Wait a minute. Why are you writing a letter to Marian Keyes, famous author and brilliant Irish storyteller, an icon gifted with wit and charm beyond compare?
Well, if you would bother to take that snooty tone out of your implication, I will answer. I am reaching out to Ms. Keyes because I’m convinced we are BFF soul mates. We have so much in common. It’s uncanny! I even sometimes wonder if we’ve shared past lives together. And besides all that, I am really jonesin’ for a new novel from her; isn’t it Helen’s turn? I’m also thinking Mammy Walsh has some stories in her past...
Why are you stalking Marian Keyes?
She’s a Virgo, I’m a Virgo. She’s a successful internationally recognized goddess of an author, and I...well, I’ve read everything she’s ever written. I expect we would be best friends, as close as sisters. She even looks amazingly like my younger sister, Ma... OK, my sister’s name isn’t Marian, it’s MaryBeth, but we call her Beezer, which has the exact same number of letters Marian’s name does. Coincidence? (I sometimes even call my sister an eejit!)
That’s the strength of your connection?
Her most excellent Ms. Keyes is from
, I love the color green. From her first book, Watermelon, (my seventh favorite fruit) to Sushi For Beginners (I’m only up to California rolls myself!) to Anybody Out There...I have loved, read, and reread every word. I’ve even read parts aloud to my husband. Ireland
What can guys learn from chick lit?
Lots of cool stuff. Like women think it’s sexier for guys to fill up our cars with gas, than to play bongos on our ass. (See what I did there, I made it sing-songy so it can be remembered easier.) Guys need to come over to the pink side--they don’t know what they’re missing.
You really think Marian Keyes is going to respond to you?
She’s going to have to sign that restraining order sooner or later.
What do you want from her--a blurb for your book?
That would be genius. I’ve even taken the liberty of writing it for her myself:
“You’d be an eejit not to read this gobshite.” Marian Keyes xoxo
You must really think you’re fly like a G6.
More like a V8.
So, what would you say if you were ever lucky enough to meet the object of your affection?
WHEN I finally meet MARIAN KEYES! (I will be the one wearing my skinny jeans that look brand new on account
I don’t get to wear them that often, with a brand new top that covers all the right places--I think a dress would be too-too...) I’m thinking of leading off with, “Top of the morning!” as an icebreaker.
I am such a gobshite.
Dear Marian--Friend me!!
Photos: Marian Keyes... ...and her doppelganger, my sister, Beezer!
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