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Let's Panic: The Book!

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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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The site that inspired the book!

At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it. → 

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Because maybe we need more junk.

“The elements of blogging, as far as I'm concerned, are already junk. Our lives, our entire world, form a heap of trivia and disaster. To some degree we're stuck in the tragic position of Klee's "Angelus Novus", unable to reach back and mend the catastrophe of history. What we do have is memory and language, which, along with a high-speed connection, is all you need to reshape it, hold it up for your readers, plunge your hand in and rip out the joke.”

Just as I was questioning this ridiculous exercise, along comes the Palinode to clear things up. Why aren’t you reading him right now?

I have a small, manageable group of blogs I read every week. I don’t venture beyond my tiny corner of the Internet nearly enough. You probably need to branch out, too. (Yes, you do. Stop looking at me like that.) So if you’ve been reading any new and/or noteworthy blogs, post them here.

Reader Comments (124)

Why isn't the entire world reading Feral Mom? Why? Thought Concoction and Half the Sky are also serious faves from my blogroll. And I second Belgian Waffle. Unflappable and hilarious. I have been known to think WWBWD when in a particularly absurd situation with my child.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLetterB

this is James Henry's blog. He's a Brit-Sitcom writer (you've heard of Green Wing or Smack the Pony, surely?).I've been reading him for years now. He's quite brilliant.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterleonie
juste milieu is pretty funny
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commentermel

October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Rani
Thanks for The Palinode. It's nice to read a blog just for its writing's sake. Most of the blogs i read are issues oriented. Yours is also one I would read even if I were not egotistically searching for reflections and commiserations of my own life.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSue
Check out Geese Aplenty.

This post still makes me snort in a very unladylike manner - a good year after I first read it:
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMoose
I only have time to read a few blogs (pretty much Dooce and your blog here) but I came across this new blog a few weeks ago and I'm hooked. This guy is a little addicting to say the least. He's got this freaky habit of making up new words that I love. - I am what I blog
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjennyanydots
Ms. Slippy, thanks for the shout-out. The comments section alone has quadrupled my potential blogroll.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterpalinode
I was reading Cute Overload before Cute Overload was cool. :) [] It's going to sound corny, but it's like a little ray of sunshine in my day.

I read a lot of Montana political blogs--probably not an area of high interest for you, Alice--and I also blog personally at Livingston, I Presume [].

I am pretty obsessed with The Naked Ovary [] in terms of mommy blogs lately. Actually, I should probably stop finding so many good blogs, because it ends up being a huge time suck.

But such good times!
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
Okay, none of these are new, but since some commenters may not have heard of them, I'd like to plug them anyway.

Plain Jane. My hands down

And moxie's husband, Laid Off

October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
A new favorite is Mental Tesserae. She combines art history with her everyday observations and the result is fabulous. She just got started but I'm expecting great things.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterdaring one
I've really been enjoying Big and Little, which happens to be penned by a woman living not too far from my old hometown (and not too far from where I now call home for that matter).
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterdomicile
Wife of the Palinode here, and happy to see him being lauded for damn sure. Thanks, Finslippy!

One of my current blog crushes is Rekabek. She doesn't update often, but she's fine when she does.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterschmutzie
Sublethal has some of the best writing I've come across on blogs, although he hasn't updated in quite awhile. Just wade through his archives.

The Patriarch writes like a god and is blessed with long sinewy legs, but sadly is a lazy sumbitch who has resorted to posting pictures of 70s bands. He is a blight to blogrolls everywhere and should be avoided.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterthe patriarch
I could gratuitiously say mine, but I won't.

After reading the recommendations above, I think I have some work ahead of me!
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Metrodad, Dooce, Laid-off Dad, and Amalah are my daily reads.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLeora
You can check my ridiculously extensive public blogroll on bloglines if you want.

You probably only might be interested in the Mommies folder though.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commentermargalit
Jonniker gets me rolling every time.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterwhoorl
He doesn't update often, but Steve at Close Second is the funniest man in the entire world.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commentermom on a wire
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commentermom on a wire
I'd like to think I have something to say, but generally I go to post, and end up reading:, or
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSile
I've been reading Catherine Newman's journal about Ben and Birdy since she was with Baby Center. Now she's on blogger at and on Wondertime. I hope I'm half the mom she is someday, all wholesome and funny and creative.
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJemima
I second Linda at Hilarious and an excellent writer.

I always read my friend Holly @

And I have a huge internet crush on Mr. Nice Guy @ He is the funniest guy I've ever read EVER. You guys might be neightbors, I'm not sure. He's in Park Slope.

Plus, my own blog has only been around since April. I post pictures of me during blackouts and talk about scrapbooking, my crazy boss and how I have yet to see the movie Sixteen Candles. It's a party so come on over:-)
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersamantha Jo Campen
Two noteworthy blogs I have been reading for a long time now are:

klog ( andDesperate Working Momma (
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterblurry
My favorite reads are YOU, dooce, laid-off dad, mr. nice guy and sweet juniper!. In fact, I just started my own blog and have an entry called 'tribute to bloggers', which discusses why/how the above blogs influenced me to stop being a mere reader, and start contributing to this party. Thank YOU for the inspiration!
October 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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