''There is really no better indicator you're a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing has happened.''
This is the type of insight Melanie Shankle offers in this quirky memoir of motherhood.
Written in the familiar, stream-of-consciousness style of her blog, Big Mama, Sparkly Green Earrings is a heartwarming and hilarious look at motherhood from someone who is still trying to figure it all out. Filled with personal stories--from the decision to become a mother to the heartbreak of miscarriage and ultimately, to the joy of raising a baby and living to tell about it--Sparkly Green Earrings will make you feel like you're sitting across the table from your best friend. A must-read for anyone who's ever had a child or even thought about it.
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I had heard that Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle (from Big Mama blog) was a good book so I was glad to see the audio version available for review. In this memoir, author Melanie Shankle shares about marriage, miscarriage, friendship, pregnancy, and motherhood. I enjoyed her style and felt she said aloud opinions I've often thought but not voiced. She shares her heart and the stru... Read more
I thought I would enjoy this audio a whole lot more than I did, as I'm a woman and a mother so have been through some of what the author, Melanie Shankle, was talking about. I really wanted to like this audio but it just didn't click for me, maybe I'm too old and British! There were some funny moments before I gave up, but I just don't think I have enough in common with the author to be able to '... Read more
Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle is a quite interesting book about one woman's experience with motherhood for the first time. She shares it in a very compelling manner with a lot of sarcasm and humorous stories but with some touching moments as well. The book covers her experiences from planning to have a baby, the heartbreak of miscarriage, the joy of having a child and then having to... Read more