Romantic Cookbooks and Postpartum Depression?

Do you think the publicist who just sent me the following pitch has EVER read this blog?

Ms. Katherine Stone, Blogger

Can we interest you in taking a look at this incredibly well designed and exquisitely produced cookbook for the romantically impaired? Denver Colorado based Eric Lee has created a masterpiece. He's also a fun, delightful interview guest with style and charisma, and good humore. His cook at home recipes are readily recreated even by those who lack credible cooking experience and skill. This is an enjoyable find and will no doubt please many people. He may singlehandedly rescue many relationships that would otherwise be doomed to eating fast food and frozen dinners …

Is he kidding?

About Katherine Stone

is the founder of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the top 20 Social Media Moms by Working Mother magazine. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

Tell Us What You Think


  1. Yes, because the most important thing we're thinking about postpartum is romantic cooking. WOW.

  2. Katherine Stone/Post says:

    And, of course, the hot sex that would result
    from that…
    I wish PR people would actually read my
    blog before pitching to me. I think it's just
    karma coming back around, since I spent many
    years as a publicist in my previous life.

  3. You have to wonder about some people. On the other hand – maybe he should pitch it to our husbands. Having my husband cook a romantic dinner, heck – any dinner, certainly would have been a welcome diversion during some of my difficult days.

  4. I didn't cook for over a year!! I agree with commenter above…definitely sell it to post-partum depression effected Daddies!! There's lots of products and services that would be great for us depressed mommies. "Romance" definitely isn't one of them in any sort of fashion.
    Wow, I thought only little blogs like mine were super prone to spam like that completely unrelated to the theme.

  5. I am going to blog about this one of these days. Parents magazine did an article about mommy bloggers and the website and blog leeches that try to take advantage of them by seeking what is essentially free advertising on their popular blogs which reach thousands of women daily. I am SO over getting offers to write a guest piece about PPD only to find out that the writer has no education or experience with PPD other than to have google searched it and included a link in the post to their unrelated online pres. medication website where they hope desperate women will illegally buy xanax. In fact, I almost missed an opportunity to partner with a real, well-known, valid site that wants to raise awareness in their readership about PPD recently because the communication was mixed in with a dozen other "partnership" offers from random and useless websites. If you are one of these leeches- heed these words- LEAVE PPD ALONE…we have enough work to do answering emails and phone calls from women who are very sick…we don't need to be distracted by your nonsense.