Sunday, June 16, 2013

Momnesia Book Review

I have a fun, witty book to tell you about today called Momnesia written by Lori Verni-Fogarsi. It's a really funny way to look at how being a Mom affects your being sexy and attractive to your husband. I loved the picture on the cover because it is so true! We have one foot in and one foot out all the time!
Here's an excerpt from the back of the book:
She's smart, pretty, and runs her own business. So then why does she feel so dead inside? Between work, two kids, and a husband who finds her about as exciting as furniture shopping, this is the story of a (formerly-exciting but now way-too-typical) suburban mom who diagnoses herself with Momnesia and sets about finessing a new version of her old vivaciousness:  
Momnesia (mahm-nee-zhuh) -noun-
Loss of the memory of who you used to be. Caused by pregnancy, play dates, and trying to keep the house cleaner than the Joneses.  
She finds some adventure pursing her own interests, and does make some new friends (including the battery operated variety), but still feels like nothing more than a caretaker. In between dealing with her husband's manic-depressive behavior, drama with her friends, and some naughty Internet escapades, she ponders, Is it that I haven't been myself? Or is it that I am being myself, but just different than I used to be?  
It isn't until she tosses the Invisible Rule Book altogether, that she discovers life--and love--have more to offer than she ever imagined!
 I have to say that it was a little strange reading this book and not knowing what her real name was until the end of the book. She kept calling herself different names and so did the people talking to her such as The Floor Lady, Sweet Shelley Bean, Shelley, Mommy and then at the end she finally tells us her real name!

It didn't  dawn on me at first that no one spoke her name and I just took it for granted that it was Shelley! So, you get the sense where all this is going and it may be a little dramatic here and there especially with her doing all the work to save her marriage to Paul and he does nothing. You know how that goes: she lost weight, ate good, changed some things about herself and he still acted like it didn't matter one way or the other!

Isn't that just like a man? Wants us to do all the work while they can coast and take it easy and we are busting ourselves to keep up and stay pretty and be sexy with kids coming out of the woodwork. Nah, men have it easy compared to women. I would love to see one of them have a baby and be the only person in the home who has to be Mom and Dad, yeah, that would be really interesting!

She will have some peace by the end of the book and be glad where she's at so don't fret too much. Of course, she goes through a lot to get there and that is the story that is the most interesting so I can't tell you about it. You will have to read it and see for yourself!

Happy Reading!

I will be giving this book away to one reader. Sorry, I can't ship outside the U.S. I would love to but I have to watch what I spend or I would include everyone. Good Luck!


HannahAchrissmile said...

I don't have kids yet, but am planning to have one within a year. :)

hannah on the form

Myrna said...

I have a boy and a girl.