Take a humorous look at family life in 'The Last Box'

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:50

West Milford — Marianne Previty, a longtime resident of West Milford, finally gave into the pleas of family and friends and published “The Last Box,” where she takes the reader on a humorous 24-year journey with her family. Readers will laugh as they identify with many familiar situations, like forgetfulness - “1993 is the year I lost my short term memory. It makes me so mad that I can remember the names of some cute guys I knew in kindergarten. However, when I go to the produce department at my local grocery store, I stare at the vegetables and I say to myself ... I do remember it was something green.” On the subject of growing older: while filling out a form pertaining to her age, she is horrified to discover that after 65, there are no more boxes. Her irreverent humor even pokes fun at death: “This is the year everything went, the dishwasher went, the washing machine went and grandma went.” The Last Box is a fun summer read and makes a great gift. The book may be purchased at www.barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com. It is also available at the Images Hair Salon in Butler, Lynne’s Hallmark in Kinnelon, and Lighting Emporium Country Gift Shoppe in Ringwood. This book has recently been reviewed by the director of the West Milford Library. She has extended an invitation to the author to join them on October 8 for a book signing at the library’s table during the Autumn Lights Festival. For additional information, you may contact the author via email at thelastbox@optonline.net.