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“me before you” movie review

Me Before You

You know how much I loved Me Before You, Jojo Moyes’ beautiful, thought-provoking, important novel, and how much I’ve been looking forward to the movie.

I took my friend, Elin, to the screening with me and, because she hadn’t read the book yet — what?! — I was curious to see if we would share the same reaction.

The book is a giant tearjerker of a story — but never in a sappy or predictable way — so I thought it was brilliant marketing that they passed out these special little boxes of Kleenex as we headed into the theater.

Me Before You Kleenex

Unfortunately, I never needed them. [Read more…]

“me before you” – the movie and giveaway you’ve been waiting for!

Me Before You

As I’ve said a million times, Me Before You is one of my favorite books. Ever.

I’ve interviewed author Jojo Moyes a couple of times because, well, I adore her. Both as a writer and a person.

So you can only imagine how excited I am about the upcoming movie version of Me Before You, which will be in theaters next Friday, June 3.

I’m also excited that, thanks to my friends at Allied Advertising, I’m giving away some great Me Before You stuff. [Read more…]

my interview with author jojo moyes, plus a book giveaway!

Jojo Moyes

JoJo Moyes wrote a guest post for me years ago, when her novel, The Last Letter From Your Lover, was published. I became an immediate fan and when Me Before You came out, it became one of my all-time favorite books.

I recently got to see her speak about her latest novel, One Plus One, at a luncheon at the Del Mar Country Club, which I covered for the Del Mar Times. It was a great event, and you can read my article about it here. You can win an autographed copy of her book just by leaving a comment below.

I got to spend time alone with Jojo afterwards, and she is so down to earth and so funny, it was like hanging out with a long-time friend. Here’s what our conversation sounded like (minus the parts I promised I wouldn’t write about!): [Read more…]