I think I am the only person who has not read Fifty Shades of Grey. I honestly have no interest in it.
Here is a funny story. I was in the grocery store with my 15+ year old daughter. She was looking at the books for a book she wanted (The Perks of Being a Wallflower). They didn’t have the book, but they had Fifty Shades of Grey. My daughter asked me (and rather loud I might add) if she could get that book to read.
Me: No, I’m sorry. That is a book for grown ups.
Daughter: No it’s not. My friend read it and said it was really good.
Me: I’d like to meet your friends parents. It’s NOT a book for kids.
Daughter: I’m not a kid. Why can’t I read it?
Me: Because it’s about sex and stuff like that.
Daughter: I’m taking a parenting class in school. I know all about that.
Me: It’s not that kind of sex.
Daughter: What do you mean? There is another kind of sex?
At that point I told her we needed to change the subject. Meanwhile there was a young man stocking the shelves near us who was clearly very amused by our conversation.
There is a new book out called Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish. I think it’s a bit more my speed. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a prude. It’s just not my cup of tea. I think Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish is a book that is more for me because it’s about a funny book. It’s actually a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey. I love parodies!
Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish was written by Karen S. Exkorn, a published author, noted speaker, and all-around nice Jewish girl (except when she’s not).
Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish is bursting with humor and erotica (who knew sex could be so fun…and funny?). The story follows the virginal Rachel Levine and her handsome hunk of man as they surrender to their sexual cravings, with a hunger for more than just matzah balls.
This sexy and silly parody is an entertaining romp through Rachel’s life as she strives to find the delicate balance between love, lust…and latkes. Over candlelit dinners with Manischewitz on ice, she surrenders to the forbidden desires of her inner princess (Jewish American Princess, that is…).
Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish is a pulsating page-turner that will stir up your every fantasy…and your Jewish guilt (even if you’re not Jewish!).
Published by Orange Press, Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish will have its soft launch in October and its hard launch just in time for Hanukah.
Karen is the founder and President of KAS Consulting, Inc. and Speak On, Exkorn creates and delivers innovative corporate training programs for Fortune 500 companies. An internationally known motivational speaker, Exkorn is a frequent lecturer at corporations and universities. She is also also the author of the best-selling book, The Autism Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing—From a Mother Whose Child Recovered (2005 HarperCollins). The success of her book led to appeara nces on Good Morning America, Today Show, The View, CNN, CBS News, Nightline, PBS, and articles in The New York Times, Town & Country, Parents Magazine, Child Magazine and worldwide media.
Karen has a blog on her official website, www.52ShadesofBlueish.com. She has some interesting and entertaining blog posts on her site.
Karen has one blog posts that encourages people to explore and embrace the fifty two sides of yourself. They might include month, wife, sister, boss, dancer, teacher, social media guru, writer, race car driver, board member and so many other different sides. She wants to encourage people to take time to embrace their creative and silly sides too. My husband and I make a point of doing that often. We’ve been known to go to Toys R Us and buy toys and games for ourselves. We also love to watch cartoons and we both find coloring to be very relaxing.
There is also a blog entry about creating your own “F**ket List” (no worries… it’s not spelled out on your site either ). It’s similar to a Bucket List, but not as “official” or formal. With a Bucket List you usually write down all the things you would like to do before you kick the bucket. Sometimes these things take a long time to plan out and there is a lot involved in checking things off your list. With a “F**ket List” you basically do something that you’ve always wanted to do with no thought about what others might think. It’s meant to explore your wild and crazy side. You only live once, why not enjoy the ride?
If you could do one wild and crazy thing that you’ve always wanted to do, but were always afraid to do it for whatever reason (fear of embarrassment, fear of failure…), what would it be? Honestly I have a lot of fun and crazy things I’ve always wanted to do, but I’ve been too chicken to take the plunge and just do it.
One thing I’ve always wanted to do was act in a play. This is totally weird coming from me because I’m painfully shy. But it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I was in a play at church when I was a young girl. I played the part of a dog. I sat there in my dog costume, making dog sounds and mannerisms, while someone sitting in a rocking chair told me the story of the first Christmas. I know it sounds kind of lame, but many people told me I did a great job.
I did try out for a part in a high school play (Grease). I can’t sing or dance to save my life (ha ha) but it would have been fun to be a part of it. I ended up making the props and backdrops.
I think it would be fun to be on stage and act in a play. I don’t think I’m brave enough to sing and dance (I’ve heard myself sing, it’s not pretty). But I’d love to try my hand at acting. I think it would be a lot of fun to pretend to be someone else for an evening.
I know that the only thing that holds me back is my weight and the fact that I don’t want to make a fool of myself. But really, why should that matter? Plenty of overweight people act. And let’s face it, even the best actors probably had a few rough starts in the beginning. After all, we’re all only human.
What would you put on YOUR “F**k It” list? I’d love to hear from my readers.
Look for Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish on Amazon and where ever books are sold.
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