When Life Gives You Lemons... At Least You Won't Get Scurvy!
A humorous collection of anecdotal essays on how to deal with common adult life struggles that fall just short of FEMA intervention but are bigger than a duct tape and coat hanger fix. This stuff wasn’t supposed to happen to Madge. Somehow she maintained her dignity and fabulousness and produced three very smart, well adjusted, successful children. These are life lesson stories filled with snark More
5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU LIKE LAURIE NOTARO, YOU'LL LOVE MADGE MADIGAN!By Wendy Corsi Staub (New York USA)
Sassy, opinionated, and hilarious, Madge Madigan won me over as a blogger by always managing to say (well, write) what I probably would have been thinking in any given situation she describes. Now she turns her razor-sharp wit to book-length nonfiction and blazes a fresh path through familiar domestic territory like single motherhood, dating, finances, unemployment--and well beyond.
Some essays are built on helpful advice, Madge-style. Sample titles: How Not to Have Your Obituary Read: "She Was a Pain in the Ass'" and How to Keep Your Daughter Off the Pole.
Some essays are purely satirical (I hope!), such as her illustrated campaign to land a reality television show for her "rack"
My favorite passages reflect her typically creative, no holds-barred assessment of the world as we know it. Madge on Fifty Shades: "The girl is everything that's wrong with women, and he's a controlling douchecopter." Item number three on Madge's list of dreaded Facebook cliches: "The health overshare: `I just got home from the doctor, still can't figure out what is wrong. Still have purple ooze coming from my rectum. But doc said my mologium levels are normal. Will test my saliva tomorrow.'"
The bottom line: Buy this book. Read it. You will laugh.
A humorous collection of anecdotal essays on how to deal with common adult life struggles that fall just short of FEMA intervention but are bigger than a duct tape and coat hanger fix. This stuff wasn’t supposed to happen to Madge, she’s college educated and comes from a good white collar Irish Catholic family. But she made it through an abusive marriage, co-parenting with her alcoholic ex who subsequently vanished, joblessness, homelessness, food stamps, dating, and raising three kids single handedly. Somehow she maintained her dignity and fabulousness and produced three very smart, well adjusted, successful children. These are life lesson stories filled with humor, common sense and snark.
“This book is very nice dear but I still think you should become a dental hygienist. They make good money you know. People always need their teeth cleaned.” – Madelyn Madigan, Madge’s Mother
“Funny and cleavage, a winning combination!” – A creepy guy that reads my blog