What I’m Reading: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

I just finished up the book Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen.

This book was so-so cute.  It’s a memoir.  The author is just so funny…she’s a word I call “snarky”.  I don’t know if that’s a real word.  I use the word even if it’s now a real word.  It mean kind of sarcastically funny.    I listened to the book when I was quilting the quilts for West, Texas.  I needed something funny while working on those.

Here’s what Amazon had to say about it, ”

Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down. It was bad enough that her husband of fifteen years left her for Bob, a guy he met on Gay.com, but that same week a car accident left her injured. Needing a place to rest and pick up the pieces of her life, Rhoda packed her bags, crossed the country, and returned to her quirky Mennonite family’s home, where she was welcomed back with open arms and offbeat advice. (Rhoda’s good-natured mother suggested she get over her heartbreak by dating her first cousin—he owned a tractor, see.)

Written with wry humor and huge personality—and tackling faith, love, family, and aging—Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is an immensely moving memoir of healing, certain to touch anyone who has ever had to look homeward in order to move ahead.”

I think their description is perfect.  I found myself laughing and then just as quick I found myself thinking she is so right..people are that way.

I listened to the audio book version read by Hilary Huber.  She does an AMAZING job.  Here voice is perfect.

If you are interested, here is the Kindle version Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home.  Here is the book version  Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home.  I was happy to find that she has a sequel Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?: A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems.  I will be looking up that book for sure!!

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