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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fightball: Dying of Suck

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 ยบ 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/


  1. YAY! Thank you for doing this, Jan. You are such a good friend and supporter.

    Thank you.


  2. Oh! A downloadable copy!! I can get that in Canada! As I look out the window at our first real snow of the year, I want to be having an IPA with Kris, but if Mark was there, drinking a glass with his monkey fingers all stuck out, I would probably be laughing so hard that precious brew would come out my nose. And if you have read Pretty All True, you are familiar with how much that stings! Kris, your words have made me snort so many times!

    1. Oooh, I forgot that e-copies can go anywhere in the world. Sending print copies outside of the United States is crazily expensive. YAY for e-versions!

  3. It was my pleasure, Kris. It's going to be hard to pick out three with the comments on Facebook as well. Shawna, good luck. Hope your name is in my hand when I draw the names.

    1. I hope so too! Now I'm off to dig around in your...archives...lol!

  4. Shawna Taubner, send me your email address so you can download your copy of Fightball. You are a winner.

  5. *sigh* I missed another giveaway for Kris' book. This is me pouting in the corner.

  6. Kris has authorized me to give away 6 more copies of her book. If you would like a copy to download write to me at jangoldfield at me.com


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