I Was In Love With a Short Man Once is a story collection written from the perspective of a crazy southern Irish gal. Follow her as she reflects on: growing up as a child of limited means in South Florida; managing a self-financed college education; balancing work as a federal official with the joys of single motherhood; and navigating the amusing challenges of being a second-time-around wife.
Have you ever wondered if the life of the woman standing next to you in the check-out line is as weird as yours? Could it be possible that you are trapped in a bizarre reality show, where the object of the game is to get the crazy lady to flip-out just one more time? If so, then this book confirms that you are in good company.
I Was In Love With a Short Man Once is a story collection written from the perspective of a crazy southern Irish gal. Follow her as she reflects on growing up as a child of limited means in South Florida; managing a self-financed college education; balancing work as a federal official with the joys of single motherhood; and navigating the amusing challenges of being a second-time-around wife.
· Coming Up Stories reflect the distinctive surroundings of South Florida through stories such as “Flagpole.”
· Jimmy Stories illustrate the bond between mother and son. Stories here include “Kool-aid Mom” and “Zamboni” and reveal the life lessons that our children teach us.
· The Rest of the Stories round out the author’s quirky observations, including “Naked in a Hot Tub in Vegas” and “Crazy Virgo Tendencies.”
“As a fellow humor writer, I’m always looking for writers that make me laugh out loud. Kim Dalferes not only cracks me up, she’s been responsible for several snorts and one Kindle covered with the Diet Coke I spit out when I burst out laughing. Seriously, this chick is FUNNY. I found myself nodding and laughing out loud time after time. Do yourself a favor and GET THIS BOOK.” Vikki Claflin, Author, Shake, Rattle, & Roll With It.
5 *’s from Grady Harp – Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer. This is one funny lady with a very fine talent whose bound to climb onto the platform with Erma Bombeck, Fannie Flagg, Nora Ephron et al. Catch her while she is wet!
From Betsy Ashton – author of Mad Max, Unintended Consequences. Dalferes is a fresh voice in the realm of funny women who write about their own experiences…With chapter titles like “The Patron Saint of Parking,” “My Water Broke Because I was Married To a Prick,” and “Kool-Aid Mom,” everyone will find something to like.
“Poignant in places, thoughtful, observant of others and the world about her.” The Masquerade Crew, Supporters of the Indie Crowd
“Some of her adventures were so funny that I was laughing aloud …this book should come with a big warning: “Don’t read this in public.” Library Cat’s 5* review.
“This book had me laughing from page 1. Many of her observations are spot on and offer readers a more humorous side of life.” Quality Reads UK Book Club
“…would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good laugh and a good read.” The Next Big Book Thing
“It’s the book you hope to leave behind for your own children or their children so they can learn a thing or two not only about you but about life in general and that even when things seem at their worst, there is something better around the corner. It’s also the book to gather your closest girlfriends and giggle over with stories such as “Jezebel” and “Naked in a Hot Tub in Vegas.” Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
“In sharing her experiences, Dalferes balances somber reflection with just the right dose of humor… I highly recommend it. This little gem earned a well deserved 5 hearts.” Scarlett Rains Reviews
Tom Riddell (The Writer’s Lounge) Offers a 5 Star Review: “If you’re looking for a book to help you deal with life- Self Help yourself to: I was In Love With a Short Man Once- And Other Tales From A Crazy Southern Irish Gal. It’s storytelling at its best and it’s a wonderful hop, skip and bounce through a southern “Gal’s” life.”
Rachel Abbott’s review of I Was In Love With a Short Man Once. “This ‘Crazy Southern Irish Gal’ has definitely got the ‘gift of the gab’ ”
Kindle Book Review gives I Was In Love With a Short Man Once 5 Stars. “The Art of Storytelling is Alive and Well.”
“The author’s candid observations, unforgiving attention to details, and lively pace made it too compelling to be qualified as anything less than a page-turner. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the humility and optimism that permeates her writing and, oh, the wit… that dry, self-deprecating funny-as-hell southern wit!” Megan’s Blog and Book Reviews
“By the time I got to the end, (which I hated that it came so quickly) I felt like I was reading an old friends book. Kimba, add me to your bail you out or be in the jail cell with you group, you are my kind of people!” Read more of Barbara Ensign’s review here.
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