This has been an amazing week. Three years after my daughter and I discovered that we had a connection to the real Alice In Wonderland (thanks to her school’s selection of Alice In Wonderland for Book Day), our coffee table book, The Real Alice in Wonderland, is finally moving into stores across the country (www.cmrubin.com). Our book recreates the dramatic life saga of the inspiration and role model for Alice in Wonderland. The Real Alice, Alice Pleasance Liddell, always treasured the book Lewis Carroll spent nearly two years creating for her. It had pride of place in her family home. We wanted to make Alice’s book special too — a collector’s item — with a unique collection of art and photos never before seen in one place.. Creating it has been a labor of love, and soooo I want to take this first opp on my blog to thank the amazingly talented artists (including Lizzy Rockwell, Vik Muniz, Annie Leibovitz, Helen Oxenbury, Tom Otterness, Jewel, Frances Broomfield, Jeanne Argent, Tatiana Ianovskaia, Bruce Fuller, Theresa Blake, and David Cooper) who helped us! I also want to thank Victoriana expert, Nancy Rosin (owner of the Rosin Victorian Treasury), who made things look period authentic with what I consider to be the greatest Victoriana collection around. Theresa Blake - your recreation of Alice’s wedding dress is stunning and unforgettable. Deborah Frano, my friend, collaborating with you on the artistic design of this book was a joy. Neither of us slept for a few months but I hope you feel as I do —it was worth it. If you love the idea of a collectable book like this one (please excuse the promotional spot) for you or your Mom or sister or teenager or friend, we hope you’ll check our book out in all the usual places. And of course, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.