Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Woman

Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Woman

by Dahlynn McKowen
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Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Woman by Dahlynn McKowen

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century. Women of all ages and with very different life experiences have shared their personal stories for "Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Being a Woman." Some are seasoned writers, others simply have great stories to tell, but all are stories that women can relate to--and laugh about.

The authors write candidly and most with great humor, about life as a woman, be it learning about sex as a teen, dealing with husbands, handling the dreaded menopause, dieting, clothing mishaps, managing goofy relatives or any of the dozens of other women-focused life experiences. Chapter titles include: Just Saying; They’re Called Boobs!; Keeping Up Appearances; Worth Our Weight in Gold; Hear Me Roar; Stand Up!; Never Again!; and Sense and Sensibility.

NYMB stories are hip, fun, daring and DIFFERENT! No sad, sappy, preachy or death and dying stories here. And there is nothing X- or R-rated, but definitely edgy! Story titles include Honey, You’re a Fat Ass; Single and Searching; Tawdry Behavior; and Everything’s Bigger in Texas.

Series founders Dahlynn McKowen and Ken McKowen spent 10 years as Chicken Soup for the Soul coauthors/editors before launching NYMB. "Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Being a Woman" is the first in the new series, with another 30 titles under production. "Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Stupid Kid" will be released in late October and features stories about all those stupid things we did in our youth. "Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Dogs" will follow in November, as well as "Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Travel." For more information, including submitting a story for consideration, visit

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044973053
Publisher: Publishing Syndicate
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,120,435
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

From 1999-2009, Dahlynn McKowen and Ken McKowen—NYMB series founders and owners of Publishing Syndicate—coauthored many Chicken Soup for the Soul books for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. They were also paid consultants and editors for the company and ghost-created additional Chicken Soup books. With the abrupt sale of Chicken Soup in 2008, the McKowens helped during the company transition and then focused on their national award-winning travel writing. The McKowens, who are married, have a combined 60 years in the publishing industry, mostly as travel writers and authors with nearly a million books sold. For their magazine and newspaper work, when they got to 2,000 articles and photos published, they finally stopped collecting tear sheets because the attic was getting too full! One of the McKowen’s travel books—Best of California’s Missions, Mansions and Museums (Wilderness Press)—won IPBA’s coveted Benjamin Franklin Award, travel category. The couple has released many more travel books, both for Wilderness Press and Longstreet Press. They also have a series of winery-destination books—Wine Wherever [region]—under the Publishing Syndicate banner, coupled with a winery-destination iPhone app by the same name they created to partner with the wine book series. And PBS has expressed interest in developing a show based on the book.In the last quarter of 2012, the McKowens launched NYMB. Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Being a Woman is the first in the series, with another 30 NYMB titles under production. While the McKowens are the sole authors (co-creators) for this particular title, Publishing Syndicate has signed more than 25 co-creators for future NYMB books. The best analogy is to think of both Dahlynn and Ken as the “Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen” of the NYMB series, with a different co-creator sharing the byline with the two of them on every book.

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BobbyBarbaraSmith More than 1 year ago
I laughed so hard, I cried! These women hold nothing back...thus the title, Not Your Mother's Book! It's hilarious! You feel like it's "Girls Night Out" and you're laughing with your BFF's over every possible experience a woman can have! I recommend this book to all who need a good laugh-out-loud read. Wonderful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can honestly say, I have NEVER read a better women's book. This was NOT what I expected. It went so far beyond my expectations that I can't even describe. From bathing suits to menopause, I laughed and experienced the hot flashes of recognition. If you want a good laugh, want to feel part of the (female) gang, or even want to distance yourself from fanning that freezer door--READ this book. You won't care what else is going on till you finish it. And then? You are going to want MORE. Honestly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I just about split my sides laughing. Vajazzle My What? I couldn't believe it was a real thing. This book is full of great stories and just one of the books in an exciting new series. Check it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The women I know are fiesty. They live life to the fullest. So do the women who wrote the stories in this book. Many of these stories are absolutely hilarious. The book is attractive and well put together. It is the perfect gift for your girlfriends. But you will want a copy for yourself too, because you don't want them to have all the fun. I wouldn't have been brave enough to tell some of these stories, but I'm glad someone did because I enjoyed the laughs. Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best medicine for anyone is laughter and this book provides that on each and every page. Know someone who has been a little gloomy? Pick up a copy for her.Do you every feel like you need an escape after a long day at work? This book is your answer! Husbands/Boyfriends and Significant Others, do you want to journey into the world from the female perspective?? Get this book! This is a must buy for everyone! Enjoy!!