Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

I'm not really sure who Amy Cohen is. I heard her tell a story on The Moth about founding out she had the "breast cancer gene" and then having a double mastectomy. She told it with such humor and insight, I was intrigued when I heard she'd written a book. I have no idea whether it will be good, but I decided to put it on my list. =)

The Late Bloomer's Revolution
by Amy Cohen

Amy Cohen always imagined that by age thirty she would be juggling a thriving career, a devoted English husband, and two adorable children who had shag haircuts and a room in their loft where they could play the drums. But at thirty-five, as she struggled to come to terms with the loss of her adored mother, she found herself "between jobs" (she’d been fired), "between boyfriends" (she’d been dumped), and "between apartments." She didn’t know how to cook. She didn’t even know how to ride a bicycle.

Amy felt as if her life was behind schedule . . . way behind. The more time passed, the more difficult it became for her to believe that she would ever come into her own. The only thing that made her feel hopeful -- and even determined -- was the idea that she might be a Late Bloomer. She kept telling herself that things would change, that everything would happen for her, just not in the time she expected.

As it turns out, she was right.

A sparkling and reassuring memoir, The Late Bloomer’s Revolution is funny, heartwarming, and above all, real. Filled with observations sweet, bittersweet, and laugh-out-loud funny, this delightful book will be irresistible to all who believe their greatest moments are yet to come.

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