“Coming of Age…AGAIN”
by Carol B. Mizrahi
“You don’t have to be Jewish, wear a skirt, or play mahjongg to laugh your way through “Coming of Age..AGAIN”
Four friends of a “certain age” prove that with a mix of moxie, wisdom, humor, and a weekly mahjongg game, coming of age can happen more than once.
As long as Barbara‘s husband had his affairs with women who bought their perfume at Walgreen’s, she was content to look the other way, but when she sniffs $400 an ounce Coco Chanel on his jacket, she hires a private detective, who uncovers more than she bargained for.
Irene, an incurable romantic, has been looking for the perfect man ever since her husband died. She thought Mel was “the one,” but that was before he moved in and before the “up” toilet seats, the snoring, and the scatological breakfast talk. “He’s not who he used to be,” she complains. “Neither are you,” her friends warn.
Rochelle, recently divorced, wants to return to an aborted art career, but her two daughters have turned her and her home into a virtual day care for their children. Despite counseling, both conventional and unorthodox, Rochelle seems incapable of taking her life back…until the death of a Butterfly.
Sylvia believes she will choke to death if she lives alone. Her daughter Mary has agreed to live with her until she marries, but all potential husbands flee the scene after Sylvia invites them home for dinner. When Mary’s latest boyfriend also dumps her, she goes over the top, taking Sylvia with her.
Meet the Author: Carol Mizrahi
In addition to “Coming of Age…AGAIN” Carol Mizrahi is the author of the award-winning screenplay “Retrogression.” She is currently at work on her second novel, a stage play, and writes a blog for whining — “The Bottom Whine.”
Mizrahi earned graduate degrees in English Literature and Second Language Teaching from the University of Illinois, studied at the Writer’s Workshop in Fiction, Iowa City, and owned and operated a fine used bookstore, Acres of Books. She lives in Champaign, IL with her husband and seven goldfish.
Carol’s web site: www.carolmizrahi.com
Carol’s Blog http://www.thebottomwhine.blogspot.com/
Carol on Twitter: http://twitter.com/carolmizrahi1