I just found out that The Fault in Our Starswill be #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for the SEVENTH consecutive week.
This is ridiculously wonderful news, and I could never have imagined my book would have this kind of life (particularly given that none of my previous books has been anywhere on the bestseller list for even half this long).
I just want to say thank you.
Thank you for reading the book (and to the many of you who preordered it before you even knew what it was about). Thank you for responding to it with such generosity and thoughtfulness (TFiOS has more five star reviews on Amazon than all my other books combined). Thank you for sharing the book with your friends and family, extending its reach. Thank you for making fan art and fanfiction and all the amazing things that extend and deepen the thing I made. And thank you for believing in Hazel and Augustus.
“When Saltalamacchia was playing for the Rangers, the Red Sox were in Arlington when the young catching prospect sent a clubhouse attendant to the visiting clubhouse down the hall at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington with a No. 33 Red Sox jersey and asked the veteran catcher to sign it for Salty.
Most players sign: “Best of luck” or “Best wishes.” Varitek signed the jersey: “Catch with pride.”
“That says it all,” Saltalamacchia said. “Catch with pride is what we do. So if a fellow catcher works hard and wants it, I’m all for that guy and I’m with him until the end.”
Saltalamacchia quickly learned the ways of the Wolf Pack under Varitek’s tutelage and now is the leader. It’s a role he has embraced.” -Joe McDonald, ESPNBoston.com
Holy shit, I just saw the reply angriestviking sent you. I don't know how you're dealing with it the way you are, but seriously, you're awesome. This guy (even if he is a troll?) is a waste of space and an embarrassment to humanity, you are strong and beautiful and I hope his replies don't get to you the way they have to so many others. Hopefully angriestviking will get hit by bus and die a slow and painful death. Lots of love! - M
Aw, this is such a sweet message, I wish you weren’t Anonymous!
Anyway, I don’t get my feathers ruffled by crazies on the internet, because it’s just not worth it. Also, he doesn’t know me and I’m not a retarded cunt/stupid bitch/twat flap blah blah blah, so it’s all good.
He’ll get his karma one day, and I am very, very okay with that. :)
“No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your “religious freedom.” If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.”—
“Well, you can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter and son was created, it still is her child. And whether she has…