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Raise your hand if you-1) Have ever been chased by a nun.2) Have been stung by a bee because it was injured and you tried to hug it and then you went into anaphylactic shock because the damn thing stung you on the cheek and you had to be rushed to the hospital (The bee didn't make it).3) Have ever made a tent caterpillar/dandelion meal in your cabin in the woods and have fRaise your hand if you-1) Have ever been chased by a nun.2) Have been stung by a bee because it was injured and you tried to hug it and then you went into anaphylactic shock because the damn thing stung you on the cheek and you had to be rushed to the hospital (The bee didn't make it).3) Have ever made a tent caterpillar/dandelion meal in your cabin in the woods and have fed it to unsuspecting neighbor children.4) Were slipped a mild tranquilizer and was told it was a car sick pill……for years.5) Have killed the Boogeyman after lying in wait for it/him under your bed.6) Have peed your pants from laughing because a monkey has stepped onto your best friend's head and the best friend doesn't know what is on her head.7) Have puked on the school bus and all the kids had to raise their feet while the bus was going up hills.If you have not been able to raise your hand for any of these normal every day experiences, you are invited to join Vickie as she revisits her childhood during the fifties, sixties, and early seventies. Visit the private Catholic school where she was sent because she flunked an early entrance exam. Sister Potato Head is waiting to stick you into the low reading group, "The Slow Sloths." Follow Vickie as she takes you for a walk around the best neighborhood in Weirton, West Virginia. Don't eat anything she tries to feed you in her cabin in the woods, however, especially if she is giggling as she hands it to you, but yet promises it doesn't contain "real" things.Jumping in Mud Puddles is a witty self-deprecating memoir with stories that will either make you smile because it reminds you of your own childhood or it will make you laugh because you are glad you weren't a picky, hyper, big fat liar like Vickie....

Title : Jumping in Mud Puddles
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ISBN : 15748791
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 228 Pages
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Jumping in Mud Puddles Reviews

  • Sharon Delarose
    2019-01-09 11:34

    I was a little out of sorts when I started to read this book and I needed a diversion that would immediately suck me in. It did.This book was THE BALM for me. I loved it! I hope she comes out with a sequel because I am totally on board for one!Maybe it was the unexpected cuss words that so perfectly fit but caught me off guard. They definitely made me laugh and want to keep reading.Vickie is a captivating storyteller and she took me back into my own childhood as if it were yesterday. She puts you directly in the moment with her.For some reason that I can't quite fathom, she reminded me of my favorite cousin. Even though the stories were different from my own childhood escapades, somehow she perfectly captured the essence of those days.If you were a kid in the sixties, go for it. Seriously, it's like stepping into a holographic world of your childhood.

  • Tracie
    2019-01-02 11:35

    I suspect Vickie Mendelhall was a real character when she was a kid, and that she's great at telling stories about her childhood and making people laugh. She has a way with words, especially the 4-letter kind. I would definitely like to hang out with her. The problem is that nothing she writes about in this book is really that remarkable, so you get to the end of each chapter and think, yeah, okay - she was a goofy kid. When I got to the chapter about all the different coloring styles among the kids in her fourth-grade class, I was done.

  • Teresa
    2019-01-02 14:18

    At times quirky, at times touching, at times inspiring, and throughout, laugh-out-loud funny...this memoir is all that and more! Chronicles the author's life from her adoption on a street corner in a small city in northern West Virginia up to the start of her high school experience. There is nothing that is too sacred to be examined from the humorous side. An extremely down-to-earth story. If you grew up in the 60's you'll recognize and appreciate that the author captures perfectly what you were thinking about your parents and other authorities and what you would have said if you weren't afraid of getting your butt busted.I loved this tale and can't wait for the sequel!! Well done Ms. Mendenhall!! You are the voice of our generation!

  • Lynda Kelly
    2018-12-26 15:23

    I LOVED this book. There were some real laugh out loud moments in it along with some touching ones as well. It's based in the States and relates a girl growing up in the 50's/60's but so much of it could have been here in the 70's as I was growing up too !!I howled at her dad's favourite expression. When her mum (who was an odd one) would question where he was going he always said "Up Mike's ass to get a milkshake" !! I thought that was highly amusing.She went to a Catholic school for a few years and her description of that is very, very funny, along with the names she gives it. She was not keen on those nuns and a remark she made spoke volumes-"Leave it to nuns to put gravel on a playground" !! My sort of humour for sure and we too had a kid that ran behind us as we were on swings as kids !!She talks about a curfew alarm in the local town-I've never heard of one of those before. There were a few apostrophe errors but nothing else to fault this tale. One I'd highly recommend. I hope one day there will be a follow-up on teenaged Vickie with an I too !!

  • Hollie Blakeney
    2019-01-05 12:24

    I am shocked at the high ratings that this book received. I thought it was one of the worst books that I have read. Each chapter is it's own story. There is no continuity whatsoever and although some of the stories are funny, it is extremely poorly written. There are contradictions and inconsistencies in the book. There are also grammatical and syntactical issues. It is almost like the book was never edited. I read it as an e-book, maybe that has soemthing to do with the grammatical issues, but it still does not explain the poor writing . Needless to say, I would not recommend thos book at all, which is a shame because the book could have been good if it had been put together better.

  • Alice
    2018-12-24 12:19

    I have to say...I loved this book! The child's point of view is captured perfectly and it is no holds barred hilarious! A slice of life growing up in the 1960s. Parents are crazy, right? But somehow we survive them...

  • Sara
    2019-01-19 07:39

    I couldn't get past the first few pages of this book. I'm a bit of a potty mouth myself but the cursing in this book is really over the top. At least curse word in each sentence, it seemed, even when the author is speaking as a four year old. It is just so ridiculous that I had to put it down.

  • Stacie
    2018-12-29 08:37

    I really enjoyed this book! It was a very funny memoir of the author's childhood. I'd give it a 4.5 if I was able.

  • Paula Hamilton
    2019-01-16 15:33

    Laughed my butt off

  • Alison
    2018-12-30 15:30

    kindle memoir

  • Cindy
    2019-01-12 09:14

    Overall I enjoyed this memoir. Vickie has a good sense of humour. I did loved her mother.