Diana Holquist writer. mother. cat lover. (not necessarily in that order)


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When you write a parenting book...

January 5, 2012

Tags: parenting book, tori spelling, mommywood, tiger daughter, battle hymn of the tiger daughter, mothering books, parenting books

Writing a parenting book has been an exciting adventure. And a surprising one.

One of the biggest surprises has been our competition. I thought we'd be up against psychologists. I thought we'd be up against PhDs.

To tell you the truth, I had nightmares that Amy Chua, the original Tiger Mother, might knock on my door, jonesing for a fight.


It's much, much worse than that.

We're up against Tori Spelling.

Yep, that's right, Tori Spelling. She of 90210 fame (if you're of an *ahem* certain age). It seems that Tori Spelling has written not one but TWO parenting books.

The first of Tori's books is called Uncharted terriTORI. I have no idea what this means, but it's currently #12 on Amazon.com's top mothering books.

Her second book is called MOMMYWOOD.

Feast your eyes on that cover. You can't look away, can you?

In any case, BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER DAUGHTER has gone as high as #9 on the Amazon.com Motherhood list, but Tori--damn her and her green bubble dress!--keeps beating us back.

Am I going to have to read her book(s)?

Please, say it ain't so!