Thursday, September 08, 2011

Stranger in a strange land

An Innocent, a Broad
It was supposed to be a weekend trip to London so her husband could perform for a British television show. What was to be only two short, fun nights across the Atlantic turned into five months of worry when she went into premature labor. 

In this poignant memoir, Ann Leary, wife of actor and comedian Denis Leary, recounts the birth of their first child in a story that will have the reader crying from laughter. The ordeal of having a premature child would be harrowing enough even without the added stress of having that child in a foreign country, far from family and friends. However, while the events are often worrisome, the story is told in a way that puts the reader in the passenger seat for a surprisingly humorous ride. While highlighting the trials and tribulations of a being a first-time mother and a stranger in a strange land, the story is told with a tongue in cheek approach to life, without making light of the seriousness of the situation.
An Innocent, a Broad
No pictures. I think it should be a requirement for all biographies and memoirs that they include photographs or other pictures.

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