Thursday, June 9, 2011

On The Go With Jessica Brody + Giveaway

Please welcome Jessica Brody, author of My Life Undecided. Leave a comment to win a copy!

1. You have been given your Dream Vacation. Where are you going and what are you doing?

Nice! My dream vacation would be a cruise around the world. I LOVE boats and I’ve always wanted to live on one. So for me, a cruise would be the ideal way to see the world.

2. What if you could travel to a different time period?

I would love to travel back to visit the court of Henry VIII. I’m obsessed with Tudor history.  I think it’d be fun. All the gossip and intrigue…and dresses! But my big, opinionated mouth would probably land me in the tower for some sort of treason.

3. Are you a planner or a seat-of-the pants traveler?

I can be both. My husband and I travel a ton and we’ve had trips that have been planned for months and trips we plan the day before we go. I’ve learned to be very flexible when I travel and to pack light. There’s something very exciting about traveling spontaneously, but I also love the build up that comes with a trip that’s planned a while in advance.

4. What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you on vacation?

When I was five years old I got pneumonia when my family was on vacation in Lake Tahoe. I don’t remember it all that well, but I do remember feeling like total crap! And feeling very left out when everybody was out skiing and I was stuck in the hotel taking ice baths to bring down my fever! Thankfully, nothing that bad has happened since (knock on wood!)

About The Book:


Okay, maybe that was a bit melodramatic, but I’m sorry, I’m feeling a bit melodramatic at the moment.

Here’s the deal. My name is Brooklyn Pierce, I’m fifteen years old, and I am decisionally challenged. Seriously, I can’t remember the last good decision I made. I can remember plenty of crappy ones though. Including that party I threw when my parents were out of town that accidentally burned down a model home. Yeah, not my finest moment, for sure.

But see, that’s why I started a blog. To enlist readers to make my decisions for me. That’s right. I’m gave up. Threw in the towel. I let someone else be the one to decide which book I read for English. Or whether or not I accepted an invitation to join the debate team from that cute-in-a-dorky-sort-of-way guy who gave me the Heimlich Maneuver in the cafeteria. (Note to self: Chew the melon before swallowing it.) I even let them decide who I dated!

Well, it turns out there are some things in life you simply can’t choose or have chosen for you—like who you fall in love with. And now everything’s more screwed up than ever.

But don’t take my word for it, read the book and decide for yourself. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream in frustration. Or maybe that’s just me. After all, it’s my life.

"Brooklyn is a sympathetic protagonist with whom teens will identify. Her journey is fun to read, and decision-challenged readers will learn an important lesson about self-acceptance along the way."
--School Library Journal

"Brody taps into a universal human desire...An amusing coming-of-age story with many funny moments...[Brooklyn's] flustered, off-the-cuff narration should keep readers as invested in her actions as her blog followers are."
--Publisher's Weekly

A few fun facts about Jessica Brody’s own life undecided:
  • Jessica was born in Los Angeles, moved to Colorado when she was twelve, moved back to California after college and now indecisively splits her time between both states.
  • Jessica graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts with majors in Economics and French because she was convinced she wanted to be an “important business woman.” After a brief stint as a strategic analyst for MGM Studios, she abandoned her business background to become a full-time writer. Now she uses her mad spreadsheet skills to build complicated outlines for her books.
  • Appropriately, when writing this book, Jessica couldn’t decide on a title. So she polled 50 of her closest friends to finally come up with My Life Undecided.
  • Visit her online at:

Coming soon:, where you can post your own undecided questions, poll the community, and get some answers.

If you'd like to win your own copy, please leave a comment by Wednesday, June 15, 2011! 


  1. Own, "My Life Undecided" looks nice! I hope be the winner!
    thanks for the giveaway!

  2. This sounds like a fun read! Remember that 'Friends' episode when Rachel put Monica in charge of making her decisions? I'm really curious to read and see where it all goes.
    Re: Jessica's worst holiday- that sounds horrible! I don't know if I have a worst, but I used to have terrible motion sickness as a child. One of my most embarrassing holiday moments is throwing up in my sibling's baseball hat on a plane as I couldn't find a barf bag.

  3. AnonymousJune 10, 2011

    Fun interview! Oh, how I would like to come on that around the world cruise with you! sounds fantastic! And so does this book btw ;)

    enter me if this contest is open internationally :)

  4. AnonymousJune 10, 2011

    I'd LOVE to win this book! I'm really looking forward to reading it, it sounds so fun!

    jcsites2002 at hotmail dot com

    (I just 'followed' your site, but I've been having trouble with Blogger and it won't let me post under my user name)