Book Review & Giveaway: The Smartest Woman I Know

DenaNovember 3, 2011 | The Smartest Woman I KnowRecently, my friends at TLC asked me to review this sweet little book. It is an ode written by a 75-year old granddaughter, to her long-gone grandmother, Ettie.

The book is a beautiful tribute full of cute quips. Ettie Goldberg was the wife of a candy shop owner. She and her husband, Mr. Goldberg, raised the author & her sister when their mother died and their “no good father” disappeared. Ettie never ran out of advice for her growing, changing granddaughter & much of it is shared in this book.

Ettie’s thoughts on therapy: “What you put in your stomach will make you feel better than what a man with a beard and an accent tells you about your mother. Ettie’s advice about dieting: “So I’ll give you some free advice how to lose weight. Don’t eat so much.”

Though Ettie herself had no more than a third grade education, the depth of her wisdom—about love & life; food & men; and everything in between—is pure genius. Her story will make you | flowersthink about your own grandmother and, if you open up your heart a little bit, it will make you laugh, cry, & remember.

The book’s publisher is generously offering 3 books for me to give away to my readers (US/Canada only). If you would like a copy for yourself or as a gift for a special lady in your life, just leave a comment below. I’ll select the winners at random next week.


Comments (7)

  • Lisa A

    November 3, 2011 at 9:27 am

    This sounds like a great book! I’d love to read it. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Anonymous

      November 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

      Thanks, Lisa & good luck! <3

  • Michelle Sutton

    November 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    That books sounds fantastic, and I would love to read it.

  • Dannie Austin

    November 4, 2011 at 6:56 am

    My grandmother was very special too! An R N with such amazing strength. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Kati

    November 4, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Me! That’s just what I need right now! Pretty pleeeeaaasssseeee? :o)

    Have a nice weekend Dena (it’s Friday in Germany – what time/day is it in New Jersey?)!

    Love, Kathy

  • Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours

    November 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I love her advice on therapy – how true!  Thanks for being a part of this tour.

  • Renée Wilson

    November 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I would love to read this. Please count me in on the giveaway. 🙂

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