Becky Lewellen Povich

Becky Lewellen Povich
From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir & More
In From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir & More, Becky Lewellen Povich takes us from her young Midwest childhood in the 1950s to present day near St. Louis, Missouri. Each chapter is a scene from everyday life and/or unexpected events written in the way only Povich can, with humor and poignancy woven into them. She relates tales of Christmases, summertime fun, selling homemade potholders, and putting on parades. Also, the kids next door, classmates, her fear of the dentist and her parents’ scheme to help, plus long car rides visiting her grandparents in small town Iowa.

She willingly shares the bittersweet times, too, which include her parents’ divorce, major disappointments, preteen and teenage angst, a whack on her head from a falling crowbar, and her ill-fated first marriage, spent mostly in Germany. She also comically writes about her happy second marriage, cell phones, dishwashers, and how she was born with a klutz gene.
St. Peters, Mo. USA
I’m an author who didn’t really begin writing until I was almost 50 years old, and a new ME was born! Although I’ve had publications in Chicken Soup for the Soul books, other anthologies, and periodicals, I just published my first book, a memoir, in November of 2013, the year I celebrated my 60th Birthday! The title is: From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir & More.

Besides writing, I love to read, listen to all kinds of music, watch TV, eat out, be with family, friends, and of course my sweet, beloved dog, Vern.
Writing Memoir, Follow Your Bliss

“We did not change as we grew older, we just became more clearly ourselves.” – Lynn Hall

“If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.” – Joseph Campbell

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