Which would blow your mind more? That your mom’s book and her name got a little mention in Entertainment Weekly‘s “Summer Guide” double issue:




OR, that Sacha Baron Cohen was the voice of King Julien the ring-tailed lemur in the Madagascar movies?

I got a nice surprise yesterday when my EW came in the mail and I saw my book mentioned. Yay! I immediately showed the issue to my kids. The two younger ones were gratifyingly excited. “Oh boy! Mom’s in a magazine!” they shouted.

Eldest said, “I want proof!” and had to make sure my name was actually in there and I wasn’t totally making it up  and finally granted me a, “Cool.”

Later, she stopped me and Cadillac in the kitchen. “You’ll never believe this!” she said. She told us that her friend told her that Sacha Baron Cohen was the voice of King Julien in the Madagascar movies. “I was like, AHHHH!” she said, and slapped her cheeks in a Home Alone stance. Widened her eyes. Almost lost her mind. “Can you BELIEVE IT?! Sacha Baron Cohen is King Julien! I can’t believe it.”

Sacha Baron Cohen, stealing my thunder.