I’m Fine! . . . What, not Great?



The other day Emily, my youngest, phoned and asked, as always, “How are you?” 

“I’m fine, how are you doing?” I answered.

“What’s wrong?” she asked.

“Haha because I didn’t say great?” I replied.

“Yeah,” she said.

I can’t remember why I was only fine, rather than the usual great, but this makes an important point: A worrywart can be great much of the time.

As some of you may recall, I worry about my excessive enthusiasm but I never have to worry about it with her.

In December we were making latkes for Hanukkah dinner and I sent her an email saying that I had a grater but suggesting that she also bring one.

She replied with a four-word email, “I’ll bring a grater!”

I love that exclamation point! As I wrote back to her, one of the uncountable things I adore about her is her enthusiasm, even though and especially because she is not one of those people who gush all over you all the time, the way I’m at risk of doing.

Now that my book is published, to seem more writerly, I’m worried I need to brood more. What do you think?

Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others, my memoir, now available for Kindle and other e-readers! Buy the paperback here! 

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
 5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book January 12, 2013

By Lori

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Confessions of a Worrywart is both funny and honest. While I was reading, I felt like I was walking right next to Susan, watching her life unfold. I enjoyed every minute of her emotional journey and I delighted in reading about her travels. I now feel like I lived in China and bicycled around Paris with Susan. Her descriptions of her thoughts and experiences are so real and entertaining. Never a dull moment, as Susan has a way of engaging her reader no matter what she is writing about; every chapter in this book is enjoyable and pleasantly captivating. I actually laughed out loud at points and felt like I personally watched Susan evolve from a child into a grown woman and beyond. I was sad that the book had to end. I would highly recommend.




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