Notes from the Underwire: Adventures from My Awkward and Lovely Lifeby Quinn Cummings
Meet Quinn Cummings. Former child star, mother, and modern woman, she just wants to be a good person. Quinn grew up in Los Angeles, a city whose patron saint would be a sixteen-year-old with a gold card and two trips to rehab under her belt. Quinn does crossword puzzles, eats lentils without being forced, and longs to wear a scarf without looking like a Camp Fire
Meet Quinn Cummings. Former child star, mother, and modern woman, she just wants to be a good person. Quinn grew up in Los Angeles, a city whose patron saint would be a sixteen-year-old with a gold card and two trips to rehab under her belt. Quinn does crossword puzzles, eats lentils without being forced, and longs to wear a scarf without looking like a Camp Fire Girl. And she tries very hard to be the Adultthe one everybody calls for a ride to the airportbut somehow she always comes up short.
In Notes from the Underwire, Quinn's smart and hilarious debut, she tackles the domestic and the delightfully absurd, proving that all too often they're one and the same. From fighting off a catnip-addled cat to mortal conflict with a sewing machine, Quinn provides insight into her often chaotic, seldom-perfect universea universe made even less perfect when the goofy smile of past celebrity shows its occasional fang. The book, like the author herself, is good hearted, keenly observant, and blisteringly funny. In other words, really good company.
Erma Bombeck with an edge.USA Today
I hadn't laughed out loud while reading a book for years, but Quinn Cumming's struggles nearly did me in. Although she describes herself as a woman who constantly blurts out exactly the wrong thing, she says everything exactly right in the brilliantly overwrought Notes from the Underwire.Bob Tarte, author of Enslaved by Ducks and Fowl Weather
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Meet the Author
Quinn Cummings began her acting career at a young age, landing roles in numerous TV commercials and eventually winning the role of Marsha Mason's daughter in the 1977 film, The Goodbye Girl, for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Quinn left acting in the mid-90's, Inspired by the birth of her first child, she created the HipHugger, a sling-type device for carrying a baby; she is now president of the company. In 2005, Quinn started The QC Report, a blog which discusses the ironies of modern life from the point of view of a career-mom in her thirties. It has received numerous recommendations including Newsweek's BlogWatch pick of the week. She lives with her partner & their daughter in LA.
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I loved this book. Ms Cummings has a delightfulnwriting style and her stories are laugh out loud funny. Please write another book soon!
As a die hard fan of folks like Erma Bombeck and Mr. Sedaris, I absolutely loved his book. Craftily worded using wicked funny phraseology, Quinn brings life to our attention in humorous essays; forever gleaning the humor from daily happenstance. If you are like me and you have a penchant for dry wit and scathing sarcasm...then by all means, start reading! You won't regret it!