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Fair to Piddling
A Journey Through Midlife in Humorous Verse
by Lizzie Nelson View author's profile page

Overview


A laugh out loud look at middle age that removes the "is it just me" women wonder as they navigate parenthood through post menopause. If you're looking for menopause relief and midlife humor, Lizzie's illustrated poetry will definitely hit the spot.
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Description


A common phrase we hear among middle-aged women is, 'Is it is just me or..?'. Such as, is it just me or is it boiling in here? Is it just me or is it very loud in here? Is it just me or is the writing on this menu really tiny? Is it just me or does this song have an awful lot of swearing in it? Well, hooray! It's not just you! We're all learning to live with our changing bodies, menopause and an evolving perception of the world around us. Fair to Piddling is a laugh out loud collection of verse charting a journey from parenthood to post menopause. While it certainly touches on menopause, it is not entirely about hot flashes, gin and chocolate (I lie, there is a fair bit about chocolate) but rather those moments; unexpected observations and conversations that flavor our experience of midlife.

Every review is 5 Stars. More on Amazon

We Loved This!!!
Witty, funny & thought provoking.
Mark Adderley and Nadia Sawalha Loose Women

Loved this!
I'm 47, male, and bought this book for my wife for Christmas. I couldn't resist having a quick flick through and ended up finding resonance in every single poem, and genuinely belly-laughing out loud too! Now I've no option but to buy another copy for my wife, as I've made the first one look secondhand!! Well worth it though, fantastic book of poetry!

I thoroughly enjoyed it, read it three times straight off. Sent it to my menopausal daughter but told her I wanted it back!
​Beryl Cross aged 90

Great gift!
Clever humor and self deprecating prose make for a heart lifting read that leaves a smile on your face. A good compliment to a bottle of wine to make a great gift for any occasion. I plan on making this my go-to for all my friends. It’s a no brainer.
Gooddog on Amazon
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About the author


Lizzie Nelson lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, daughter and dogs. After a career working internationally as a muralist, an arthritis diagnosis led her to rethink a less physical creative path. She has illustrated children's books and created visual collateral for businesses and non-profits. She now writes for the simple pleasure of making people laugh. In her fifties, she is one of a growing number of women writing deliberately about menopause and middle age. Lizzie brings a humorous take on midlife with her unique brand of cheeky British humor. Read more at fairtomiddling.weebly.com


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Book details

Genre:HUMOR

Subgenre:Form / Limericks & Verse

Language:English

Pages:96

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543992205

Paperback ISBN:9781543992199


Overview


A laugh out loud look at middle age that removes the "is it just me" women wonder as they navigate parenthood through post menopause. If you're looking for menopause relief and midlife humor, Lizzie's illustrated poetry will definitely hit the spot.

Read more

Description


A common phrase we hear among middle-aged women is, 'Is it is just me or..?'. Such as, is it just me or is it boiling in here? Is it just me or is it very loud in here? Is it just me or is the writing on this menu really tiny? Is it just me or does this song have an awful lot of swearing in it? Well, hooray! It's not just you! We're all learning to live with our changing bodies, menopause and an evolving perception of the world around us. Fair to Piddling is a laugh out loud collection of verse charting a journey from parenthood to post menopause. While it certainly touches on menopause, it is not entirely about hot flashes, gin and chocolate (I lie, there is a fair bit about chocolate) but rather those moments; unexpected observations and conversations that flavor our experience of midlife.

Every review is 5 Stars. More on Amazon

We Loved This!!!
Witty, funny & thought provoking.
Mark Adderley and Nadia Sawalha Loose Women

Loved this!
I'm 47, male, and bought this book for my wife for Christmas. I couldn't resist having a quick flick through and ended up finding resonance in every single poem, and genuinely belly-laughing out loud too! Now I've no option but to buy another copy for my wife, as I've made the first one look secondhand!! Well worth it though, fantastic book of poetry!

I thoroughly enjoyed it, read it three times straight off. Sent it to my menopausal daughter but told her I wanted it back!
​Beryl Cross aged 90

Great gift!
Clever humor and self deprecating prose make for a heart lifting read that leaves a smile on your face. A good compliment to a bottle of wine to make a great gift for any occasion. I plan on making this my go-to for all my friends. It’s a no brainer.
Gooddog on Amazon

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About the author


Lizzie Nelson lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, daughter and dogs. After a career working internationally as a muralist, an arthritis diagnosis led her to rethink a less physical creative path. She has illustrated children's books and created visual collateral for businesses and non-profits. She now writes for the simple pleasure of making people laugh. In her fifties, she is one of a growing number of women writing deliberately about menopause and middle age. Lizzie brings a humorous take on midlife with her unique brand of cheeky British humor. Read more at fairtomiddling.weebly.com


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