DECEMBER 29, 2010
~~I’m head over heels in love with Barbara Barth.
Here’s three reasons why: She’s hilarious. She’s hilarious. She’s daaaamn hilarious.
In The Unfaithful Widow Barth writes several short essays about her first year alone after the death of her husband. The first sentence from “The Blue Cupboard” immediately made me smile.
“Some women have fantasies about sex. I had fantasies about owning a blue cupboard…I used to dream about this cupboard,…primitive, large and with just a hint of old robins egg blue paint.”
Barth brings her readers into her own private journey when she writes about about pity parties, the man of her dreams, dating again, condoms, the x rated chapter, the underwear thief, heavy petting (with dogs- that is), counting xanax instead of sheep, reflection on men and dogs, talking to God, and the quickest date in the universe.
“I arrived at the coffee shop a little early…the door flung open and a tall, thin well-dressed man rushed in…I stood up to get his attention, smiled at him and started to say “Hi.”
“I’ve left something in the car. I’ll be right back.”
With that he dashed back out.
He is not coming back, I thought.
Then I started laughing.”
The Unfaithful Widow is a book about rediscovery, searching for who you once were, and in the end, finding exsactly what you were looking for.
It is a book about surviving…….in the midst of losing our deepest, greatest loves.
On a cold winter’s night, these uplifting, amusing, insightful essays are just what the doctor ordered.
—-ATTENTION CHICKS: Convince Barbara why you need a copy of her signed book, The Unfaithful Widow– in the comment section at the bottom of this page. If she is completely convinced that you really need a laugh on a snowy, snowy night, she will send you a copy…… Keep checking to see if you won!
–Barbara’s Web Site: http://www.barbarabarth.net/