“I wore pearls. A single bracelet on my betting arm because I liked the way it looked on my wrist, my hand like a mannequin’s tipped with red nails. I liked the way those pearls rolled against my skin with each action. Pearls made folding feel good. They gave me a sense of composure. I was prim. And in that primness, I was powerful. I looked like a 1950’s TV housewife who’d crawled ring-style out of an episode of Father Knows Best.”
Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light is a book of essays that describe the author’s life with her friends and her family. “I wore all black because I myself am a pop of color” is how the author describes herself.
She puts a very humorous spin on all her stories, like trips with her lady friends and garage sales with her family. The opening quote is about her at the gambling tables where she is apparently a very good poker player.
She has an extremely fun way of looking at life and these essays are enjoyable!