Next week I will be in a recording studio taping the audio version of the wonderful book, I might be you by Barb Rentenbach and Lois Prislovsky. *Doing a happy dance. Barb asked me to be her voice a few months ago and without hesitation I agreed! EEEEE! Not only will I spend time with both Barb and Lois, but Barb will direct me to make sure I don’t mangle her beautiful words or trample on her often bawdy sense of humor. It’s all in the delivery; I will do my best to make her proud. Did I mention, Barb is funny? She has a wonderful, edgy, R-rated sense of humor. She avoids nothing and no topic is off-limits. And while I’m not exactly a prude, I may get a little rosy-cheeked as I attempt to do her words justice, especially that chapter discussing masturbation, sex, or the lack of, and those hunky personal trainers who motivate her… Taking a deep breath. For those of you unfamiliar with the book, I wrote about it ‘here‘. For those of you interested in purchasing a hard cover copy, and why wouldn’t you be (?) you can do so ‘here‘. (I gain nothing from your purchase, other than the pleasure in knowing you will enjoy reading her book.)
I first met Barb and Lois at the AutCom Conference in the fall of 2012. Their presentation was crowded, but I managed to secure myself a seat at one of the round tables. I remember watching Barb type on a key board and being wonderfully surprised by both her self-deprecating sense of humor and how quickly she was able to type. I admit, I couldn’t keep up as the letters whipped by while Lois read what she was typing. Barb told of how it took her ten years to write the book because there were so many who simply did not believe she was actually writing the things that were being typed. The assumption was that Lois or whoever was facilitating her was doing the writing. But Barb being Barb, did not allow their doubts to stop her. Now Barb is typing independently, her book has been published and the audio version is about to be recorded! Woot! Woot!
Do I need to say how excited I am?
Have I mentioned how honored I am to be Barb’s voice?
Stay tuned next week for ~ Adventures in the Recording Studio with Barb!