Nonfiction, Biography / Memoir, Art, Humor
May 26, 2021
The bright lights of Manhattan, burning crosses in Mississippi, and former flames from Texas sparked a series of stories and essays featured here in Funny Face. With wit and wisdom, author Peggi Davis' musings recount the hilarious and harrowing events that occurred as she gingerly grew up, and her fractured family moved from town to town.
Half hippie, half haute couture, she entered the wacky world of retail advertising at the young age of nineteen. There, her outrageous experiences and escapades with a collection of colorful, creative colleagues provide a humorous personal narrative. And her ability to rise above the secrets hidden from her as a child offers insight into the sadder parts of her life.
Now in her seventies, Davis' insight on aging and other timely topics gives voice to a generation raised on marvelous music, incredible imagination, and the power of love.
Funny Face is a delightful peek into the charming world of art director Peggi Davis. It’s an engaging, uplifting memoir that will make you smile.
I am sure this book is just the tip of the iceberg in a wealth of reflective and amusing antidotes, memories and true life accounts of Peggi’s life. It is a warm, cozy and charming read that I couldn’t put down and couldn’t get enough of. As you read you might ponder… was it serendipity that brought happiness into Peggi’s life, or was it her positive mindset? I think the author’s charisma flows through the pages, letting you glimpse into her light, fun and loving soul. The pages are filled with music memories, and I found myself humming out different tunes all the way through. Here is a lady who loves life. She has sung and danced her way through as much of it as possible, still does, even in the latter part of her life. Her tales and thoughts on life are utterly captivating, and her fun, cheerful and authentic personality shines through. There were set-backs during Peggi’s lifetime, but this isn’t a story about them. This book is a celebration of her life, as she shares different memories with us. It is therefore, a wonderfully upbeat and inspiring read. As she says… she has reached that last season, which is a time enriched with gratitude and abundance.
Peggi Davis is one of those writers who are simply a joy to read. Besides being beautifully edited, her words flow with warmth and charm, which ensures a relaxing, enthralling read. Quirky, inspiring, encouraging and touching, Funny Face by Peggi Davis comes very highly recommended by Chick Lit Café. Buy today for a mellow, fascinating read.