Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mennonite Memoir

The last few days have been super rainy, which I love.  The dreary weather forces me to slow down and chill.  In life there are things that seem to be made for each other, perfect pairings... Starbucks Verona with milk chocolate, Linden's peachy Vidal Riesling with Thai food, and a good book with a rainy day.

I enjoyed the latter this weekend.  Mennonite in a Little Black Dress was such a pleasure to read.  I have to give Rhoda Janzen a lot of credit for turning some very distressing situations into funny and inspirational moments.

As a forty-something divorcee she goes home, her Mennonite family home.  Just imagine!  There are plenty of hilarious, culture-clashing moments.  I especially appreciate the way her stories are funny but not at all insulting.  So many families include individuals that lead very different lifestyles, and few handle it with so much love and understanding.     

This book is an easy, fast read.  There are a couple of slow spots, but there are plenty of great pages to make of for the few slow ones.  If you've read this, I'd love to hear what you think. Enjoy!


  1. Definitely sounds interesting...I'll have to keep it in mind for when I start reading again. ;)

  2. Just finished reading it last night and loved it. I can't wait for "Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right and Solves Her Lady Problems", to be released Oct. 2.