Rats, Mice, and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank:
A Collection of Essays From Humor to Simply Human
March 1, 2018
From an award-winning syndicated columnist comes a collection of essays-sometimes nourishing, sometimes passionate, sometimes humorous, and always relatable.
Read this book if you are feeling sad. Read this book if you need a good chuckle. Read this book so that you never ever feel like you’re alone.
In one of the essays the author summarizes her embarrassment for not being supportive of her husband. She writes “When you’re sad, you get the kind [of tears] that roll down your cheek flowing freely. They drip down your collar and snot up your nose. No. These were different. These were tears of shame and embarrassment…These were tears that didn’t want to puddle or roll. These were tears that didn’t want to come out at all but couldn’t help themselves as they reluctantly dripped sideways into the hairline instead of following gravity down the face. These were my tears.”
These essays shine light into the sole and leave it wide open for all to see. This gifted storyteller is a keen observer of her own human nature and is not shy about sharing it.
Part memoir, part essay collection, Rats, Mice, and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank is written with both wit and charm. It will take you on a ride from finding a mouse in the house to the mortgage crisis. It’s so engaging that you may just might find yourself wondering how your own personal stories ended up in it!