Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

Contact information:
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

When a Woman Loves a Book!

For the love of the written word, I love to read, I love to write, I love the written word,
And I’m one of the few it seems who believes that there are a lot of good books out there…
There are authors and books I love, I mean do or die love…
Pearl Cleage is one of those authors, I love Ms. Cleage,
And as my peeps will tell you when I love you, I love you!
This past weekend I read Seen it All and Done the Rest,
Though most of the book was read in a car and other places that aren’t in my usual comfort zone, it was a joy!
To me is was the kind of book where I want to call over all my reading girlfriends,
Serving them chicken wings and warm cream cheese pound cake, and the beverage of their choice…
While we laugh and dissect the characters and the book,
I mean my die hard reader chicks,
Those who will talk about…
Fuss about,
Maybe even cuss about it,
What I love about it were the characterizations,
Josephine Evans, the main character, is a fifty-eight year old woman facing major life changes,
And she does it with grace, style, humor and vulnerability,
She also isn’t bemoaning the fact that she is aging,
No botox and starving for this woman, and she is an actress, no less…
She is working from where she is and with what she has,
I love that,
It is how I try to live,
And that is what I love about Ms. Cleage’s books,
She gives is flawed, eccentric, fully developed characterizations,
Of women and men of all ages,
People who know how to love,
And fight for what they believe in…
In my mind, it doesn’t get much better than that,
Whether in print, or actuality!

Love and Happy Reading!


Gwyneth Bolton said...

Sounds like a book I need to get! Thanks, sis. I'll be checking this one out.


Angelia... said...

Lady Gwyneth,
it is wonderful. Word is bond!


Yasmin said...

Blogger ate my original comment!
Arrggh...anyway the skinny should share your post with Ms. Cleage...I'm sure she would appreciate the love.
The APril BOM for APOOO BookClub is Seen it All/Done the Rest...join us as we discuss and dissect this read.

Angelia... said...

count me in...


JC Martin said...

I haven't had the pleasure of reading Pearl Cleage, but she sounds like a really good author.

Happy Reading to all.

Angelia... said...

She is awesome!
I have read all her books, every one, fiction and non fiction...


Shai said...

Pearl Cleage is one of my fav authors. I have that book on my wishlist.

My fellow Detroiter Ms. Cleage I met in 2006 here in Detroit.

Angelia... said...

Hey Shai,
how cool is that!


Yasmin said...

Alright sis I will send you an invite to APOOO Bookclub.