Finished Reading: I Want to Punch You in the Face But I Love Jesus
by Sherri Lynn
My rating: 5 / 5
Genre: Humor, Christian
Radio show producer Sherri Lynn breaks the cultural taboo to not only discuss PMS, but to help women understand that they are not alone. Rather than pretend it doesn’t happen, or act like it’s not that big of a deal, or even accept that we women just need to handle it on our own, Sherri assures us that what is happening is real, it is a physical strain on our bodies, and it’s okay to acknowledge that.
I have been looking forward to reading this ever since I first heard about it, and it did not disappoint. Sherri Lynn is so funny even when she’s not talking about something that I relate so well to. The book is also filled with plenty of interesting insight as Sherri covers the basic topics associated with PMS like anger, tears, and cravings.
She speculates about PMS-influenced actions in the Bible, which I would love to know the truth about some day, because she makes some very good point. And there’s even a chapter about the men in our lives and how they don’t get it (but it’s not their fault) and often just want to help.
I really loved this book and while I didn’t relate to everything (I don’t lose control quite as badly as she does, for example), it was still on point. I have a feeling I will re-read it many times, and I will definitely pass it on to my female family members and friends. I recommend this to every woman, and honestly would suggest is be read by any man who wishes he could understand just a bit more and wants to know how he can help the woman in his life.
If you’ve read this book, or read it in the future, feel free to let me know what you think!