Monday, November 19, 2007

Book Review - On Strike for Christmas by Sheila Roberts

On Strike for Christmas
Sheila Roberts
St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN # 978-0312370220

Even if you can't do it better, do it yourself!

The members of the knitting group come to this consensus after a bitch fest about the monumental task of preparing for Christmas. They throw in the reindeer motif tea towel, and leave all of the details to their husbands. Many times the strike almost ends, due to the womenfolk desperately missing years long traditions, and the men feeling lost and incapable. The hilarity - and clarity - that ensues will have you laughing out loud, tearing up a little and recognizing yourself in at least one of the characters.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the holidays, and a little less than jolly, make some time to read On Strike for Christmas. Sheila Roberts reminds us that Christmas is not about getting, it's about giving. Sharing our talents, our gifts, and our love with others is what life is all about.
(October 30, 2007, pp 352, $13.95)


Maureen Fisher said...

I love the message that Christmas is about giving. And I think the best way to give is to keep everything within the bounds of reason instead of trying to be Super-Woman.

After all, love is what really counts.


Sheila said...

Good idea, Maureen. And if you've read the book, hop on over to my website and post your comments along with that great observation. Winner gets Godiva chocolates :)

Dennis N. Griffin said...


My wife is hosting a "bitch fest" as I write this. Great timing!