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Revelations in the Rearview Mirror: One Mother's Hard-Won and Hilarious Epiphanies on the Road to the Empty Nest Hardcover – May 1, 2009
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In this collection of short personal essays, Parsley combines the self-deprecating humor of Sedaris (minus the eccentricity) with the cynicism and wit of Burroughs (minus the alcoholism), then throws in a few kids, a husband and a dozen or so in-law's (just for fair measure) to deliver her own unique style of laugh-out-loud comedy and pluck-at-your-heartstrings prose.
From Bourbon-filled baby bottles to teenage driving debacles, Parsley's stories are bound to resonate with both mothers in the throes of maternal insanity and empty-nesters alike. But luckily for the rest of us, you don't necessarily have to be a mother (or a woman for that matter) to identify with the triumphs and failures of Parsley's everyday family life.
"Revelations" does that thing that all good nonfiction is supposed to do---it somehow manages to cross boundaries imposed by gender and age and make the personal ephiphanies of one, relevant to all. With this collection of work, Louise Parsley proves that she can hang with the likes of Burroughs and Sedaris and reminds us, just as they have, that there's more humor in the mundane than meets the eye. So long as you're not afraid to laugh.
Buy a few: it makes a great gift.
"Revelations..." is my new 'Graduation Gift' for moms and dads of high school graduates!! I hope Louise Parsley is busy working on another book - - I can't wait to read more.
Mimi Brian Vance [...]
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