Monday, July 27, 2009

jennifer niven...

elle woods

One of my favorite stories about Jennifer, and there are many, was when she was at a writer's conference somewhere in the frozen tundra--since her first and second book of non-fiction dealt with ice exploration, THE ICE MASTER & ADA BLACKJACK--Jennifer was the keynote speaker. She was surrounded by distinguished, older gentlemen. The kind with tweed jackets and elbow patches along with rimless eyeglasses. They were bright, well spoken and definitely "serious writers." They had spent their entire careers working on books, stories and articles about exploration. It was all thorough, well written stuff, but a bit on the dry side. Jennifer would breeze in with her perfectly done hair and highlights. She sported freshly applied lip gloss carried her pink purse and wore her sensibly, yet very stylish and perfectly form fitting outfit. Picture Elle Woods from "Legally Blonde."

Everyone assumed she was a romance novelist and told her as much---until she got up to speak and then shattered preconceived expectations.
The old adage, "you can't judge a book by it's cover" could not apply more than to my friend Jennifer Niven.
You've come a long way "little friend" and it's MORE than deserved.
I can't wait to see what you do next.

Her first work of fiction comes out Tuesday, July 28th.

I think you might enjoy it.

Jennifer, I couldn't be any prouder of all you have accomplished.

Let's get some snacks...



GrannySmithGreen said...

I just love it when those preconceived notions are blown away! Thats great. Can't wait to read her new book.

Also, thank you so very much for your kind words about my dog. I truly appreciate it.

Look forward to seeing more of your designs too. The prices are great and style is spot on!

Samantha said...

This is so great. She sounds amazing. You are both lucky to have each other as friends. I can see the tow of you now taking the world by storm.

I will head out tomorrow and look for her book. Congrats jennifer.

Angelo, you're the best.

mrsben said...

This is so awfully sweet of you Angelo to congratulate Jennifer on the release of her new book. I do hope she reads your blog.

Friends like youself are definitely 'keepers'. Hope she appreciates you.
SMILES -Brenda-

Terri said...

I'm going out tomorrow to get it. CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer. This is great.

Angelo, we adore you in DC and your style is only matched by your amazing spirit and personality. You both are lucky to have each other as friends.

BTW, love the new line. Can't wait to get my very own "Angelo" piece of furniture.

denise said...

Congrats Jennifer!

What a great friend you are Angelo, but no surprise. I will checking out the book as well. I went to the Amazon sight and read the reviews. It sounds like a really good book. Always looking for another good read.

Hope you both celebrate.

TK said...

You're just the best. Congrats to your friend and to you on the launch of your line next month. You both have lots to celebrate.

pve design said...

I just spotted an article on this book in the Wall Street Journal and thought it sounded good, and then here you are giving me another sign to read this.
Wishing you a wonderful day!

Jolie said...

I am going out today to get it. Thank you for the "heads up."

theniven said...

THANK YOU, Angelo, for this beautiful, wonderful, lovely tribute. You are amazing and a rock star and one of my very favorite people on this earth. Thanks, too, for being the best friend a girl could have. I'm so proud of YOU.

The snacks are on me. :)

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