Can you remember being fourteen and having womanhood in front of you, all shiny and new? People, fourteen was exactly a long damn time ago for me, and I still remember those first hormone-charged feelings I mistook for true love.
Here’s an excerpt from my essay in the hot-off-the-presses new anthology Only Trollops Shave Above the Knees: The Crazy, Brilliant Unforgettable Lessons We’ve Learned From Our Mothers.
You Won’t Get Pregnant if You Use an Aspirin
“Mom, I wanna talk about getting on the pill.”
This is what I said to my mother, full of the sort of confident swagger that only a 14 year-old with second base firmly in her sights could possess.
“The pill, huh?” My mom was outwardly calm, cool and collected, although I thought I noticed a little twitch in the vein at her temple. Now that I’ve survived the battle years…er, I mean the teen years, with my own daughter, I imagine this might have been the part where my mother regretted telling me stuff like “well of course you can talk to me about anything, honey.”
To read more you have to buy the book…but it’s totally worth it! I might be a little biased but I have good taste in reading material. Trust me.
Only Trollops Shave Above the Knees is a collection of essays written by women (and one fabulously witty and handsome man) about the life lessons they learned from their moms. They are funny, poignant, and real. You should totally buy this book. Ahem.
You can order from Amazon by clicking HERE. This books is available both Kindle and paperback. This makes a great Mother’s Day gift for any woman in your life.
If you’re interested in a signed copy please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me on FACEBOOK and I will go postal and send you a signed copy with really nice things written inside. Kidding about going postal but I will go to the post office.
I’d like to thank my editor Crystal Ponti of Blue Lobster Book Company for letting me be a part of this anthology. I’m excited I get to tell my story and I hope that you’ll read it.
Because this is my first book and stuff, I am giving away a signed copy. Would you like to win one? Simply leave me a comment on this blog post. You can tell me why you want to win this book or tell me something you learned from your mother. Eh…I’m easy. Don’t let that get around. I’ll pick the winner on Mother’s Day.
What are you waiting for? Go!
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