I told you about my girl Danni Starr a week or so ago. We chatted in a coffee shop about her new book Empathy and Eyebrows before it came out. Now the book it out and honey, the people are weighing in on it. Danni has topped some of the Amazon Charts (make sure you leave a review when you purchase.) She is now taking her show on the road and doing Pop Up Book Stops.
Danni had a book launch event and I had to miss it because it was on Babe’s birthday. So, I was thrilled when she said she would be doing Pop Up Book Stop. Even better when I found out it would take place in my old stomping grounds. The very place I grew up in and 15 minutes from my current home.
This isn’t an RSVP type of event, it is more “Gorilla Style”. You put the information out there and see who shows up. This was the first one and we had a nice size group. Danni wanted an up close and personal type of feel and that is exactly what we got. We had an open conversation, she shared about the book, the process and some of the feedback she has received. Then she took questions.
Danni selected two essays (read chapters) from the book and read them to us. It was a real old school type of vibe and I loved that. We pulled up a piece of carpet and pillows and sat Indian Style.
We were focused like school children with books open and following along.
After reading Danni did more questions, it was real kitchen table talk. We laughed, we shared and we were encouraged. Listen every event doesn’t have to be let me get super cute, stand here and hold up the wall. Don’t get me wrong, I like those events too but I LOVE these type of events just the same.
Because we are women who juggle life wearing several hats Danni’s baby girl affectionately known as Smooch joined her in her chair. She took the book and acted as if she was reading it then apparently she got to a part so funny she covered her face and tossed her head back with laughter. That is how you know a book is good girl, make sure you get you a copy of Empathy and Eyebrows so you can have the same experience as Smooch.
After all the fun we’ve had Danni sold books, autographed books and took pictures with everyone. I have the Kindle version so no autographed needed for me. However, I wanted a hug and a picture because we are such kindred spirits. I love to support women living, dreaming, doing and making ish happen.
My childhood friend Erin met me there. I hadn’t seen her in years but I love her to pieces. It was nice to get all caught up enjoy the event at the same time. We became friends at the age of 11 years old in the 6th grade. I value my friendships and although I’m closer to some than others I appreciate Erin’s genuine spirit.
The napkins they had were super cute. They all had cute little sayings on them. This wine though, this wine was so damn good I took a picture of the bottle. I love wine and I don’t get all fancy with it but I love a Moscato and this Villa Alena Moscato & Peach was pure satisfaction.
I did a lot of video and I was going to share it with you. Then I decided I didn’t want to give it away. I want you to check out Danni at her Pop Up Book Stops so you can have an authentic experience.
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Crystal Nicole says
This seems like such a good time! I definitely have to check the book out. Thank you for sharing.
It is a good read.
Sheena Steward says
The title is so good. It’s very intriguing. I love the support. As creatives we need to support one another. Heads to Amazon!!!
Yes, Sheena. As a creative you are so right. That is exactly why I go out and support others.
This looks like it was a very fun event. I love how intimate the setting was. I think that really creates a connection with your readers. I am going to check out her book. Glad I visited your blog.
I totally agree, something about an intimate space really changes things.
Really love the title of her book. I will check to see if her book pop up will be coming to Atlanta.
Please do, the title jumps out at you.
Fun! I’m glad you got the chance to meet Danni. I bet it was fun seeing your longtime friend as well.
Yes, a friend in my head has become a friend in real life.
Dani is so cute. I followed her years ago on Bridezilla but realized she was in media so I continued to follow her. I am so happy she is librated, happier and at more peace and so happy for the release of her book!
She is, watching her grow from the Bridezilla days to now is night and day.
Looks like a great event! The book sounds good, I listen to her on the radio, so it’ll be interesting to read more about her story!
Oh wow, then you are in for some real tea.
Felecia Monique says
Danni is so dope! I’m sorry I missed this!
She is really dope, and I love that she isn’t forcing a perfect image/life on us. I like people who are real.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks like it was so much fun! I’ve been looking for a new book, and this one sounds really good. Perfect timing for me!
I would have loved to have been there for that. I feel like we’re beginning to lose the feel of reading now that everything has gone digital. What an awesome time!
I totally agree with you, I still appreciate a good old fashion book.
Sounds like a really cool event. I love laid back events. I feel more comfortable. Do you know if the tour is only in the DC area or is she visiting other states?
She is open to going to other states.
I love to read it and I love to hear about people who come out from a hardship on the other side with a better frame of mind and willing to share what they went through to others.
Yes, serious hardships too.
Tiffany H. says
I like this pop up event, it looked super comfortable, chill and intimate. Well book signings are cool it doesn’t allow for much intimacy that is sometimes is greatly needed. Great interpretation of her daughter laughing at the book.
Hahahaha, thanks. Yes sometimes you need an intimate setting. Especially when it is a very personal story.
Aduke Schulist says
I love events like this. They seem to bring a great vibe to them. I’ll keep an eye out for that book.
I totally agree, the vibe was incredible.
Ginae B. McDonald says
Well, I’m still not sure about the connection between eyebrows and empathy. But, I loved your passion for this piece! Seriously. Well done!
Hahahaha they are the two things every lady should have. Empathy for others and a good brow.
Lori Bosworth says
I have never heard of Danni Starr, but her book looks like it contains some valuable life info. I’ll have to read it!
It had some gems for sure.
Ruth I. says
I also want events like that, a closer approach and feels like family. I will check her book out, it sounds like what I need 🙂
Seems like a good book, I’m gonna check it out. I also like the idea of a “guerrilla style” event.
They are the best, I’ve been to a variety of them.
Sounds like a fun event! And it is definitely relatable to be a busy mom.. good for her that she brought her little one along! I haven’t heard of this book but it sounds interesting.
I love that, to be so bold to control your own space. I need to do that more.
Victoria Heckstall says
It looks like you had a great experience. This book looks so interesting to read. I am looking forward to checking this out.
It was dope.
Diana Villa says
Sounds like a great book, I need to check it out 😀
For sure, audio is even better.
Melissa Dixon says
Sounds like a lot of fun! I need to find a new book to read.
I love a good read, and this sounds like a good one. I may not have a lot of time to read, but I love to make time when there is a good book involved.
Yes, I know the struggle.
What a cool pop up shop! I am brow obsessed so I would love to go to one of these!!
Her brows are total perfection.
Adrianne Betz says
I love events like that. Not a ton of advertising just a, come if you would like to. Very comfortable atmosphere.
I think those are the best.
Carol Cassara says
I love books like this that empower you to move on after going through something challenging in your life. It’s definitely something that I wouldn’t mind reading!
Yes! We need encouragement, especially when things get tough.
Nichole Arnold says
This looks like it was so much fun! I love the title of the book too!
It is perfect.
Marielle Altenor says
Great turn out for a no rsvp event! Nothing fun like this ever happen in my area lol
Right, I would be so worried. She treated us as if it was 500 people in the room.
Farrah Less G. says
Very catchy event banner as my friends saying Eyebrow is Life. It took me a lot of practice to get the perfect eyebrow. I would love to go this kind of event someday.
I’ve yet to master a perfect brow. Check for them in your area.