Jen Tucker’s day with Bridget Jones

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We love Jen Tucker at Chick Lit Central!

Melissa A: She came to me one day to talk about her memoir, “The Day I Wore My Panties Inside Out,” and then I ended up connecting with  her really well, as we wrote e-mails about anything and everything. She even told me (and my family) to stay with her in Indiana if Hurricane Irene came anywhere near my neighborhood.

Amy: Jen and I connected a while back before she started working with Chick Lit Central.  We even talked on the phone and ended up getting to know each other outside of the book world.  When she offered to send me a copy of her book, I was SO excited.  I flew through it laughing so hard and could totally picture Jen while I was reading it. 

We both knew we HAD to read her book after seeing what a sweet and fascinating woman she is. And we both loved it as much as we love her! (See Amy’s review on Amazon and Melissa A’s review on the blog.) And so what if the cover makes everyone blush. Her stories will have you laughing out loud and her sincere outlook on life is NOT to be missed! If you haven’t been treated with a dose of Jen Tucker, then it’s time to fix that…STAT! Visit her at her website and blog, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Being the wonderful person she is, Jen has TWO copies of “The Day I Wore my Panties Inside Out” to give away to some lucky readers worldwide, in their choice of paperback or e-book! (The book is not naughty or dirty in any way, as its cover suggests. It’s just about a crazy day in the life of a wild n’ crazy lady!)

Jonesin’ for Bridget Jones

Cheers to all of the bloggers who are hosting International Chick Lit Month!  I am so appreciative to be part of the party!  You all sacrifice your time; dedicating it to reading and reviewing books, promoting authors, and communicating with readers through social media.  Together, you have built communities where we can interact like never before.  Thank you!

How many times have you wanted to jump into the pages of a novel?  You might have had the urge to keep a heroine from kissing yet another toad in the long list of bad boyfriends.  Perhaps you wanted to kick the chick out of the storyline, and insert yourself as the one soaking up some sun next to Mr. HottieHotterton on the beach.  If you are like me, you might even talk to the book while you are reading it.  No matter the genre of the story, when you hear me giving the book my two cents out loud, it’s that good a read.

If I was to transport myself into the pages of a novel and be BFFs with one character for one day, I would have to go with Bridget Jones.  I imagine us starting the day off in her flat; eating ice cream sundaes for breakfast as we commiserate over the fact our jeans are too tight.  After we both have communal “clothes fits” (you know, where you try on everything in your closet and you hate everything you own, then have a fit about it), we head to her favorite café for lunch.  As I listen to her tell me about how she yearns to find a “nice, sensible boyfriend,” Bridget will also fill me in with details on her latest disaster date.  I tell her I am sure her latest date could not have been that bad, yet when I get the play-by-play, I agree with her that her date indeed was that bad.

Next, we stroll though some shops, stopping in one briefly to try on dresses that beckoned to us from the window display.  We pull the curtain closed in a shared dressing room, trying on frocks we cannot afford if we want to eat the rest of the month.  Tonight, Bridget wants to take me to a club where she knows we will find amazing eligible bachelors.  How can I say no to this idea?  We leave the shop, with expensive dresses in tow.  Food is overrated.

Tom, Jude, Shazzer and I are digging through Bridget’s cabinets looking for something to munch on.  Bridget is in the loo, washing her face after a long night of dodging sticky drinks, and sticky situations;almost bumping into former dates she saw out tonight.  Later, as we lazily recline in her living room, we laugh with her about our evening adventures.  The four of us are thankful for Bridget, and tell her that she is loved.  She is loved just as she is.

My thanks to Helen Fielding, for the wonderful opportunity to spend a day with Bridget.  Without you, Bridget and I would have never met.

Special thanks to Jen for allowing us to enjoy her day with Bridget Jones in a vicarious manner and for sharing her own book with our readers!

How to win “The Day I Wore My Panties Inside Out”: 
Tell us about something crazy that happened to you recently. (One entry per person.)

Giveaway ends May 10th at midnight EST

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28 Responses to Jen Tucker’s day with Bridget Jones

  1. jltuck says:

    Thank you, so very much, for hanging out with Bridget and me! XOXO

  2. Kat Duncan says:

    I was in a restaurant with a group of friends eating a Chinese and half way through the meal, they started laughing at me, and I was unsure why, but carried on none the less, and when i went to the bathroom I looked in the mirror and saw that I had a bit of rice on my cheek. I was mortified and asked my friends why they hadn’t told me, they said it was too funny.

  3. Wendy Chen says:

    Is my life really so boring I can’t think of anything crazy that’s happened?? I guess that’s what it can be like when I spend most of my days in front of a computer, haha. Great post and sounds like a great book.

  4. Rainie Bish says:

    I was at my sister in laws recently for a big family celebration sat down chatting away with a drink in one hand. Her dog suddenly jumped up from behind my seat and started barking really loudly, it was so unexpected that it really made me jump. I managed to spill red wine on me, my sister in laws chair, her carpet and almost had a heart attack from the shock. They all found it very amusing and now constantly bark at me.

  5. What a way to start the day! Thank you for making me smile right off the bat! Appreciate you Jen!

  6. Kathryn Hamilton says:

    (Thankfully) nothing crazy has happened to me recently. One time, though, I was at a bicycle shop with my brother looking at mountain bikes. My brother found one bike he thought would be similar to what I was looking for, however, it was a men’s bike, but I tried it anyway. So, I get my leg over the bar but there is no way this bike is going to be good for me as I can just touch the floor with my toes (I’m 5’1, btw). Then I had the fun task of trying to get off the bike… it’s going well until the heel of my sandal catches on the bar of the bike and I land squarely on my bottom on the floor. Somehow I managed to not take out the row of bikes on my one side or the clothing racks on the other. But, when I looked up, there were other customers in the store who had stopped to look at me. I simply looked at them, smiled, and said, “Hi.” 🙂

  7. Jenn B says:

    This book looks awesome!! I have to say nothing really crazy has happened to me lately…..

  8. Love this post! I would totally join you with Bridget! Hmmm crazy…having a hard time here. I’ve been sick for 3 weeks. The plague is finally leaving so hopefully I can get out there and do something crazy!

  9. Crazy, more like spazzy, things happen to me all of the time. Most recently, I got dressed to go to work, took off my jacket when I arrived at my desk and realized I hadn’t zipped up the dress. Basically, I was standing in my office (a cubical) half-dressed. I immeditately ducked under my desk and zipped up my dress!

  10. Love the piece, Jen! You and Bridget sound like fun gals to hang out with. 🙂 I don’t know about crazy, but I seem to have this feud going on with members of the insect world. Last spring, I was standing outside on my front walk holding on to a leash while one of my dogs went potty in the yard. I heard this buzzing noise and looked up to see this large winged creature divebombing my face! It bounced off my sunglasses and stuck me in the cheek. I screamed bloody murder, dropped the leash, and started swatting at my face, which felt like it was on fire! Just then, my brother drove up and he had to go chasing my dog down the street (the poor thing was probably running away from my banshee-like screaming!) I have no idea what stung me, but my cheek swelled up and I had this big puncture mark on my face for weeks! My brother still makes fun of me (by screaming like a girl and doing this silly swatting dance) every time we’re outside and an insect flies by.

  11. Michele W. says:

    Nothing crazy has happened to me except if you count me standing up to almost boss that everyone is afraid of.

  12. Margaret says:

    I was at a dinner/dance and on my return from the washroom my dress was tucked into my panties on one side. A friend rescued me quickly thank god so i think no one really saw. Crazy but not on purpose lol.


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  14. Bud says:

    You don’t even have to wear panties to enjoy the book.
    (I don’t …and did).

    ‘ Love you Jen,

    Uncle Bud

    We love all your books!
    ‘ Have absolutely no clue how you manage the time to do so but keep ’em
    coming (if you can).

  15. Tobi says:

    Well, Goodness hard to say!I walked into the bathroom in the building where my mom’s Physical Therapy is and went in to potty and didn’t pay attention in the next stall there was a mail person with manly boots. There phone beeped mom commented on it and I was praying to goodness we were in the right restroom and it was a lady or they were in the wrong restroom and not me. I was afraid to stick around to find out!!!! We bolted! It was the ladies room btw!

  16. dollyj007 says:

    Hi Jen!
    I guess my most recent ‘crazy’ has been trying to guide my Mom & stepfather in selling what’s left of their farm and buying a more manageable farm near the city where I live – argh!!! It’s been like herding cats!!
    jcsites2002 at hotmail dot com

  17. jltuck says:

    These are all so great everyone! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. I love how you find a way to laugh at the bad stuff and shake it off. Good luck everyone! XOXO

  18. Pooja D. says:

    Hi Jen,
    Well,the most recent crazy incident happened with me was during my Friend’s Engaement. It was a rather fancy ceremony with all of her family & extended family presen.So we friends(two of us) decided to get a cake for the occasion but the cake shop owner was not ready to deliver it to venue at the expected time. So we both decided to pick up the cake from the shop & take it to the venue ourselves…Pretty simple plan…but here’s the catch..the cake was enormous & we had a bike…and the most important part was that we were awfully late…so while my friend drove the bike at an insane speed(She is pretty in awe of road rash!!!), I was sitting behind juggling between balancing the humongous cake & making sure I don’t fall off…Needless to say-when we reached the place,our hair was blow(n) dried(literally blown off by the wind)..and since we were late all the guests had arrived & had a good glimpse of our dishevelled appearance before we hurried to the ladies room…
    I wondered if this was how Bridget felt when she ended up as the Bunny Girl in the supposedly Vicar & Tarts party!!!!!;-)

  19. Gina says:

    nothing too crazy in my life lately. i have become quite the book whore since i read Juliette’s first two books. i seem to download and read everything i can get my hands on! looking forward to adding yours to my collection.

  20. Cyndee Thomas says:

    I went almost into the guys bathroom when my sister and nieces joined me for lunch at our favorite Mexican place. I guess I was day dreaming:)

  21. erica s says:

    Sometimes I am lactose intolerant but not I am not careful. I had a stick of cheese at work and had to spend the rest of the day running to the bathroom with gas.

  22. jerylt says:

    Something crazy that happened recently is this morning we were running late and rushing around to get ready to take my girls to school. I started to put my boots on, and I realized I had one boot each from two different pairs.

  23. Bridget O'Neill says:

    I don’t know if this counts, but I was at the mall recently with my 3 year old daughter, who decided that it was okay to pull up her dress (repeatedly) and gave everyone a nice look at her undies! Didn’t faze her a bit, but it was mortifying for me!

  24. Well first of all you have to understand…I am ALWAYS late – like 15 minutes late. I was rushing one morning to a meeting and go flying into the conference room (15 minutes late) and the room is empty. I start to panic that I am in the wrong conference room/wrong hospital (I work for a Health Care System with several hospitals). I am texting everyone I know who maybe in the meeting trying to find out where I am suppose to be. Ended up in the right spot, a whole day late! Not good.

  25. susieqlaw says:

    I had my shirt on backwards. Lol! What a sight!

  26. I am one who is usually right on time and one day me and my daughter had to go to the doctors and come to find out i was an hour early for our appointment. I was so embrassed it wasnt funny. My boyfriend sat out in the truck waiting for us for 2 hours.. So now i write things down…

  27. chicklitcentral says: chose 7 and 10. Congrats to Natalie Aaron and Michele W.!

  28. jltuck says:

    Congratulations to the winners! Thank you so much to everyone who shared their stories! I had so much fun reading them. You all are a hoot, and I know we would have a ball together, laughing over cocktails; sharing our bicycle cake transporting, wardrobe malfunctions and other hiccups in a day. Special thanks again to all of the bloggers who put together ICLM for us all to enjoy! XOXO

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