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Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee: The Crazy, Brilliant, and Unforgettable Lessons We've Learned from Our Mothers Paperback – April 23, 2015
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Finding the selection that was written by blogger friend Miranda Gargasz was the highlight of the book and I must confess I chose to read her essay first and out of order but hey---I had to, didn't I? Miranda is such a gifted writer and is one of those people who can take a simple daily situation and weave an entertaining and humorous tale. I never am surprised at how she is able to make even the simplest event in her life a story. Her selection "My Superhero Wears a Fuzzy Red Housecoat" is a fabulous peek into the life of a mom who loves her child to the point of wanting to protect him from any bully that comes his way and yes---she should. That should not even be an issue in life but let me get off my soap box on that issue and focus on the review.
Every selection in this book screams "MOM" in the best way possible. The stories and memories that these writers share make this book the perfect tribute to moms every where. I loved each selection and found wisdom in every single word.
Parenting is not always easy and sometimes it gets messy but after reading this book I realize that we are all in it together and how wonderful it is to know that there are others who have lived through some of the parenting challenges that I have experienced as well. Great read anytime of the year but would make the perfect Mother's Day gift. Thanks to Crystal Ponti for her superb writing and for her selection of essays to be included. Great job.
There's just nothing in this world like a mama!