Review: Memoirs of a Mom on the Edge pt 1 by Elsie Love
Monday March 5, 2012 at 12:00 am |

Publisher: Dare Empire
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 57
Form: E-Book (Provided by Author)
Author: Elsie Love

Ever wondered how men develop temporary blindness when there are dirty dishes in the sink or children covered in goo? Ever questioned the legitimacy of stretch marks and saggy breasts as “badges of motherhood?” Ever cursed cottage cheese for its bland taste and resemblance to the cellulite hiding on the back of your thighs (how does consuming a food that looks like cellulite banish it?)? “Memoirs of a Mom on the Edge,” scrutinizes the conventional wisdom of ‘everything female’. Using her own life as a springboard, Loan takes on all the taboo topics, leaving no stone unturned. Welcome to the wonderful world of womanhood, Elizabeth Loan style. Buckle up, ladies. It’s going to be one helluva ride.

My Thoughts:

Charming and engaging, Elizabeth Loan gives us a glimpse into the life of menopausal mommy hood and marriage.  In this book Elizabeth reflects on various events and happenings in her life that has shaped her into the person she is today, and influences the way she navigates her life with friends and family.

In Memoirs of a Mom on the Edge, Elizabeth lets us peek into her life at different stages and ages.  I loved the stories about her childhood and trekking through Europe with her family and her mother’s penchant for buying generic brands at the store.  Her sister was a hoot with her poopy diapers and her oosing wis, and it only gets more hilarious as she grows older and has a family of her own.

Perhaps my favorite part of this Memoir were the conversations with her son that punctuated the beginning of each new chapter.  They were funny and charming as only conversations with children can be.  All of her kids are quite unique and amazing in their own ways and the most clever of all her autistic son.  Elizabeth Loan shares with the us the joys and woes of motherhood and being a wife, and the struggles of growing older.

Hilariously charming, Memoirs of a Mom on the Edge is a quick read that I’m sure any mom, or woman desiring a family can relate to.  Through Elizabeth’s life the reader is sure to glean some great wisdom and learn a few lessons of their own.  Lovely book, I’ll be looking out for part two.

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12 Responses to “Review: Memoirs of a Mom on the Edge pt 1 by Elsie Love”

  1. I’m starting to think that really hilariously awesome titles are becoming a trend because I couldn’t help but be intrigued ever since I first saw it! x) I don’t think I ever would’ve guessed what this book was about from looking at it, but it actually seems like a really sweet read!

    Really awesome review, Jade! <3 The conversations sound funny and charming, and the characters sound fantastic — this book sounds like a great mixture of life lessons and fun! 😉 I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    • Jade Jade says:

      This family and their antics are just like any other family but the author has a unique way of expressing herself and relaying their stories. Must be interesting people to spend time with.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review ‘Memoirs’! Glad you enjoyed it. I’m currently in the works for part two…my family cringes every time I sit at my computer 🙂

  3. Missie says:

    I haven’t read a memoir in ages. I’m not a mother yet, but I can’t wait to be one, and I’m sure I’ll need some funny stories to relate to when the time comes so I’ll have to keep this one in mind.

  4. O this sounds fun and totally up my alley. Thanks for the review doll.

  5. I can definitely relate to the title. Sounds like a fantastic book that I would definitely read.

  6. You definitely got my attention with your review! I’ll be looking for this one.