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One month ago I came out a Mrs. Q and my book was published. It has been a remarkable experience. All this time I thought I would get fired, but thankfully it didn’t happen. I guess everything you guys said about me being “too paranoid” was right all along.
Many of you have reached out to me to let me know that the book resonated with you. Thank you for telling me that. By the way, if you have read the book and have the time, please consider writing a review of the book on Amazon.com. Some of you have told me that you read the book in a just two days. That was my objective when I was approached about writing a book. I didn’t want to write a dry, depressing paperweight that sat on bedside tables for weeks on end. I wanted you to start reading the book and have trouble putting it down. It sounds cheesy to say but I wanted it to read like a thriller. To me, these issues really are life and death.
The interview question I’m being asked that is the hardest for me to answer is “What’s next?” This past month was not about what was coming next, but instead it was me finally arriving at the reveal. At last I can think about a future that doesn’t involve my termination. What’s my purpose and where do I fit in now that Mrs. Q is me? I get ideas every day. I think it will be an interesting year to come.
Some coverage about me that I didn’t mention before (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Mrs. Q on Healthy School Lunch Ideas (Parenting) — this article appears in the November issue of Parenting magazine.
- Chicago Teacher Gets ‘Fed Up’ (NPR – Here and Now) — listen to the story by clicking on ‘Listen’ under the story headline.
- The unmasking of a school lunch hero: Mrs. Q speaks (Grist)
- Une blogueuse épingle les cantines américaines (French paper)
- Sarah Wu: Fed up with school lunch and with being anonymous (Washington Post)
- School Lunch Crusader Mrs Q Out From Behind The Curtain (Earth Eats)
- What’s in Your Child’s School Lunch? (Motherlode, New York Times)