Book Description

Four Eyes Were Never Better Than Two by Kelly Coleman Potter

The Indie Book of the Day for 7th of December, 2014!

Genre: Humor, Memoir

Kelly Coleman Potter, once known in inner circles as Smelly Kelly, doesn’t see things like most of us do. This could be due to the nearsightedness that presented itself in third grade when she became known as four-eyed Smelly Kelly, but it’s not. According to her high school Journalism teacher, Potter has a unique perspective and outlook on life. She still doesn’t know if that was a compliment or an insult – or perhaps, just a nice way to say she’s weird.

In this collection of essays, Four Eyes Were Never Better Than Two…and other observations, Potter offers a candid look at the human condition with tales recounting the past and present. From her younger days of dreaming about being a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader so she could own pom-poms to sex education taught by a Joyce Dewitt look-alike, Potter confesses all – including the ironic account of throwing up on a dog named Ralph.

No stranger to embarrassment, she writes of cold sores that require an exorcism and the torture that was seventh grade gym class, capturing the angst, humiliation, and absurdity in those moments that often define us as individuals. Observations include: desperation can make a person do some pretty stupid things like answering a personal ad, hot wax is best left in the hands of a professional if you value your lips, and nothing is so surprising as the man who claims to hate dancing busting a move in a hospital recovery room.

Even if you’ve never had to admit in a public setting that you’re having your period, passed out at the eye doctor’s office, or had an illogical fear of a lawn mower, Potter’s self-deprecating wit and sometimes bizarre sense of humor will make you glad these things only happen on sit-coms… or to her.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 937 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 061595877X
  • Publisher: Kelly Coleman Potter (January 22, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HZWLO88
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Kelly Coleman Potter is the author of “Off-Kelter,” a weekly humor column that ran in print for ten years, and two books – A Little Off-Kelter…the parenting years, Four Eyes Were Never Better Than Two…and other observations. Potter began writing at a very young age – about as soon as she could hold a pencil and form words. She’s a professional kid wrangler, having successfully raised two sons into adulthood who are both members of the world’s greatest Navy. Her hobbies used to include ranting, “You kids are going to drive me to drinking,” and collecting loose change in parking lots and couch cushions for her lobotomy fund. Now, they include writing, bragging about her handsome sailor sons, and hanging out with her four dogs. Potter is married to her husband of twenty-three years and resides somewhere in the cornfields of Indiana. She still never passes up a nickel laying on the ground because the lobotomy is never totally out of the question.

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