Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You Might Have Momnesia If...

MOMNESIA (mahm-nee-zhuh) -noun-
Loss of the memory of who you used to be. Caused by pregnancy, play dates, and trying to keep the house cleaner than the Joneses.

My novel, "Momnesia," is about an unconventional entrepreneur who, struggling between her "momminess" and her "sexiness," diagnoses herself with Momnesia and sets about finessing a new version of her old vivaciousness!

This has led to lots of (sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always commiserative) conversation about Finding Balance, identifying when you've "lost yourself," etc. Features have included The Boston Globe, WRAL, and more.

So, how do you know if you're "suffering from" Momnesia? You might have Momnesia if:
  • Your mascara hasn't been used in so long, it's too crusty to open!
  • Your Aerosoles far outnumber your stilettos!
  • Your back gets sunburned every summer because you were too busy lotioning everyone else!
  • You haven't seen a movie that wasn't animated in recent memory!
  • There are no children around but you still say, "I need to go pee pee!"
  • You and your husband are at The Great Wolf Lodge (or Disney, or some such venue), surrounded by screaming children and pretend characters, yet you feel like you're on a date because your kids are more than four inches away and you are drinking a beer!
  • Showering feels like a special occasion!
  • The thought of date night sounds more exhausting than exciting!
  • There are no children around, yet you still call one another Mommy and Daddy!
  • It feels farfetched to imagine that you would even have time to read "Momnesia!"
And the absolute, number one, most identifying symptom of Momnesia:
  • You can hear "Buzz" and "Woody" and think only of "Toy Story!"
Do you have any good ones to add? Post them in the comments here! You can also join my discussions underway on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/LoriTheAuthor) and Goodreads (www.Goodreads.com/LoriTheAuthor).
MOMNESIA, by Lori Verni-Fogarsi, is available in both Paperback and Kindle! CLICK HERE to find it at your favorite store online or in your neighborhood!

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