Does it surprise you that all of these reviews are raves? Would you be astonished if I told you that none of my books were ever even slightly panned and that all of them are still in print? Actually, one prudish reviewer did criticize me for being "occasionally bawdy." In spite of her, my bawdiest book, My (Middle-Aged Baby Book) has been reprinted and updated three times, has sold about four hundred thousand copies, and is still selling. Does it bother you that I'm bragging?

~ Mary-Lou

Reviews and Praise:

Funnier, smarter, and more wickedly honest than any memoir about Provence.

~ Sybil Steinberg Contributing Editor, Publishers Weekly

Jewcy Interviews: Al Jaffee
Tobias Carroll, Jewcy

Al Jaffee Talks about his 'Mad Life'
Comic Book Resources

Jaffee's story is a seamless collaboration of gifted writer and charismatic storyteller. Weisman carries Jaffee's voice on her back so gracefully that the reader barely notices her presence. Al Jaffe's Mad Life is a riveting, ridiculously beleaguered story of a child whose luck reversed itself so many times that going mad was a real possibility. Instead, Jaffee picked up a pencil and became a legend. What a hard road! What a generous book.

~ Phyllis Theroux's most recent book is The Journal Keeper, a memoir

BOOKS OF THE TIMES; When a Child Is Dying
Anatole Broyard, NYT

Reading and Writing; Special Kids and Parents
Anatole Broyard, NYT

Middle age goes by so fast. How wonderful of Mary-Lou Weisman to provide a record book of our estrogen years so that we can relive every moment of our meltdowns . . . . A great gift for middle-agers and those in denial.

~ Erma Bombeck

Mary-Lou Weisman may just be the Erma Bombeck of travel writing. For, like Bombeck, she offers sage advice, generously laced with frequent dollops of humor.

~ Jack Severson, The Philadelphia Inquirer