Romance. Drama. Action. Hope.
In this collection of twenty-one short stories spanning from contemporary settings to fantastical lands, you will meet a troubled teenager, fallen princess, reunited lovers, superheroes, creatures from afar, and more. Funny, sexy, macabre, and heart wrenching, there's something for everyone woven into these tales.
What Readers Are Saying About PART OF MY WORLD:
"Sensual and surprising, inspired and humorous, PART OF MY WORLD is a magic carpet ride through Kim's wildly creative imagination, and you'll beg for the ride not to end."
- Beth Teliho, author of ORDER OF SEVEN
"Spanning the divide from endearing to subversive to downright magical, PART OF MY WORLD gives all short story lovers something to lose themselves in."
- Meghan O'Flynn, author of the ASH PARK series
"This collection of short pieces by Kim is amazing. In each story, with few words, Kim shows us an entire world. And that's not an easy task. I can't wait for her next book. And if you're reading this review, stop right now and buy her book."
- Janie Emaus, author of Before the After
"Kim Bongiorno stakes out new territory as a fiction writer, and lucky readers who go along for the ride are in for adventure. Utterly original, but somehow instantly recognizable characters populate fully realized worlds--some completely magical, others all-too-real. Story after story, I found myself staring at the last page, surprised, satisfied, and wishing for more. Each vignette is a revelation--and so is Kim."
- Peyton Price, author of Suburban Haiku: Boys to Men
"Kim's short stories left me breathless. I wish I were one of her characters, or that I could see the world through her eyes even for one day."
- Leslie Marinelli, Editor-in-Chief at InThePowderRoom
"From beginning to end, the reader is treated with poignant, often sensual stories that leave you wanting to read more, to find out where the characters will take you along next."
- Abby Heugel, author of Abby Has Issues
"The collection covers a range of topics from forbidden love to terror to desire to, what I call, "fairy tales for adults" and more. In many cases, I felt an immediate connection with the central character. Intriguing and unpredictable, each story drew me in and took hold; I even let out a chuckle or two. After reading this magnificent collection, I am certain this isn't the last we'll see of this entrancing storyteller."
- Stephanie Young, author of How to Eat Healthy Without Noticing
"Kim is best known for her humorous writings, but with this collection of short stories she shares her soul with us and allows us to see another side of her."
- Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat
"I've always loved Kim's fiction because it doesn't fling open doors, it only cracks them open, leaving me eager to crash through. Take 'In The Trees.' A colorfully articulated hive of creatures that are part animal, part rescue squad? I doubt anyone can read that story without wanting more. Where Kim's imagination lives is a place I'd like to vacation."
- Nicole Leigh Shaw, Writer and Editor
"The reader is immediately drawn into her word-painted scenes with a variety of interesting characters. Captivating, creative, and leaves me wanting to read even more..."
- Susan McLean, Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva
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About the Author
Kim Bongiorno is the New York Times Bestselling author for her work in I Just Want to Pee Alone, a freelance writer, public speaker, and the blogger behind Let Me Start By Saying. Her work has appeared in over two dozen publications, including the Washington Post, Parents Magazine, Babble, ScaryMommy, Momtastic and Care.com. As of 2016, she has been in nine books, from parenting humor to short fiction, and has received praise from the likes of The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop. Kim hopes to have her first YA novel in your hands soon. It's pretty awesome. She’s writing a MG book, too. Also awesome. Member SCBWI and AWP.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am wowed by Kim's gift with words. In each and every story, she captivated me and pulled me into another world, even if only for a couple of pages. I couldn't even pick a favorite story if I tried, and I can't wait to read more from her!