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Review & Giveaway MOMNESIA by Lori Verni-Fogarsi WIN $100 AMAZON GC

Book Description

March 16, 2012

She's smart, pretty, and runs her own business. So then why does she feel so dead inside? Between work, two kids, and a husband who finds her about as exciting as furniture shopping, this is the story of a (formerly-exciting but now way-too-typical) suburban mom who diagnoses herself with "Momnesia" and sets about finessing a new version of her old vivaciousness:

MOMNESIA (mahm-nee-zhuh) -noun-
Loss of the memory of who you used to be. Caused by pregnancy, play dates, and trying to keep the house cleaner than the Joneses.

She finds some adventure pursuing her own interests, and does make some new friends (including the battery operated variety), but still feels like nothing more than a caretaker.

In between dealing with her husband's manic-depressive behavior, drama with her friends, and some naughty Internet escapades, she keeps facing the question, "Is it that I haven't been myself? Or is it that I am being myself but just different than I used to be?" It isn't until she tosses the Invisible Rule Book altogether that she discovers life--and love--have more to offer than she ever imagined!

About the Author
Lori Verni-Fogarsi has been a freelance writer, journalist, columnist, and seminar speaker for more than fifteen years. Momnesia is her first novel and she is also the author of the nonfiction book,Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies and Adult Dogs.She is a happily married mom of two, step mom of two more, and has two cats, both rotten. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boating, napping, attending her childrens' activities, and traveling with her husband.
Verni-Fogarsi divides her time between Raleigh, NC, and Lake Gaston, VA, where she is hard at work on her next novel.



When I first started reading this book, I didn't realize it was fiction.  It read just like a memoir and I enjoyed it a lot. It centers around a Mom that is at her wits end, realizing that no matter how successful she is as a mother and business owner, her husband just doesn't "get" her nor does he want to interact with her at all.  I could feel her frustration and anger at the whole situation.  In her case, divorce was by far the best answer, but I really wondered why she married this guy in the first place.  

The story dips and twirls as she reenters the dating scene and having sex again.  Her kids are rarely mentioned except to say they adjusted to everything just fine.  I guess when the guy you are married to doesn't want to discuss any major issues, he is pretty much "not there".  The "mom" is the main character and told in first person and while it bugged me a bit that I didn't know her name until the very last page, it was still a fun read.  I wanted to warn Mom that once she hits 50, she will have a totally worse case of Momnesia than she could ever possibly imagine.  


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Contest ends on 12.15.12 Winner will be chosen by 
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  1. Well, as I'm not from the US, I can't enter the giveaway. But the book sounds great! I think it's one of those books every woman should read just to get a new, optimistic view on her own life.

  2. This sounds like something lots of women should read!

    Thank you:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  3. thanks for the awesome giveaways.


  4. Definitely sounds like a book I need to be looking for.

  5. A womans book I think we all should read
    thanks for the giveaway

  6. Great giveaway. Thanks so much.

  7. OMG! There IS a name for it! Are you sure this is fiction? It sounds like it hits pretty close to home with me and my friends.
    PhoenixCarvelli at gmail dot com

  8. I am over 21 and live in PA. Thanks for this contest.

  9. Momnesia does sound like it's something that could sweep the nation. Thanks for the giveaway, it looks good.

  10. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  11. Sounds like a fun read. I can relate in a way as a stay-at-home mom/former professional.

  12. I have been wanting to read this book - thanks for the chance.

  13. Sounds great. Count me in, please.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  14. I don't have kids, so I guess I don't have to worry about Momnesia! The book sounds entertaining, though.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  15. Now that my kids are grown and slowly leaving the house my memory is coming back. I now remember that I don't like Macaroni and cheese!

  16. I would love to win a copy & share it with my sister!

  17. I would love to read this.

  18. Sounds like a great book!

  19. LOL at Gretchen!

    I'm a mom to "furkids" only...I swear I have "momnesia"!!!!

  20. It's easy to have an identity crisis after becoming a Mom. Now that my children are leaving the nest, I'm having an identity crisis of a different sort. Thankfully, unlike the character in this book, I have a supportive husband.

  21. I would love to read this book.

  22. Oddly enough, it wasn't until I got remarried that I recovered from Momnesia. Sad, but true.

  23. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jesmck at yahoo dot com

  24. I would love my sister to get the book!

    Thank you!

  25. Would love to read this book. Sounds like I would be reading about myself. Thank you for the chance!

  26. This book sounds really entertaining!
    Sherry Compton

  27. LOL I am also in Raleigh NC

  28. Thanks so much for the giveaway! makeighleekyleigh at

  29. Thanks for the giveaway. I really like the cover to this book. It sounds like a decent read as well.



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