A compilation of Epperson's columns that have appeared in a variety of newspapers, When Life Stinks is an often humorous look at life, aging, motherhood, and world events.
From traveling down memory lane to the hazards of parenting, from 9/11 to the death of Princess Diana, and from Live Aid to living in France, When Life Stinks will have you saying, "Yes! Finally there is someone who understands." Epperson talks about the making and breaking of New Year's resolutions and being a "gum junkie". You'll laugh right along with her as she discusses how JcPenney might have discovered that 8 out 10 women are wearing the wrong bra size and the fad of girls wearing sweatpants with words plastered across their behinds.
Granted, I may have related more to this book than a younger reader because Epperson and I are close enough in age that I recognized the name of almost every band or musician mentioned, but most of the themes flowing through When Life Stinks are universal and can be appreciated by a diverse group of readers.
An excellent debut for Kelly Epperson. I eagerly await her next book.
Title: When Life Stinks, It's Time to Wash the Gym Clothes Author: Kelly Epperson Publisher: Rockford Writers' Guild ISBN: 978-0-9796634-2-0 U.S. Price: $15.95