Guest Post: A.J. Raven
“Journal of a Crazy Lady” by LaRae Parry has to be one of the best entertaining and humorous books out there. The fact that the events actually happened to the author made me appreciate it even more. It takes courage to share one’s life and it’s wonderful to see how LaRae finds humor in her experiences.
The whole thing starts with the author receiving a journal from her sister. I wasn’t expecting her to ‘keep’ it the way she did for five years! I just couldn’t stop laughing at how and why the author finally decided to write in the journal. What follows is a series of moments from the author’s life: We see her as a little girl, a sister, a wife, a mother, and even a grandmother. One can tell there was something different ever since she was a little girl.
Having gone through some of her bio, I was further impressed. Her experiences haven’t been easy. However, she decided to share her life with her readers and even though it’s a very funny read, one can’t help but appreciate life. The way the situations are described really made me think everything was happening right in front of my eyes and I enjoyed that a lot. The stories about the hairdresser, keeping secrets, and forgetting one’s name were some of my favorites. The one where she thinks she’s anorexic was fun but it also shed light on what she had to go through in her life because of the tests recommended by the doctor.
The only bad thing was that the journal was too short. I wanted to keep laughing a little while longer.
“Journal of a Crazy Lady” gets 5 out of 5 stars from me. It’s a very fun and entertaining read. If you have an hour or two and want some good laughs, then this book is for you! You too will begin to appreciate life and be impressed by the author who shared hers with you. Give it a read and we’ll talk about it.