Today’s review is all about Bertha. Bertha is in a sense, the alter ego of author Jane Carroll, who has lots of life lessons to share. Told in an amusing fashion, the story takes us through life’s situations and philosophies as told through the thoughts and opinions of Bertha. An uplifting book for those needing a boost to their self-esteem.
Becoming Bertha, sequel to Bertha-Size Your Life!, continues the saga of personal transformation in a lighthearted, entertaining narrative.
As our narrator, Honey, adjusts to moving back to her home town and beginning a writing career, Bertha is still up to her zany antics and wardrobe. Bertha’s hands are full what with founding the Sisterhood of the Sacred Flamingo, designing fantasy shoes, writing Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Bertha’s Guide to Life and Shoes, and traveling on a national shoe model tour. Yet, she manages to find the time to spar with the cat, climb on a soapbox without warning, and keep her nemesis, Rita, at bay…without smudging her manicure.
Life is good until Bertha begins the shoe model tour, leaving Honey to continue her transformation on her own or revert to her former self. Will Honey follow Bertha’s advice to get over who she has been and become who she is?
And…exactly who is she?