This little book is such a fun read, I couldn’t put it down despite its being a collection of hilarious and poignant vignettes with natural pausing points. I don’t think I’m giving anything away by saying that I thoroughly related to the theme of how we can sometimes unintentionally be jerks and have to learn to forgive ourselves and how that might help us forgive others. Laffa’s book invites a little self reflection with a proverbial bit of honey and humour. – Amazon Review
But It’s Okay If I Do It: True Confessions of an Unintentional A$$HOLE is a light-hearted look about gaining valuable insights when coping with a variety of relatable, yet sometimes absurd real-life scenarios.
Shirley Laffa doesn’t mean to be an A$$HOLE. But hypocritically tells herself it’s okay if SHE does it, in a pinch. Like after failing to recognize a celebrity guest at a work event or getting caught naked by her potential mother-in-law. This book will strike a chord with every woman who tries to be perfect in an imperfect world.
While attempting to become a ballerina/waiting tables and then enduring cubicle hell, Shirley learns essential lessons. Compounded by the pitfalls of demanding parents, she agonizes with obsessive worries and second-guessing herself. As a recovering people pleasing addict and chronic sufferer of foot-in-mouth disease, hilarious laugh out loud antics showcase Shirley’s own brand of offbeat self-help and unique humour.
We can all relate to embarrassing ourselves; struggling with relentless approval seeking; nagging obsessions about weight; relationships; and workplace tribulations. But taking the opportunity to gain collective wisdom from universal mistakes will lead you to ultimately realize we’re all in this together, and need to be kinder to ourselves, and to each other.
Giddy up for a guilty pleasure ride on an amusing cringe-worthy tour. You’ll be sure to depart feeling lighter, wiser and more in charge of your own destiny!
About the Author
Shirley Laffa has learned plenty from the school of hard knocks.
While trying to become a ballerina, she waited tables, then worked at countless offices to make a living, learning valuable lessons from mistakes along the way.
She relies on humour and perseverance to continuing growing and embracing all of life’s teachable moments.