|This may be one of my most favorite book covers ever! Two of my favorite things-- sweets and skull|
Sandra has a JULY 12th release date, but you can preorder her memoir: Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life right now.
A beautifully written and darkly funny journey through the world of the allergic.
Like twelve million other Americans, Sandra Beasley suffers from food allergies. Her allergies—severe and lifelong—include dairy, egg, soy, beef, shrimp, pine nuts, cucumbers, cantaloupe, honeydew, mango, macadamias, pistachios, cashews, swordfish, and mustard. Add to that mold, dust, grass and tree pollen, cigarette smoke, dogs, rabbits, horses, and wool, and it’s no wonder Sandra felt she had to live her life as “Allergy Girl.” When butter is deadly and eggs can make your throat swell shut, cupcakes and other treats of childhood are out of the question—and so Sandra’s mother used to warn guests against a toxic, frosting-tinged kiss with “Don’t kill the birthday girl!”
I can't wait to read this book. And here's a book trailer to learn more (and with actual photos of the birthday girl...)
Many congrats, Sandra! And many thanks that you have found a way to navigate through your allergic life.