Laugh Lines Are Beautiful
And Other Age-Defying Truths
By Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant
(Celestial Arts, Hardcover, 9781587613142, 112pp.)
Publication Date: September 15, 2009
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Now that you’re a mature woman, you’re smart enough to know that . . .a tight ponytail can take five years off your face. More bright, brassy opinions from the fountain of truth!
From the author of Not Guilty by Reason of Menopause comes another unapologetically feisty manifesto. Laugh Lines Are Beautiful celebrates everything from the dubious benefits of maturity, moderation, and perky mammaries to the singular pleasures of mood swings, mammograms, and myopia. In comedienne Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant’s pasture, there are no sacred cows. Growing older (and hopefully, wiser) with style and sass and a slightly sagging posterior trumps investing in anti-aging goo, inflatable face and body parts, and ill-fitting foundation garments any day. So why age gracefully when having a midlife crisis feels so good?
Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant is a teacher, humorist, stand-up comic, stress management coach, and former radio host. The author of fifteen books, she won the Erma Bombeck humor writing competition with an essay about igniting her mammogram. Jasheway-Bryant lives with two dachshunds in the pleasant city of Eugene, Oregon.
“Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant throws firecrackers at middle-aged woes and makes us light up with laughter. Her humor is right on the spot–make that the neck waddle.”
–Susan Reinhardt, author of Not Tonight Honey, Wait ’Til I’m a Size Six