Monday, February 8, 2010

From Beer to Maternity

Maggie Lamond Simone
Brodman Publishing (2009)
ISBN 9780615289922
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (01/10)

The author gives readers laughter, sarcasm and humor in this incredibly funny but true book. She admits that she writes today the way she wrote in college; the only difference she wasn't drunk this time


Ms. Simone writes what most of us, especially women, think but dare not speak out loud. She addresses topics such as: why women are jealous of each other; how men think; if one is single they are out to find Mr. Right; and being an older mother.

One of my favorite chapters was entitled "Cooties" and deals with how to tell if your date is bored, and how dating companies will check out a potential date by looking at their resume, education, credit scores, and criminal records. She tells us that we all have made stupid mistakes in our life, but do you really need all that information to consider dating someone?

Her chapter titled "Tick Tock" is one that many of us have been through. When our mother keeps pestering us as to when she is ever going to have grandchildren.  Ms. Simone relates that raising children is like raising dogs - you feed them, water them and talk to them in baby talk.

Readers will find that the author is saying things we have always wanted to say or question.  One will laugh, cry and make notes on witty things to say the next time one of these topics come up. "From Beer to Maternity" by Maggie Lamond Simone was such a funny read- once you start you can't put it down till you reach the last page and then you want more.