In March 2008, my friend Jessica Grose and I were IMing, and she sent me a funny email from her mom--an anecdote about seeing former New York City Mayor Ed Koch on an airplane in the 1970s. "That sounds like something my mom would write!" I typed in response, and forwarded her a similarly hilarious email from my own mother.
It was thus that Postcards From Yo Momma was born. We launched the site soon afterward, and have since gotten thousands of submissions from people all over the world. In April 2009, our book based on the site, Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home, was published by Hyperion.
Our book has been written about in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Daily Candy, Salon, Slate, Page Six, and the New York Daily News, among other places.
We were interviewed by Gothamist, Jauntsetter, Flavorwire, Time Out New York (featuring our moms), Zulkey.com, and The New York Times.
We were on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC and my mom called in. We were also on Gayle King's Oprah Radio show. (Fortunately my mom doesn't have satellite radio ... yet.)
And I wrote about moms and technology for Glamour.com and the Huffington Post.
“MY MOTHER SENDS ME EMAILS IN ALL CAPS SO IT ALWAYS SEEMS LIKE SHE IS YELLING. SO IN HER STYLE I WILL SAY, I LOVE THIS BOOK!”
—Margaret Cho, comedian and author of I’m the One That I Want and I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight
“This book is hilarious and smart—a wittily organized collection that proves, without a doubt, that our moms are humankind’s most natural comedians.”
—Mike Albo, author of Hornito and The Underminer