Goode for a Laugh

Fat, Fifty, and Menopausal

A.J. Goode may be fat, fifty, and menopausal, but that doesn’t stop her from finding humor in life’s imperfections. She confronts middle age with amusement and brutal honesty in this collection of essays on hot flashes, weight gain, dating after fifty, and more.

If you’re a woman facing middle age, you’re no longer alone. You just may recognize yourself in some of the situations in this book, although you may not want to admit to some of the more embarrassing ones. Don’t miss this entertaining journey that will take you through everything from speeding tickets to spicy foods, with side trips into sensible shoes and a bad case of “Memory Fog.”

Also available in paperback and Audible, featuring fabulous narration by the one and only Ginger Cucolo. Her delightful southern twang and perfect sense of comedic timing bring my words to life in a way I could never have imagined.

Faster Than a Whippoorwill’s Ass

When author A.J. Goode is told that her mouth runs faster than a whippoorwill’s ass, she turns the criticism into both a compliment and a pretty fair description of her love for telling funny stories. In this collection of humorous essays, she has fun just being her talkative, upbeat self in her own unique, unfiltered, and opinionated way.

Originally published as “Have a Goode One,” this book contains essays pulled from Goode’s blog about her experiences adjusting to marriage and parenthood in rural Michigan. Confronted with squirrels in the kitchen, rampaging roosters in the driveway, and a fussy eater who refuses to eat anything but salami-and-Velveeta omelets, Goode seeks out the humor in every situation, no matter how frustrating or strange. She throws in a bit of nostalgia and opinion while trying to figure out how to talk to her children about virginity, drug use, and the proper procedures for disposing of dead chipmunks in the bathroom.

In the midst of laughing at obnoxious football moms and excitable body parts, Goode also delivers some heartfelt insights into focusing on the things that really matter. Her slightly twisted views on life and the world in general will lift your spirits and leave you smiling.


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