Saturday, February 27, 2010

What is Jenny Gardiner reading?

This weekend's featured contributor at Writers Read: Jenny Gardiner, author of the soon-to-be-released Winging It: A Memoir of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Who's Determined to Kill Me.

Part of her entry:
[C]urrently on my Kindle I am reading a book by one of my new favorite authors and a new author friend, Ad Hudler, titled Househusband. It's a novel about a man who transfers to a new city when his wife gets a high-powered job, and in the midst of the transition decides to become a stay-at-home father to their young daughter. The perceptions and insights that Hudler brings to this novel so successfully bridge the gap between men and women, it really helps to portray the stay-at-home parent condition in such a clear light. He does so with snappy prose, amazing metaphors and similes and some awesome recipes to boot. It's laugh-out-loud but also has many...[read on]
Jenny Gardiner is the author of the novel Sleeping with Ward Cleaver. Her writing has appeared in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post, and NPR’s Day to Day, and she has a column of humorous slice-of-life essays that runs in the Charlottesville, VA Daily Progress. Gardiner lives in central Virginia with her husband, three kids, two dogs, one cat, and one gregarious parrot.

Among the early praise for Winging It:
"As sweet as a song and sharp as a beak, Winging It really soars as a memoir about family -- children and husbands, feathers and fur -- and our capacity to keep loving though life may occasionally bite."
--Wade Rouse, bestselling author of At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream, and Confessions of A Prep School Mommy Handler

"Jenny Gardiner's hilarious memoir will have you alternately laughing and crying, and watching the skies for winged pets out for your blood."
--Award-winning author of Catching Genius, Kristy Kiernan
Watch a video of Gardiner discussing Winging It, and learn more about the book and author at Jenny Gardiner's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Sleeping With Ward Cleaver.

Writers Read: Jenny Gardiner.

--Marshal Zeringue