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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!
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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 found the story in this book very well done. The book is written in the first person (which I don't normally enjoy) and the main character is very believable and as flawed as any of us. The plot moves quickly and makes you want to keep reading. Unlike some ebooks I felt this one was well edited and there weren't many spelling or grammatical errors.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good chick-lit read!
The raw sexuality combined with the guilt of feeling that we shouldn't have those feelings, the desire to be desired, the need to be a good mother and also fully a woman... I could go on and on about all that was stirred up in me. There isn't a single issue we face as women that isn't somehow touched on in this brilliant novel.
Momnesia was so cathartic and I enjoyed reading it every day as if it were a personal gift to me. I actually shared many of the stories in it with my husband and sons to help them understand the crazy demons I struggle with constantly. And I promise you, Lori, the next time there is a cake in front of me, I'm taking the best piece with the biggest frosting rose! Thank you for this beautiful book.
If you loved Momnesia as much as I did and are looking for a book with similar themes, I would humbly ask that you take a quick look at the description of my novel, Is This All There Is?.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a hilarious and accurate description of how our lives change when we are married with children. Read morePublished on February 21, 2014 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
If you are currently raising - or have ever raised - little humans, Momnesia is for you. I suspect most women will have the same feeling I had while reading this funny, realistic... Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by k.c.
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