Justina Batchelor's Read It Forward Moment: I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden | Read It Forward

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Send us a video about your Read It Forward Moment, a time when you read a terrific book and then shared that terrific book with someone – or when someone shared their book with you.

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This is not a contest, but it is a chance to celebrate your Read It Forward Moment and connect with all your far-flung RIFers across the country and the world.

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I_TOTALLY_MEANT_TO_DO_THATJustina’s Read It Forward book is Jane Borden’s I Totally Meant to Do That. “This book is Jane Borden’s transformation from southern belle to Brooklyn hipster,” says book publicist Justina Batchelor, “it’s about being a southerner in the city, which I can relate to because I am one myself. So I passed this book on to all the other southerners in the city I know. But because Jane is like a female David Sedaris, I think anyone with a sense of humor can really appreciate this book.” (Enjoy more adventures in reading with Justina: check out her video review of Rebecca Rasmussen’s novel The Bird Sisters.)

Jane Borden is an author, arts-and-entertainment magazine editor, and comedic performer in New York City. Her humorous writing has also appeared in two collections, The New York Times Magazine, and Modern Bride, and on Saturday Night Live. Like Cerberus, a griffin or one of those joints near Port Authority that’s both a Pizza Hut and a Taco Bell, Jane is a hybrid too horrifying to exist: a hipster-debutante. She was reared in a proper Southern home, and sent to boarding school, then a sorority. She next moved to New York and discovered that none of this grooming meant a lick to anyone. In fact, she hid her past—it was easier than explaining what a debutante “does” (answer: not much). Her memoir in essays, I Totally Meant to Do That, is available wherever books are sold.

Visit Jane at JaneBorden.com, on Twitter @JaneBorden, and check out all the rave reviews on Goodreads.

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  • Ivy Pittman

    If it’s funny I want to read it!

  • YiChen

    If is god as every one said, I would love to read it!
    good book hard to come by, just like the company & friends ( the worthy one)

  • Sassy Goat

    If Justina recommends it – I know it will be great!! Will be reading soon!! Jill

  • Maja

    I want to read that interesting book!