Thursday, December 4, 2008

When Life Stinks, It's Time to Wash the Gym Clothes by Kelly Epperson

When Life Stinks, It’s Time to Wash the Gym Clothes” by Kelly Epperson

Published by RWG Press

Kelly Epperson’s first book is a compilation of articles that she has written since 2001 for her a weekly newspaper column. There are a wide range of topics covered, from reality television to IQ tests to New Year’s resolutions.

I enjoyed reading the laugh-out-loud columns. Each chapter makes for some nice light reading that can be picked up and read over and over again. The writing style is very personal and straight forward, Ms. Epperson tells it like it is! My favorite article by far is called “Becoming Bilingual In France, But Not In French”, which discusses the intricacies of the English language and how ‘British’ English has such a different vocabulary. As Kelly writes, “I’m not daft, I can figure out the lingo. So now I’ll get off my bum, grab my rucksack and go queue at the post. Cheerio.” This is a fun book that most anyone can relate to in some way because the articles are about real life. Even the most mundane events and facts seem funny when Kelly is the one describing them!

Here are some fun facts about Kelly from her website:

Former IRS agent
Taught English as a Second Language
Never could do a cartwheel
Been married a LONG time (to the same guy)
Have 2 teenage sons who I still adore (most of the time)
No longer drive a minivan
Recently lived one year in the south of France!
Mon francais - c'est mauvais!
Loved loved loved Europe!

As part of Kelly Epperson's Pump Up Your Book Promotion tour, I will be interviewing her in the near future. Stay tuned!!

BIG THANKS to Kelly for sending me her book to review and Dorothy for organizing this great tour!

1 comment:

Anna said...

Sounds like a funny book! I'll be looking for the interview.

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