You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive

You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive

Confessions of a Middle Aged Working Mom

Non-Fiction - Humor/Comedy
192 Pages
Reviewed on 07/20/2017
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (Goodreads, B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Lori B. Duff is a recovering lawyer, ghost writer, and an unrepentant proponent of the Oxford Comma and two spaces after a period. She is an award winning humorist, and is in the process of trying to survive the parenthood of two teenagers. (Three if you count her husband.)

    Book Review

Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite

What a fun read you’ll find in Lori B. Duff’s You Know I Love You Because You’re Still Alive! Although some readers might not like the fact that Lori checks her troop of kids out of a “nasty hotel” and into a clean Holiday Inn, how many of us wouldn’t do the same as long as we can afford it? Or who among us hasn’t thought that mowing the lawn in killer heat is stupid and wished there was a way to rid ourselves of such an awful job, only to find we couldn’t come up with a better or more affordable way to ease the task? And then there are those “common courtesies” that seem to have disappeared in this rushed, modern world, like holding a door open for someone coming behind you, or letting someone go ahead of you in the grocery line if they have only one item and you have a full cart?

If you’re honest with yourself like Lori is, you won’t deny wishing you could have one deep sleep in which your husband’s snoring doesn’t keep you awake. Nor will you deny doing a double-take when your 13-year-old son decides he’d like to have his ears pierced! And really, have you never thought your son or daughter is the most talented, most intelligent or most beautiful child around? If you haven’t, it’s a pity you haven’t found something to be proud of in your offspring. Somehow, that’s impossible to believe…or alternately, very sad.

Of course, one could say, “Well I don’t tell the world about how I feel about everything in a book!” But here’s the thing: by writing so honestly about what she feels and observes, Lori B. Duff speaks to and about a huge number of parents who will find themselves thinking Lori sounds so much like them that they could have written You Know I Love You Because You’re Still Alive. Lori’s ramblings, if you want to call them that, are like those favourite newspaper columns that give readers a needed break from all the bad news bombarding us in the media. They are welcome relief. So is Duff’s book: she’s simply published all those “columns” in one very entertaining collection.

Lori B. Duff has the guts and ability to capture human reactions to everyday life cleverly, honestly and humorously. An objective reader recognizes that ability and applauds it, enjoying for instance her son’s argument for getting his ears pierced: “Earrings on a boy are not alternative or counter-culture or rebellious like they were when the earth was still cooling and I was thirteen.” Statements like that make you sit back and laugh, not at Lori B. Duff, but with her as you also laugh at yourself…if you’re honest and, above all, objective.