Imagine this: You’re in an airport bathroom in Reno, Nevada. You’re feeling crampy and cranky because it’s that time of the month, so you reach for a maxi pad. What you see when you open the package angers you, enrages you really; so much so that you decide to stop and write an open letter to the company that made said maxi pad.
That’s pretty much what happened to Wendi Aarons. And it was the very thing to begin to change the trajectory of her life. The award winning humorist, writer, opinionated tweeter and self-proclaimed Fanilow is now a published author (her first two books written when she was 54). Her book I’m Wearing Tunics Now: On Growing Older, Wiser and a Hell of a Lot Louder is a stroll down memory lane for any Gen X woman finding her way — and herself.
Wendi Aarons is a writer and award-winning humorist whose work has frequently appeared in outlets like McSweeney’s and The New Yorker, among many others. She is the author of the middle-grade novel Ginger Mancino, Kid Comedian, SOCKS from Chronicle Books, and a contributor to the Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now and Keep Scrolling Til You Feel Something anthologies. She is a popular speaker and teacher on humor, and lives in Austin with her family. And her tunics.
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