I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Audrey A Cherished Memory and A Monster Like Me

We may have been given one or more of the books mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: Audrey A Cherished Memory and A Monster Like Me

Mom - Today I am recommending Audrey A Cherished Memory by John Schwartz. Audrey Hepburn was a talented and beloved actress known for starring in such movies as Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady. John Schwartz was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet Ms. Hepburn not once but twice in his life. The first time he met her he was a young boy and Audrey was a young girl who had not yet become an iconic movie star. The second time was the in 1970s when Audrey was in the later years of her career. His fond reminiscences of those times are the basis for this book.  It is a short and sweet memoir. It sheds a new light on the private person behind the public persona of one of the world's all time favorite actresses. This book is not only a very quick and easy read, but all profits from the sales of the book are being donated  to Audrey Hepburn's Children's Fund, a fund created by the actresses' two sons to carry on the humanitarian efforts she supported during her lifetime.

For more about the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund visit www.ahepburn.com/ahcf.html

Mom - The second book I am recommending today, A Monster Like Me,  is a novel, but it is loosely based on the author's own story. It is the story of young girl named Sophie who has always been the object of teasing and bullying because of a large hemangioma on her face. She  is obssessed with monsters and think she is one. After she saves a girl named Autumn from a group of bullies, the two become best friends and set out to cure Sophie of her monsterhood. The friendship between the girls is so sweet. It really shows how even one friend can make a difference in someone's world. Yet, it isn't only through her friendship with Autumn that Sophie grows she also learns to stand up for herself and that it is what is inside a person that counts and  that everyone is worthy of love.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.


  1. Lovely classic, thanks for sharing these books. I haven't heard of these

    1. You're welcome. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.