I love books. All kind of books. I love paperback books, hardcover books, eReaders, and audio books. I love romance, history, humor, contemporary, poetry, and books to put on my coffee table because they’re just so damn gorgeous and I’m classy like that.
After the fabulous success of weeks 1 and 2, I’m delighted to host our third Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway! To celebrate the launch of my new humor book, Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch?, I decided to give a bunch of them away. Hubs is, understandably, not quite as enthusiastic as I am about my New Plan, but he’ll feel better once he can get his car back into the garage (after it was summarily booted out to make room for my book stash).
Our third edition of the Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway includes FIVE books about the funny side of being a mom. I’ve selected four of my favorite books by some of the rockin’-est women I know (yes, I made that word up). You’ll get a copy of Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch? (of course!), plus four other fabulous and fun choices. These women will make you laugh out loud. Laughter can cure most any ailment. So enter. Do it now. We’ll wait.
Need more? Every week during February, starting today and running until Friday night at 11:45, you can enter to win a bodacious bundle of brand-new softcover books. And (I know, this just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?), IT’S FREE. Plus, we’ll run a new Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway every Monday morning. Is this fun or what??
How do you get this booty bounty, you ask? Just click on the woman in the sunglasses (at the top or at the bottom of this post), and poof! You’re entered.
Check out this week’s Big Booty Book Bundle!
Still with me? Great! All of these books are available on Amazon. So if you can’t wait to read one or all of them, simply click the title link and it will take you directly to the Amazon page. Here are the Amazon blurbs for each of these hilarious books!
Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch? by Vikki Claflin (yep, that’s me!)
Are you a woman who has ever looked in the mirror and thought, “How did my mother get in my bathroom?” Have you gone through years of night sweats and seismic mood swings, leaving you with a metabolism that forces you to choose between wine and carbs (so you haven’t had a bagel in eight years)? Did you wake up one morning in someone else’s body? Then you will love this book.
If you ever made a regrettable hairstyle choice, finally conceded that thongs make you look like a Weeble in dental floss, or wished your Hubs would learn that grabbing your boobs every time you walk past him with a load of laundry is not foreplay, then you will love this book.
Who Left the Cork out of My Lunch? is chock-full of funny, informative how-to lists, hilarious advice columns, and sharp personal anecdotes that cover subjects from menopause (are we done yet?), empty nest syndrome (sob!), and grandchildren (yay!), to sex (better after fifty), marriage (he said what?), age-appropriate fashion (what does that mean?), cosmetic intervention (to Botox or not to Botox?), diet fails (#972), beauty tips from Mom (still true), and confidence (fabulous after fifty). Laugh along with Vikki and her amusing advice on how to let go of our youth and start rocking our middle age. Are you ready?
Not Your Mother’s Book… On Being a Mom, by Linda Wolff, et. al
Each title in the Not Your Mother’s Book series contains approximately 60 real-life stories dedicated to a unique theme, drawn from the passion and experience of dozens of writers in a whimsical and entertaining mix of irreverence and humor. Founded by former coauthors and editors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this similarly styled anthology series foregoes the sad, sappy, preachy, or death-oriented stories that were that series’ hallmark, and unlike that series, is never afraid to be a little risqué. These stories are funny, daring, different, and smart.
Mothering in the modern age can be a challenge. These days, the umbilical cords for most kids are high-tech gadgets and social media. It’s a complicated world, but children still need their mothers. From kissing boo-boos to teaching the difference between right and wrong to helping navigate the ups and downs of teenage drama, moms unselfishly give their children the advice, support, and love they need. The stories in this book—ranging from birth to empty nest—are guaranteed to entertain and delight. And remember—moms do know more than their kids when it comes to the real world!
Lose the Cape; Never Will I Ever (and then I had kids!), by Alexa Bigwarfe, et. al
Most of us had grandiose ideas of what we would be like as parents; what we would allow our children to do and all those things we would never allow. We swore we would never let our child watch more than 30 minutes of television, or sleep in our bed, or eat chicken nuggets or God forbid, guzzle cheese from a can (gasp!). Yet, the moment those little bundles of joy entered our lives, reality took over. Soon enough, we realized that before children, we knew nothing about being parents.
From breastfeeding to co-sleeping, pledging to feed our children all-natural, home-cooked meals and so forth, there often comes a point in time where surviving parenthood supersedes your views and your “nevers” slip away. Right?
Never Will I Ever is a collection of essays by mothers (and one brave dad!) who share their stories of how they evolved as parents and learned that when it comes to raising children, we can never say never.
How I Earned My Wrinkles, by Anne Bardsley
You might have earned your wrinkles if:
• You are married to a Wrinkle Maker, like I am.
• Like me, you bought the best bathing suit of your life, then saw a maternity tag on it, and it fit!
• You called your gynecologist by mistake to make a dental appointment, and then told her it was an emergency and you had a large cavity to fill. If so, we must be related.
• Your husband asked the plastic surgeon if he charges per wrinkle. Then he asked for a payment plan.
• You’ve reached the point where all of your children look alike. You run through the list of kid’s names until one finally answers.
• Your brow has furrowed so long and hard while you tried to remember why you came to the store that you gave yourself new wrinkles. (Only to realize that you were there for wrinkle cream!)
Sound familiar? If so, join me and let’s celebrate a life filled with laughter, joy, fury, love, memory loss, pure confusion, estrogen, and lack of estrogen, hot flashes, and I forget what else. I hope you enjoy the ride!
Mazel Tov! It’s a Bubby!, by Miriam Hendeles
Mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers: sit back in a comfortable chair with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and accompany Miriam Hendeles down the enjoyable, albeit sometimes bumpy, road to bubby-hood. With her humorous candor and refreshing outlook, she explores the development and “birth” of a grandmother. Delight in her ability to laugh at herself as she learns from her experiences, using them to grow and better herself. You ll be surprised at how it will change you along the way!
BONUS: Because I’m having so much fun, I decided to add in the NY Times best-seller, 2016 Choices day planner. (But ssshhh… Don’t tell anyone. It’s a secret!)
“Welcome to the Choices Notebook, and the best 12-Month Planner you’ll ever use! Reaching your goals is important, but creating a life that feels authentic and fulfilling is just as valuable. That’s why the Choices Notebook focuses on both, your goals and your happiness. Gratitude pages, Goal Setting, Bucket List and note taking areas are all included in your Choices Notebook. Define your major goals for 2016 and track them monthly and weekly in your Choices Notebook. Monthly and Weekly Calendars provide areas to note Top Goals and Spotlight Tasks to keep you focused. Use the Life Choices Check-In to track what’s working in your life, and what isn’t. Your Choices Notebook comes with 192 pages of high quality heavy weight paper, Sophisticated Gold Tone Wire-O Binding, Page Holders on Front & Back Covers and a Suede Finish Heavy Weight Cover Stock. We’re proud to produce the Choices Notebook here in America.”
Don’t miss out on this fabulous giveaway. If you don’t enter, you won’t win! (And all the cool kids are doing it.)
We regret that, due to the totally ridiculous shipping costs for packages going outside of the country, the Big Booty Book Bundle Giveaway is only open to readers in the U.S. Our sincerest apologies to our international readers. Thank you for understanding.
Note: This “Best Giveaway in 2016” is hosted by Vikki Claflin, and sponsored by Anne Bardsley, Linda Wolff, Alexa Bigwarfe, and Maria Hendeles. By entering, you are agreeing to receive occasional emails from the authors in this event.