Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Verklempt*

By Ellen Meister

When a new book comes out, we celebrate. It was, after all, a long hard labor and the proud author wants everyone to know about her bouncing baby book.

But what about the paperback release of a book that originally came out in hardcover? It's not a new baby, and not exactly a rebirth. It's more of a transformation, like puberty. And that's not something we celebrate ... or is it?

If you're Jewish, this passage to adulthood is marked with a celebration that can be the biggest one of your life. And so my dear friends and family, I invite you to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of THE OTHER LIFE ...


I'm very proud of this young lady. She's accomplished so much. Just this past year she was featured on NPR,  made several best fiction of the year lists, was selected by the American Booksellers Association for the prestigious Indie Next List and even landed an option with HBO for a TV series.


I hope you'll join the celebration by visiting my website and reading more about my darling girl. Also, I hope you'll sign this party's guestbook by leaving a comment below, because one lucky guest will receive the door prize: a signed copy of THE OTHER LIFE. Just a leave a comment and you're entered in the drawing.

*Verklempt: Yiddish term meaning choked with emotion

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Ellen Meister is the author of three novels, including THE OTHER LIFE. For more information visit her website at ellenmeister.com. You can connect online at facebook.com/EllenMeister.author and twitter.com/EllenMeister.

49 comments:

  1. Happy book launch Ellen--may she have another big round of successes!

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  2. Ellen, congratulations on the ppbk pub of THE OTHER LIFE - it's on my Best Books of 2011 list!

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  3. Deborah BlumenthalDecember 6, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Congrats, Ellen!

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  4. Mazel tov, Ellen!! So excited for you and your baby!!

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  5. Mazel Tov on this wonderful milestone celebration... being released in paperback really does give you another life and this book deserves all the attention and accolades. So excited for this next chapter in the novel's life and the HBO series as well... Forget the fountain pen and the Tiffany necklaces. The best gift is the bestseller list. Onward!!!

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  6. Sorry I couldn't be at the launch with my gal pals, but I know it was fabulous!

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  7. Happy PB Launch Day, Ellen! The cover is lovely!Congrats on all the wonderful things that have come your way. You deserve them all!!!

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  8. What a wonderful idea, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah for a previously-hardcover book coming into paperback! Congrats!

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  9. Congratulations! It's so important to stop and recognize your accomplishments along the way.

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  10. Congratulations! I can't wait to see the series.

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  11. Congratulations Ellen and The Other Life! I think a big celebration is in order when a book moves from a hard cover to paperback! It's a reintroduction into the literary world and now many new readers. So excited for you, and the success and continued success of The Other Life!

    Laura Kay
    anovelreview(@)yahoo(.)com

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  12. Love reading authors I haven't read yet. Thank you and happy holidays!!

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  13. Congratulations and big wishes for even more exciting developments with this book!

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  14. Congratz Ellen!

    chingyiliu82 @ yahoo dot com

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  15. Mazel tov! Glad the book has given you such nachas! I'd love to read this. :)
    Melissa A from CLC

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  16. Congrats Ellen! Can't wait to read it!

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  17. Congrats, Ellen. A very deserving book!

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  18. What a wonderful accomplishment for such a wonderful book....wishing you nothing but mazel!!

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  19. Yay for you and The Other Life. Love the trailer. Just posted on FB for you. love,
    Sheila

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  20. If I dont win a copy I need to pick up one, now that its in paperback! Thanks for the opportunity : )

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  21. It's a bat mitzvah? Then I'll shout, mazel tov!

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  22. YAY! Congrats on your changes, book, nice to see your softer side (teehee)!

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  23. Ellen, congratulations to you and your girl!

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  24. Huge congrats to you and your darling today, Ellen!! It's a fabulous book and I'm thrilled so many great things have come your way!

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  25. Congratulations on the success of the book and the release of the Paperback. I loved it.

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  26. Cheers to your and your youngest! I didn't buy the hardcover (sorry!), but I'm definitely buying the paperback!! Can't wait to read it!

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  27. I'm eager to read this. I read a review not long ago and thought how I'd like to be able to see my mother again and wondered what I'd do.
    Best of luck to you on the big adventure into television.

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  28. Congratulations Ellen! I love the storyline...and I am getting very excited to read it *S*

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  29. I love Ellen. she is soo sweet and I would love to with this book so I could give it to my mom for her birthday! I already ordered my own signed copy!

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  30. I love Ellen. she is soo sweet and I would love to with this book so I could give it to my mom for her birthday! I already ordered my own signed copy!

    lol opps sorry about the double post

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  31. congratulations your release ;)

    eli_y83@yahoo.com

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  32. Congratulations on the good news.
    Leona Olson

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  33. Happy pub day, Ellen! May your sales be sensational.

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  34. Congratulations! This book is one of my favorites from this year.

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  35. Congrats, Ellen!! Best book I've EVER read!!!

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  36. Congrats!!! So exciting to hear of all your success!

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  37. Congrats Ellen! You are a fantastic writer!

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  38. Congratulations, Ellen! This is the next book on my list to read! With a little luck, I won't have to buy it! *wink* I cannot wait to read it!

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  39. Mazel Tov Ellen, may your life be full of blessings!

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  40. Ellen,

    I've followed you for several years now..just to think I met you through CafeMom?!.... I'm proud of you and your baby girl's success...you have inspired and encouraged me to begin writing the novel I've been writing in my head for years.

    The HBO Series is an awesome accomplishment....my best to you and yours....

    Mazel Tov!!

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  41. Still one of my most favorite novels ever! How can we put in a word of support for that HBO option?? Stephanie Laura

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  42. Congrats Ellen! How very exciting! Wishing you all the best!

    Jessica McLaughlin
    JessEmilyZack(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Your good news is always great!

    Glen Held

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  44. Can't wait to discuss this book with my book group!

    So proud of you, Ellen!

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