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About the author:
JoAnn Wismer is a wife, mother, and lunch lady. She is also a Toastmaster who enjoys giving funny speeches. She enjoys the beach, taking fun classes and margaritas! She dislikes cottage cheese, cheap people who don't tip well and being told she can't do something. She has two motto's in life. 1) Don't ask a question if you don't really want the answer. 2) It's all about karma, and she can be a bitch.
Hairnets and Aprons
The Story of a Lunch Lady
What are we really looking for in our journey through life? Fame, fortune, power? No, I think it's respect! How does one get respect when you have to wear Hairnets and Aprons?
The story begins with a woman's journey through balancing motherhood, family, and career challenges. The character, Josie, tells her experience of being a mother, making sacrifices for her family which don't necessarily fit her idea of a perfect life and how she went kicking and screaming into a job as a lunch lady. Her other work experiences such as secretary, fast food clerk and banquet waitress provide humorous glimpses of her work life challenges.
Josie hoped her "temporary" job as a lunch lady would help her to meet new people and get to know her new neighborhood, which it does, but she gets sucked into the trials and tribulations of having a job that gets NO RESPECT! No respect from the students, teachers, parents or even family.
She realizes every time someone asks her what she does, she has to cough up the words "lunch lady." Every time you see a lunch lady portrayed on TV, it's "classic lunch lady." Hairnet low over her brow, apron, the famous mole with that hair, ruby red lipstick and fly swatter in hand. Oh the stigma!
Josie starts collecting stories from lunch ladies all over the country and wants to share them with the world. Funny, sad and heartwarming stories of things that happened to herself and other lunch ladies.
Josie shares the lunch lady stories throughout the book and at the end.
Hairnets and Aprons takes you on an adventure of self-discovery, love, grief and sacrifice.
Being a lunch lady is much more than "Slinging Sloppy Jo." The reader will realize that lunch ladies deserve respect for the job they do every day which is "feeding America's hungry students nutritious meals."
Josie finally sees that in order to get respect for what you do, you must first find respect within.
- Publication Date:
- 099796510X / 9780997965100
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Women