So, remember back in March when I co-authored I Just Want to Pee Alone?
Well, some of the lovely ladies that co-authored that book are writers for “In The Powder Room,” which (according to their own words) “…has been entertaining women online since 2009 with the funniest and most irreverent articles, written by the very best women writers. When you’re In The Powder Room, you can have a laugh, share your opinions and enjoy the interactions with other women who are very much like you.”
These ladies from “In the Powder Room” have just published a new book called “You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth.”
According to “In the Powder Room,” You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth is a hilarious collection of true tales by women, for women, about being women—bodily changes, relationships, careers, motherhood, aging, illness, and more—written with the humor and grit that proudly sets In The Powder Room apart. But be forewarned: we’re holding nothing back. We’re revealing our funniest deep dark secrets—because it’s through our most vulnerable and honest moments that we forge the strongest connections and discover we aren’t so alone after all.
So, like David Puddy on Seinfeld, I gotta support the team, and so as soon as they shared the good news, I downloaded my copy.
Here’s what I loved about this book…
Yes, there were stories that made me laugh out loud because we’ve all experienced embarrassing moments like the ones that were shared. But, even some of these made me pause and think, because within the humor, there was cause for reflection, as in Alexandra Rosas Jungle Moves.
Some I could connect with immediately, like Kerry Rossow’s The Reason I Need a Chaperone. Having been my lifelong chaperones, Erin, Kim and Michaela can tell you that there are some things that I am just not fit to do/decide on my own.
Speaking of, I laughed and laughed at Rebecca Gallagher’s Friends Let Friends Pee Their Pants. Erin knows.
There were also some that really touched me and some even brought a tear to my eye.
In particular, I found myself very drawn to Love and Other Drugs by Bethany Thies. I just got it. Right there. Ya know?
I could go on and highlight how I connected with so many more stories, but then you might not buy the book because you’d feel like you read it and that wouldn’t be very supportive of me.
Not every story is going to be to everyone’s taste. And that’s okay, because guess what? You can turn the page or swipe your way through a story that isn’t connecting with you.
I’m so proud, once again, to be connected with so many of these writers through the Pee Alone book.
Writing is hard.
Writing something funny is harder.
Writing something funny that turns out to be meaningful, even harder.
And they nailed it.