Friday, February 3, 2012

The GREAT Reveal. . .

Illustration by Sophie Griotto


Ever since I started this blog three years ago, I've had a dream. My dream has come true. In fact, it's far, far better than I ever dreamed or imagined.

Rizzoli said "Yes (!), yes we want to publish your book on French women." In my wildest fantasies -- and I've had quite a few -- had someone said to me "if you could choose any publishing house in the world which one would it be?" I would have said, "Rizzoli."

If you click here and once there on "fashion and beauty" you will see the extraordinary books they publish.

Without your support, interest, feedback and kindness this never would have happened. It was entirely possible that no one was interested in a subject that fascinated me, but you were and you inspired me and I could never have done it without you. Truly, this is your book as well and I will never be able to thank you enough for your generosity and support.

You may recall some time ago I wrote a post about believing -- really believing -- and working hard, very, very hard, sometimes dreams really do come true. Never forget that.

The news was announced this week in Publishers Weekly and Rizzoli gave me permission to tell you.

I have a lot of work to do which means I will be writing fewer posts, but I've turned to my darling Marsi (formerly of Luxebytes) who has been in on the secret since day one, and my pal The Class Factotum both of whom have graciously agreed to write posts when their schedules permit.

 I've wanted to tell you for such a long time.

94 comments:

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letitia; can't wait! I am not surprised (but the contrary would have shocked me). Good luck on your project and COURAGE! Dreams first. Reality hits fast enough but it's a good reality.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! So happy for you. Have a beautiful weekend. j.

Diane said...

Congratulations Tish! You are the perfect fit with Rizzoli - style and substance! Looking forward to the book - even more so than Ines's!

Debra said...

I am OVER-THE-MOON! Rizzoli is the creme de la creme!
I can hardly wait. You will let us know when we can reserve our copy? So thrilled for you Tish.

déjà pseu said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so thrilled for you!!!

Murphy said...

Congratulations! When you said you would have a reveal, I was hoping you would say you were coming out with a book! I can't wait to buy and read it!

Tree said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Jill said...

Congratulations on your book! Very exciting! Looking forward to reading it.
- Jill

kathy peck said...

Goosebumps!!!! Congratulations, and so well deserved.
Can't wait for the publication. Is that the illustrator at the top that you'll be using? I love it.
xoxo

Corrine said...

May I just say, they couldn't have chosen someone with more insight and entertainment credentials than you. What a grand coup! How gracious of you to thank your readers, a proper lady. I can't imagine how much work will be involved in such a project, but I am sure you are up to the task.

Lost in Provence said...

HOORAY!!! Oh my, this made me so happy I clapped my hands together with excitement!! I too have been hoping that this is what your reveal would be but Rizzoli?!? It took me so long to get up the courage to go into their 57th Street store when I was young and then I never wanted to leave! It is a perfect fit. Your wit and wisdom and phenomenal point of view all zeroed in on a subject that you understand so well.

Congratulations, Tish!

Mean Mama said...

PERFECT!

Tara said...

Congratulations!!! Can't wait to read it!!!

Mary W. said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news--now I can't wait to see the book!

SarahBeyond said...

I KNEW it -- it had to happen! So very excited and cannot wait to own a copy. Congratulations.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is just the most amazing news..and you give all of us inspiration! I cannot wait to read your book!

LuxeBytes said...

:o)

xoxoxo --
Marsi

Anonymous said...

Fewer posts are quite acceptable -- considering that we have a fabulous book to look forward to in the end!! You go girl!!

andiamo! said...

So very happy for you!!!! Now where do I pre- order????

Anonymous said...

Félicitations! Vraiment hâte de vous lire. Et chez Rizzoli! Je vois déjà votre livre sur ma table de salon (ou de boudoir ;-)

BigLittleWolf said...

So, so thrilled for you!

You do indeed inspire the rest of us. Et moi aussi, j'ai hâte de vous lire. And will there be a French version as well?

** sourire **

Brava, Tish!

Lily Lemontree said...

Bravo my sweet!! How exciting!! I know it will be fabulous and be sure that i will be at the front of the line to read all you have to say!! I can't wait!!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Fabulous news!
Congratulations!
I hope you'll let us know the very second that we are able to purchase the book!

Sign me up for an autographed copy!

What fun you are going to have.
Hostess
XO

Lorrie said...

This is simply wonderful news! You've worked hard, enthralled us all with your posts, and now this. Dreams can come true. Enjoy the moment! Bask in the glory!

LPC said...

So, so, so, so many congratulations. Also promises to beat the bushes when the time comes, all I can.

Tricia Rose said...

That IS great news! Well pursued, and well deserved.

Villette said...

Congratulations. I can't wait to buy the book. But I will miss your daily posts.

SheilaLouise said...

Bravo! I don't know who is more excited, you or your readers. You are my favorite blog, I love your writing and musings. I can't wait to hold and read your book. Stay true to your passion!
Xo
Sheila

Teresa said...

I was hoping this would the the case. Can't wait to read it!

SewingLibrarian said...

Wonderful news! Rizzoli is a great publisher of BEAUTIFUL books, and I'm so happy for you that you will be published by them! I look forward to buying and reading your work. Congratulations - and good luck with all the work ahead, too.

Sulky kitten said...

I'm sure it will be just as fabulous as your blog. How exciting for you - Many Congratulations to you!

Spiral Style said...

Congratulations and kudos on following your passion and dreams. Can't wait to purchase a copy.
XXOO

Susan G said...

Congratulations! The best of luck with your work.

Northmoon said...

How fabulous is that! So excited for you, and looking forward to your book. I'll miss your blog posts though, I hope you can still drop in once in a while.

Annette said...

Congratulations! This is very very cool news! Champagne all around!!

Duchesse said...

Fabulous news, and, if the blog posts are fewer we can all just... buy *your book*! Congratulations, and thank you for what you have done, and will do!

Gretchen said...

This is such magnificent news-I will gladly trade off fewer posts for the opportunity to get my hands on your book! How truly exciting, and confirming, for you. So pleased you maintained your faith in the project...and what joy to look forward to as you move through the process.

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano said...

Fantastic! I'm new to your blog but am already eager for the book!

Cindy Ann said...

Congratulations!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations Tish! I am thrilled for you and eagerly anticipate your book. I know it will be amazing.

Kaitlyn said...

Oh Tish, beyond excited for you!! I want my very own autographed copy! And I'll come to Paris to get it! :-). Small update to my 30 profile. Because of your support and inspiration I'm taking action and actively tryin to figure out what I really want to do. I'm not wasting time on a career I'm no longer passionate about. Thank you for the encouragement you have given me as well as all your readers! xoxo

O D Y S S E Y said...

congratulations, that is exciting news! i look forward to your book! do keep us in the loop.

Joni said...

*gasp* Oh my goodness! I'm so incredibly thrilled for you, Tish! Congratulations!

Curator said...

WOW!! I'm exceedingly jealous!!!

Congratulations Tish.

What can I add that's not already been said. It will be fabulous, and great fun to do. Will it be in both English and French?

I have particularly enjoyed reading about beauty at different stages of life, and hope you will include some of these lovely photos from your blog in your new book.

Best wishes.

That's Not My Age said...

Excellent news - congratulations!

Class factotum said...

I'm so happy for you!

Pamela said...

Congratulations!! You earned it, you deserve it~!!!

The enchanted home said...

Tish...this is MAJOR!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! SO excited for you.....how amazing is it to realize a long sought after dream! What a wonderful book it will be.....really excited for you. Cannot wait to hear all about it. Will be happy to give you a shout out on my blog when the time is right:)

vicki archer said...

Well done you brilliant girl... How proud we are of you and how exciting for all of us to share in your project as it progresses... Congratulations Tish... so well deserved... xv

Charlene said...

Congratulations!!! How wonderful! I enjoy your blog so much--can't wait to read the book!

Camomile said...

Can't wait to get my hands on your book. Please please ensure express post to Australia!

Congratulations!

webb said...

How wonderful! Congratulations ... now, get to work!

Tish Jett said...

Words escape me, but not the tears. You have touched me so deeply by your kindness, your support. . . I don't know what to say except thank you, thank you, thank you and it is absolutely true that without you this never would have happened.

You mean the world to me.

Je vous embrasse tres, tres fort.

xo,
Tish

Rubiatonta said...

Wonderful news! I'm happy to hear it, and I hope you have lots and lots of fun.

la fourchette said...

woooohooooo! I hope you are popping all kinds of corks for the celebration!

Anonymous said...

Cheering for you all the way from
New England!

I'm so happy for you. I'm so happy for us.

Jeannie

Pearl said...

Congratulations! Will miss the regular posting, but this is wonderful news.

Chemin des Muguets said...

Tish,
Over the moon with joy for you. You are the perfect gal for this project. Bonne Chance! Marjorie

yoga teacher said...

Congratulations! I so admire your unique voice - combining intimacy, authority & humor - all from your French insider/outsider point of view. Fewer postings is a good trade-off for a real live book!

Rayna@BrightCopperKettles said...

Oh, Trish! Wow! And Wow again and again and again. Congratulations. You are wonderful and marvelous and I am jumping up and down (literally - yes!) for you. This is absolutely beyond. Beyond!

Jill Ann said...

Congratulations! I hope there will be autographed copies available for blog followers!

Kabrina said...

Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off. I can't wait to read your masterpiece.

Karena said...

Tish I am so so excited for you and of course a great publishing house no less!! I cannot wait for your book to come out!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Susan said...

You continue to inspire us all with your news......self belief and receiving well deserved recognition....it's what we all strive for. It will be wonderful to follow you on this exciting journey.......congratulations and many thanks for all that you bring into my world!,

Catherine said...

It is horribly inelegant and unladylike but my mouth is hanging open right now. Next I will be jumping up and down in glee which is almost as embarassing but HOW. MARVELOUS. for you!!! You deserve it and I cannot wait to buy it. Rizzoli- it doesn't get any better than that!

Terri said...

This is fantastic news--congratulations. And Rizzoli does indeed issue beautiful books. So how long until the pub date? Any idea?

Carolyn C. said...

BRAVO!!! Cannot wait to read it... Fantastic News!!

SE said...

Oh, huge Congratulations, Tish!! I have looked at your blog as a special once-a-day treat and I am thrilled to hear you will be heading into book form. Rizzoli- oh my, you must be over the moon! Have a glass of champagne for me- or two or three!

Carol said...

Oh congratulations a million times over, you write so beautifully , and are so in touch with what we as women find so fascinating about French women.

It is wonderful to hear that your dreams have come true.

Sending you huge hugs of joy !

beautifuldreamer1066 said...

Felicitations! How thrilling this must be for you! I have enjoyed your writing here on your blog and I am excited now to read your book. Good work!

Splenderosa said...

Tish, my friend, this ROCKS bigtime doesn't it, babycakes?
Congratulations on having Rizzoli...only THE best! Can't wait to find out more details. We'll hostess a signing party for you in Houston and you will sell out, I guarantee it! Super proud of you...& am sending love across the pond...

tiffany rose said...

WOOHOO!!!!!!!! So happy for you and looking forward to reading your book.

coffeeaddict said...

congrats!!!

Julienne said...

Congratulation you clever girl! Of course we all knew how clever you were before!!!! Will look forward to the book with great anticipation. xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from a thirty-six year old who loves reading your blog. I cannot wait to buy your book! I am so happy for you. - Rachel

Anonymous said...

One more question: will your picture be on the back cover? ha. Seriously, can't wait to read it! Enjoy floating through the weekend, feet on the ground is overrated. j.

susan athanasakou said...

well done!!!!yOU DESERVE IT,I JUST LOVE YOUR BLOGG.
I"m so pleased for you,can"t wait till it comes out.
XXXXXXXXXXXX

KCF said...

Fantastic!!! Can't wait to follow your progress and, of course, read your book!

Just Add Attitude said...

Many many congratulations. I look forward to reading your book when it's published.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Congratulations and well deserved.
Your writing seems to flow so easily from a reader's perspective and you always have an engaging view. Can't wait to buy a copy, but sad that you won't have as much time to stop by my blog. Hope you can stay in touch.
Bisous

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

P.S. Apologies for not visiting sooner - I've been away from the blogsphere.

Cathi said...

Well done, Tish! Very exciting news! xxoo

Jean S said...

Wonderful, and well-deserved!!

maryb said...

Congratulations - wonderful news! I look forward to another fabulous coffee table book.

marlaakajake said...

What a wonderful dream come true for you! Wishing you lots of dreams come true!!!

sanda said...

Oh, can hardly wait for the book. Meanwhile, if you have fewer posts, how shall I EVER get my mornings off to a great start?? :))

Chicatanyage said...

Congratulations. Really look forward to reading your book.

Maryl said...

Big congratulations to you Tish. Blogging pays off after all. Don't be too silent here. We will miss your daily strong and encouraging voice.

Debra Green said...

Well done and many congratulations. You have inspired me so today chez moi is all about organising myself and home so I can sort myself out a new job!
Bonne chance x

Mary Timmers said...

I am SO excited for you!! Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off!

Elizabeth said...

Tish

I read you all the time but rarely comment. This is such good news, I'm very happy for you. Love Rizzoli. You are in the company of Ines de la Fressange! Can't wait to see your book...

Beth

caroline@thebalancedapproach said...

Congratulations - the book will be fabulous - full of your wonderful style. See when you put it our there to the universe it will find you . Enjoy the experience.

24 Corners said...

So happy for you...Congratulations!!!
xo J~

Susan Tiner said...

What wonderful news! I'm so happy for you Tish. And I will help spread the news about your book!

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