Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT by Annabelle Gurwitch

Annabelle Gurwitch discusses everything from her computer crashing to purchasing cream for a dry vagina. In addition, this is only within the first two chapters.

Ms. Gurwitch shares her experiences being forty-nine going on fifty and all the changing life cycles that comes with it. She speaks about having hot flashes at the most inopportune time. With each event, she adds humor that will make you laugh aloud.

The ways she describes certain thoughts, “If I spend any more money today, it will threaten my Tampax budget.” As she describes her neighbors, “On the other side of our home is Tobacco Road. The Joad family’s home is sliding into disrepair.”

Annabelle Gurwitch speaks in a serious tone when explaining her feelings about her friend. Robin passed away from cancer. During her last days, Annabelle and four friends stayed at Robin’s home.

She further discusses being diagnosed with arthritis. At the beginning of this chapter, she writes, “Dear God, forgive me Father, for I have Googled. I have Googled the Mayo Clinic, WebMD, and even Yahoo! Answers.” This is her adventure Googling her health problem: osteoarthritis in the neck.

The book ends with “The Four A.M. Club”, women and their thoughts in the early morning hours.

Annabelle Gurwitch is the former co-host of ‘Dinner & a Movie.’ This book chronicles her life by way of different events that she has experienced. By not only being a woman going on fifty, but a woman going on fifty that is also a mother, wife, and friend. I recommend this book to all women, not just those forty-nine going on fifty. See if you can relate to some of her adventures, I did.

I received this book free from Penguin Group –Blue Rider Press through the Net Galley Book Reviewer Program.

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