Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"From Pigtails to Chin Hairs"

In "From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir & More," Becky Lewellen Povich takes us from her young Midwestern childhood in the 1950s to present day. 

Chapters are vignettes of everyday happenings, or unexpected events, written in the way only Becky can, with humor and poignancy woven into them. It begins with her years of summertime fun, Christmases, the neighborhood kids, classmates, trips to the dentist, and long car rides to visit grandparents in Iowa. 

Becky willingly shares the bittersweet times which include her parents' divorce, major disappointments, preteen and teenage angst, a whack on her head from a falling crowbar, and her ill-fated first marriage, spent mostly in Germany. She also comically writes about her happy second marriage, cell phones, dishwashers, and how she was born with a klutz gene.

My Thoughts...

I found this memoir by Becky a delightful story of bits and pieces of her life. She brought back many memories of my own life when I was a youngster. She talks about her 'klutz gene' but I say join the klutz club, Becky. I, too have fallen around all my life. You can read about two of my klutzy falls here and here. However, it was much more fun reading about all your funny falls, and much more.  

Reading her memoir was a week of fun filled days, I didn't want the book to end, therefore I only allowed myself to read about 50-70 pages a day, that way it lasted a lot longer before I reached the end. I even read two other books to make this one last longer, so I wouldn't reach the end so quick. All I can say about this book is "I Loved It." 

I followed Becky on her blog as she shared her ups and downs about her writing of her memoir. I pestered and pestered her about when can we get a copy, finally she took pity on me and gifted me with her book.

A big THANK YOU Becky it was a joy to read your memoir. Did I say I loved the book so much I awarded it 5 'Chin Hairs'? I am looking forward to the sequel coming out sometime in 2015.  

Becky's Blog

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review. 


  1. Oh, is such a thrill to read comments like yours about my memoir! I'm so happy you "loved it."
    And thanks for the award of 5 Chin Hairs! That is toooo cute! And thank you, too, for mentioning my ups and downs while writing it. That in itself, is another story! Maybe I'll share that in the sequel! Thank you, thank you with all my heart!

  2. I'll have to check that book out, I do have chin hairs now, In fact our youngest daughter that turned 40 this past June, found a big old black one on her chin and almost went into hysterics. LOL She was pinned last evening, now she has to take her state board test and she'll be an RN. We're all pretty proud of her.

  3. Oh dear I can relate to this. Chin hair, it' the pits. Just wish the hair on my head was as strong!