Mennonite In A Little Black Dress

Mennonite In A Little Black Dress

A Memoir Of Going Home

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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A hilarious and moving memoir in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron about a woman who returns home to her Mennonite family after a personal crisis. The same week her husband of 15 years ditches her for a guy he met on Gay.com, a partially inebriated teenage driver smacks her VW Beetle head-on. Marriage over, body bruised, life upside-down, Rhoda does what any sensible 43-year-old would do: She goes home. But hers is not just any home. It's a Mennonite home, the scene of her painfully uncool childhood and the bosom of her family: handsome but grouchy Dad, plain but cheerful Mom. Drinking, smoking, and slumber parties are nixed; potlucks, prune soup, and public prayer are embraced. Having long ago left the faith behind, Rhoda is surprised when the conservative community welcomes her back with open arms - and offbeat advice. She discovers that this safe, sheltered world is the perfect place to come to terms with her failed marriage and the choices that both freed and entrapped her.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781598879087
1598879081
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 15 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Huber, Hillary
hoopla digital

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Could not finish, seemed like an interesting premise but the writing was not engaging, did not care for protagonist

tlgo Feb 22, 2014

I was disappointed by this book - it reminded me of a bad sit-com.

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Justjenn
May 10, 2011

Rhoda Janzen is hilarious! I love the way she both lovingly describes and yet pokes fun at her menonite roots. It is a light read that had me laughing along with her and wanting more.

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eroyalward
Apr 08, 2011

Funny, funny book! Plus, the quality of the audio, sound level, etc. is great

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