How Do You Grab a Naked Lady?: A Memoir

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How Do You Grab a Naked Lady? is a sexy, horrific, funny, honest-to-the-bone memoir, with many interesting twists and turns. Sharon was torn between two opposing forces, her mother and dad. Her dad was an idealist, nothing but the best for his daughter. But with her mother, there was a bit of a problem. Mother was irrational, charming, seductive, unpredictable, and a brilliant woman with tendencies towards emotional outbursts, foul language and parading naked in public. Not the role model young Sharon wanted. Only choice left: Dad's dream of the white picket fence, including squeaky-clean husband, two children, a beautiful home and enough financial security so that his daughter would never need to work.

Sharon continually searched for the squeaky clean husband and the white picket fence. But she had two failed marriages. And many, many men. Too many. She came up empty. Sharon began to question her Dad's dream of the white picket fence. Eventually she discovered the answer in the most unlikely source-her Mother.

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Recipient of OUTSTANDING Non-fiction Award, 2012 Southern California Writers Conference
Indicative of bestsellers like Running with ScissorsThe Glass Castle and The Liars' Club, Hicks memoir is set apart with her emphasis on the rippling effect of a dysfunctional upbringing through adulthood and the reality of mental illness behind the white picket fence.  "I was always meant to write my mother's story," says Hicks, "I knew it would shock and entertain; the way she lived out loud, exposed to the world.  The memoir is full of OMG moments, sex and humor.  It seems almost fantastical, but it was my reality."

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How Do You Grab a Naked Lady? The naked lady was her mother and the spouse of a highly respected CEO and community leader of Hawaii.
 
In this memoir, Hicks shares her story against the backdrop of her mother, whom she describes as irrational, seductive, rash, self-centered, mad as a hatter, and irreverent to the core; she had tendencies toward emotional outbursts, foul language, and parading naked in public. How Do You Grab a Naked Lady? narrates how Hicks lived on the edge of constant emergencies and panicked trips to the hospital or jail.
 
Hicks describes some painful memories of her family's dysfunction and juxtaposes them with witty humor. It shows how she discovered the key to life's happiness through her mother--a woman who drove around the island in her yellow convertible Buick GS, naked, with her Gucci scarf around her neck blowing in the wind.

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