While wide-awake in the middle of the night (welcome to menopause!), Amy Ferris chronicles every one of her hysterical, heartbreaking, ridiculous, and unflinchingly honest thoughts. Along with fantasizing about marrying George Clooney, Ferris faces a plethora of other insomnia-induced thoughts and activities. From Googling old boyfriends to researching obscure and fatal diseases on the web, she worries endlessly about her husband, relies heavily on Ambien, and tries to arrange care via the Internet for her mother (who has both severe dementia and a massive crush on Jesus Christ)—all while refraining from lighting up just one more cigarette.
Watch a reading of chapter 33, "Baby Boomer-Rang", from author Amy Ferris' good friend, Bruce:
“This little book contains a lethal combination; it’s honest, brave, and hilarious. There is no ground too sacred for Ferris to tread upon if it means shedding light to generously help another soul smart enough, lucky enough, daring enough to read her.”
—PATRICIA ELAM, author of Breathing Room
“Marrying George Clooney is smart, funny, wise, poignant, and true. I am sure it will speak to all women.”
—SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE, author, 50 Is the New Fifty and Inventing the Rest of Our Lives
“Amy Ferris has successfully combined a rip-roaringly funny page-turner, with an unvarnished account of the personal history that formed her. This gut-wrenching look at intimate relationships will resonate with readers because of the universality of its raw emotion, clarity of vision, and self-revealing courage.”
—MARCIA G. YERMAN, Huffington Post, writer/artist/activist
About Amy Ferris
Amy Ferris is an author, a screenwriter, and an editor. She lives in Pennsylvania with her delightful (and very patient) husband Ken.