dolgoff_formerlyhot1Wait wait wait! Did you know that every copy of MY FORMERLY HOT LIFE ordered from now until the book comes out counts toward my first week of sales? How cool would it be if, when it comes out, so many people have already ordered it that it becomes a bestseller? What’s more, the more copies I sell now, the more the bookstores will like me and the more copies of the book they’ll order.

And because I’m perfectly willing to bribe you to–I mean, incentivize you to–buy the book, if you send me proof of purchase ( and your address, I’ll put your name in a very official fishbowl and have one of my incredibly honest 7-year-old daughters draw it out. (It’s not the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, but it’s the best I can do.) Twenty-five winners will receive a Formerly Hot tank top, identical to the one the lovely Wendy is modeling below. (They are men’s Hanes shirts, long and tight, and you can get an M or an L.)

That friend who has everything? I guarantee she doesn’t have this, because it’s not out until August 17. Lotsa choices: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, Powell’s THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! STEPH