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.

12 comments:

BECKY said...

Pat, what a huge surprise to see this post/book review! I had no idea you'd finished my book or planned on putting anything about it on your blog already. I laughed out loud when I read: "...praying I'd like it because I really like Becky and planned to publish a review." That could really be a problem, I know! :)
I'm SO happy that you did indeed like it. Thank you very much for the wonderful review! Having friends like you is what keeps us writers writing!

Molly The Wally said...

Sweet memories and sounds like a lovely read. I wish we had more time for books....big sigh. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Funny thought when u said we found a way to survive without cell phones and diet coke!

Linda O'Connell said...

I am also a child of the 50s, so I will have to read this book. I am sure it will take me back.

Fireblossom said...

The 50s? *crosses eyes* I like the old rock n roll, does that count?

Ryker said...

I do love that title! I had or have both!!!

Judy Nickles/Gwyneth Greer said...

Love the title! I never leave the house without a pair of tweezers in my purse. (Now there's a confession!) Going to look for the book on Amazon.

Lady Lilith said...

Looks like an interesting book. I like real-life stories.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I love the title! Hope you guys are keeping warm and dry!

Cozy in Texas said...

Yes, I love the title. Sounds like one I'd enjoy. No need to worry - die hard followers won't drop you. It takes at least six months for me to finally give up on a blog.
Ann

Lisa Claro said...

Becky's book is on my list. I know I'm going to love it.

BECKY said...

Thanks again, everyone! I hope my memoir is one of the books you read this year! (And thanks, Lisa Claro! I think you will love, too!)