Rinse Off My Color And Call 911

Rinse Off My Color And Call 911

by Sher Lee Sommers


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ISBN-13: 9780595479979
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/22/2008
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Rinse Off My Color And Call 911 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Rinse Off My Color and Call 911" is the most entertaining book about raising children that I have read. The author tells everything in an amusing way, and one gets the impression that she kept her children laughing too.

The story take place in Indianapolis but that's just the start. From there it moves to Wimbledon, Venice, Paris, Hawaii, Vina del Mar, Ponte del Este, Buenos and Trenton, New Jersey. The family followed the tennis players they knew to Winbledon and Santiago and the race car drivers they knew to Trenton and the Poconos, and between times, they visited Harvard where their father studied diplomacy and Indiana University, where their mother studied voice.

I enjoyed reading about the differences between the two families. The father's family were rich, agnostic mid-western republicans, the mother's family were not-so-rich, Christian southern democrats, and the auther illustrated this at one point by writing of how their paternal uncle made his ten mile boy scout hike with the chauffeur driving beside him while his matenal uncle went into the merchant marines when he was just sixteen.

There is history and humor and heartbreak and 100 photograhs. It's a very entertaining book and an easy read!
ChicosGal More than 1 year ago
This is a funny book! I had heard about a humorous book dealing with bringing up children called "Rinse off My Color and Call 911." but when I saw the cover on the book, I just burst out laughing.

The author is a Marriage and Family Counselor and quite qualified to write such a book, but she tells this story from a personal viewpoint with lots of amusing stories.

It is set in Indianapolis, but it is universal in its humor, advice and experiences with children and other interesting people. Ms. Sommers intersperses child rearing experiences with cameo appearances of astronauts, movie directors, race car drivers and professional tennis players. She tells about being rather insistently asked out by Roy Rogers and of signing autographs as Elizabeth Taylor when she was mistaken for the movie star.

She writes about Pearl Harbor, and World War II, terrorists and 9/11, technology and conditions that have influenced our lives and ends the book with hopes for her children and grandchildren and the future; all this plus 100 graphics. What a delightful gift for Christmas or Hannuka.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wise and charming biography of a woman raising her family of daughters in the Midwest in the 1960's and 1970's. With a story that is personal and messages that are universal, this is a great read!