I am absolutely convinced that, were I born female, Kelly's book would describeme to a T...it's as if she's my alter-ego hogging both X chromosomes! There areso many similarities...from nicknames (Smelly Kelly vs. Thomas' EnglishMuffins), to the need for glasses (she was blessed earlier than I...but I didn'tescape high-school without them), to stories of the Prom, Kelly's stories areheartfelt, hilarious, and totally believable.
LOVE this book! And so willyou!!!!! ---Tom Harvey author of The Eighties: A Bitchen Time To Be a Teenager and Don't Fight With the Garden Hose and Other Lessons I've Learned Along the Way.
As an avid reader and fellow author, I have always believed that it is a sign of true talent when a writer can make you laugh out loud or quietly weep as your read their words. Kelly Coleman Potter's book, Four Eyes Were Never Better Than Two, made me laugh and also tugged at my heart strings for the little girl who grew into a woman whose self-depricating humor makes her real, raw and honest. Bravo Kelly, Keep up the great work! - Melissa Collier, turning 44 ...living beyond his years
About the Author
Kelly Coleman Potter is the author of "Off-Kelter," a weekly humor column that ran in print for ten years, and two books - A Little Off-Kelter...the parenting years, Four Eyes Were Never Better Than Two...and other observations.
Potter began writing at a very young age - about as soon as she could hold a pencil and form words. She's a professional kid wrangler, having successfully raised two sons into adulthood who are both members of the world's greatest Navy. Her hobbies used to include ranting, "You kids are going to drive me to drinking," and collecting loose change in parking lots and couch cushions for her lobotomy fund. Now, they include writing, bragging about her handsome sailor sons, and hanging out with her four dogs. Potter is married to her husband of twenty-three years and resides somewhere in the cornfields of Indiana. She still never passes up a nickel laying on the ground because the lobotomy is never totally out of the question.