It makes sense to review books by women since this is CafeMom, right? I've got some picks from cool chicks that might interest you!
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One of my favorite ways to unwind is by escaping into a good book. Is this true for you? I can be in the same room as my kids but in my mind, I'm a zillion miles away. I've got a fiction and a non-fiction book pick for you.
Note to Self by Andrea Buchanan
This is a memoir of thirty different women from thirty different walks of life. From recovering addicts to Susie homemaker, these women share intimate details about lives. This book is fascinating and will surprise you. The author is a TV producer and there are some celebs who have contributed to the book. But it is the message of Note to Self that is so powerful and makes it a great read.
The one thread that is common to all the contributors is this: Life rarely works out exactly as we plan. The life experiences that challenge us the most are the same experiences that make us better human beings.
The Believers by Zoe Heller
I’ve always told my kids, our family puts the FUN in dysfunctional. I guess I didn’t realize what dysfunctional was until I read about this novel. When Joel, the father of a New York family, suffers from a stroke and slips into a coma, his secrets surface. Audrey, his wife, is growing more and more irritated by the secrets.
Joel's adult children are pretty...interesting. There is the heroin addict and the religious convert. Go figure that one out. This book has chaos, drama, and humor. It offers readers turmoil deluxe! Your dysfunctional family will look like the Brady Bunch compared to this family!
Have you read any good books by women authors? Tell us about them!