For those of you who generally say, “Oh another book,” and pass over this column because you just don’t have the time to read–STOP! Today I am reviewing and giving away five copies of a book for any of you who would enjoy
- musings on motherhood and housekeeping
- wry observations about competition among women
- astute perceptions about husbands
In The Woman Who is Always Tan and has a Flat Stomach Lisa Perry and Lauren Allison offer up their opinions about all the perfect women who bother them. You will probably find yourself smiling and nodding as you read about one (or all) of these women:
- the holiday letter writing family
- the nutrition mom (who has to be resuscitated when she finds out her child ate a hot dog)
- the conspiracy among men (to be annoying right before you have company over)
- the knitting mom (who admits it’s just like drugs, but with yarn)
- the grammar mom
- the husband who has a cold but believes it’s malaria
As judgmental as their assessments may seem, Perry and Allison do not claim to be without fault themselves. Just as most of us will admit when pressed, part of the reason that these women bug us is because a part of us wishes we could be them. They don’t claim that they are living a better life. They are just taking a humorous look at some of the perfections and imperfections that we all notice–and let’s admit it–we all hate and/or envy and/or criticize.
You can find out more about the authors and this book at their website.
Leave a comment here to enter one of the 5 giveaway copies (to Canadian or U.S. readers).
Want to make it fun? Tell me what kind of person drives you crazy. Mine would probably have to be, “The woman who can never believe that her perfect angel could misbehave in school.” I never have any doubts when I’ve heard about the disobedience of my perfect angels. I might be embarrassed. I might be disappointed. But I can definitely believe it.