Oh. My. God.
I know it shouldn't have come as a surprise, since we have only been working on it for over two years, and I have had the galley copy since June, but... seeing it yesterday, seeing the REAL THING made me weep. Poor Anne, our publicist. I think she thought I was a baddass, and I accidentally outed myself for the weepy, emotional, sentimental pussy that I am, by crying in front of her, but DAMN.
I am a published author! We wrote a cookbook! And In Sh'Allah, it is only the first of many!
This hangover is totally worth it.