Kissing The Crisis: Field Notes On Foul-mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, And Careening Into Middle Age by Kara Martinez BachmanKissing The Crisis: Field Notes On Foul-mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, And Careening Into Middle Age by Kara Martinez Bachman

Kissing The Crisis: Field Notes On Foul-mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, And Careening Into…

byKara Martinez Bachman

Paperback | February 1, 2017

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You?re going on a journey to a strange new country where you will look different, act different, even feel different. It?s like you?re becoming a whole new person, and that person is your mother. Your new homeland is middle age, and you need a native guide to teach you how to survive here, or at least to show you where the good bars are.

Written for every woman who knows that turning 40 is no reason to become respectable,Kissing the Crisisis the field guide you need to blaze your own unconventional trail through the jungle of middle age. Humorist Kara Martinez Bachman reports from the front lines of the battle to stay awake after 9 p.m., and her adventures will make you scream with laughter, cringe with embarrassment, and vow to tackle your own midlife crisis with a can-do attitude and a tasty cocktail.

Whether she?s searching for a child-friendly bar for a parents? drinking session, starting the world?s best ukelele/harp gothic rock band, coping with a baby cursing like a sailor in the grocery store, or conquering her fear of a terrifying death during Hurricane Katrina, Bachman shows that life doesn?t end at 40 ... it just gets weirder.

Kara Martinez Bachman is a New Orleans-based freelance writer. Her work has appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, NOLA.com, The Writer, Funny Times, NPR's State of the Re:Union, Ellipsis, Magnolia Quarterly, the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina retrospective, Katrina Memoirs, and numerous other publications.
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Title:Kissing The Crisis: Field Notes On Foul-mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, And Careening Into…Format:PaperbackDimensions:145 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2017Publisher:Linden PublishingLanguage:English

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"Kara Martinez Bachman is hip and funny as hell. If I didn't already have a mother-and if I wasn't nearing middle-age myself-I would ask her to adopt me. I still might ask her." -Andrew Shaffer, New York Times bestselling author

Table of Contents

The Intoxicating Glint of Ben Gay
How I Turned Down Brad Pitt
A Midlife Renaissance
Ukulele-Harp Gothic Pop Rock Trio
Big Ass Beers and Sports Freaks
Gunshoot Jamboree
Wonder Bread for a Frenchman
The Bar and Grill Loophole
Chicken Soup for the Obsessive-Compulsive Soul
Suburban Tango
Pancho Villa and the Mexican Boat People
This Aint No Boogie Wonderland
Screwed by the Warranty
SuperGirl in a Kayak
Middle Aged Mano-A-Mano
The Future Mrs. Two Cakes
The Principle of It
Midlife Ripe
Ten-Point Cabbage
Ground Floor Life
The Good Fortune of Cosmetic Damages
An Eternal Sunshine of the Midlife Mind

Editorial Reviews

"Kara Martinez Bachman is hip and funny as hell. If I didn't already have a mother -- and if I wasn't nearing middle-age myself -- I would ask her to adopt me. I still might ask her." --Andrew Shaffer, New York Times bestselling author