I have to say that when I was asked if I was interested in doing this review, I simply couldn’t resist! I mean, come on, with a title like “How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause” how could I resist? Then of course, there was the book cover, that had me cracking up! From the first story to the last, I found myself laughing out loud through every story that Anne wrote. So many of the stories, I could relate to on so many levels.
Through Anne’s writing, I was able to see the stories in my mind, as she told them. Anecdotes on the musings of motherhood and all of the wackiness that comes along with having kids. Then add to that the dealings that come with being a wife and the differences that happen between a husband and wife and the humor that follows, were absolutely priceless. And finally adding in the joys of menopause and getting older, really finished out the amazing opportunity for humor that any woman could relate to.
One of the many great stories in the book was titled, “Chicken Pox”. I could picture the scene as Anne returned home from doing the grocery shopping to see three children jumping up and down, as if doing a little dance, with their shirts pulled up to their necks. Followed by her husband indicating that he thought the children had bugs, as he stood by with a broom and bug spray, and he was trying to get them to shake the bugs off. I just could not help but to laugh, as I could see it so clearly in my mind.
Truly a wonderful book and I highly recommend giving it a read! This is a book filled with humor and anecdotes from a wife, mom, and menopausal woman that will keep you laughing throughout, as she shares stories of wrinkle fairies, to tone or not to tone those pesky thighs, hot flashes, and hormones run amuk. You can purchase this by clicking the title here…”How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause” by Anne K Bardsley
Anne K Bardsley is a humor writer, blogger, and author of “How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause.” Over the years, her work has appeared in several publications. More would be available if she was not so busy pondering ways to firm her thighs. This uses a huge amount of her already limited brain cells. She barely survived raising five kids. They were all worth the labor pains in the long run and have given her wonderful grandchildren. Anne currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband of thirty-five years and two spoiled cockapoos. Visit her at Anz World (www.anzworld.com) and look for more books soon!