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an interview with Jennette Fulda, and a Chocolate & Vicodin giveaway!

February 20th, 2011 by Stephanie O'Dea

I am so happy to share with you one of my very favorite internet people of all times: Jennette Fulda. Jennette is a blogger, author, web designer, weight-loss superstar, and headache-sufferer.

and she does it ALL at home, in her pajamas! :-)

I first met Jennette through her writing on, and then heard her speak at the 2008 BlogHer conference, right after appearing on The Today Show, where she promoted her first memoir, Half-Assed.

After losing over half of her body weight (Jennette lost a whopping 180 pounds!), she developed a headache that just would. not. go. away.

Jennette’s story is fascinating and inspirational—pull up a couch, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy! I’m a little embarrassed at how often I interrupt Jennette; that’s something I definitely need to work on!

[ps: if you initially get an error, try again. the video hasn’t been deleted, I promise!]

resources/sites mentioned in the video:

InnerTalk—they have subliminal message CDs.  (I guess they changed the name to MindMint.) I own a few, have used them to help boost the self-esteem of some of the children I’ve worked with in the past, and sent Jennette one to help “cure” her headache. I have no idea if they work or not, but figure they can’t hurt. :-)

Totally Together Journal: my housekeeping shortcut site

Make My Blog Pretty: web fairies for hire! Jennette’s web design services

Jennette and her publisher generously agreed to giveaway a copy of her new book. Please leave a comment in the form below as your entry. A winner will be randomly selected on February 28th (that’s a Monday) at 9pm pacific, and will be notified by email. Good luck, and enjoy the interview!

This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

26 Responses to “an interview with Jennette Fulda, and a Chocolate & Vicodin giveaway!”

  1. What a great story!

  2. I want to read BOTH books – thanks for spotlighting this author.

  3. Great Giveaway! I would love to read the book.

  4. I cannot imagine a headache that won’t go away. Or, maybe I really can imagine it because of dealing with migraines so frequently. I’ve got a lot to learn from Jennette about dealing with pain. Her book is definitely on my “must read” list.

  5. I have been hearing a lot of buzz about this book and can’t wait to read it!

  6. Sounds like a great story! Looking forward to reading her book.

  7. I have read her on Pasta Queen, truly inspirational!!!

  8. I can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for featuring her story.

  9. I admire anyone that can lose that type of weight, and do it with exercise, and watching your food. I would love to read this book.

  10. Great interview, and thanks for the giveaway!

  11. I loved Half-Assed. I’m sure Chocolate and Vicodin will be just as good. Looking forward to it.

  12. Good interview. I would love to read the book.

  13. Sounds like an excellent book to read. It needs to be put on my list for “MUST READ BOOK LIST!!” THANKS SO MUCH!!

  14. Can’t wait to get my hands on “Chocolate & Vicodin.” Sounds like the perfect read for the winter-time blues! Great interview. Thanks.

  15. How terrific to see Jennette “in person”! She’s been my web designer (aka “techie person”) for quite some time now and like you stated, she’s always there for me … ready to answer any “dumb question” (my words not hers) and solve any problem. :-) Jennette’s writing flows easily and is so funny, no matter what the topic, so I can’t wait to check out her new book. Thanks so much for interviewing Jennette, Steph!


  16. I’d love to curl up with “Chocolate & Vicodin”! Thanks for blogging about the interview.

  17. Would love to win a copy of this book. thanks for posting the interview!

  18. I read Half-Assed and would love to read the new book. I am so sorry to hear about your headache. I do hope you have found a solution. I have periodic back and nerve pain and it really is awful sometimes.

  19. Great interview, both of you were fun to listen to on an issue that many people don’t understand and that people that deal with pain are saying yeah for bringing out in the light!

  20. I love a good read, and this one sounds great!

  21. I have read Jennette’s first book and followed her on her journey from her half-marathon to the headache that won’t go away. I look forward to reading her account of the last three years with her headache.

  22. thanks for the great interview Staphanie! I have sporadic pain and I am so glad it’s not chronic, because when it’s bad, it’s BAD!

  23. You ought to take part in a contest for one of the most
    useful blogs on the web. I’m going to highly recommend this blog!

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