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Brownie Fix
     

Brownie Fix

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by Ellen Cardona
 

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Chocolate. Love. Sex. Really, what else could a woman want in life? For Persey, the heroine of Brownie Fix, her days are fun-filled until what is normally one of life's most fulfilling experiences, the birth of her son, leads her straight into a dark state of postpartum depression.

Wandering in her own postpartum hell, Persey meets people that are absurd, like the

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Chocolate. Love. Sex. Really, what else could a woman want in life? For Persey, the heroine of Brownie Fix, her days are fun-filled until what is normally one of life's most fulfilling experiences, the birth of her son, leads her straight into a dark state of postpartum depression.

Wandering in her own postpartum hell, Persey meets people that are absurd, like the swinging neighbors who want a little more than a cup of sugar and a group of mothers who become whipped up in worship to a climactic furor. On top of the madness, she keeps seeing a yellow-toothed old man who acts like he wants to breastfeed from her. Or is it her imagination? Add the voices in her head that become louder and louder, and it's little wonder that Persey reaches for brownie mix to soothe her insanity.

Buckling under the pressure and lack of sleep from motherhood, Persey experiences the five stages of grief that lead her to uncover a buried secret, and gradually she begins to heal with the help of her family, friends, and, of course, brownies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466221512
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Cardona wrote Brownie Fix to help deal with the postpartum depression she experienced after one of her pregnancies. Through her writing, she found that postpartum depression was real but conquerable, especially when one has the help of some dark chocolate and even darker humor. When Ellen is not writing, she teaches literature to college freshmen and attempts to help them understand the writing process, though they think she's crazy because of her love for literature and writing.

Ellen graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a PhD in Humanities with a specialization in Literature. Even though she has published several academic works on Ezra Pound, she could not ignore her true passion as a fiction writer. Ellen lives in Richardson, Texas and continues to learn daily from her husband and two children. In good times and bad, she still enjoys her brownies.

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Brownie Fix 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brownie Fix is such a great book. Ellen Cardona has a way of writing that is funny, witty and deep all at the same time. This is one of the most relatable books I have read. The main character, Percy, has so many fears and emotions that many women feel as first time mothers. It is refreshing to read a book about a character that you can empathize with on so many levels. You will not be able to put this one down.
Lynngts More than 1 year ago
I loved brownie Fix. What is a mom to do? Persey is a normal mom trying to take care of her child. She faces her challenges in life head on and with a little acceptance and love from her "amore" and a little thing called brownies she manages just fine. We could all use a little Brownie Fix in our lives at times!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brownie Fix is a book for all mothers, even grandmothers. We can all sympathize with the new mother in the book, as she deals with all the changes in her life as she goes through the first months of motherhood. The book is at times deeply moving and at times very humorous. I would certainly recommend this book.
NYCHoustonTexan More than 1 year ago
Reading this book really made you feel for the main character, Percy. While I'm not a mom, I felt as though I was going through her postpartum angst myself. It was a moving book and thrilled that Percy was able to work through the darkness and be able to enjoy her life as a mom and wife. Congrats, Ellen Cardona, on your first published book!
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Mrs_Librarian More than 1 year ago
The subject is relevant, however, the book just doesn't deliver. It was so poorly written that it was painful to read. Mis-spelled words are my pet peeve and I found many in the Nook version. Technical issues aside, this reads more like a first attempt in a creative writing class than in does a novel I paid money for. There is a reason it was self-published.