I’m sorry. But I’m not going to leave you alone about this.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I have a newsletter now. I also have an e-Book. Sort of. It’s more or less a compilation. A pamphlet? Words I typed on electronic paper. ALL OF THE ABOVE. And I called it The Mighty Weight. That’s just extra information you might be interested in. You’re welcome.
Anyway, I want you to read it and love it, because soon I’m going to write something else on electronic paper and then try to charge you for it. But this one? FREE. Don’t you love things that are free? I love things that are free, unless it’s the THREE Yellow Books that showed up on my doorstep. I actually hate those.
I want to tell you more about The Mighty Weight, but I hired some of my friends to tell you about it instead. Full disclosure, they’re all being compensated with empty promises of doughnuts.
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As a parent, I know that I can never fully put into words the love and joy that I share with my son. With The Mighty Weight, Jessica has dipped her pen into the fountain of those inexpressible feelings and beautifully leaked them all over the paper. You know what? She’s better at analogies than me. Just read it, OK?
Ricky Anderson, Chick-Fil-A enthusiast and the reincarnation of Dave Barry
I recommend reading Jessica Buttram’s book The Mighty Weight twice. The first time read it as a collection of lovingly crafted essays about her children, Bug and Bean. The second time read it as a collection of insane ramblings about a literal bug and a literal bean. This is the book that keeps on giving!
Chad Gibbs, author & frequent inscriber of God & Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC
After reading A Mighty Weight, I want Jessica Buttram to be my mom. Except she’s quite a bit younger than I am so that would probably be awkward. Instead, let me say how beautifully she evokes the spectrum of emotions fostered by motherhood; how precisely she’s put to words what I’ve always felt about my own children but haven’t been able to write myself. Jess, “I love this. Like, a lot.”
Julie Gardner, editor extraordinaire and New York Times soon-to-be bestselling author (trust me on that)
I’ve had the good fortune of interacting with many talented writers and among them all, Jessica is easily one of the most talented. I just don’t think she knows the scope of her skill yet.
Knox McCoy, author of Jesus and The Bachelor/ette and co-creator of TVAsylum.com and his kids
The Mighty Weight is so beautifully written it made me wish I were a mother. Then, when I was near the end (I read it in a single sitting), my 7-year-old twins got into a fight with lawn darts and reminded me I am a mother. I ignored them and finished the book. Read The Mighty Weight. Jessica finds poetry amidst the layered moments of parenthood.
Leanne Shirtliffe, irony-enthusiast and Third Most Humorous Female Award recipient
Never before has there been such a powerful book from someone whose very name, Jessica Buttram, can be rearranged to spell A MAJESTIC BURST. Or JUST BEAT RACISM. Or BASIC UTTERS JAM.
Clay Morgan, the anti-blogger and reigning Cryptograms champion
JB and I go way back, back to 1965 when my parents met at prom and I played the guitar. This book was steal awesome then, when I stole it from the future to bet on sports games. Great Scott and Great Book.
Tyler Tarver, author of Letters to Famous People and Ryan Gosling’s scruffy chin double
Jessica’s honest writing will break your heart (but don’t worry — it will reform to twice its original size).
Stinky Face Auntie M, my little sister and a girl I almost ran away with once
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See? My friends are so great and hilarious and…a little bit…random. NO MATTER. They liked it and I like them and we all have exquisite taste because everyone likes doughnuts.
Once you subscribe, you’ll receive a final Confirmation email – within this email is a link to open The Mighty Weight. Just click it and pretend I’m pouring you a nice mug/cup/flask of coffee/tea/bourbon.
PS, I love you.