Do you have any book lovers on your Christmas list?
We love finding books in our stockings or unwrapping one at a fun holiday gift exchange party. We have some great local authors here in Arkansas and their books would make the perfect gift for a bibliophile. These are all non-fiction books that will make any reader LOL.
We have to start with our own Gwen Rockwood’s book, of course! Reporting Live from the Laundry Pile is a collection of Gwen’s best newspaper columns over the years of writing about single life, married life and the mama life that came after three children. It’s hilarious and thought-provoking at every turn. Gwen pours out her heart on these pages and we love being able to take a look behind the curtain where she promises you won’t find a SuperMom cape in the washer — or dryer!
NWA blogger Lela Davidson has two books out to choose from. Her books, Blacklisted from the PTA and Who Peed on My Yoga Mat?, are collections of essays. She writes and speaks (quite humorously, we should add!) about motherhood, marriage, media, marketing, and the challenges of being over-40 in a Botox world.
Heather Davis is from Oklahoma, but we want to include her in this list. We first met Heather when we were in the Listen To Your Mother Show with her. She read an essay that just about killed us we were laughing so hard. She is definitely a TMI Mom.
Tracey Eyster lives in Little Rock and is the force behind the MomLife Today website and has written a beautiful book called Be The Mom. It’s about being intentional, relational and selfless with your kids. She says, “In all of your relationships the effort you put into them, and your attitude, have a direct affect on you and those around you. My heart is to encourage through sharing my joys and challenges – the good, the bad and the ugly. Words served up with a bit of sweet, a dash of spicy and a healthy serving of random reality.”
We also wanted to include a book that we recently got our hands on by Sophie Hudson, also known as Boo Mama in the blogosphere. She’s not from Arkansas, either, but we like her Southern stories. A lot. Her book is called A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet and the stories of faith, family and 15 pounds of bacon she has in this collection will having you laughing and crying in recognition.