Disagreeable teenagers, drunken dogs, and the problematic tanning process are things Pamela McConathy Kopfler knows all too well. She’s received an eleven o’clock phone call on behalf of her intoxicated pet, and she’s had to fight her share of battles with both stubborn children and the sun. Yet, rather than negatively view these normally stressful situations, Kopfler injects her stories with humor, allowing readers to both identify and laugh with her every step of the way.
Kopfler muses over society’s assessment of perfection, discovers that blind dates can sometimes unearth a future husband, and informs readers that tanned skin looks ten times lighter than pale skin. She recalls her five-year-old daughter’s separation anxiety, describes the Southern custom of mothers and daughters sharing high tea, and reveals her secret recipe for a very special soup.
This Southern-tinged collection of anecdotes offers universal reflections on the everyday moments that can drive a person crazy, as well as the heartwarming memories and amusing observations that make family and friendships worthwhile. From recollections of her childhood to recent memories with her own children, Kopfler’s conversational style and down-to-earth wit cross both genders and generations in its appeal.
About the Author
A former television reporter, Pamela McConathy Kopfler hosted a home-and-garden show, and her writing has appeared in Louisiana Gardener. She received her bachelor of science degree from Louisiana Tech University and currently resides in Houma, Louisiana, with her husband and two children, who are featured prominently in this work.
IN-LAWS, OUTLAWS, FRIENDS, AND FOES:
A Southern Collection
By Pamela McConathy Kopfler
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Family Relationships
128 pp. 5 x 8
ISBN: 9781589801219 pb