Here's a nice Christmas present to me: My Austrian publisher's catalogue of spring releases just came out. I brought it to my parents yesterday, all proud and excited. And they were also proud and excited. But then they started worrying that once the book is out in Austria, I will never get married. My liberal, intellectual 1968ers parents scared the shit out of me....
So here a plea to all my potential husbands:
1. Check out the category my book is in: LITERATURE! Not autobiography/non-fiction/"Sachbuch"
2. Yes, it does say "some parts autobiographical" - but hey, this sells (after all, I am a marketier by profession)
3. Isn't it just excellent to live the devil out when you are young so later you know you're not actually missing anything as you're feeding a screaming baby at 3 AM instead of dancing with models in posh clubs?
4. I can cook!!!!!
And here a quote from my book's review in Croatian Playboy (claiming that my book is just opposite of being feminist): "Feminism has failed - because as long as every Carrie is just dreaming of getting married and having a baby, nothing has changed."
Yes, we are a lost generation.....