The Smartest Woman I Know ~Ilene Beckerman
This is a wisdom story about love and living your best life by trusting what you get.
It is a short read and it made me laugh and cry. The illustrations match the words and also make you laugh until you cry. I have read this book 4 times it is so delightful. The best time was when I made myself a cup a tea and sat by the fire.
A 76 year old grandmother writes about the woman, her Grandmother, who took her into her home at age 12 when she became an orphan. Took care of her older sister also and guided these two young women in the ways of the world with a spoonful of wisdom served up at the Stationary Store in Madison Ave. New York City.
Need to diet, you will find the answer here. Work 7 days a week and still need to put supper on the table for everyone; always take a cab? Your own bathroom is best.
Now add an Eastside accent and Jewish to the picture and you know you are going to want to give this book to every smart woman you know this holiday season. It is the pearls.
Ilene Beckerman also wrote Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which Nora and Delia Ephron developed into a successful Off- Broadway play. The New York Times said, “Illuminates the experience of an entire generation of women…This small gem of a book is worthy of a Tiffany box.”
I am sure you know someone who would love to receive a copy of this delight. The TLC online book tours know it too…so they have arranged with the author and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill to give away three copies for each review….Yep 3.
What you need to do to get a free copy is to tell me a short story about the smartest woman you know – or your grandmother – in the comments section below. I am asking the Grandmother’s who live on either side of my house to pick the winners – one owned a bookstore and the other taught piano students for 50 years. Hard core readers they are!
We make our selection for Halloween 2011. You can do it! Link this review up and tweet and Facebook and Stumbleupon….LinkedIn….I promise you will not be disappointed.
If you purchase anything from Amazon I will receive a few beans in my bucket.