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I’m So Tired Of Being Alone

Remember when I asked everyone to get in touch with good news?Well, Jess Lahey has hit one out of the ball park. Go
Jess! And no hard feelings Jess. If you ever break up with your agent, I’m here. But from all of us here at The Lerner Home for Wayward Children:  Congratulations!

20 Responses

  1. I know! And Jess, I couldn’t see a single ounce of the cake-make-up you speak of. You look great — and most of all, you look so relaxed, like you’ve been doing these interviews all your life.

    We will have to talk about the “Fox” part of things though …. ;-). I won’t have you hanging out with the Hannity fellow.

  2. I wore blue. And my husband acted grumpy in the green room. What else do you want from me, Teri…?

    The link to the whole sordid story is here: “When Opportunity Knocks: The Anatomy of a Viral Post.” http://comingofageinthemiddle.blogspot.com/2013/02/why-parents-need-to-let-their-children.html

  3. This is fantastic. Extremely tweetable, so I’m off to log in and do exactly that. Congratulations on all of it!

  4. As my grandfather used to say, with tears in his milky blue eyes, “I’m so damn proud of you kids.”

  5. Congratulations, Jess, you superstar you.

  6. So exciting. All of it. Mazel tov!!!!

  7. Teri’s right, you did look and sound like you’d been in front of a camera forever. On second thought, I think a television camera would be less intimidating than a classroom full of middle schoolers. Do they know what a star you are?

    • My middle school students think it’s all very funny. They are supportive and lovely and kind. One kid said my hair looked weird. That’s why I love middle school kids….

  8. wow! jess, such great news. a million congrats. you looked gorgeous and, like teri said, sounded as if you’ve been doing interviews on this topic since day one.

    well done!!

  9. Congratulations again, Jess! It’s a great article. I shared it with friends and teachers and everyone had wonderful things to say.

  10. The article is fantastic and you did yourself proud in the interview—congratulations!

    And hey, put the Pulitzer on that bucket list—you’re on a roll!

  11. Wow, what a pro. Fantastic all the way around.
    Leave it to middle-schoolers to make sure your head still fits through the door. Congrats.

  12. Good article, Jess. Your kids are fortunate to have you as their teacher.

  13. Good thing I have a middle school student in my own home as well as in my classroom, otherwise I’d be beating my chest and getting all full of myself. Thanks, Betsy peeps. Truly, congratulations coming from this crowd are worth more than any other congratulations. Time to log off so I can go eat bonbons and write…

  14. I’ll have to Google all this…none of those links worked for me, but a belated Congrats!

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