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Miss Nackawic Meets Midlife

Colleen Landry

176 pages
Nimbus Publishing

Colleen Landry's delusional alter ego, Miss Nackawic 1981, is ready for her second coming. Oh sure...it's been 37 years since she reigned over her tiny town wearing a tiara and sash, but she has clung to the memory of adoring fans and paparazzi chases ever since. Her husband and two sons hardly ever clap or take her picture when she enters a room so she has no choice but to seek fame and glory elsewhere--the Miss World pageant! Despite more than three decades of unanswered requests for information about the pageant, Miss Nackawic 1981 refuses to give up hope that there is life after picking up soggy towels, burning Thanksgiving turkeys, and trying to make her menfolk understand that throw cushions are never to be touched.

This middle-aged writer's hilarious and delusional observations about raising boys, surviving(ish) menopause and searching for meaning in mid-life will make you laugh out loud...at her expense.

Author Bio
Colleen Landry is a humour writer whose articles have appeared in Canadian Living, The Globe and Mail and The Irish Times. She is also one of the co-authors of Follow the Goose Butt, Camelia Airheart! and Take off to Tantramar. Her humour blog One Hot-Flashin' Mama focuses on menopause and family life in the Maritimes. Colleen lives in Moncton, NB.