Rhoda Janzen, author of the hilarious #1 bestseller Mennonite in a Little Black Dress will write another memoir. The deal was published today on Publishers Marketplace with the following summary: “[an] untitled humorous and heartfelt memoir about her return to faith and love, for readers who secretly sing hymns in their cars, but prefer a nice mimosa brunch to church.”
I did a bit of digging for more information on this project and came across an interview Janzen did with Smith back in 2010. When asked about upcoming projects, Janzen explained that her second memoir takes off where Mennonite left off:
It’s a book about sliding back into religion; the sort of spiritual motion I was making toward the end of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress continues, and I’m on this journey . . . Then it also tells the story of my recent marriage, of becoming a mom for the first time, a little bit of cancer drama: chemo-emo. It’s a fun book.
The New York Times may have sparked conversation about the problems with memoirs, but the genre is clearly still popular with readers. In Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Janzen balances laugh-out-loud stories with “genuine thoughtfulness”—our reviewer loved it when the book came out in 2009, and we look forward to this follow-up.
Did you read Mennonite in a Little Black Dress? Will you read Janzen’s second memoir?