"These are humorous essays, but they go deep beneath the surface to reveal jewels of wisdom. Although Kara bemoans middle age, she also embraces it. This group of essays is lawless and free, revealed with the able touch of a talented narrator who knows how much to reveal and what to hold back." -- Robin Raven / Huffington Post
"A worthy read for people who may not meet the age and gender requirements described in the title. Some experiences are universal, and laughing as we gracefully age is definitely one of them."
-- Legends: Culture and Art from the Cradle of American Music
"This book made me laugh plenty, but it also made me think, something I usually try to avoid. Bachman's hysterical take on approaching middle age will resonate with every mama in the carpool line, but it's her ability to weave profundity into the mix that sets her apart." -- Celia Rivenbark, NYT bestselling author of "You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl"
"Kara Bachman has fast become the woman I want living next door to me. With her razor-blade wit, tell-it-like-it-is essays on navigating middle age (while tending children), she is exploring new turf, and the grass is super green and fertile. Readers will love her style, humor and stories that are the kind where one guffaws and snorts in public while reading. Middle age never felt so good." -- Susan Reinhardt, author of "Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle" and "Not Tonight Honey, Wait 'til I'm a Size 6"
"Kara Martinez Bachman is hip and funny as hell. If I didn't already have a mother--and if I wasn't nearing middle-age myself--I would ask her to adopt me. I still might ask her."
-- New York Times bestselling author, Andrew Shaffer
"'Kissing the Crisis' is a hilarious and thought-provoking look at what all women face: the turning of the clock as we balance maintaining marriages, raising children and having careers, while trying to not to lose a sense of ourselves."
-- Sarah Bonnette, "Artscape" community columnist, Nola.com|The Times-Picayune