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Friday, May 18, 2012

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So You Barfed in Your Copy of Jolie Kerr's My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag

Excellent news! Our very own Jolie "Cleanperson" Kerr has sold A Clean Person book, to Allison Lorentzen of Plume, called My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag ... And Other Questions You Can't Ask Martha. Greatest title in the history of titling? Possibly. (Also, here's that fateful handbag question; may the letter-writer eventually get a colorfully inscribed copy.)

Congratulations, Jolie — you're making the world a funnier, happier, and less filthy place.

(And on a personal note, I'm very proud of our association with this, and so grateful to Jolie for all that she does.)

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Killerpants

Outstanding! Congratulations Jolie.

Slutface

Congratulations Jolie! Bleachie for everyone! Bleachie 4Lyfe!

Bittersweet

Great news! Congratulations, Jolie - raising a glass of vinegar in your honor...to put in my dishwasher, of course.

Megasus

@Bittersweet OMG is that a thing I should be doing!? (I do not even have cleaning vinegar in my apartment Jolie would be so ashamed). Luckily I have not had to write the letter "So the dog poobombed all over my furniture, WHAT DO I DO!?" but it could still happen, he's still not feeling well.
Congrats again though Jolie, it is really the greatest title ever. Which publisher?

Wandering Shelver

@Megano! It's okay, I used to clean for a chef that didn't keep vinegar in their house. I'd carry my own, decanted from my household's jug of cheap white vinegar.

Scandyhoovian

HUZZAH!! Congrats, Jolie!

yrouttasight

Congratulations for publishing what will surely be my new coffee table book!

OhMarie

Jolie!! Yay!!! I will buy one for everyone I know.

elizabeast

Yay! High fives to you, Jolie!!

ilikemints

This is going to be my go-to gift for the high school and college graduates in my life. And myself.
<3 u Jolie!

anachronistique

@ilikemints Oh my god, I hadn't even thought of that. Presents: SORTED.

EpWs

@ilikemints ME TOO. Everyone going to college is getting one. And hopefully this thing gets out soon because my brother is graduating from college in LESS THAN A MONTH and he needs all the help he can get.

falconet

Amazing!! Great work, you totally deserve it, Jolie!

dj pomegranate

Now I know what I'm getting everyone for Christmas! Congrats Jolie!

JadedStone

@dj pomegranate Ditto. GO TO GIFT FOR EVERYBODY FOREVER

Judith Slutler

I can't decide whether I'm relieved or disappointed that the title isn't JIZZCLINER.

Daisy Razor

@Emmanuelle Cunt Oh, you beat me to it!

SarahP

@Emmanuelle Cunt She's probably saving that for book #2. Congrats, Jolie!

Jizzcliner

@Emmanuelle Cunt I'm going to have to go with disappointed.

Slapfight

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Congrats!

boyofdestiny

SIGTBMBOIGTPBIYWM

Lily Rowan

@boyofdestiny Someone is going to buy my book or I'm going to... put bleach in your washing machine?

boyofdestiny

@Lily Rowan Ding ding ding! I also would have accepted "pour"

Genghis Khat

@boyofdestiny Someone is going to buy my book or I'm going to put bleach in your...... wife's mouth?

Damn.

ETA: And I see it's been answered. Less gruesomely.

redheaded&crazy

@Genghis Khat much less gruesomely .... O_o

(then again i guess that is the name of the game)

Lily Rowan

@boyofdestiny Woot! I never get those.

whizz_dumb

@Lily Rowan Well now you can never say never again about those.

Lily Rowan

Woooo, Jolie!! If anyone can replace Heloise in my heart (and bookshelf), it is A Clean Person.

KaitlynwithaK

Congrats, Jolie! I can't wait to buy a copy!

LabRat

Congratulations! You have made me a cleaner person. I'm buying a copy for everyone I know, with a giant bottle of vinegar.

automaticdoor

YAY JOLIE

Everyone is getting this book!!

sudden but inevitable betrayal

Jolie!! That's amazing! Congratulations, I can't wait to buy a ton of copies! (Hairpin book tour? Please?)

ilikemints

@sudden but inevitable betrayal
OMG Hairpin book tour would make my life!

Jennifer Culp

This is wonderful! Congratulations! And that's definitely the best title. Butt marker! Jizzcliner! AAAAAAAAAAGH I FORGOT ABOUT THE WINDOW MUSHROOM UNTIL JUST NOW. You are a hero, Jolie.

maybe partying will help

I am ordering a zillion copies of this for my library even if I have to abuse my power to do so. And a zillion more for me and everyone I know, even my mom the cleaning queen.

Equestrienne

Congratulations, Jolie! I can't wait to buy the book, even though I have every edition of your column memorized.

barbara millicent roberts

Congratulations, Jolie!! I'm not surprised at all. Just let us know when we can pre-order :)

fondue with cheddar

@barbara millicent roberts I'm sure she will. :) Congrats, Jolie! I can't wait.

wharrgarbl

All the enthusiastic applause, forever!

OlivettiValentine

Not only is this great news because I can buy a copy (ok, many copies), but it also vindicates me for all the dinnertime convos in which I have told Mr. Valentine that Jolie should totally have a book contract!

TheLetterL

Yay!

Soooo, I skipped the links and went straight to Amazon to check things out. There's nothing up there yet, but I can't wait to see what Amazon recommends to someone who searched "My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag."

redheaded&crazy

Congratulations Jolie! My world is absolutely cleaner, happier and funner and awesomer - BED MAKING~!

Does Axl have a jack?

@redheaded&crazie I know, right? Thanks to Jolie I'm bordering on being A Somewhat Clean Person!

EpWs

@redheaded&crazie BED MAKING. #LAMOB 4LYFE

eiffeldesigns

I will be purchasing this book forthwith.

sheistolerable

I can't wait to see the eponymous OPI nail color!

dinosaur senior

Yaaaay, Miss Jolie!!

teaandcakeordeath

Yay! I cant wait for boyfriends to barf in my handbag now!

teaandcakeordeath

@teaandcakeordeath
In all seriousness AACP has improved my life!

emilylou

Oh man! EXCITING! CONGRATS! !!!!!!!!!!

camanda

Ahhh, so exciting! Congrats, Jolie!

oh, disaster

HOORAY and CONGRATS!!!

Maria

Yea! Congratulations!! I will totally buy that book.

Does Axl have a jack?

*tiny happy screams*

BosomBuddy

Congratulations, Jolie!

sugar cubism

CONGRATS this is great for everybody! Plus your book tour can go like this: You give the room charming & helpful advice from a microphone, the room has you sign their copy of YOUR BOOK, and then you and the room go to a nearby bar and socialize!! bookpinuptour. Yup. See you there.

EpWs

@sugar cubism Oh god BOOK TOUR. A whole tour of PINUPS.

realtalk

@sugar cubism YES YES YES

Myrtle

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher Many congrats, Jolie!
Edith, thanks for featuring such talent! I have high hopes that Jane will follow with a "Girl" book, though I'm further hoping it's an ebook so we have all the tutorial videos.

nogreeneggs

Yaaaay Jolie! That's wonderful! Soon you will be a household name and then people will know who I'm talking about when I say I read a cleaning advice column. :D

iceberg

"I don't understand, how do I put my comment on this post? It's made of paper."

No, congratulations!!! Well done Jolie!

tessamae

TOP NOTCH, JOLIE! In honor of this momentous occasion, I shall bleach the grout in my bathroom tonight!

punkahontas

Congratulations Jolie! Kudos!
(Mmm, kudos.)

ayo nicole

I am so excited to own this book. Congratulations, Jolie!!

cherrispryte

And thus, a certain SOMeone is resigned to spending the rest of his life explaining that no, he did not puke in your bag.

Matt

I did not puke in her bag.

Matt

Maybe I should just puke in her bag and end all the confusion (JUST KIDDING, LADY).

Jolie Kerr

If I'm being honest about things, I'm the barfer in the family. And BoCP if very good to me when I barf ("*snifflesob* I hate barfing! I'm a very bad barfer!" "I know you are sweetie. *pets hair, wipes my snotty, puke-y nose*)

Also I just heard from our girl with the barf-y handbag and she and the bag are doing great!!! The poor boyfriend, though, is suffering a renewed humiliation I think :(

cherrispryte

@Matt I know you didn't! But the world, the world does not know.

Matt

You are actually an incredibly composed barfer! As barfing goes!

churlishgreen

CONGRATS, JOLIE! I am so pre-ordering this!

Joolia

Congratulations to the amazing Jolie. At this time, my user photo is Dat Bag. Still going strong thanks to her terrific advice!

laurel

This is some straight-up high-quality Friday morning good news, y'all.

Jolie Kerr

Thank you all so much, not only for your support and enthusiasm but for making this site what it is. This column - and by extension, the book - couldn't exist anywhere else because it is so dependent on your amazing questions, and your willingness to share your own knowledge of how to get things clean, and the way you interact with one another in the comments. And of course I would be but a quivering pile of jelly if it weren't for all the guidance and smarts Edith has provided me since we started this crazy thing.

And I think now is the time in the Oscar speech were I thank God, right???

<3 you all like Bleachie, totally and completely from the bottom of my very clean heart.

nofunnybusiness

Yay! Congratulations!!

whatsherface

Congratulations! I am going to clean my room now in celebration (if you knew me you'd know this is a Big Deal, lol).

Edabelle

This is the BEST NEWS. Allison and Jolie are an unstoppable duo. P.S. @edithzimmerman, Allison's name has the double-L. (The second L is for lovable.)

lue
lue

Yaaayyyyyyyyy!
Will absolutely order this as soon as it is available.

Verity

Yay! I can't wait to buy this.

jetztinberlin

YAY JOLIE!!! Congratulations!!! So well-deserved, and so fantastic.

Julie

Congratulations Jolie! Hopefully it will be available here as well.

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