Tuesday, August 04, 2009


Not an Armoire. Not a Memoir. A Kimoir!

This is a photo I had Mark take when I signed with my agent in the Winter of 2007. That's my contract.

Soon I'll have a photo of me signing the contract for my book deal for, "All I Can Handle. I'm No Mother Teresa." which will debut next Fall from Skyhorse Publishing, in NY. I'm really excited to be working with them!
It's a non-fic book about maintaining a sense of humor and surviving (drumroll please) 3 job losses, plus 5 moves in 4 years to 3 states, while raising 3 girls with autism - and ending up moderately sane and pretty darn happy.


It's not a recovery story or a "me poor lady" story. It's not even an autism story - not at it's heart. It could be about any life changing disability striking a family on top of major league money woes. For us, that means autism.


Most Americans are facing a money crunch these days - how do you maintain your pride and self worth when your "station" in life changes? What does that even mean? I'm not going to tell you what to do when your financial status changes from an Escalade to an Escort. Or when your basic assumptions about marriage and children are turned inside out over and over, year after year.
I will share how one family, this family, has faced more changes than Cher in concert and come out on top. And I hope you'll laugh a lot, cry a bit and feel confident that you too can hang tough when you close the book.


Think Erma Bombeck meets David Sedaris for voice - makes sense?


Yup, my wonderful agent Eric sold my book! Ta da!!!






25 comments:

michele iallonardi said...

yay!! first to comment!!

so happy for you, and so proud!!

can't wait to read it.
xo
:o)
-michele

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

First to comment gets an ARC! LOL! Thanks, Michele.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I AM SOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!! This is the most fabulous news ever and it couldn't happen to a more-deserving person! I cannot wait to read your book! I know it is going to me amazing, inspiring, and hilarious -- just like you! xoxoxoxo a thousand times!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Oh, what's second to comment get? My name in the acknowledgments? HAHAHAHAH !!! kidding!

jess wilson said...

congratulations, kim! this is FABULOUS news!!

Cheryl Kauffman said...

That is awesome!!! Congratulations.

Kim said...

So happy for you... congratulations, this is so well-deserved.

Leeann said...

Kim this is SO FANTASTIC!! Yay Yay Yay! I am so incredibly happy for you.

Fielding J. Hurst said...

You rock!

Stephen Parrish said...

Yay Kimmy! It was always just a matter of time. Let me know when the book becomes available for preorder on Amazon; I want to be the first customer.

Ronald Lewis said...

Kim,

Welcome to the Skyhorse family. I wish you the best of success with your new book.

Best,

Ronald Lewis
Author, "Stick It To The Man" (Skyhorse)

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Congrats, Kim! That's so exciting!

Wade Rankin said...

Congrats to the max!

pixiemama said...

Woot! Woot!

xo

Crystal said...

I cannot wait to read this book!! I know it will be fantastic. :)

Amy said...

Oh my gosh Kim!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you I might explode! Congrats! I can't wait to read it!

Drama Mama said...

woo hoo!

Sonja said...

I hope it is a raging success for you and your family! It is amazing what a family can withstand when we keep our humor. Congratulations - so well deserved.
-Sonja

Laura said...

Congratulations, Kim! This is AWESOME! Can't wait to preorder!
-Lawrer

K Fuller said...

Next Fall meaning Sept. Oct 2009. Or Next Fall 2010??
There are many who "Want it now!"
Very Veruca.

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

2010 - It's not written. Typically you sell non-fiction from a detailed (40 pages or so) proposal. I have chapter outlines complete and three chapters finished.

Full Soul Ahead! said...

So HAPPY for you Kim!!! Can't wait to read it. CAN NOT WAIT!

(Sorry I missed this post earlier).

RJeff said...

2010? Good, that means there's still time to reserve my copy! ;) Conga Rats, Kimster.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Saw your great news on Stephen's blog. How awesome!

Kathy said...

Kim ... I can think of nobody more deserving of a #1 bestseller! I think we should all pitch in like we did with EOH to get it to a #1 best seller on Amazon! I will buy multiple copies for all my friends. Your story needs to be told. I've always been in awe of you ever since Sarge introduced me to your blog a few years ago ... three girls with autism and she was still so funny - I was still in my anger stage back then having just begun my biomedical journey ... will we be able to preorder on Amazon?