Mennonite in a Little Black Dress


Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress A Memoir of Going HomenBy Rhoda Janzen nnIn the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron comes Janzen’s hilarious and moving memoir about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis.nnThis book is not just beautiful and intelligent, but also painfully — even wincingly — funny. It is rare that I literally laugh out loud while I’m reading, but Rhoda Janzen’s voice — singular, deadpan, sharp-witted and honest — slayed me, with audible results. I have a list already of about fourteen friends who need to read this book. I will “insist “that they read it. Because simply put, this is the most delightful memoir I’ve read in ages. “Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love” This is an intelligent, funny, wonderfully written memoir. Janzen has a gift for following her elegant prose with the perfect snarky aside. If it weren’t for the weird Mennonite food, I would like very much to be her friend. “Cynthia Kaplan, author of Why I’m Like This and Leave the Building Quickly””nnPaperback, 2009, 241 pages, very good condition