I haven't talked much about what I do to bring home the big bucks (or, you know, the modest ones) and that's because we all have it ingrained in our blogging heads that Do Not Blog About Work is the first rule of blogging. But, I think that's changed some, especially if what you do is a very online-heavy job, and mine is (especially since the first of this year) and also if you don't have too many negative things to say about your job other than there isn't a margarita machine in place of the water cooler.
So, I work at a publishing company. More specifically, I work at Smart Pop Books, the imprint of BenBella Books (the publisher of the fairly well-known plant-based diet book, The China Study). Smart Pop is pretty fantastic, and although my mortgage is funded by the company, I wouldn't drive two hours a day unless I really, really meant that.
At Smart Pop, we look at the literature, television, and film people love and basically ask: Why? We put together a group of wickedly funny and ridiculously smart people to contribute essays on a variety of different subjects on those properties, and they all answer the question: What is it about this book or show or movie that makes it a phenomenon, that makes it so cult-y?
We also have some really cool upcoming ones, including one on True Blood this June (with some pretty cool contributors, including Jonna). For this title, we're doing something a little different and inviting potential readers (you!) to weigh in on two possible covers. Go vote, please, here.
Additionally, if you leave a comment on this post, I'll choose a winner (randomly and such) and let you select the book of your choice from our full Smart Pop Line. (Leaving this post up through next week, and winner will be selected by next Friday.)
You have supported me through so much, and it has always meant the world. So, I'm sharing a little more about myself and my life with you. Thanks, always, for reading here and wherever else I pop up on the Internet.