A great story this week about the heroic potential of large undies:
"Jenny Marsey's size 18-20 cotton pants were a lifesaver when they were grabbed to cover a frying pan fire at her home in Meryl Gardens, Hartlepool, Teesside.
Her son and nephew were trying to fry some bread when the blaze broke out.
But the quick-thinking pair used the Marks & Spencer underwear from a pile of washing, doused them in water, and threw them over the fire."
It tickled me that the BBC reporter seemed awed by the scale of Jenny's drawers. You could have put out a burning truck with a pair of my old size 26's. But what I loved was how Jenny wasn't one bit ashamed or apologetic about the size of her gonks, she was just amused by the whole thing. I snaffled this bit from the radio:
It's been all about the knickers lately. The DG book was serialised in You, the Mail on Sunday's glossy mag, with the headline: The Sight of My Monster Pants Made Me Realise I Had To Lose Weight. Which is fair play since the book opens with mentions of my mega-kegs, but I hadn't cringed so much since the NET LOSS incident of 2005!
In other news:
- DG is #1 in Marie Claire magazine's list of the 10 Best Diet Books
- "I laughed, I cried, I blew snot bubbles!": DG according to Kek
- Lilith and Momo with book. Hott!
Thanks to all you legends who kindly wrote, commented, blogged or reviewed on Amazon. I've been gobsmacked all week. It's quite difficult to capture people's attention when the shelves are heaving with Famous People's Miracle Diet Books so I'm slobberingly grateful for your word o' mouth goodness. It really does help spread the news. CHEERS!
Thanks also to those who told me the book is currently out of stock on Amazon's UK and Canada. There are lots of other places you can buy online in the UK, including Play and Waterstones who both have hefty discounts and free postage. I'm not sure about Canada but it will be back soon, comrades! And Aussies, Liz commented that you can pre-order with free postage from this site. Rawk!
(i hereby assure you that i've not disappeared up my own backside and the next post will not be so book-ish!)