I first met my friend Diane Mapes when she came to Queen Anne Books to do a fantastic event for her book, Single State of the Union. Like her writing, Diane is hilarious, smart, and wonderful. I knew our paths would have to cross again when she suggested we put up a pinata with a bride on it for all the single ladies to act out their aggression against marriage pressure. Let me tell you, laughter and a baseball bat can transform an author signing into a wild time!
Diane always just makes me feel great. She’s the type of person who lifts others up and offers encouragement all the time. And did I mention how funny she is?
Diane is also fighting breast cancer. She is strong, beautiful, and brave. She chronicles her experiences online for msnbc (her latest: “Love in the Time of Chemotherapy“), and recently she did a very brave photo shoot showing how she transforms her chemo look to her date look. With and without her wig, she shows just how beautiful bravery is.
Diane: You are amazing!