Author: Faith R. Foyil
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Aaah, what could be better than life in Paradise? The warm, sunny beaches, the tropical island sun, the laid back island attitude…the…the…
The constant power outages? The sparse grocery selections? The gecko infestations? What happened to Paradise?
Faith R. Foyil can tell you all about it and does in her hilarious new book, SUNNY DAZE. Foyil’s adventures, er…misadventures as an American transplant to the Bahamas is a reminder that American moms don’t exactly have a corner on the market when it comes to day-to-day stress. Hardly!
In true Erma Bombeck style, Foyil sets us on an adventure with her where we learn, perhaps a little shockingly, that daily life in the Bahamas isn’t all about volleyball tournaments and free margaritas. Instead, we sit amusedly by while she tells us about:
*No-see-ums and other strange infestations
*Driving, or rather trying to drive in the Bahamas
*The physics of packing too much stuff in too little space for a U.S. to Bahamas flight
*Her, uh, “moving” medical procedure
Foyil’s sense of humor is sharp and her wit fresh. She’ll make you laugh with such observations as, “Today’s Game Cube kids can’t possibly comprehend how quickly home technology has advanced in the last twenty-five years. They master Microsoft Excel and Publisher around the same time they learn not to pick their noses in public” (p.122) and bring you into her story with her genuine voice. She sounds not like a mom who’s trying to be funny; rather a mom who just happens to notice how funny her life is.
SUNNY DAZE is a quick, light read that will make you chuckle. Good for lounging around the swimming pool with or as a gift to a mom you might know who thinks “life is a beach,” it’s a fun read.