I recently had the chance to read Permission Slips by Sherri Shepherd. Are you thinking “how do I know that name”? Sherri Shepherd is one of the co-hosts on The View and the author of Permission Slips.
A little about Permission Slips …
Covering topics such as “It’s Jesus or Jail,” “Marriage, the Hard Way,” “Children: The Gift You Can’t Give Back,” and “All the Things I Don’t Know…And All the Things I Definitely Do,” stand-up comedienne, actress, and ABC’s The View co-host Sherri Shepherd comically chronicles her struggles to keep up with the many roles-professional, wife, mother, daughter, and friend-that women must play in today’s world. Sherri urges women to pursue their most important dreams and to never give up, but also let’s readers know that it’s okay to give themselves “permission slips” when things don’t always work out the way they want them to.
My thoughts …
This book is a great easy read. Sherri’s humor carries over into the book for sure. My favorite Permission Slip that has in the book is …
When it comes to your children, you have permission to do everything wrong. Because according to them, you did anyway.
Sherri is right and that we all need a few permission slips in our lives. Even if it is just permission to pick up that piece chocolate and soda at the check out line you are standing in knowing full well you will down that chocolate as soon as you get in your vehicle!
I love how Sherri sprinkled the book with these permission slips. Most of them made me laugh and well we all need a little more humor in our lives!
Permission Slips is available at your favorite online or local bookstore so check it out!
My standard book review tips …
* Check your library for great new books. One of my friends is an avid reader and gets all of the books she wants to read from her local library free of charge!
* Share books between your friends. Start a little book swap so you don’t have to buy all of the titles yourself.
Hatchette Book Group USA has offered FIVE copies of Permission Slips as a giveaway to my blog readers!
This giveaway it TWO IN ONE so read below:
I am going to try another Twitter contest since I had good feedback from the last one!
To enter to you win one of these books …
1) Follow me on Twitter.
2) Tweet the following … (must be this text to count!)
RT Follow @simplybudgeted & Tweet to Win 1 of 3 copies of Permission Slips
by Sherri Shepherd! http://bit.ly/4DrLKr #book #TheView ends 11/13
This twitter contest will be a little different. You can tweet once a day while this giveaway is going on. The more you tweet, the more entries you get. That is it.
A traditional format giveaway here but you can only enter once.
Leave a comment stating what your permission slip needs to say! That’s it. Be sure to include your email or have it visible in your profile!
This drawing will end Friday, November 13th at 11:59 EST. I will pick the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to reply to my Tweet or DM with a DM that contains their address. The comment winners will be notified by email from simplybudgeted at gmail dot com and need to reply within 48 hours with their address. The prize will be shipped directly from the sponsor. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. No PO BOX will be accepted as addresses.
NOTE: I was provided with a copy of Permission Slips from Hatchette Book Group USA to do this review. All opinions and thoughts about this book are my original opinions and thoughts.