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Ever wondered how men develop temporary blindness when there are dirty dishes in the sink or children covered in goo? Ever questioned the legitimacy of stretch marks and saggy breasts as “badges of motherhood?” Ever cursed cottage cheese for its bland taste and resemblance to the cellulite hiding on the back of your thighs (how does consuming a food that looks like cellulite banish it?)? “Memoirs of a Mom on the Edge,” scrutinizes the conventional wisdom of ‘everything female’. Using her own life as a springboard, Loan takes on all the taboo topics, leaving no stone unturned. Welcome to the wonderful world of womanhood, Elizabeth Loan style. Buckle up, ladies. It’s going to be one helluva ride.
~*~*~*~*~ Amie’s Review ~*~*~*~*~
What can I say about a book with 39 pages? Well, for starters it was a *fun* read. Quick? Well, duh…but it’s jam packed with humor, family memories, and the never-say-never stories that always come back to bite us in the butt. What started out to be rants, er, posts on her blog, Elizabeth turned her everyday thoughts and memories into an enjoyable piece of writing that I didn’t want to end.
My favorite part is “Giving an Asperger’s Kid the Rorschach Ink Blot Test” It goes like this–
Doctor: Look at these pictures and tell me what you see.
Son: I see blobs of ink.
Doctor: Yes, you are correct, but what do the blobs look like?
Son: They look like blobs of ink.
Doctor: But, what do you see *inside* the blobs of ink?”
Son: I see more blobs of spilled ink.
Doctor: OKay, I think we’re done here.
Maybe it’s having a kid close to “the spectrum”, or maybe it’s my own diet woes, the cottage cheese on my thighs and the complaints I hear about generic foods, but I believe there’s something in Memoirs for everyone. And hallelujah, there’s a Part 2! :)
~*~*~*~*~ About Elizabeth ~*~*~*~*~
Currently, she resides in her garden cottage with her husband, children, and numerous animals that require constant care.
A mother of five, E.B. writes until the wee hours of the morning and travels with her husband, kids & three rescued German Shepherds.