Tuesday, January 21, 2014
From Pigtails to Chin Hairs...
Media experts warn if you don't post at least once a week, you'll lose readers. I hope that's not true because I've been a real slacker in the posting department lately. It seems as though I've been doing nothing but run around like the proverbial headless chicken (ugh, sorry for putting that image in your head) all the while not getting much accomplished. But that's a confession for another day.
What I want to tell you about today is a book. My friend, Becky Lewellen Povich, recently published her memoir, From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir and More. I started reading the book on Monday, praying I'd like it because I really like Becky and planned to publish a review. I finished the book today. No need for me to worry. Becky's witty and charming writing style kept me turning the pages.
I, too, was a child of the 50's and her stories prompted many memories for me. I could hear the cicadas chirping on a steamy summer night and once again smell my own mother's homemade cookies baking in the oven. Through good times and bad, before cell phones or Diet Coke, we somehow found ways to survive. Sigh. If you enjoy a funny and nostalgic read, put From Pigtails to Chin Hairs on your list. (By the way, don't you just love that title?)
For more information, check out Becky's blog, her website, or you can order her book from Amazon.