Monday, June 11, 2012

Preparing for a Fortieth High School Reunion


Author Laura Macy’s fictionalized autobiographical memoir, Project Reunion—It’s All About Me!, is a quirky, humorous take on preparing for a fortieth high school reunion.  Readers will be able to relate to Macy’s humor and story, which highlights universal experiences, insecurities, and the need to be able to laugh about them.

The book is formatted as a journal that covers the 337 days from the time that Laura receives her reunion invitation until the date of the big event.  For Laura, life is all about pointy shoes, mascara, and creative beauty tricks, saving money on Botox by not frowning when she receives a speeding ticket and combining weight training, step aerobics, and housework by carrying full baskets of laundry up the stairs with her two-year-old granddaughter along for the ride.

Laura struggles to maintain her positive attitude as she faces aging, the deaths of a pet and relative, and the prospect of her impending reunion.  Macy deals with serious topics light-heartedly, as Laura determines that on her tombstone, she would like to be remembered as a “philanthropist” and a “patron of the arts;” “Well, actually, I paid for Victoria's violin lessons, paid for Tess' dance lessons, renewed our memberships at both museums and took the kids to see Shrek.”

It is a fast-moving, fun book that offers a tone to which her readers can relate, keeping readers laughing from cover to cover.  Ultimately, Macy’s story reminds us to approach life with a sense of humor: life is so much better if we can laugh at ourselves out loud and giggle smartly at our adversaries.  Inevitably, readers will be anxious for the sequel.

For more information, please visit, follow Laura Macy on Twitter @LauraMacyAuthor, like her on Facebook at, read her blog at, or view her YouTube channel at

No comments:

Post a Comment

Who links to my website?