After at least 15 bazillion titles I have finally settled on Minnesota Nice as the title of my memoir. According to Wikipedia Minnesota Nice is:
the stereotypical behavior of people born and raised in Minnesota, to be courteous, reserved, and mild-mannered. The cultural characteristics of Minnesota nice include a polite friendliness, an aversion to confrontation, a tendency toward understatement, a disinclination to make a fuss or stand out, emotional restraint, and self-deprecation. It can also refer to traffic behavior, such as slowing down to allow another driver to enter a lane in front of the other person. Critics have pointed out negative qualities, such as passive aggressiveness and resistance to change.
This book has been in the works for nearly a decade. Oh the stories I could tell about the process of writing this book, but I can’t.
This is the first in a trilogy of books about my very odd and interesting life. I plan on self-publishing Minnesota Nice
MINNESOTA NICE is a memoir about growing up in the late 70s/early 80s and my struggle to fit in. It wasn’t enough to be fat, a redhead and have no athletic ability, I also had to get my clothes from the Husky section at Sears. While caring for her disabled mom she learns her dad is gay. Enter the 800-pound gorilla, stage left. Did I mention I had an eating disorder?
The manuscript is currently in the final edit stage. I’ve found an amazing editor and have great confidence that you will love this book that has been called a cross between Running with Scissors and The Fault in our Stars. It’s a helluva ride.
In the mean time I’ve set up a GoFundMePage for the book and would love it if you would check it out, share it, maybe even pre-order the book.