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Gritty Greens: Diary of a Southern Housewife

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Gritty Greens is a humorous and poignant year-in-the-life memoir of Everywoman, with essays illuminating significant events and holidays, providing those head-slapping ""I've been there, too!"" moments for women who struggle to keep their families intact without losing themselves. Job layoffs, relocations, the birds and the bees talk, and the mysteries of marriage are all ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published September 30th 2013 by Lulu.com (first published April 18th 2011)
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Dec 15, 2011 Joy rated it liked it
I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway.

First posted review on Goodreads. The description sounded interesting so I entered. I am not a mother, I don’t live in the south and I have never had greens, gritty or otherwise. I wouldn’t think there would be many “I’ve been there too” moments but that’s why I read.

While it is described as a year-in-the-life, this book covers many years. It is dived up by months and the essays are from different years in that month.

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Microbiologist by trade, Mom by choice. I've worked on and off for 30 years as a laboratory scientist and teacher, but that's been a walk in the park compared to being a Mom. And NOTHING was more difficult than doing it full time! But nothing could be more rewarding, either. My book is the story of one Mom, any Mom, and every Mom. Our experiences are unique, but our feelings, not so much. My book ...more
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