When I was a kid, my brother (who will be mortified that I remember this and more mortified that I shared this in a public forum) and his friend wrote a “screenplay” called…. wait for it…. THE HAND IN THE ATTIC. Jenny (now my longest friend) and I were very excited about what was sure to be our very successful acting debut as Girl 1 and Girl 2 who bite the dust in said attic at the hands of well, said hand. When the film never came to fruition, we were bummed. How were we ever going to get our big break?
Now, let’s be honest here. Surely, you had your little Hand in the Attic moment as a kid, right? And, now, you, too, are frustrated about having never made your debut because if it had come, you so would have been cast as Rachel in Glee. Well, here’s the second chance you’ve been waiting for (or the first chance for those of you who didn’t have a brother with the screenwriting prowess of one Mytito).
In four months, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance hits bookshelves. And in those four months, I’ll be making all sorts of plans to make sure that the book lands in the hands of women of all ages who could use a good dose of self-care. And something I want to do is prepare a few very cool video book trailers for BY.
I loved, loved, loved doing the book trailers for Hijas with the help of my very capable friend Erin Lane Beam (spot Erin in book trailer # 2 with the sign ‘what if we told our daugthers and sons’). Here they are if you missed out on them the first time:
I have ideas for the Beautiful You trailers and need your help!
The first trailer I am organizing is a trailer that will feature photos of girls and women in the midst of doing something that brings them joy– dancing, playing the tambourine, kicking a soccer ball, walking on the beach, laughing with friends, dining with friends, cooking, cuddling a loved one, petting a dog, teaching a class, playing an instrument, painting, throwing pottery, etc. There is no way that I can capture everything that could possibly be featured in this trailer on this list, but you get the idea, right? Girls, women, expressing joy. Got it? Are you ready to be one of my video stars?
Alright, here are the instructions for those of you who would like to be a part of the trailer (AND PLEASE WANT TO BE A PART OF IT)… send me a Jpeg at firstname.lastname@example.org of your photo. In the Message line write Photo for Beautiful You Trailer. In the text of the email, tell me what I’ll find in the photo (My roommate and I on the side of the road picking flowers or My daughter Sally eating fresh strawberries at the farmer’s market or I’m washing my dog and laughing as I get wet.). Those tag lines will help me later when I am organizing photos for the video. By sending me your photo, you are consenting to being a part of the book trailer and also acknowledging that you know that I will not be running names in the credits for photos (because that could be a really long credit reel).
And, yes, you can absolutely send me more than one photo– please send each in a separate email, though.
The video trailer will be ready by the end of September at the latest and you can absolutely send in out to all of your loved ones when the time comes.
Let me know if you have any questions and THANKS SO MUCH for helping me out!