MOSTLY SUNNY, PARTLY DRAMALI IN BETWEEN
L. Carmicle, MS
When reading your book I felt like you were sharing a journal and the journey. The short entries allowed me to read and reflect at my own pace. You showed that everyday events and ordinary items can be used as gateways to memory and as prompts to explore personal healing.
D. Harrison, NY
The essays are lyrical, poignant, and nearly poetic prose. They sing the tale of those who are NOLA born, those of us who grew up Gumbo style. The stories are honest. Memory is stimulated. The struggles are real. Her healing is transparent. The Love is Laudable.
L. Gauthier, VA
Deep and resonant, this book is a treat to read and ponder. It cannot be consumed in one sit-down, as it is a soul searching endeavor, and not just for the author. Chockful of affirming wisdoms as well as questions for all of us who part and parcel of her world are, her people
Dr. Lisa refers to herself as NOLA Brar (“pronounced bruh”) - New Orleans Born, Raised and Return. Her ways of being in the world are because of her parents, siblings, and others in the Seventh Ward village where she was raised. She is a proud New Orleanian “from clans and cousins, pralines and parades, gumbo and greens, trials and testimonies, yard parties and ya momma an’ ‘em, love and laughter!”
See healing and happiness, hope and health emerge from uncertainty and trauma. While reading Mostly Sunny, Partly Dramali in Between, consider how your living and will shape the narrative for your family legacy.