Wacky on the Junk (Belle Isle Books) is now available. 

A witty, candid memoir…

Varner’s hilarious debut memoir is a charmingly quirky amalgamation of the wrong food choices and erratic mood swings. In a funny, conversational style, Varner narrates her life story as she reflects on her early childhood, her unconventional upbringing, turbulent adolescence, bumpy adulthood, and how she has steered her career, motherhood, and relationship struggles. The reader can sense a deep vulnerability about the negative body image hidden under Varner’s adolescent riot-girl persona. With wit and humor, Varner relays her experiences with substance abuse and self-sabotage during her adolescence and early adulthood years. A charming, spirited coming-of-age story that’s filled with both sad and side-splitting funny moments. Prairie Book Reviews

“In this hilarious debut memoir, Kathy Varner reflects on a life lived on the fringes of ordinary. From an awkward childhood as the youngest of five, living off sweets and processed foods, to a wild adolescence of drinking, drugs, and Deadhead hijinks, to a harrowing career with social services, Kathy takes it all in stride, embracing the beauty and pain of life with a sardonic wit and a sense of adventure that remains undampened—no matter how wacky things get.”

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