Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants" by Jeanne R. Kraus - Review

Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants: Improbable Scenarios of the Not-So-Rich and the Not-So-Famous
Author: Jeanne R. Kraus
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN 9781450200851
Genre: Humor

About the Book:
Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants is an irreverent look at aging. Fashion, self -improvement and social etiquette are thrown out the window in this hilarious book that disregards good taste and dignity. The author disproves the theory that fifty is the new thirty with anecdotes, some of them actually true.

Existence after fifty, according to Jeanne Kraus, is fraught with peril from lifethreatening underwear to homeowners' associations. Lifestyle activities are recommended, along with full schedules of doctor visits. Humiliation lurks at every corner with shotgun makeup interventions, bodily function failures, and swiss cheese memory. Condom trees, risqué photos found in a laundry mound, and DNA-tainted ornaments all have their part in this series of incidents.

Jeanne includes advice for those aging ne'er do-wells who hope to make it to the pearly gates eventually. And even though this book will not change you in any way, there is something for everyone in Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants. Even self-help junkies will be delighted with the three insightful but useless surveys.

Wrinkles, Waistbands, and Wet Pants was wittily written by Jeanne Kraus, and illustrated by her sister, Diana Arneson, both having experienced wrinkles, expanding waistlines, and wet pants.

My Thoughts:

Targeted towards the Baby Boomer generation, "Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants" humorously discusses and deals with the problems that most people face after the age of 50. Jeanne Kraus lays everything out on the line and hits some of the most embarrassing things in life with such a creative bluntness, that she is guaranteed to leave your sides hurting and your eyes watering.

Normally I read in bed while my husband sleeps, however while reading this book, I woke him up so many times that he snatched the book out of my hands and told me I was not allowed to read it in bed! Instead, I read in the mornings after he went to work, and it's a good thing, because there were times I laughed so hard I cried. Oh, yes, Mrs. Kraus can really put the humor in some of the most embarrassing moments... childbirth, disposing of a Christmas tree decorated with ....ahem... "things", incontinence...

Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a copy of "Wrinkles, Waistlines and Wet Pants". It is truly a great read that will make your day better with a laugh or two. This one is staying in my permanent library, and I'm sure it will in yours as well!

About the Author:

Jeanne R Kraus is a reading specialist in a south Florida elementary school. A lifelong writer, she enjoys writing and publishing poetry for children. Her two children's books were published by Magination Press. (Cory Stories:A Kid's Book About Living with ADHD and Annie's Plan: Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homework)

Her short story "The Invitation" is published in The Ultimate Bird Lover by HCI Press. Jeanne Kraus is a frequent public speaker/ humorist.

To learn more about Jeanne, you can visit her website at: http://www.jeannekraus.com . Jeanne also has a blog located at: http://jeannekraus.blogspot.com

Book was supplied through Bostick Communications for me to honestly review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the great review. I am glad you liked the book. I am aI am embarrassed to say that I still laugh out loud when I reread parts of it.Glad to find a kindred spirit.



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