About the book: I didn’t have gold shoes, and I didn’t have time to go shopping, but I thought I could just spray-paint some heels I owned that I never really wore. I spray-painted them and tried them out for three hours at church where they held up perfectly. I felt pretty good about myself. “Suckers who buy gold shoes when they could just spray-paint them,” I thought, congratulating myself for my frugality and my foresight for testing them out.
As moms, we improvise. We get along. We make things word. And we make a lot of things up as we go along because, let’s face it, no manual is ever going to cover all the bases a real mom needs to touch. But if laughter and perspective and a renewed energy to face the day are what you’re after—if you too are a “real mom”—this is the book for you!
My review: This is a super fun book! I love the humor that Lisa Valentine Clark shares in this book. I love how she's titled each chapter with a title, but underneath that there is one or two alternate and very clever titles. I love that she's willing to poke fun at herself and share some of her most embarrassing moments to prove that we really need to take ourselves a little bit less seriously. There are also fun and clever side rants included in many of the chapters, loved these. And don't miss the little tidbits of advice that she also shares, things like "What to say to the mother of a toddler" or "Phrases I never thought I'd say." This book is for all of those moms out there that are just doing the very best that they can do. Make sure you pick up this clever book!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Lisa Valentine Clark graduated with a B.S. in English from Brigham Young University. She was part of the sketch/comedy troupe "The Garrens" in Provo from 1995 to 2000, and co-founded the theater-as-improv troupe "The Thrillionaires." She has done a variety of voiceover and acting work in independent features, including "Gracie" in the award-winning webseries Pretty Darn Funny," which she also writes and produces. Lisa spends most of her time in Provo with her husband, Christopher Clark. They are the parents of five children who seem to make up a unique comedy troupe all their own.
Labels: Deseret Book, LDS non-fiction, Lisa Valentine Clark