I have been reading Kris Wehrmeister’s blog, “Pretty All True” about parenting her two daughters, for several years now and had no idea what to expect when her book ‘Fightball: Dying of Suck’ was published. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy and have not stopped laughing and I admit, occasionally snorting during and after reading it.
Caution: Do not read this book if you are drinking any beverage because it may come snorting out your nose and inflict much pain upon you.
After Wehrmeister’s first book, “Hope Lies in Less”, where her spaces meant more than her words and her love of words and poetry made us think and feel what she was saying, this last book, Fightball: Dying of Suck cuts 180 º across genres, showing her talent with writing and her daily dealings with two precocious teen daughters. She earned her chops with Hope Lies in Less and if there was ever a doubt, it is now erased with Fightball: Dying of Suck.
Get ready to learn to parent Maj and Kallan who are self-proclaimed experts and never hesitates in sharing their insights with their mother. Rock and roll with Kris who tries to be the real boss in the family, but is fighting a losing battle to her tween daughters.
Wehrmeister’s command of words is close to unbelievable. And her daughters show signs of surpassing their mother. I worry about her daughters’ teachers as they grow up and older. They will be a challenge to any teacher they encounter. And I feel for hubby, Mark, daily surrounded by all that brilliance.
I recommend this book to people who savor fine words woven together into a piece that kicks ass.
Be ready to roar. Warn the neighbors because they may hear you. Or suggest the neighbors buy a copy as well and you can roar in unison.
Jenny Lawson, best-selling author of “Furiously Happy” and “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened, watch out. Kris is coming.
Links to keep handy:
Pretty all true blog’s home-page: http://www.prettyalltrue.com/
Kris’ author page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kris-Wehrmeister/e/B00XGWVPX0
Fightball’s unique Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Fightball-Dying-Suck-Kris-Wehrmeister-ebook/dp/B0166393FW/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Kris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrettyAllTrue
Kris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prettyalltrue