Is That The Shirt You're Wearing??? by: KHB

Told over two summers three years apart, Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing? is a collection of Kristen Hansen Brakeman’s funny and poignant essays about her life and family. From a laugh-out-loud debate with her potty-mouthed first grader to the hazards of shopping in an overly perfumed clothing store with her tween, to helping her husband cope with his diagnosis of prostate cancer, Brakeman tackles it all with wit and humor.

While trying to be both wonder-mom to her three kids and dutiful daughter to her aging and ailing mother, she realizes that time with her family is indeed precious. Then, with the sudden passing of her in-laws and the inheritance of their stinky, one-eyed dog, she is propelled to savor every second as her eldest daughter leaves for college.

Throughout it all, Brakeman makes us laughs and provides insight into the ups and downs of modern family life.


Kristen Hansen Brakeman’s comedic essays have appeared in the New York Times Motherlode, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Working Mother Magazine, Scary Mommy, and Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, where she is currently the Humor Writer of the Month.

She has appeared on Huff Post Live to endlessly debate the use of the word “Ma’am,” and is a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. Real humans have compared her writing style to both Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron, but possibly they were intoxicated at the time.

Brakeman works behind-the-scenes on television variety shows and lives in the suburbs of Los Angeles with her husband, and three daughters.

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I love how these are written, little tidbits ... I find in my life that humor gets me through it all, even the most hard/tough/difficult times ... I know we all have different lives, but at moments they can be oh so similar or even we might go in similar situation but in different ages of our lives ... but it is fun to see we can relate & sympathize or commiserate over that similar life situations!! Please tell me that made sense? LOL!! All you need to know is I love KHB style of writing and this book was priceless, precious and so so much fun to read!! I LOVED IT. thank you for the chance to read this. I love this book cover too!! I can't wait to read more from KHB very very soon. I hope you will check out Kristen Hansen Brakeman very soon. Such a fun read. Thanks for stopping by today. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth  ( ;


William Kendall said…
That sounds fun!
Thanks "E" - I'm glad you liked it. Appreciate you sharing with your readers! Kristen