Saturday, February 12, 2011
Bookaday: Stilettos No More...and Other Delinquent Thoughts by Diana Estill
Stilettos No More . . . and Other Delinquent Thoughts - Humor
Author Diana Estill shares her wacky views on the years between mini-skirts and “Mee-maw” panties. Warning about the hazards of high heels and lamenting over the fashion persistence of thong panties, Estill skewers anti-aging rhetoric as she declares 50 is not the new 40 “without the help of Botox, a plastic surgeon, or Photoshop.”
In 25 essays that lampoon everything from “thigh trimmers” to toe hairs, Stilettos No More milks hilarity from midlife. A husband who succumbs to QVC, forgets the grill until firemen arrive, and enters his second “headbanger” phase, thanks to iTunes, looms amid a cast of comical family characters.
For any woman who’s ever suffered a wardrobe challenge or wondered how not to become a senior stereotype, this book includes those answers: ditch the cardigan, skip the LASIK surgery, and hide the magnifying mirror. But more importantly, hang on to your sense of humor.
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Diana Estill is the author of three humor books: Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road, Deedee Divine’s Totally Skewed Guide to Life, a ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist and an International Book Awards Winner in humor, and her latest, Stilettos No More. Previously she worked for 12 years as a journalist and humor columnist. Her columns have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, The Miami Herald, Road & Travel, and other publications.