Harvey Writes a Book: My Incredibly Insane Journey to Become a Book Author!
Part 1 on how ‘Blush: The Unbelievably Absurd Diary Of A Gay Beauty Junkie’ went from fantasy to a real book!
Well, ladies, finally, after four years of blood, sweat, tears, boxes of Wheat Thins, and gobs of waterproof mascara, my book is finally launching! Blush: The Unbelievably Absurd Diary of A Gay Beauty Junkie is now available! In my next column I’ll give you all the dish on the book! But first girls, grab your favorite cocktail and read this! Oh, if you haven’t heard, check out Skinny Girl, it’s a fab line of cocktails and wine that won’t make you feel calorie guilty!
So I’m at a cocktail party with fabulous girls, where you know I get all of my best ideas, and a woman with a dirty martini in hand says to me, “Congratulations on your book! You know, Harvey, I think I should write a book about my life because it’s probably as twisted as yours!” In that moment I went into a magical dream sequence. You know like when that happens on TV and the screen goes wavy and there’s some musical interlude that let’s you know we’re leaving the present to venture to the unknown? Maybe The Twilight Zone?
I’m suddenly transported to New York City. There I am sitting down, looking out of my apartment window, typing away on my laptop about She Dragons, Man Drama and Lipstick. Yes ladies, I’ve now become Harvey Bradshaw AKA the “Gay Carrie Bradshaw” from Sex and the City! I adore Sarah Jessica Parker! I immediately want to call Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda to meet for Cosmopolitans, but I’m snapped back to the moment by the same woman who’s now snapping her fingers in front of my face, asking, “HARVEY? WHERE ARE YOU? I have a fashion emergency and I need your advice! What’s your favorite body smoother? Spanx or Yummy Tummy?”
In the cab going home from the party that night, I start to channel Carrie Bradshaw again. You know when she types a question into her laptop and that lets us know what that particular Sex and the City episode will be about? Well, the question I typed in my mind was, “If we all think that our lives would make great stories, how do I write and publish a book?” After my four year adventure, I can now give you some shortcuts. First, let me say that it’s not the way you imagine it. So, Gorgeous, with the millions of fab women I know, I bet you might be asking the same question. Since your Cyber Main Gay always wants to help you with any or all of your endeavors, let me give you short cuts on how to write a book based on my experience.
Harvey’s shortcuts are up next!