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

Overview


Fair to Piddling is a collection of illustrated and often laugh out loud, light verse for women. Charting a journey from thirties into middle age, you will find much that resonates and even more to chuckle about. In the knowledge that laughter can recolor and resize anything life throws at us, Fair to Piddling provides an entertaining perspective on the experience of midlife.
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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.
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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


Fair to Piddling is a collection of illustrated and often laugh out loud, light verse for women. Charting a journey from thirties into middle age, you will find much that resonates and even more to chuckle about. In the knowledge that laughter can recolor and resize anything life throws at us, Fair to Piddling provides an entertaining perspective on the experience of midlife.

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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.

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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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