We’re launching February with a laugh. We’ve got several copies of Why is My Mother Getting a Tattoo and Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask by Jancee Dunn to giveaway to Manic Mommies.
In her early forties, Jancee Dunn began to wonder why she still felt like a 13-year-old around her family. Talking to her friends, she found the same was true for them—despite successful jobs, marriages, and families of their own. Do we ever really grow up, she wonders? Why is the slow, sticky process of prying ourselves free from our parents and childhoods so difficult? In Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?, Dunn examines the phenomenon, with scenes ranging from a “haunted Savannah” tour gone wrong to a visit to a tattoo parlor with her sixty-ish mother, who is dying to get a raven inked on her wrist. Finally, Dunn and her sisters arrange a visit to the house where they grew up, a bittersweet but comic experience that answers her questions and puts her at peace with her parents—until the next tattoo parlor visit, at least. —From the author’s Web site.
About the author: Jancee Dunn
Read our book club hostess Mari’s interview with Jancee here. Our telephone chat with the author is scheduled for March 17. Green beer is optional.
To enter the giveaway, please send an e-mail with your name and shipping address to Mari[DOT]Partyka[AT]gmail.com . Winners will be drawn at random on Friday, February 5.