Sunday 27 January 2013

Book ~ "Not Your Mother's Book ... On Being a Woman" (2012) Dahlynn McKowen and Ken McKowen

From Goodreads ~ If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

And the women whose stories are in this book have got it, baby! They are successful, beautiful, giving, inspiring and exude womanhood more than any generation before them. They are sassy and crass, truthful and funny, and have come into their own with all barrels loaded, cocked and ready to go. There is no stopping them as they share their real-life stories with you, the reader.

It’s time to flaunt our stuff, so join us Women—and yes, that’s women with a capital “W,” baby!

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century. Series creators Dahlynn and Ken McKowen spent 10 years developing titles for the world’s bestselling anthology series [Chicken Soup for the Soul] prior to launching NYMB. But their series is very different; all NYMB books are hip, fun and even daring! No sad, sappy or death and dying stories—EVER!

This is a fun book of 56 short and snappy stories by various authoris on all that it means to be a woman ... including the horror of buying a bathing suit, menopause, wrinkles, grey hair, granny pants, love handles, dieting, being a Hooters server and lots more.  I found most of the stories funny, some even hilarious.

The chapter topics were:
  1. Keeping up appearances
  2. Worth our weight in gold
  3. They're called boobs!
  4. Hear me roar
  5. Just saying
  6. Stand up!
  7. Never again!
  8. Sense and sensibility

Included are stories by Canadians ... Lisa McManus Lange, Sandie Lee, Glady Martin and Wendy Nelson.

Not Your Mother’s Book ... On Being a Woman is the first title in the series, with another 30-plus titles under development. You can submit your stories for consideration ... guidelines can be found at

I received a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

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