Congrats to Doree Shafrir and Jessica Grose on getting a book deal based on their Tumblr of mom emails, “Postcards from Yo Momma.” Hyperion executive editor Gretchen Young bought the book at auction, reportedly for less than Random House paid for the ‘Stuff White People Like’ book, but still, you know, some money! I am historically opposed to blog-to-book deals — who isn’t? — but I think I would be ok with this one even if these girls weren’t my friends. Know why? No one is pretending that the book will sell based on some perceived web-based platform — it’ll obvs be marketed as a Mother’s Day gift book, so people who’ve never heard of the blog will be likely to pick it up. So it’s less ‘Stuff’ and more ‘PostSecret but not a downer.’
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Career Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.