Winner of the gold medal in humor from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, this collection of humorous slice-of-life essays explores motherhood, marriage, education and life's ups and downs. Wander through the reflections of Meg, a college professor, a wife and a mother of two strong-willed daughters. This insightful, irreverent, and candid book contains more than thirty bite-sized chapters about the successes, the failures, and the opportunities for laughter in the life of a modern woman.
|Publisher:||Gem Publishing, LLC|
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About the Author
Dr. Meg Myers Morgan is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, college educator, and career coach. Her forthcoming book, Everything is Negotiable (Seal Press, 2018), is a career and life guide to help women negotiate for all they want in life, love, and work. Meg gave a TED Talk, "Negotiating for Your Life", for TEDxOU in 2016. She speaks publicly about recruiting and retaining talent, negotiating at work and life, and developing women in leadership. Meg is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and leads the graduate programs in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management on the OU-Tulsa campus. She will receive her certification in Executive and Leadership Coaching from Columbia University later this year. She serves as the president-elect for YWCA of Tulsa's Board of Directors, and she was appointed to serve on the Tulsa Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women. Meg holds a PhD and an MPA from the University of Oklahoma, and a degree in English and Creative Writing with honors from Drury University. She lives in Tulsa with her husband and their two young daughters.
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Harebrained: It seemed like a good idea at the time based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite Harebrained by Meg Myers Morgan begins with the inventive classrooms of her early teacher, Mrs Humble. Her reminiscences take the route of a free bird that goes from dangerous liaisons to the examination of a work area for waxing. As she says in one of her poems, “When I go into labor, Let us aim for a sneeze and slide,” eulogizing the power of introverts, and airing her aversion to criticism. Her essays slide interestingly, evoking a rainbow of emotions, some of ridicule, a few of fear, and mostly of laughter. I am not listing them individually as whatever a baby, child, mother or father could be confronting regularly and more, is contained herein. Harebrained by Meg Myers Morgan is intelligent and thought provoking. Like ‘Necessity truly is the mother of invention as long as the father is time,’ many an opinion aired by Meg reverberates with a hidden insight and subtle humor. She looks into various aspects of life in general and family in particular. That brings me to what I missed, an index, which would have enabled me to effortlessly revisit the places I got caught by its brilliance. This is a good read; I found it easy to relate to many of the entertaining events and scenes, having encountered them all already, though it did not lead to such pleasant and tasteful humor. (I wish I had read this book earlier!)
Maybe you should know I knew Meg Myers Morgan nearly eleven years ago—we were English majors and worked together in our university's writing center. When we weren't reading and editing student papers, we were talking, though I now remember our conversations focused around my worrying about boys and classes and college and what to do after, and Meg giving me fabulous advice. She's incredibly smart, candid, and funny, and, I am not surprised at all to discover, so is her first book of essays. The collection is adventurous in form—Meg confidently weaves together prose, poetry, and a three-act play—and is divided into thirty-seven short-short chapters ("The Loch Ness Monster," "Fear Itself"), which feel like topics of conversation you might stumble onto with a close friend, particularly if said friend happens to be incredibly eloquent and insightful. In each chapter, Meg investigates seemingly disparate, fleeting everyday moments and reveals them as small but shimmering possibilities for transformation—in marriage, motherhood, work, and life.