My Mother, The Gorilla

My Mother, The Gorilla

by Vicki Wind


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For nearly 30 years, Vicki Wind ran a business yet "never worked a day in her life". This feeling of being where you belong and doing what you are meant to be doing is her wish for all of us.

In My Mother, The Gorilla, Vicki invites us to share her memories of hilarious escapades in the singing telegram business as - yes - a gorilla, but also a chicken, a 7-foot banana, Midnight Mary the Bag Lady, Surly Shirley the waitress from Hell, and the dreaded Sister Mary Constipation, among countless other characters.

What started out as a collection of true stories to share with her grandkids has become this laugh-out-loud, inspiring memoir to share with the world. My Mother, The Gorilla reminds us, all at once, that finding your own voice is essential to a happy life, that possibilities are endless at any age, and that everyone has a story to tell.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987010374
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 534,317
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Raised in a chocolate factory, educated in Catholic school, and trained as a radiation chemist, Vicki finally found her true self in a gorilla suit. Now retired and living in Evergreen, Colorado, Vicki finds great joy living a mile and a half above sea level, communing with the wildlife she loves, and having the perfect backdrop to finally get down on paper stories about her own WILD LIFE.

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LucyMay More than 1 year ago
Received this unusual memoir as a gift, kept it on my nightstand, and read a chapter a night. Without fail, sent me to sleep with a smile! Vicki Wind definitely did lead a "wild and wacky" life, and I'm glad she decided to share her experiences with the world. Inspires us all to think of our own stories, how exciting it can be to change paths, and how life is just so full of crazy possibilities. Now I'll be giving Ms. Wind's little gem of a book as gifts - for Christmas!