It used to be said that we were two nations divided by a common language (give or take the odd letter ‘u’), but popular thinking now runs along the following lines: – You guys have better dental care. – Us guys don’t like to talk about our successes. Not sure? Look at sitcom. All the …
– You guys have better dental care.
– Us guys don’t like to talk about our successes.
Not sure? Look at sitcom. All the greatest UK sitcoms have been based around losers, from Steptoe and Son all the way through to The Office and beyond. You guys have Friends and How I Met Your Mother, where everyone shares Thanksgiving with their great buddies. It could be said that we side with the little guy while you aspire to be like the winners (there’s a wiener joke there if we really look for it).
As you know, I still carry some American DNA by osmosis, so I’ve managed to get out of that excessive humility syndrome. Which is why I’m posting once again about a book launch of mine. This one, fresh out today, is something a little different.
Twelve year-old Jo has never fit in at school, what with being overweight and over-sensitive. Since Dad moved out, Mom forgets who’s who in the whole mother-daughter relationship. Jo has one ambition in life: to be normal. Not gifted, or gorgeous, or even particularly popular. Just normal. Maybe her luck is about to change.
You only find out you’re a butterfly if you spread your wings.
I’d really like to get this ebook into schools. It’s suitable for the 11 to 14 market and touches upon bullying, self-acceptance, friendship and transformation. All pointers gratefully received.