Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer

Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer
I've just started reading this memoir by Marsha Roberts, and so far I'm enjoying it a lot. She has a great sense of humor, and her recollections are like something you'd read in a letter from a friend. Look at the face in that photo. Doesn't Marsha look like a rascal? Each chapter contains an inspirational message at the end. 

Today's excerpt is from the book's introduction. (I fudged and included three sentences, just this once.)

TEASER:
      You know how when your jeans start getting tight, you tell yourself you had the dryer set too hot and they shrunk? Deep down you know you're gaining weight, but you just can't bring yourself to admit it.
      That's how I was dealing with what was going on in the lives of me and my family.

Genre: Memoir
Number of Pages: 205
Amazon Link: HERE
Synopsis and Reviews: HERE
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

63 comments:

  1. Lol!!! That is hysterical! I do that all the time! This sounds funny and charming, thank you for sharing! http://globugandhootie.blogspot.com/2013/04/teaser-tuesday-49-one-place-by-laurel.html?m=1

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    1. Sometimes my clothes shrink while hanging in my closet too. I wonder how that happens?

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  2. Oh, yes, I know that feeling well! I love a good memoir. I'm glad you're enjoying your book.

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    1. This is a funny, warm-hearted memoir that anyone would enjoy. I've just barely started reading it and I'm hooked.

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    2. Hey Sandy! So VERY glad you're enjoying my book! I struggled with the category because it's not exactly a memoir - although it is true! (or as I've told my friends, as true as I can remember...) It's really looking back at the lessons I learned - and promptly forgot! This time I wrote them down.
      I'll be checking in throughout the day, so if any of you have questions, I'll answer them if I can!
      Happy to be the Tuesday Teaser!
      Marsha

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  3. Oh, I love the sound of this one! You had me a "Boomer lit," though. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Hi Laurel-Rain! Speaking of "Boomer lit" - if that had been a category I could have chosen, I definitely would have! My book is undoubtedly Boomer Lit!
      Cheers!
      Marsha

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  4. I'm not much into memoirs, so don't know if I would like this. I'm glad you are enjoying it, though! My teaser: Aunt Dimity: Detective

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  5. I always like a good memoir! This one sounds interesting!

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    1. I like the structure of this book because it's told in a series of stories, rather than as one big saga.

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  6. Ha! Isn't that the darn truth! LOL! Great Teaser! I haven't heard of this one before, but now I'm intrigued. Sounds like something I would say LOL Thanks for sharing and stopping by my TT!

    http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/teaser-tuesday-23.html

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    1. Even though the title includes "baby boomer" in it, anyone can relate to Marsha's book. Her stories cross all age boundaries.

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  7. Fabulous teaser. I love the cover and the title. Just the title makes me want to read it.

    Here's my teaser: http://spicyromanceconnection.blogspot.com/2013/04/teaser-tuesdays-april-9th.html

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    1. Cheryl, thanks for the kind words about the cover and the title! It's great to know when something works! I actually was inspired to use "Mutinous Baby Boomer" in the title because my little girl photo looked so darn mutinous! And, yes, Sandy, you're right, I WAS a little rascal!
      Marsha

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  8. That teaser rings highly familiar.

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    1. Yeah. It's true for me too. Darn that hot dryer!

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  9. There's quite a bit of truth in that teaser. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Lol...I love it.

    Thanks for visiting my TT

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  11. Great teaser -- interesting way of looking at what was going on with her family. Thanks for stopping by mine today, too!

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  12. I'm not a big fan of memoirs, but nice teaser! =)

    Thanks for stopping by my TT! Oh and keep an eye out on my blog for the review of The Testing.

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    1. This doesn't read like a typical memoir. It's more like a series of funny stories or anecdotes told by a friend.

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  13. Nice teaser and very true. Happy reading!

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  14. Not my usual read, but that's a great teaser! Sounds humorous but also a little sad. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hope you'll check out some of the reviews - I don't think my readers have found it to be sad. Maybe a little poignant at times, like life! But, my take on the world is extremely upbeat! After all, my blog is called "Angels, Miracles & Dogs!"
      Cheers!
      Marsha

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  15. Your choice of sentences had me laughing out loud. Sounds like a great read.

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    1. Thanks Girl!Reporter! Laughing out loud is always good!
      Cheers!
      Marsha

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  16. Good teaser! Love that title too. Thanks for visiting my teaser today :)

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  17. The dryer is a great excuse. ;) Nice teaser! Thanks for stopping by our blog today.
    Happy reading!

    Diana @ BookVenturers

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  18. Definitely can relate to that darn dryer shrinking things! However, today I am happy to report those jeans slid right on, woo hoo! Enjoy this fun read.

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    1. And I'm happy to report that my jeans fit a WHOLE lot better than they did a few years ago! Woo Hoo is right! Thanks for stopping by on this fun Teaser Tuesday!
      Marsha

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  19. From the Mutinous Boomer herself - me!
    To continue the Teaser Tuesday, here's how my first chapter begins...
    "When I was five years old I got kicked out of kindergarten. No kidding. It's true."
    Anybody else get kicked out of kindergarten out there?
    Marsha

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    1. LOL. I had a hard time deciding which sentences to use for today's Teaser. There were so many great ones to choose from!
      By the way, I was always a good little girl and didn't get kicked out of kindergarten. Of course, eventually I learned that being good isn't always fun.

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  20. I loved this book! It was so well-written and the editing flawless, a joy to read. I look for stuff like that! Plus, there are some mind-boggling events that happened, which the author writes about. You will want to read it again and again. Wonderful book.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lynn, and for retweeting my tweet about this post. I'm looking forward to reading more of Marsha's book this evening.

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    2. Thank you so very much, Lynn! You are such an incredibly good reviewer that your words mean a great deal to me. What more can author ask for than for someone to want to read their book again?! That's just grand!
      Marsha

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  21. Aren't all baby boomers just naturally mutinous?

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    1. Alice, my point EXACTLY! You got it!
      Marsha

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  22. Hehe I have that problem with my pants and my bras haha. Too bad when I finally do lose weight my boobs stay the same 8(

    Hahaha

    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an awesome Tuesday!!

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    1. Seems like quite a few people have been able to relate to this teaser! (Me included.)

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  23. Quite true this teaser !
    Thanks for visiting my Teaser Tuesday ! :)

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  24. Sandy, I wanted to share something VERY special with you and your group here. My book just received an incredible review from Kirkus Reviews! I'm so thrilled! The link is https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/marsha-roberts/confessions-instinctively-mutinous-baby-boomer/
    Please check it out and Like it & Share it & Tweet it! Thanks in advance! I'm on Cloud 9!
    Marsha the Mutinous!

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    1. Congratulations! I just read the Kirkus review, and totally agree with everything written there. You go, girl!

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  25. That quote is so accurate. I love it. Thanks for stopping by my TT.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  26. LOL, that teaser hits a little close to home.. what woman HASN"T been there? On that note, I think it's time for a run... Thanks for sharing-- Book Savvy Babe

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  27. Oh goodness! That is an amazing teaser. I know that feeling with the jeans to well, but with that comparison. I love it. :D

    Thank you for the teaser and stopping by my blog today as well. :)

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  28. LOL! I know that excuse about the jeans! Great teaser.

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  29. The story of my life, sadly. But I refuse to buy jeans any bigger than the ones I've got now. :)

    Thanks for visiting!
    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

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  30. Ahhh, those mysterious shrinking jeans! What a fabulous Teaser, and that photo on the cover is awesome! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by. Happy Reading :)

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  31. That's a nice teaser on shrinking jeans :) I hope you're enjoying the book.

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  32. lol Definitely been there a time or two.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  33. That was a great teaser! Made me chuckle. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  34. Great teaser, it made me laugh :-)
    And I can relate to it ;-)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Zenia @ The Obsessive Reader

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  35. Oooh, this sounds like a very entertaining novel!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    ^_^

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  36. Well I definitely can identify with that :)

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  37. Wow, that's freakishly true! :P Aha, great teaser. ^.^ Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for stopping by my Teaser Tuesday. :D
    Happy Reading! ^.^

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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

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  38. I may have used this excuse a time or two in the past... :) Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Great pick...glad you are enjoying it! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. A big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by and left a comment.

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  40. LOL love it, and it's true! I've been there, unfortunately.

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

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  41. Oh boy, I know exactly what that's like. lol Thanks for the teaser!
    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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