Here’s why: I loved Rhoda Janzen’s previous book: Mennonite In a Little Black Dress. I listened to it first via Audible & because I laughed out loud several times I then bought a hard copy of the book as well.
Even with all those high expectations, Rhoda has won me over again! Here’s what is fantastic about Rhoda’s voice. She’s got this slap stick humor thing going on but all wrapped up in the fru-fru English of a Ph.D. English Professor which she is. She’s honest to a fault, appropriately snarky and always brimming with hope even when things in her life are painfully tragic. All that put together makes her books pure magic. Her books are the ones you get lost in, laughing and crying as you happily flutter away an afternoon.
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat follows Rhoda’s story as she meets a new man years after her CRAZY husband left her for a dude named Bob whom he met on Gay.com. Her new man introduces her to a Pentacostal Evangelical church light years away from her Mennonite upbringing and along the way she’s rocked with some pretty serious “lady problems.” The whole journey is enjoyable from beginning to end.
Ya’ll it’s just hilarious. Rhoda is quickly becoming one of my new favorite Memoir mentors! If you haven’t gotten round to reading her first book —do that first!
I’m giving away a copy of Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?
All you have to do to win two entries:
1. Tweet this post – leave the tweet URL in your comment.
2. Just leave me a comment below by EST Midnight, 11/05/12 & I’ll choose a random winner.
*I was given a copy of the book to review. Amazon affiliate links included. All opinions are my own, dahhhling.*