I Punched Myself in the Eye

Stories of self-sabotage, imperfection, and perfect amazing grace

Non-Fiction - Short Story/Novela
208 Pages
Reviewed on 09/06/2016
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Author Biography

Pamela Capone, born in the heart of Los Angeles, was the youngest of nine children orphaned by their biological parents. Taken in by her foster parents at 18 months old, to this day Capone considers herself a rescue, and her adoptive parents heroes.

A self-professed people watcher, Capone has been inspired by the “misunderstood” Mrs. Kravitz of the classic sitcom Bewitched, who Capone claims wasn’t nosey, but a pioneer who cared. A self-contained Neighborhood Watch, Mrs. Kravitz was a trailblazer, encouraging timid little girls like Capone to be curious.

Capone is a daughter, a sister, a mother, a wife, a friend, an avid supporter of IMA Guatemala, an actor, a public speaker, an evidence gatherer, a dot-connector and an author. Her second book, I Punched Myself in the Eye, released in 2015 and follows her debut title, The Little Girl Within: Overcoming Memories of Childhood Abuse and Abandonment, which chronicles Capone’s life beginning with her first memory of being placed in foster care.

Capone lives in Southern California with her husband, John. Together they have two children and one grandpup.
To learn more about Pamela visit www.pamelacapone.com. For more information about her book or to purchase a copy www.ipunchedmyselfintheeye.com. Connect with Pamela on Twitter @personalmessays or on Instagram @PammyCapone.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

I Punched Myself in the Eye is a look at a lifetime collection of very short essays highlighting the life of Pamela Capone and her family. Each essay was unique and had a special thought, emotion, idea or event to pass along. Pamela shares her stories beautifully, both the good and the bad, with readers - starting with her message; followed up by her favorite chocolates; going to Grandma’s house; God encounters; her childhood, her husband and her children; making bread; traveling to foreign countries and to New York City; a middle of the night intruder; a scary train, and mermaids. There are just too many to tell you about and it is impossible to include more of the details without spoilers, but each one was special in itself.

I Punched Myself in the Eye is easy to read and many times I found myself shaking my head in agreement and laughing or crying at a remembered moment in my own life. Pamela Capone has written her essays with love and an invitation to become part of her family and share in their life. This non-fiction story of real life happenings is indeed worth reading and, as the description claims, it is filled with imperfection and perfect grace. I found it impossible not to like Pamela, and felt as though she was sitting in my family room and we were sharing the stories of our lives. If you are a mother, wife, woman, and a believer in God, this is a must-read.

Pamela Capone

Thank you for the great review!!