Friday, January 3, 2014

Tracy Moore on Good Morning America: 'I Was Seth Rogen'

Posted By on Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 9:52 AM

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We'd share the video of former Nashville Scene culture editor and all-purpose badass Tracy Moore momentarily imparting cool to Good Morning America last week, but the clip seems to be confined to Yahoo. But it's well worth checking out here — not just if you've followed her subsequent career at Jezebel and beyond, but also if you fondly remember her takes on burning local issues.

Moore was on GMA addressing the topic of mommy anxiety — selected, no doubt, because of her new book Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises: A Positive Guide to Your Unexpected Pregnancy. It's the book I wish someone had given me 12 years ago when my wife and I learned we were expecting — salty, slangy and blessedly straightforward about the gross particulars of maternity no one dares to mention (ear zits, smelling like soup, involuntary pooping during labor).

Put another way: It's like if the friend who always fielded your panic-stricken 3 a.m. calls about that bad cough or losing the remote or that thing you shouldn't have said answered your most panic-stricken call ever in the same funny, knowing, immediately reassuring way — and that includes not lying to you about everything going back the way it was and being A-OK. If you know anybody in that boat — young, newly pregnant, married to a musician "paid in burritos," or even that musician — this should be your gift.

Check out this Q&A Moore did earlier this year with Chapter 16's Susannah Felts. And look for the book at Parnassus or Howlin' Books.

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