My Real Life

August 23, 2013

My Friends Are Kinda Awesome

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

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.


  1. I love everything about this post from the Puddy reference to the way you ended it. Thank you for the great review and for supporting the team!

    Comment by Anna — August 23, 2013 @ 7:26 am | Reply

  2. Proud of you ladies, Anna! 🙂

    Comment by Amy — August 23, 2013 @ 7:28 am | Reply

  3. Thanks so much for reading and for this review, Amy!

    Comment by themomoftheyear — August 23, 2013 @ 7:56 am | Reply

    • Thanks for writing! 🙂

      Comment by Amy — August 23, 2013 @ 8:01 am | Reply

  4. I’m so glad you liked the book! Thank you for the thoughtful review. I’m going to need to hear what your friend Erin has to say about pants peeing!

    Comment by funnyisfamily — August 23, 2013 @ 8:05 am | Reply

    • 🙂 Great book, Amy! So happy for you all!

      Comment by Amy — August 23, 2013 @ 8:11 am | Reply

  5. Clearly, I need to get the goods from your friends! Thank you so much for the kind words, Amy! MUAH!

    Comment by HouseTalkN — August 23, 2013 @ 9:14 am | Reply

    • They are good friends! I never do anything that would necessarily get me in trouble, but sometimes I don’t understand the finer nuances of socialization. 🙂

      Comment by Amy — August 23, 2013 @ 9:15 am | Reply

  6. Thank you for the review! I’m so glad you could relate to so many of the stories; you know how scary it is to worry no one will “get it.” 🙂

    Comment by hollow tree ventures — August 23, 2013 @ 9:49 am | Reply

    • Oh, I got it! 🙂

      Comment by Amy — August 23, 2013 @ 9:50 am | Reply

  7. What a lovely review! (And funny, too. YOU nailed it.)
    Thanks so much for the thoughtful commentary and for the Puddy comparison.

    I don’t hear his name often enough, these days. Does anyone?

    Comment by Julie Gardner — August 23, 2013 @ 10:54 am | Reply

    • There’s definitely not enough David Puddy in my life these days. 🙂

      Comment by Amy — August 23, 2013 @ 10:57 am | Reply

  8. Thanks so much for the support – so glad you liked the book!
    xo Tarja

    Comment by Tarja — August 23, 2013 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

    • You are very welcome!

      Comment by Amy — August 25, 2013 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  9. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. So very much.

    Comment by BadParentingMoments (@BPMbadassmama) — August 24, 2013 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

  10. You DO have awesome friends!! Thanks for the review and enjoying my chapter. Hold on to those Poise pads!

    Comment by Frugalistablog — August 25, 2013 @ 11:33 am | Reply

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