Funny Face

A Memoir

Non-Fiction - Memoir
264 Pages
Reviewed on 01/26/2022
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Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

Funny Face is a compelling, hilarious, and profoundly educative narrative that reveals different stages of Peggi Davis' active life: the excitement and eagerness of youth, the challenges and thrills of being a stepmother while juggling a colorful career with creating happy memories with friends, and the mellowness of retirement and having to deal with the invisibility that comes with aging. In Funny Face, nationally recognized fashion art and creative director Peggi Davis shares the beautiful and not so beautiful moments in her life, including meeting a real-life cowboy in Texas, sharing a memorable and delicious meal with friends at Dallas' Steak and Ale, laughing uncontrollably at inappropriate times, and losing her mother. Through Peggi's story, we see the importance of getting off social media and leaving a mundane, work-centric reality for a life that involves making beautiful connections and exploring all the wonderful experiences life has to offer.

Before reading Funny Face, I wouldn't have imagined being bothered by the state of mentally remaining the same person you were when younger but looking different and less attractive when older. Thus, one of the reasons I love reading sincere, soul-baring memoirs, like Funny Face, is that they help me prepare for some circumstances that I would have, otherwise, been unprepared for. Peggi Davis' book also tells others who are already at the stage she is that they are not alone. The book's combination of wise quotes, interesting psychological terminologies, and profound conclusions add depth and meaning to the entertaining events it contains. Peggi's artistic use of words and her exciting, diverse experiences make her book an addictive read—which I see becoming one of my favorite memoirs in all of 2022!