Last week, I published a post headlined “Please tell me who signed their book this way” and I said the person with the correct answer would receive a gift card.
I gave just two clues, both of them vague, and expected no one to identify the signer.
I never knew Dave Wilder of Miami, my cousin, was the Kristin Cavallari autograph recognizer until he emailed me on Christmas Day. He saw a snipped image of the signature atop the post and said it was Cavallari’s.
Dang, he got it right, and as far as I know, he was the only person to send an answer to the voluminous Pictures of Tilly email account.
” I thought it was her but couldn’t remember her name except that it started with K,” Dave said. “Did a google search and it said she had a book coming out in 2019 so that threw me off. Overall, it was a lucky guess.”
Barnes & Noble carries signed copies of Cavallari’s cookbook, “True Roots: A Mindful Kitchen with More Than 100 Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar,” published in 2018, and I saw them during one of my nightly visits to the Crossroads B&N in Gulfport.
I looked at the signature and it inspired me to come up with a contest for the faithful readers of this blog.
This is what I wrote in the contest post:
“I’ll give you just a couple clues for now.
“The signature appears in a cookbook that was published in April.
“The author is a woman.
“I’ve got one clue I’m holding back and may add later. If I tell you now, you will be able to identify the signer.”
Turns out I didn’t need to say that Cavallari is the reality TV personality married to retired NFL quarterback Jay Cutler.
Young Mr. Wilder knew all along, and for that, I was going to send him a $25 Amazon gift card, but he said I didn’t have to do that and instead just get something for my two grandchildren.
Thank you, Dave. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.