Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

Buy it.

Read it.

Laugh your hiney off.


P.S. My new favorite word is “vainglorious.”

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14 Responses to Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

  1. Carrie Link says:

    Mine is on its way, and for $5.99, it’s the bargain of the century!

  2. Wanda says:

    I like “hiney”.

  3. JoyMama says:

    As a Mennonite myself (though never having left the fold in the way Rhoda did), this book fascinated me. The wit is undeniable — I did laugh out loud — and she kept dropping references to things that totally ring true from my upbringing. Almost to a scary extent, in fact.

    I couldn’t imagine writing a book like that about my parents/hometown, though, nor how I’d feel as a parent if my child wrote like that about me. Her edge is plenty sharp…

    There’s a book-group from my congregation discussing this novel next month. Should be interesting!

  4. Deb says:

    I’ve wondered if I needed to read this. Now I know. On my way to Amazon.

  5. Michelle O'Neil says:

    I loved the way the author wove the Mennonite thing (in all it’s strangeness to the outside eye), but managed to absolutely love the people and her family. A very tricky thing to do.

    Her humor had me busting out laughing,LOUDLY,many,many times. I hadn’t laughed like that in a long time.

  6. amber says:

    Do you know this author, or just a good “read rec”?


  7. Michelle O'Neil says:

    The author wouldn’t know me if I bit her.

  8. naomi says:

    But, she’d remember you if you bit her.
    Sounds like a great book!

  9. Jamie says:

    I live in a VERY mennonite town – I’m going right over to the library website and ordering!!

  10. Jenn E says:

    Read this! Loved it!

  11. Jerri says:

    I’m listening to this as I drive to Minneapolis. Stopped for a break and couldn’t wait to write to thank you for the recommendation.

    I’ve been laughing out loud, alone in the car. Never done that before. Several times, I’ve laughed so hard I cried.

    She is a master storyteller, too. The pacing is brilliant. I’d write more but I need to get back to the car so I can listen to the rest.


  12. Michelle O'Neil says:

    Awesome Jerri! Safe travels! xo

  13. mom says:

    Just got the book.
    ‘taking it to Missouri this weekend for Brian’s family reunion

  14. graceonline says:

    Okay, going on my list. Lots of Mennonite history in my life, so I will enjoy this on many levels. Thank you!

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