Title: “This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store” by AK Turner
Ok, first a little about me. I am a longtime lurker at Pajiba, and an infrequent poster. That being said, I read the reviews of the cannonball readers, and am always envious of the reading.. I LOVE TO READ. So I sneak my reading time in after dinner, or while the kids are getting baths; or on the weekend, I stay up way too late and regret it the next day because, yeah, I’m not as young as I used to be. And my attention span is much shorter. That’s why I signed up for what, a half cannonball? I don’t remember.
Onward and upward.
This book is a memoir, which usually I don’t read many of because the authors are more self-involved than I feel is necessary. Yes, a memoir is about the author, but you know, Author, there ARE other people around, I’m sure that help you become the person you think is so compelling, that you need to write about it.
The book is grouped into chapters, but not necessarily chronologically or in any kind of subject. This doesn’t really matter to me, because I found all of them equally entertaining. The author, Amanda was a person who decided she didn’t want kids, or a family, or a husband, ever ever. Long story short, she found the man for her, and they eventually decided they wanted to have kids.
The author lets us in to her world of kids, husband, and domestic less-than-bliss, human errors, foibles, and vodka. Lots of vodka. Anyone who also feels that the best way to get through a family gathering is “mildly drunk” is calling to my soul. I enjoy that while she does talk about parenting, she admits that it’s not a perfect world, it ain’t easy, and we all make mistakes–and everyone is fine! Really! Martha Stewart need not apply.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her. Four stars!