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Momnesia Paperback – March 16, 2012
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Early reviewers have said:
"Fun and feisty!"
"Thought provoking and funny... told in a voice that's like chatting with a friend."
"A wonderful journey laced with humor and reality. A recommended read!" --Brickstone Publishing
"[Momnesia] is about being a good mom without losing yourself in the process... the author tackles the subject with humor and gets you thinking about a worthwhile subject--yourself." --The Boston Globe (Lifestyle/Moms)
"This summer's hot novel!" --Carolina Today Show
National Indie Excellent Book Awards, Finalist, 2012! --Ellen Reid, President, National Indie Excellence Awards
From the Author
While "Momnesia" does read well as a stand-alone book, it has become part of my Find Yourself Series. Originally, its successor was going to be titled Gramnesia. However, after discovering (through beta readers) that the title made people think it would only be for older women, it was retitled "Unexpecting." If you decide to use your valuable free time to read it, I hope you'll enjoy it too!
As a woman, authoring these books has been fun, eye-opening, and has brought me inspiration from many women, moms, and readers around the globe who also struggle with the "symptoms of Momnesia." I hope you'll feel the same!
More About the Author
She is the author of two novels that have won three awards: "Momnesia" and "Unexpecting," and her nonfiction, "Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies and Adult Dogs," continues to be one of the most highly recommended in its genre since 2005.
In December 2013, Verni-Fogarsi released "Ignite," a book of tastefully erotic short stories moms will love. In addition to writing one of the stories, she was the editor who carefully selected and compiled the works of all ten participating authors.
Lori is a happily married mom of two, step mom of two more, and has two cats, both rotten. She enjoys getting to know her readers via social media and in person. She invites you to learn more at www.LoriTheAuthor.com.
Top Customer Reviews
How was your life before you met Mr. Right, (or Mr. Wrong)? Were you a different person before you "settled down" and had a couple kids? Do you have time for friends, fun, and fantasy anymore? Or is your time taken up by rocking babies, packing lunches, grocery shopping, laundry day, meal planning, yo-yo dieting, changing diapers, and making sure everyone else is satisfied? When do you have time for you?...
These are the questions that one mom wants answered. She's hot, smart, and knows how to get the job done, but why does she feel so hollow? Her business is booming, her two kids are great, her husband is... nice, but she finds herself sitting in a parking lot wondering how she got there, whether she should get divorced, and if she even knows who she is anymore. She has a serious case of "Momnesia (mahm-nee-zhuh) - noun- Loss of the memory of who you used to be. Caused by pregnancy, play dates, and trying to keep the house cleaner than the Joneses." Can this mom take herself off autopilot and find herself, her laughter, and her passion, to become the person she wants to be?
This book left me feeling anything but "cat-faced"! I am not a wife or a mother, but I do have experience with feeling overwhelmed by work, family, and "me time"; I can honestly say that it is easy to lose sight of yourself and your goals when you have other things on-your-plate. After reading the first few pages of Momnesia, I knew that I was going to love it! Lori Verni-Fogarsi's writing style is funny, feisty, freeing, and full of life! I found her characters well-developed and real enough to identify and sympathize with, especially the main character and the friends she met along the way.Read more ›
I enjoyed most parts of the book. I had to skip the through "Little Guy 1 and 2", they were getting annoying. I love how I could relate to different elements in the book. Though I am truly lucky not to have a marriage like that, I know many who have and I feel like I got a little more insight into how they feel. It also made me thankful for what I do have.
Momnesia is a perfect word. Being a mom is truly a blessing but we forget who we are while trying to foster our children into being independent people who are grounded and amazing all at once. I took away from this book an understanding that remembering me and what I love and continuing those interests makes me a better mom and wife. I don't want my daughter thinking Momnesia is okay and something to strive for.
I am in another book club and am going to recommend this book to them. I was not able to attend the Momnesia party that was attached to this book club's reading but would love to attend or host one in the future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Truly amazing book. I love that the main character never revealed her name until the end of the story. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
Such a hilarious and accurate description of how our lives change when we are married with children. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Robin Christofaro
I have to admit that I struggled with my rating of this book for some time. There are some obvious reasons why I should mark it down. Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by Ruth A. Hill
It was as if I had written this story. It reminded me so much of myself it was scary. ( Smile )...Published on November 6, 2013 by Kimit
It kept me interested with similarities in my own life... The end got kind if cheesy but for the most part was entertaining.Published on October 8, 2013 by hdjaroz70
Loved it. Made me realize that all moms feel the same ways about being a parent. We love our kids but sometimes forget about ourselvesPublished on September 24, 2013 by Jennyfer Holden
Slow story or non story. The wife Came across as whiny and selfish. The husband a total zero. Worse than listening to your neighbor complain about her marriage. Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Friday reader
I'll save you time and money; here's the book: "I do EVERYTHING around here and I'm smart and beautiful and funny and sexy, dammit. Now give me a drink. Read morePublished on September 2, 2013 by L. K. Scott
Momnesia is a thoroughly enjoyable book. I'm not sure how much of that I suffered from having been the wife of a submarine sailor who was stationed aboard fast attack nuclear... Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by Rochelle Weber, Roses & Thorns Reviews