As I laid in the bed last night, giggling at the very first pages of Lissa's latest book, my husband half awake, half asleep kept asking me what was so funny??!! I wanted to explain to him, yet I was a little selfish in the fact, this is for the ladies of the world! I am not so sure many men would find the laughter in all of it, the touching stories Lissa shares about patients, the way she has already made me feel much more comfortable in my own skin, and I am just getting started reading it. I found it to be one of those books that are really hard to put down, once you have read just the introduction. It is refreshing, witty, intelligent, sensitive, charming, bold, brazen, humorous, loving, vibrant, tasteful, truthful, and the descriptive adjectives could go on and on. :):)
Thank you Lissa for sharing these stories with us. Thank you for making myself, and so many wonderful women think more of themselves, giving us courage, faith, appreciation of our own selves and bodies, helping us to feel worthy of more, and giving us some humor when it comes to the way we view ourselves and life in general. There are days we must laugh to keep from totally crying. I was moved by your comments on watching and helping a baby to be born, the humor that comes from some really odd female "exam's"... I was told one by my Mom. She had a friend that was working on "Green Stamp" books (if you remember what those are)... and she almost forgot about her Pap Smear appointment. She hurriedly finished dressing, got to the doctor, put her legs in the stirrups and waited. When the doctor began the exam, he made a remark about getting extra bonuses or something in the realms of a funny remark. He never said a word, but when she finished the exam, and went to the restroom to clean up, there she found a green stamp stuck to her Hoohoo! LOL! LMAO!!! She was totally embarrassed for ever... but told the story to her female friends, one of which was my Mom. The years have went by, green stamps no longer are passed out at the grocery stores, but every once in a while, we bring the story up again, and we laugh once more... :):) Women go through so much, especially when it comes to female things in our lives... yet we seem to find the humor makes all of the "odd" feelings more able to deal with...
Again Lissa, I cannot say enough wonderful things about the book. It is definitely a winner!!!!
Again thank you for a candid and special look at women:)