when our very own T, that Edith lady, when she got married to that man who was almost a king and now she is way more rich and powerful than her sister Lady Mary, who by the way, even if nobody really says it aloud much, that Lady Mary was a wannabe T herself cause I am sure she was trying to become a real T when that man died in her bed, but anyway, it was just the happiest ever after story in the whole wide world. And there is something else—that Peyton just revealed that he is done with playing football except maybe in the backyard with those twins of his and, honey, really and truly I think he is just the nicest man in the whole wide world and I will miss him for sure and all of us Vols fans just hope he will move back to Tennessee and we can still see him sometimes ‘cause he is for sure our favorite son and maybe those Republicans will draft him to run for president since he knows how to be a leader and he can talk without being mean and its for sure they don’t have anybody else who even measures up to him, and I for one would vote Peyton for President.
So now I need to go let Strudel out—when he heard he might get a job he told me he will need to make sure they put enough bathroom breaks in his contract since he is an old boy dog and he needs to raise his hind leg to a tree pretty often these days.
P.S. Ginger T. Manley says the woman on the bottom of the cover represents freedom and empowerment from bondage for all Trollops and all women and I am in favor of that, so I said, “hurrah,” and she gave me a big old hug.
PSS. Some of us T’s are dancing on the back cover and she put some of the words I said right next to their picture, but you will just have to buy the book to see what I said.
PSSS. What do you think the T in Ginger T. Manley stands for?