This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
What Will I Wear to Your Funeral? by Kellie Curtain is a beautiful and heart rending memoir that speaks about the author’s most difficult moments in life, her bonding with her mother, and her last journey together. Readers will experience a gamut of emotions, raw grief, humor, and family strength as they go through this memoir and, just like her mother’s lipstick colors added magic to her life, Kellie’s words add magic and bring the color back into the lives of readers who have been or who are going through similar situations. This story about her mother being diagnosed with cancer and being taken away too early will resonate with many readers. It is a story of courage, grief, love, and family support, and the author captures the beautiful emotions of family bonding, kindness, and the importance of relationships through this memoir.
I like the author’s voice as she seamlessly knits in many emotions and the complexities revolving around life and death in an engaging way. The author’s pain is tangible and real and many readers will be able to connect with her emotions and picture themselves in her shoes, going through the same pain, sadness, and grief. The book is memorable and Kellie’s detailed narration about her mother, the family, and their bonding will stay with readers for a long time. The book is a beautiful tribute to a mother and the mention of bright lipstick will make readers head out to buy a new lipstick.