Comments: 3Q with Hollis Gillespie (CONTEST!)

mememe for the contest! sounds great :D

Posted by Jessie M at October 29, 2009 6:35 PM

Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!

Posted by Stacey at October 29, 2009 6:59 PM

Wow, she sounds like a fun read and a fun person!

Posted by Corrie at October 29, 2009 7:00 PM

I still want to know how to do the effortless chignon! More questions!

Posted by Stacey at October 29, 2009 7:06 PM

Holy cow! I can't wait to read Hollis' books!! And blog. Loved this interview. THANKS!!!!!!

Posted by Charmi at October 29, 2009 7:21 PM

I love her umbrella, her house (the bit I can see), and her interview! I'm sure I will love her book. Dang it, I hope I win.

Posted by edj at October 29, 2009 7:31 PM

Sign me up, pretty please.

Posted by cheryl at October 29, 2009 7:32 PM

I do not want to enter the contest, because I already have a signed copy of Trailer Trashed (squeeee!), but I just wanted to say I heart Hollis. Even if you've never heard of her (and really, TELL ME how that is possible), enter this contest. And then go buy her books. She's da bomb.

Posted by Mir at October 29, 2009 7:36 PM

I love finding new authors to read!

Posted by Pam at October 29, 2009 7:38 PM

I've seen you hanging around the Decatur Book Festival with Hollis-I just didn't realize it. It would be a hoot to have the god of random numbers roll mine. Many thanks for all your hard work Joshilyn in getting this together on a regular basis.

Posted by Bridget at October 29, 2009 7:39 PM

Pretty Please! Shouldn't growing up in a trailer park count for something?

Posted by Lori at October 29, 2009 7:40 PM

Wow, Hot Chicks With Douchebags is a blog i wish i had thought of first. I totally defo love this lady and i have read exactly nothing of her work beyond this interview. Yet!

Posted by Rachel at October 29, 2009 7:50 PM

I need some funny in my life right now. Come on, random number gods...

Posted by JenA at October 29, 2009 8:03 PM

Desperately in need of a new great read

Posted by Shirley Westenskow at October 29, 2009 8:03 PM

This looks great!

Posted by Jenn at October 29, 2009 8:09 PM

Here! Present! Accounted for!

Posted by hollygee at October 29, 2009 8:16 PM

Yup, I'd like to read HG's book. Sounds like fun!

Posted by Rita at October 29, 2009 8:46 PM

Now I like her so much I HAVE to read her books whether I win or not!

Posted by Em at October 29, 2009 8:58 PM

Yes, please!

JetHags. Hee hee.

Posted by Katie B at October 29, 2009 9:16 PM

I am trailer park trash, I am. May I please have a copy of Hollis's book? Thank you.

Posted by Sandra Leigh at October 29, 2009 9:46 PM

I saw Hollis speak at the Decatur Book Festival and she was hilarious. I also love her column in Atlanta Magazine.

Posted by Rebecca at October 29, 2009 10:08 PM

HEYYY pick me please. Thanks.

Posted by Emily Clever at October 29, 2009 10:33 PM

Great interview! A wealth of information, beautiful philosophy, and links!

Going in the "to read" pile regardless of the contest outcome. But don't let that stop you from randomly rolling a 23. :-)

Posted by Miche at October 29, 2009 11:02 PM

Big fans of both of you!

Posted by Alison Law at October 29, 2009 11:46 PM

Definitely on my "to read " list now

Posted by Cristin at October 30, 2009 12:52 AM

I lived in a double wide when I was little.

Posted by emily jane at October 30, 2009 1:18 AM

I love me a book give-away! Especially when it's a GOOD book being given away. Sign me up for the contest.

Posted by Tuli at October 30, 2009 7:31 AM

I love her photo! And I love that you keep turning me on to authors I may not have otherwise latched onto.

Posted by Brigitte at October 30, 2009 7:36 AM

Hollis sounds great - sign me up!

Posted by Becky at October 30, 2009 7:41 AM

Yay contests and giveaways! I've been going through a lot of your 3Q blog posts and getting those books when I'm in a reading dry spell. No disappointments yet. :o)

Posted by Emily at October 30, 2009 7:42 AM

I want this book so bad that I'ma enter the contest FIRST and then go back and read the 3Qs. Because I read Bleachy Haired Honky Bitch a couple of years ago and nearly laughed myself into incontinence over it, and Trailer Trashed has been on my Amazon wishlist ever since! But I don't have it yet! Woe!

Posted by Badger at October 30, 2009 8:03 AM

Ooooh, I hope I win! I NEED a good laugh!

Posted by Jen at October 30, 2009 8:16 AM

Pick me! Pretty please!

Posted by Andrea at October 30, 2009 8:35 AM

Pick me, please! I love her style!

Posted by Chandler at October 30, 2009 8:41 AM

Hollis, you filthy goddess! I covet your new book. And you'll sign it for me when I come back to the ATL.

Posted by Karen Abbott at October 30, 2009 8:50 AM

All the books you've recommended have been awesome and I'd like to win this one please!

Posted by Anna Marie at October 30, 2009 9:06 AM

Contest! Me, enter me!

Posted by Marla at October 30, 2009 9:15 AM

I would very much like to win a snort-out-loud book please. Thank you.

Posted by JenniferG at October 30, 2009 9:35 AM

Ooooh, I really want this book!

Posted by Lynnetta at October 30, 2009 9:47 AM

I love Hollis Gillespie and didn't know she had a new book coming out until I saw it here. I'd love to win the book. I'll still read it if I don't win it.

Posted by GrandeMocha at October 30, 2009 9:48 AM

Can't wait to win!

Posted by Janie at October 30, 2009 10:03 AM

You have such interesting friends. I can't wait to read this book.

Posted by JB at October 30, 2009 10:22 AM

Ohmymymy, HOW have I not read her already??? PLEASE, random number generator, PICK ME!

Posted by Aimee at October 30, 2009 10:36 AM

I so want to read that book!

Posted by Jill W.! at October 30, 2009 10:42 AM

Once again, I shall plead with the cruel random number gods - pick me! I could use me a good laugh, here in my trailer...

Posted by Julie G at October 30, 2009 10:46 AM

I have not stoppe laughing yet! Pick me, please!

Posted by Kelly H at October 30, 2009 10:47 AM

I am mortified that I call myself an NPR listener and I've never heard of Hollis. I need to get onto my station to put her on. And by the way I'd love to win the book.

Posted by jess h at October 30, 2009 11:10 AM

Pick me please!

Posted by Cathy at October 30, 2009 11:27 AM

Oh, I love Hollis's books! And I haven't read her new one yet, so dear random number thingie, please pick me!

Posted by RockyCat at October 30, 2009 11:39 AM

If I can't have the book, can I have a copy of her to keep in my friends closet? She sounds hysterical!

Posted by Beth R at October 30, 2009 12:07 PM

I haven't heard of her before now, and now I HAVE to read her books!

Posted by Darla at October 30, 2009 12:13 PM

Okay, I'm in! Her books sound like hysterical reads, just what I need right now. Thanks!

Posted by Kim Williamson at October 30, 2009 12:54 PM

looking forward to reading this! would love a free copy

Posted by laura f at October 30, 2009 12:56 PM

Pick me!

Posted by Katie at October 30, 2009 1:04 PM

Very interesting interview. Can't wait to read the book.

Posted by Chris at October 30, 2009 3:09 PM

You gotta be cool to have a trailer parked at your front gate. Please enter me.

Posted by Lisa at October 30, 2009 4:23 PM

I LOVE this: "even the rockiest of true paths is not nearly as rough as the smoothest of false ones" - so TRUE! Please pick me. =)

Posted by Gina at October 30, 2009 4:31 PM

Yay,for writers, their blogs and books. I really enjoyed this interview thank you Joshilyn for asking, and Hollis for answering.

Posted by Karen at October 30, 2009 5:53 PM

I love how you s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d those 3 Qs! Good info and good reading.

Every book I have bought after not winning one of these 3Q contests has been great. I guess I could go ahead and buy this now, since the RNG hates me, but I will keep hoping I win.


Posted by Jen at October 30, 2009 7:23 PM

ME please....

Posted by Jean at October 30, 2009 10:50 PM

ME please....

Posted by Jean at October 30, 2009 10:50 PM

I've been on a bit of a book hiatus lately (don't know why, but I just haven't wanted to read - gasp!). Trailer Trashed might just pull me out of it. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Posted by Sandi at October 30, 2009 11:44 PM

A great interview, and I agree about motherhood opening so very many more doors.

Posted by Margaret at October 31, 2009 1:26 AM

Okay, after reading her responses, how can you not want to read her books? She sounds hilarious!


Posted by jess at October 31, 2009 2:02 AM

Excellent 3Q. Now PICK ME!

Posted by Nikki at October 31, 2009 10:55 AM

Great info Hollis. Thanks for sharing your writing journey!

Posted by Lisa Katzenberger at October 31, 2009 10:56 AM

Hollis' books are going on my Christmas list! (If I can waith that long to read 'em!)

Posted by Kim at October 31, 2009 11:41 AM

Wow! Sounds like some of the people I knew when I lived in the South! What is it about that place?

Posted by elizabeth at October 31, 2009 12:10 PM

I'd love to win a copy and am willing to gamble on the random generator gods picking my number.

Posted by Lori L at October 31, 2009 12:40 PM

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Hollis! What a great interview and an awesome giveaway.

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Posted by ivoryberne at October 31, 2009 2:01 PM

Ooooh, another writer I have not yet read... YAY! Since I'm not likely to be chosen, I'll have to buy the book anyway!

Posted by Heather Cook at October 31, 2009 3:31 PM

This sounds delightful!

Posted by Allison at October 31, 2009 4:57 PM

She sounds fabulous!

Posted by Rikki at October 31, 2009 9:12 PM

I am hooked! Went to her blog at Atlanta Magazine, then got hooked into the Google book review...since they take out most of the pages when it is getting good, I will have to go get her book! :)

Posted by Nicole in WI at October 31, 2009 9:38 PM

funny, I'll have to check out her books now. Thanks alot. ;)

Posted by Michelle M. at November 1, 2009 8:55 AM

How have I missed Hollis? Sounds like she's writing about my life. Might be one for the old book club, most of us being indigenous southerners and all (the ones that aren't need some educatin').

Posted by susanvl at November 1, 2009 4:00 PM

Awesome! Praying to the gods of mathematic randomness...

Posted by Melissa Brown at November 1, 2009 5:10 PM

Hey, over here, pick me!

Posted by Lori B. at November 1, 2009 11:18 PM

Thank you Joshilyn, for introducing me to yet another wonderful writer!

Posted by Michelle at November 2, 2009 9:29 AM

as someone currently in the throws of "trying to do other things" its definitely heartening to have it confirmed again that it's all part of the fun fun process. Heh.

Thanks for the interview and the consistently snort-worthy blog.

Posted by Suzanne Hodsden at November 2, 2009 9:42 AM

Love her...I think she wrote for the Knoxville alternative paper a million years ago? Would love to read the book, and am sending my smoke signals/energy/karma toward the randomizer.

Posted by Beth at November 2, 2009 10:55 AM

I am having trouble keeping up with all the new books that you have shined your little light on but I think I'm going to restart with Miss Hollis' books. Just the interview alone has me keeping my teeth glued shut should my gum choose to fly out of my mouth on stick on the library computer monitor (again)!!!

Posted by Linda J at November 2, 2009 11:17 AM

hey, i picked the powerball this week (but not the rest of the numbers....) so maybe my luck will pull thru and i'll win this!

Posted by dramamama at November 2, 2009 11:19 AM

pick me...

Posted by frank at November 2, 2009 8:52 PM

I love a good laugh. Can't wait to read it!

Posted by Keene at November 2, 2009 11:15 PM

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of both of your book & am now thrilled to be hooked onto your blogs!

Posted by Whitney at November 2, 2009 11:30 PM

Random Number Generator has always hated and mocked me - and yet I am helpless against its lure...
Oh please, please, Random Number Generator, pick me!

Posted by Tina at November 3, 2009 4:48 AM

Pleeaaassseee hook me up for this awesome book. I need inspiration! I need laughter! I'm a southern girl stuck in New Hampshire and it's already snowed once!! HELP ME!

Fantastic interview!

Posted by Mitze Bender at November 3, 2009 10:18 AM

Hollis sounds funny and fabulous! I can't wait to read her books. I just looked her up on my library website & they have two of her books "Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch" (2004) and "Confessions of a Recovering Slut" (2005) and there's a waiting list for both. I love those titles, BTW.

Thanks for introducing us to another fun author.

Posted by wickedmess at November 3, 2009 10:51 AM

Oh! I NEED this book!

Posted by stephanie at November 3, 2009 12:27 PM

Don't break my heart, WoW!

Posted by ailo at November 3, 2009 2:07 PM

I would love this book! Can't wait to read it - maybe for Free??!!

Posted by Pamela L at November 3, 2009 5:51 PM

I have read her stuff before and she is a crack up. She says things that I only wish I could say (and it not get back to my mother).

Posted by Les at November 3, 2009 5:59 PM

Oh how I want this book.

Posted by pam at November 4, 2009 1:09 PM