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Thank God for girlfriends and shared visits to powder rooms! That’s always been the concept behind our website InThePowderRoom.com where we’ve been entertaining women with our humor and bold, brave honesty since 2009. Now we’re taking it to the next level with an anthology of original short stories from some of the wittiest women writers we know—stories they would only tell Thank God for girlfriends and shared visits to powder rooms! That’s always been the concept behind our website InThePowderRoom.com where we’ve been entertaining women with our humor and bold, brave honesty since 2009. Now we’re taking it to the next level with an anthology of original short stories from some of the wittiest women writers we know—stories they would only tell their closest friends, most likely from within the haven of a ladies’ room. Inside you’ll find 39 (mostly) true tales by women, for women, about being women—bodily changes, relationships, careers, motherhood, aging, illness, and more—written with the humor and grit that proudly sets In The Powder Room apart. But be forewarned: we’re holding nothing back. We’re revealing our deep dark secrets—because it’s through our most vulnerable and honest moments that we forge the strongest connections and discover we aren’t so alone after all. You have a gimpy boob? Me too. You think glitter is the herpes of the craft world? Me too! You got your fishnet-clad leg stuck to your head on stage in front of thousands of people? Wait…what? OMG. Tell me everything! We are your friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters. Regardless of what life has dished up for you, chances are, we’ve been there and we can relate. We’ll help you laugh it off, or hold your hand until you’re ready to laugh again. And we promise: we’ll always tell you when you have lipstick on your teeth.


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Thank God for girlfriends and shared visits to powder rooms! That’s always been the concept behind our website InThePowderRoom.com where we’ve been entertaining women with our humor and bold, brave honesty since 2009. Now we’re taking it to the next level with an anthology of original short stories from some of the wittiest women writers we know—stories they would only tell Thank God for girlfriends and shared visits to powder rooms! That’s always been the concept behind our website InThePowderRoom.com where we’ve been entertaining women with our humor and bold, brave honesty since 2009. Now we’re taking it to the next level with an anthology of original short stories from some of the wittiest women writers we know—stories they would only tell their closest friends, most likely from within the haven of a ladies’ room. Inside you’ll find 39 (mostly) true tales by women, for women, about being women—bodily changes, relationships, careers, motherhood, aging, illness, and more—written with the humor and grit that proudly sets In The Powder Room apart. But be forewarned: we’re holding nothing back. We’re revealing our deep dark secrets—because it’s through our most vulnerable and honest moments that we forge the strongest connections and discover we aren’t so alone after all. You have a gimpy boob? Me too. You think glitter is the herpes of the craft world? Me too! You got your fishnet-clad leg stuck to your head on stage in front of thousands of people? Wait…what? OMG. Tell me everything! We are your friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters. Regardless of what life has dished up for you, chances are, we’ve been there and we can relate. We’ll help you laugh it off, or hold your hand until you’re ready to laugh again. And we promise: we’ll always tell you when you have lipstick on your teeth.

30 review for "You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth" and Other Things You'll Only Hear from Your Friends In The Powder Room

  1. 5 out of 5

    Teresa Wilkins

    Hysterical

  2. 5 out of 5

    Diane InThePowderRoom

    Ok - I'm biased, but in a world where "Laugh Out Loud" is a very over-used term, this really is a laugh-out-loud book. Written with heart, honesty and humour - there is something for every woman in here.

  3. 4 out of 5

    I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}

    I loved this book! It was fun, hilarious, and made me feel so much better about myself as a mom. There's no guilt like Mommy guilt and to hear other moms' honest accounts of their parenting journeys is really encouraging to me. There were so many times I nodded my head, thinking "me too" while reading this book. I love that---the summary says that through vulnerable and honest moments we forge strong connections and discover we aren't so alone after all---and that hits the nail on the head. So I loved this book! It was fun, hilarious, and made me feel so much better about myself as a mom. There's no guilt like Mommy guilt and to hear other moms' honest accounts of their parenting journeys is really encouraging to me. There were so many times I nodded my head, thinking "me too" while reading this book. I love that---the summary says that through vulnerable and honest moments we forge strong connections and discover we aren't so alone after all---and that hits the nail on the head. So often, and this happens for me every single time I get on Facebook, I feel less-than as a mom. I feel like I'm the only one not loving every single moment, or the only one missing my "me time," the only one who sometimes wonders "what have I gotten myself into." So to find a book that gives me a glimpse into other women's lives, and to see that they feel just like me is really empowering and comforting! I have some great mom friends but sometimes I just don't want to admit the way I feel (who wants to say to their BFF: "I almost ran away from home today?"), and so I tend to shield my feelings. Finding women who tell it like it is, is one of my greatest comforts as a mom. That's why I have several parenting blogs I follow, and found many more new ones after being introduced to the bloggers in this book. I love anthologies because they always feel so fresh. Each chapter has a different author, so the voices were different, yet all had the same theme of motherhood and its ups and downs. The contributing authors are all bloggers and while I knew of a few of them, many of the blogs were new to me (and I was happy to be introduced to some great writers). The book reads like a "best of," with each author writing about some of their funniest parenting moments. Some of the chapters were so funny I laughed until I cried. Some were more satirical, which I also love, and a few were really touching. But all had an element of humor, and raw honesty, which made this book so special to me. I can see myself giving this book as a gift. I'm so glad I have a copy of this book because I know it's one I'll read over and over again. Highly recommended!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Robyn Engel

    All of the stories in this book are well written. Some are excellent and left lasting impressions, be it due to shock value, humor, or because they were prolific. My favorites were: Fugitives by Liz Dawes, "Good Vibrations"? by Dawn Weber, Backflash by Keesha Beckford, and Dropping the Mask by Angie Kinghorn. These were unforgettable, in addition to vivid images some other authors created --e.g., a tampon hanging from a woman's mouth, and a cauliflower vagina. As a whole, given the powerhouse of All of the stories in this book are well written. Some are excellent and left lasting impressions, be it due to shock value, humor, or because they were prolific. My favorites were: Fugitives by Liz Dawes, "Good Vibrations"? by Dawn Weber, Backflash by Keesha Beckford, and Dropping the Mask by Angie Kinghorn. These were unforgettable, in addition to vivid images some other authors created --e.g., a tampon hanging from a woman's mouth, and a cauliflower vagina. As a whole, given the powerhouse of humorists that contributed to Lipstick, I'm wondering if the majority of these stellar reviews were composed by the authors themselves and/or those who love them. I have a sense of humor; I like to laugh. I expected to laugh aloud a lot while reading this. Instead, I found myself verging on boredom much of the time, spewing only a few spurts of the giggles. Also, the stories are poorly ordered. The better stories don't appear until the middle to end of Lipstick. A shocking or hysterical snippet should have kicked off Lipstick, but I didn't feel excited to read past the first story or two. I did, however, because a friend of mine said that the book improves near the end. The book would've done better to end with the Mask story, instead of going back into the same type of attempted humor it started with. I'm not sure what the main thread is, or is supposed to be. Is it to shock the reader? If so, only a handful of stories do that. Is it to induce laughter? Then why are most stories leaning towards being meaningful versus humorous? Also, as a single woman, the book didn't speak to me at all. NOT ONE of these stories is by a single woman. Even the ones who write about dating end up happily married. What about the happily unmarried segment of the population? Why not solicit writing from us?

  5. 4 out of 5

    C.G.

    This is a collection of short essays from women bloggers, many of whom I have read and/or follow or read about. I found it uneven for me - some were very funny, others were not to me, although could be to others. I have to say that my favourite story, "The Round-Headed Baby", is from one of my favourite people, Mere Smith, whom I knew originally as a writer on the TV show, "Angel". Her story had humour and touched me as well. (At this point, she would probably make a rude joke! ;) ) Some of the This is a collection of short essays from women bloggers, many of whom I have read and/or follow or read about. I found it uneven for me - some were very funny, others were not to me, although could be to others. I have to say that my favourite story, "The Round-Headed Baby", is from one of my favourite people, Mere Smith, whom I knew originally as a writer on the TV show, "Angel". Her story had humour and touched me as well. (At this point, she would probably make a rude joke! ;) ) Some of the other stories also had a blend of feelings and humour, some were laugh out loud funny and some were a bit raunchy for my taste, but if you want to read samples of some of the top women bloggers on the 'net, this is a good place to start. I would always recommend Erin and Ellen from Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms (who really are) and Robyn from Hollowed Tree Ventures, both blogs of which I follow. This book is definitely worth reading and you may want to share it with your friends!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sally Kilpatrick

    So, this collection of essays is not for the faint of heart. That said, if you've ever thought to yourself, why didn't anyone TELL me being a woman is like this! Then this is the collection for you. I dare say this should be required reading for all women in their 20s and 30s so they'll know what's coming as well as required reading for the rest of us women so we can say, "Oh good. It's not just me!" Humorous and poignant--and sometimes over the top--but these are the essays of women who've found So, this collection of essays is not for the faint of heart. That said, if you've ever thought to yourself, why didn't anyone TELL me being a woman is like this! Then this is the collection for you. I dare say this should be required reading for all women in their 20s and 30s so they'll know what's coming as well as required reading for the rest of us women so we can say, "Oh good. It's not just me!" Humorous and poignant--and sometimes over the top--but these are the essays of women who've found themselves, who are comfortable in their skin, and who aren't afraid to tell it like it is. And they do so with plenty of humor and an honest grace.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Maryellen

    Picked this up after I failed to win a copy on FirstReads, and it was worth buying. It was hit or miss as most anthologies are. For the most part, however, the essays were humorous and fast paced. I'd recommend paraphrasing someone else's words: "For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they'll like."

  8. 5 out of 5

    Janel

    Great book! I laughed out loud several times. Hilarious stories. One of the writer's is by a high school classmate of mine--Julie Stamper. Loved her story and of course read it first. All the stories are entertaining.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Kho

    Great book for the picking up in those little moments between carpool, dinner prep, work deadlines...an essay or two was just the right length of time and the right amount of pick-me-up. Diverse group of talented writers!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mary Payne

    Really enjoyed this anthology-some are hit or miss but most made me laugh out loud many times. I like that this was a compilation of many different experiences in a woman's life-not just ones dealing with kids. Worth it fir a great pick me up!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Some great laugh-out-loud stories and some serious ones as well - great stuff by, for and about women. I have a couple of new bloggers I want to check out after reading this book!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sharmaine Villalobos

    I've never read a book quite as entertaining as this before! The book truly isn't for the faint of heart. At first you think, "Okay so I'm going to be reading a book written by women who complain and complain...just look at the cover...super girly..." Oh no no no! The writers are just downright snarky. Complain? Well it isn't the annoying type of complaining, that's for sure! It's more like they turn a overly embarrassing situation into lighthearted banter. Ever felt as if something that happened I've never read a book quite as entertaining as this before! The book truly isn't for the faint of heart. At first you think, "Okay so I'm going to be reading a book written by women who complain and complain...just look at the cover...super girly..." Oh no no no! The writers are just downright snarky. Complain? Well it isn't the annoying type of complaining, that's for sure! It's more like they turn a overly embarrassing situation into lighthearted banter. Ever felt as if something that happened to you recently was so embarrassing that no other woman would have possibly made as worse a mistake as you? READ THIS BOOK THEN. The stories will make you feel a hundred times much better about yourself. Believe it or not this book is some sort of therapy. That's right, Therapy. 200 pages to lose yourself, laugh, and enjoy life. You would think the humor is light...but boy you would be surprised. The raunchy humor in every short story will make you burst out laughing so hard you'll keel over from the hilarity or while you are perhaps reading the book over your morning coffee you'll wheeze and start coughing out brown caffeinated liquid onto your perfectly good pants. *I won this book in a giveaway on Goodreads. I've received an adorable card from the editor herself (the mustache lady business card is absolutely amazing---she's humorous I tell you)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Compilation of blog posts from women. I had high hopes for this book since it has a 4+ rating on Goodreads -- and even purchased it since it wasn't available at the library -- but overall, I was disappointed. Some of the stories were really funny while others were just ho-hum. I have started following a few new pages on Facebook because of the really funny writers, but it's too early to tell whether or not they will be amusing.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Aisling

    Short stories by women writers. IMO there is a fine line between being funny and just being vulgar and many of these stories went way over that line. The level of repetition is annoying and I would neither reread nor recommend this book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    Some of these stories were really entertaining to read. I especially liked the 'ABC Club' one and 'My Life as a Moo Cow'. On finishing, though, I find that the target audience is for women much older than myself, so I'll be sure to let my mum borrow it, too. Entertaining. :)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Penny

    Wasn't as funny as some of the blogs I had read. But it was a good read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Sewell

    I didn't think it was that funny...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jess White

    Standard female humor.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Teri Biebel

    LOVED this and am giving away a copy on my Snarkfest blog. http://snarkfestblog.blogspot.com/201... LOVED this and am giving away a copy on my Snarkfest blog. http://snarkfestblog.blogspot.com/201...

  20. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    It was an entertaining read.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vicki Lesage

    So many honest and relatable stories! A fun read!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Reading this is like sitting around with your girlfriends talking about life. It's hysterical. Easy to relate to and makes you think, "Oh good, it's not just me!"

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kaylee

    Very quick read, but funny!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lesa Parnham

    Real life chick lit. Some of the stories are cute, needed a good laugh. This one was so so

  25. 4 out of 5

    Katy

    Some cute stories in this book. Some were geared more towards women with children and others were even more appropriate for middle aged women. I understood the humor but couldn't relate.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Burlison

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tara May

  29. 4 out of 5

    Linda Roy

  30. 5 out of 5

    Shannan Dooley-Carmona

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