Very excited that my book, IS THAT THE SHIRT YOU’RE WEARING?, was reviewed by the talented Liesl Testwuide who writes at HairpinTurnsAhead as well as the Huffington Post.
Check it out – and here’s an excerpt:
A long-time humor writer, Brakeman has finally combined her favorite essays, a slew of new material and a series of journal entries written over the course of two summers which take the reader on a roller coaster ride every mother in America can relate to. It’s great having the kids home for summer. It’s a nightmare having the kids home for summer. We all know that feeling, and Brakeman’s humor reminds us we’re normal, not evil.
Brakeman’s writing is at once smart, sharp and poignant. While describing her husband’s frightening battle with Prostate Cancer, we follow Kristen from the Millie and Mike Hersch Family Surgical Center, to get a drink from the Samuel G. Weiss water fountain, out to the Wilt Family Garden where she sits on the Nathan and Ruth Diamond bench waiting for her husband to come out of surgery. Like Bombeck, Brakeman has the ability to make us laugh, even in the toughest times. (read more)