Saturday, August 20, 2005

I'm quoted in "Mean Girls Grown Up" by Cheryl Dellasega!

Yesterday, I received an email from a friend whom I hadn't heard from in awhile, Jeanni Brossius.

Seems someone told her that she and I were both quoted in a book called Mean Girls Grown Up : Adult Women Who Are Still Queen Bees, Middle Bees, and Afraid-to-Bees by Cheryl Dellasega and she wanted to know if I'd heard about it.

The first thing I thought of when she told me the name of it was what in the world have I said now? Who have I offended and who do I have to apologize to this time? Someone has found out I'm a Queen Bee and wanted to tell all my dirty, little secrets of how I eat all my little Middle and Afraid-To-Bees in one big Queen Bee gulp?

And then I thought, hm...there's a million Dorothy Thompsons out there, but what's the odds of both Jeanni and I being quoted in the same book, if it were indeed me?

Thank God for Google.

I googled my little brains out trying to find out who this person was and how I could find out if this story about us being quoted in it was for real. You just can't email someone and say, "Uh, you don't know me, but am I quoted in your book?"

Hell you can't.

So, I did.

Turns out we are quoted in her book after all. A friend of Jeanni's was interviewed for the book and used our quotes. Thank goodness they weren't bad quotes either. Mine, according to this Cheryl Dellasega went like this:

"I have always been more at home with 'the guys.' That is, until I suffered a breakup with my boyfriend. Then my girlfriends rallied around me and nurtured me until I could get back on my feet again."

Hm. Couldn't remember saying it, but this was back when I had another website called The Write Woman which was oh about 3 or so years ago.

It's funny how much changes in just a few years. I'm back with that same boyfriend and never been happier. Guess those girlfriends did a bangup job of getting me back on my feet after all.

The book isn't released yet, but guess who's already put an order into Amazon for it? Well, Jeanni beat me to it, but I'm right behind her.

Now, since this gives me positively wonderful vibrations, if anyone else would like to quote me, I'm all yours. Unless you are the Mafia. I didn't do it. Really.


  1. That is so wild, Dorothy! How fun!

    Unfortunately, I think, when I google my name, I also get a lot of Katie Holmes. I wonder if that could work to my advantage - maybe somebody important googles Katie Holmes and finds me and decide they like what I have to say and offers me some kind of great book and/or movie deal. Well, I can dream. :)

  2. LOL, hey, it could happen! It was funny tonight...I got a google alert for my name right. Well, it's for the OTHER Dorothy Thompson, the one that really hogs up MY google space. Well, I clicked on it and as it turns out it was an estate sale. It got me thinking about a blog I want to write...about someone selling my precious possessions that would be worth millions one day...while I'm thinking about it, I'll go post right now...;o)

  3. Too funny! And, of course, I had to choose instead of .com because .com belongs to a real estate agent in Ohio.


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