Heaven Help Us!
by Kari J. Rich
LDS women work hard for many people in many places,
striving every day to do and be their best, but
how often do they get to simply sit back and LOL?
In this collection of wry and witty essays, one modern
Mormon mom turns ordinary predicaments into awesome
opportunities to lighten up and look at life with
a laugh. Whether she's busting through red tape to get
medical assistance for her injured son, celebrating the
birth of her child by losing her lunch on the bathroom
floor, or having an off-beat adventure in the residue of
Mormon culture found at the D.I., Kari J. Rich uncovers
the hilarity that lurks in everyday situations. See
her thwart self-pity with self-deprecation as she rediscovers
her testimony in a can of tuna, loses touch with
her children by joining the PTA, gets chased down by
a hawk on her bike, unknowingly turns into her father
on Memorial Day, and battles the family hierarchy at
the height of the holiday season. There's more than frivolity
on these pages, golden nuggets of wisdom do
surface on occasion. But don't worry, they pass quickly.
Kari's much more concerned with just finding joy inthis experience we call womanhood.
By Melora, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I can't say enough about this book. Brilliant!! Inspiring! Unbelievably funny! I ordered this book before I headed up to the lake to hang with the family. During our first evening there, I opened the book and started reading to those lounging around. I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading a book! Kari's witty, sometimes irreverent, delightfully funny take on life had us all in stitches. My stoic brother-in-law, who doesn't read "books like that" even listened and ended up snitching my book away to read when I was otherwise occupied. My serious-minded English Professor father was thoroughly engaged and enjoyed hearing one chapter after another. And of course all the women in the group were cracking up, shaking their heads and exclaiming "I know exactly what she means!"
I could go on and on about each chapter, but will leave that up to you to discover. I laughed, and I cried, and I realized that it's okay to be who you are, foibles and all. Sometimes we just need to sit back and laugh at ourselves, and realize that as women in this world, we shoulder a heavy burden, but that burden can be such a blessing if we choose to see things through an eternal perspective.
This book will appeal to just about any human being on the planet. I know it is written from an LDS woman's perspective, but ANY woman, and just about any man for that matter, will find reflections of themselves in this book, and certainly have a good chuckle.
I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone and hope you find as much enjoyment in it as I did.