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Book Review: Unabrow- Misadventures of a Late Bloomer by Una LaMarche

Updated on April 3, 2015
You may have thought you had a hard childhood, but experience it with a unibrow
You may have thought you had a hard childhood, but experience it with a unibrow

One of the reason's why I decided to review this book is I can't remember the last decade of the last century. I'm not sure why, but I can't (nor can I remember the 1980s). I guess a lot happened during both decades.

In Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer author Una LaMarche takes us back to those days of yore as someone growing up in those times. I did learn a lot as far as to what I missed.

It started to scare me a little as LaMarche was writing more about her unibrow than herself and I found myself constantly checking to see if I had an eyebrow hair in my mouth. For some reason that seems to be the worst type of hair you can get in your mouth.

As LaMarche takes the reader back to her innocence, she writes a lot about pop culture at the time and how the current trends impacted her life. This is when some of the fog slightly disappears if you're over 40.

Nothing is off topic for her (especially childbirth) along the way she shares with us past birthday/Christmas lists, diary entries and a whole lot of useless information that make us who we are. I tend to carry around a lot of useless information which is why I was able to "bond" with her. Of course, I'll never know anything about the joys of childbirth.

This is a really fast and enjoyable read if you're somewhere in the 35-40 year old range since you'll be able to connect faster with her. For those a little older, it may take a little more time to catch up, but I think you'll find yourself remembering what it was like during your awkward growing up years.


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