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Monday, February 8, 2016

I'd Rather Wear Pajamas by Chelsea Walker Flagg Virtual Book Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway








I’d Rather Wear Pajamas

by Chelsea Walker Flagg



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GENRE: Humor/Memoir



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BLURB:




Everybody has the awesome opportunity to find their own strength and path through life. Some come about their self-discoveries through studying and working hard. Others (Chelsea) spend their time nearly burning down kitchens and driving around the country with a car full of hangers.

Chelsea grew up wanting to be “strong.” She thought arguing her way through childhood and becoming a world-class attorney would get her there. But, through a series of humorous, and only slightly embarrassing events, Chelsea comes to realize that maybe her strength is meant to shine in different ways.




Excerpt



FTL’s biggest client was a fabric design company that made nothing but Hawaiian prints. I’m actually pretty sure they no longer make anything, but rather spend good chunks of their time suing other companies who copy their designs. For me, it meant perusing catalogues and clothing websites in search of items with designs similar to this company’s retired fabrics. How great a job is that, by the way? I was getting paid to look for shirts with palm trees and hibiscus flowers on them. This whole law thing was too good to be true.



My best assignment came when FTL caught wind that a men’s underwear line was infringing on our client’s design name. She came by and dropped a stack of male lingerie catalogues (yes, they exist) on my desk to go through in search of this name. I spent the better part of a week looking at pictures at mostly-naked men with socks stuffed in their skivvies.



Nobody knew what to do with me. On one hand, studying oiled-up men in scandalous poses just had to be against any number of company policies. On the other hand, I was legitimately doing work in an effort to make the law firm money, so they couldn’t discourage it. In the end, they just left me alone. And that’s how I learned that you can buy men’s briefs with pre-padded butt cheeks.”



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Chelsea was once obsessed with cats, longed to live in a big city, didn't think she would ever have children, and aspired to be an attorney. She now lives in Boulder, Colorado as a stay-at-home mom and comedic writer with her husband and three daughters. She has no current plans to own a cat.



Chelsea Walker Flagg Social Media Links







Book links: The book will be $0.99 during the tour.


















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112 comments:

  1. Hilarious excerpt. Not just the situation but the matter of fact way the protagonist has of relating the situation.

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    1. Thanks, Arf2-D2! I hope you find my whole book to be written that way!

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  2. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  3. Thanks for posting my book! That really was one of the most bizarre real-life situations... you can't make that stuff up!

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  4. Thank you for this excerpt and the giveaway! :)

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    2. Can't wait to hear what you think of mine! I just discounted the price for the book tour, so you can get it cheap!

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  6. Thanks for the chance at winning another fantastic giveaway

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  7. Where is your favorite go to place to read?

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    1. I love nothing more than crawling into bed early with a good book. Well, that or reading on a pristine beach somewhere, but one's more realistic every day than the other šŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Trix! If it's half as fun to read it as it was to write it, then you're in for a real treat!

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  9. Thanks for informing me aboutt his book.

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    1. Excited to hear how you like it, Sara!

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  10. Yay Cheltsea! One tour where I can totally be your groupie. P.S. I read your BlogHer article about mom dating, and laughed, because I've never put that much effort into making mom friends. But the next day, Mike caught me on my way out to lunch and said, "hey, where are you going all dressed up like that?" And I realized, I'd totally gotten ready for my "date." Which, by the way, stood me up! Can't wait to see where you are tomorrow :)

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    1. Cool, I've never had a groupie before! I'm so excited.
      That's hilarious about your mom dating story �� Sorry it didn't pan out
      For those interested in the mom dating article, here it is http://m.blogher.com/why-mommy-dating-importantand-why-its-really-really-hard-do

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  11. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Eva! and thanks for following me!

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  12. This sound fun!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. For sure! Thanks for following me ;)

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    1. Thanks, Rita! I'm excited to hear how you like the whole book!

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  14. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway. My family loves books!
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  16. The long arm of the law has its advantages.

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    1. It definitely does! It just wasn't for me ;)

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  17. I really enjoyed this excerpt! Will be reading this!

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    1. yay! So glad to hear it, Gabrielle! Can't wait to hear how you like it :)

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  18. I really enjoyed this excerpt! Will be reading this!

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    1. Awesome, Gabrielle! Can't wait to hear how you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Did you eat a lot for Mardi Gras?
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    Sherry Compton

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    1. Good question, Steph! I made a Kings Cake with my kids and...it actually turned out pretty good! I was proud of myself ;)

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  20. I loved the excerpt! Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Really enjoyed reading the entire post today. Thank you for the reveal!

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  22. What are you reading now?
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    Sherry Compton

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    1. Hi Sherry! I just finished Amy Poehler's "Yes, Please" for the second time through. I definitely find myself attracted to funny memoirs to glean more inspiration for my own writing. I love funny female voices! What are YOU reading right now? (Please say I'D RATHER WEAR PAJAMAS is in your queue somewhere ;)

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    2. I'D RATHER WEAR PAJAMAS is such a great title and yes on the list. I actually am reading Paul Reiser's Parenthood. AMy Poehler's is on my list, too.
      Sherry

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  23. Really like your title and that you comment back. Happy Friday!
    Sherry Compton
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    1. Thanks, Steph!! Excited to hear how you like it! Hopefully you have the luxury of reading it while in your pajamas ;)

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  24. Hope your weekend is off to a good start. Thanks again for the chance to win this giveaway

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  25. How's your weather this weekend? We've had an up and down winter. Hope yours is nice.
    Sherry Compton
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    1. Hi Sherry - We're up in the mountains skiing this weekend and got a few inches of snow last night. It's been really warm otherwise, though!

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  26. Happy Valentine's Day! Watch any romantic movies?
    Sherry Compton
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    1. No romantic movies - just a romantic day...just kidding - I have three kids, not much room for a full romantic day ;)

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  27. Thanks again for this chance at winning

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  28. Do you have any characters that are really dear to you?
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    1. Loving your questions, Sherry! Since my book is a memoir, all the characters are very dear to me ;) the main players are myself (of course), my amazing husband, and my awesome sister/best friend. All great characters!!

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  29. One terrific giveaway! Thank you again fr this chance.

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  30. Would you like to write a book with any specific author?
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    1. I would give my left arm to write something alongside the genius of Tina Fey. Ultimate bucket list item right there

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  31. You are a Tina Fey fan...She is great! Did you like her on SNL? What about her movies?
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    Sherry Compton

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    1. I love Tina Fey! A huge inspiration of mine. I admittedly didn't jump on the Tina Fey bandwagon until her Sarah Palin impression days. It was all love from there

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  32. Today was Drink Wine Day; did you celebrate with a glass?
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    1. I had no idea it was drink wine day! Even without knowing, I DID have a glass of pinot noir ;)

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  33. Glad you celebrated drink wine day even without knowing it. A great way to start the weekend. Hope yours goes well.
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    Sherry Compton

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  34. Hope you're enjoying your Saturday and thanks again for hosting this giveaway

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    1. Thanks so much, James! Same to you :)

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  35. Have a great weekend! Do you get to sleep in on the weekends?
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    Sherry Compton

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! Same to you! I have a 6, 4, and almost 2 year old so no sleeping in for me ;)

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  36. Hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for this opportunity to win

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  37. How fun to have three daughters...crazy too! My granddaughter is 7 and personality plus.
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    1. Yes - girls are a riot! (I'm sure I'll say differently once they're all going through puberty ;)

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  38. It's Margarita Day! Enjoy.
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  39. Great excerpt, giveaway and saying thank you again for sharing

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  40. I love this title! I would also love to live in my pjs forever.

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    1. Thanks, Darby! I'm thinking of starting a movement where we all get to live in our pajamas

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  41. Did you ever have a different title in mind?
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    1. Yes! My working title for a long time was "Own Your Own Strong" because that's what the book is really about. But, it sounded too self-helpy in the end, so it got changed.

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  42. The excerpt and giveaway is greatly appreciated, thank you

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  43. "Own Your Own Strong" is an awesome title but you are right to me it sounds like a motivational or self help book. Glad you changed it. I really like this title.

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  44. Enjoying these comments and questions and learning all about you here.

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  45. Do you have a favorite pair of pajamas? Why are they your favorite...style...comfort...who gave them to you?
    Sherry Compton
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    1. I'm a t-shirt and yoga pants gal myself. Nothing fancy, just comfy :)

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  46. Stopping by to say thank you on this beautiful Friday.

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  47. Happy Friday! Did you watch any of the Fuller House on Netflix? Did you ever watch Full House?
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  48. Thanks for the excerpt and great giveaway

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  49. Have a blessed Sunday and thanks again for this chance

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    1. Thanks James! Thanks for sticking with me during my tour :)

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  50. Any plans for your leap year day tomorrow?
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    SHerry Compton

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  51. I appreciate you giving us a chance at winning, thanks

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  52. Happy Leap Day!
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  54. Thank you again for the giveaway

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  55. Today is Peanut Butter Lover's Day...I like peanut butter. Do you?
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    1. I'm more of an almond butter girl!

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  56. Thanks once again for the chance to win

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  57. It's Dr. Seuss's birthday? Did you like to read his books as a child?
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    1. Yes! I STILL love to read Dr. Seuss. He's the master of children's literature through and through

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  58. Kids finally back to school after 2 snow days. Thanks again for the giveaway and all you do

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  59. I'm glad you still enjoy Dr. Seuss. Any favorites? I like One Fish and The Grinch. My daughter really likes In a People's House.
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  60. Have a great weekend and thanks again for this chance

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    1. Thanks, James! Good luck with the giveaway!! Thanks for hanging with me the whole tour :)

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  61. Happy Friday! It's TGIF. We have started watching Fuller House and watched a few episodes. Hope you are watching something fun this weekend.
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    Sherry Compton

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    1. I haven't delved into Fuller House yet, but I'm sure I will - I grew up with Full House!

      Thanks for sticking with me during my tour. Good luck on the giveaway!! xoxoxo

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  62. Since no cats, do you have any other pets? Have you ever owned a cat?
    Sherry Compton
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