Monday, February 15, 2021

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Life and Times of Angie Bardot by Angela Bardot

Title: The Life and Times of Angie Bardot
Author: Angela Bardot
Publication Date: February 14th 2021
Print Length: 231 pages
Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction

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IS THERE LIFE AFTER?

Setting out on her adventures, Angie is best described as endearingly tragic as she gives a truly laugh-out-loud account of what could possibly go wrong when her long-term marriage comes to an end. Extolling the many pitfalls of being single is no laughing matter and being thrown into the dating arena is even worse.

When curiosity to view a certain piece of the male anatomy takes priority, bedlam unfolds. Angie’s journey will leave you in fits of laughter while raising your eyebrows in absolute disdain.

Taking you from “Hell No” to “Hell Yes,” this two-part true story taps into a range of emotions as you travel along with Angie on her voyage of self-discovery. A captivating exposé of courage and raw honesty in finding a new beginning when life takes a nosedive, this compelling portrayal of compassion gives insight into the weakest and strongest moments of what it is to be human.

You will fall in love with Angie and won’t be able to stop turning the pages to see what she will do next. To err on the side of caution is not Angie's strong suit. Heart wrenching, yet hilariously funny in the unique style of telling her tale, it’s never a surprise when she ends up on several occasions with her tail between her legs!

Does she ever learn?

This book is one of a kind, and better still, so is Angie Bardot.

What an inspiring, self-reflecting, self-effacing, honest, eye-opening sex goddess she is – I loved it!” MARY – WHO WANTED TO KNOW MORE

Uplifting and HILARIOUS, I’ve never, ever laughed so hard. I literally couldn’t stop reading.” VANESSA – WHO ISN’T A READER

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EXCERPT:

The Gym Versus Netflix

I wanted something to do in the evenings. Seeing as I had never exercised, what better thing to do than go to the gym? There was one close to me, so I took the plunge and joined for three months to see how I liked it. I had lost ten kilos during the initial stages of my departure and went from a happy oompa-loompa to a saggy, skinny, lighter self. My arms were the worst affected from the rapid weight loss, and they flapped when I moved, much to my annoyance. I needed muscle, and how better to build up muscle than at the gym?

I was hesitantly confident that I would sculpt the new me in no time. All I had to do was commit to a healthier lifestyle. I enjoyed going at first. I had some free passes which meant that my two well-meaning daughters could accompany me to make it even more fun. Great! I was doing something for me and my own self-improvement.

Three months went by rapidly. I felt the confidence to join for twelve months. Winter started setting in and it was getting dark earlier, so I began to ease up on going the usual three times per week. Two times per week would still keep me toned and I could feel my arms getting firmer. It was time to alter my usual workout routine and mix it up a bit, so said the lovely young skinny girl that I was assigned to. Yes, I am up for a challenge. After all, I am fit now, aren’t I?

We did squats and that’s when it all went downhill.

Couldn’t she see I was in my twilight years? As if I would be able to go from down near the floor with my knees bent, straight back up fifteen times without incident. I’m surprised she didn’t use a whip!

I strained my back and had to rest. I put my membership on hold for a month. A few months later, I still didn’t have the slightest desire to return. I put on five kilos, with my tummy roll back, along with my long-lost hip and thigh flab. The arm muscle I had built up deserted me and left me “flappy” and not so happy. It’s not like I haven’t told myself off—I have. And yes, I have listened to myself and am taking action. I am going back. I decided I would start again. Take the bull by the horns and regain my healthy lifestyle, and buff body…or less flappy arms will do, actually. Small steps, not large strides. There are no miracles, it’s all up to me!

I went to the supermarket after work and bought “healthy.” You need good food at your reach when you get the munchies. Be prepared! I bought up big.

I got home and straight away got into my gym gear. I just wanted a cuppa before heading off to walk there. After the cuppa I decided I was famished, so I had a healthy dinner. I turned on the telly while I ate. I got Netflix recently when I had the internet connected, and it’s great.

I was still sitting there three hours later. Too late to venture out now, I thought.

I have disappointed myself on numerous occasions and this was indeed another one of them. I was so annoyed with myself I ate some popcorn and biscuits. I was feeling sorry for not going to the gym when I clearly meant to. When I changed out of my gym gear and got into bed, all I could say to myself was, “Angie Bardot, you are pathetic.”

I don’t think I’ll be back to the gym any time soon. They must love people like me.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
There is more to Angela Bardot than meets the eye. Abducted at the age of five and as a teenager running away from her abusive childhood, Angela traveled overseas to an idyllic peace-loving commune which later becomes an army base and war zone. With no hope of escape, Angela's endurance from the events of this early part of her life have given her strength. After leaving the commune Angela traveled behind the Iron Curtain where very few westerners dared to go before a year spent in Canada living with her friends loving family which gave Angela an insight into what a family should be. She felt loved for the first time and was ready to return home.

Angela settled down to a somewhat normal life and obtained a Diploma of Copywriting and Advertising and a Certificate in Business, becoming a successful business partner. Angela is proudest of her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother. The importance of her family remains her greatest achievement. Angela traveled to many more countries over the years, but the one she holds dearest was her time spent in Canada, as part of a loving family environment.

Angela Bardot published her first book, Hell No, in 2017 which is now incorporated as part one in her new book, The Life and Times of Angie Bardot.

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44 comments:

  1. It's wonderful to learn about your book.

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 14, 2021 at 2:09 AM

      Hi Calvin, thank you so much for the compliment, all the best to you, Angie

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  2. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting .

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    1. Hello Deb, thank you for your comment regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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  3. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hello Diana, thank you for your comment regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not responded sooner but did not see your post until today. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:27 AM

      Hello Bridgett, thank you for your comment regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am glad you like the cover. My daughter designed it for me. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:29 AM

      Hello Tammy, thank you for your comment regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:30 AM

      Hello DVDGal, thank you for your comment regarding the cover design of my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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  7. David HollingsworthFebruary 16, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Amazing cover!

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:32 AM

      Hello David, thank you for your comment regarding the cover of my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Glad you thought it was amazing, as my daughter designed it and was the one to bring your comment to my attention!! Wishing you all the best, Angie

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  8. I like the title subject and cover for this great book.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:36 AM

      Hello Barbara, thank you for your comment regarding the cover and subject of my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today - my daughter designed the cover and was the one to bring your comment to my attention!! Wishing you all the very best, Angie

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    1. Hello Danielle, thank you for your comment regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Glad you thought it sounded like a good read which is great to hear. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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    2. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:42 AM

      Hello Danielle, thank you for your comment regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Glad you thought it sounded like a good read which is great to hear. Wishing you all the very best, Angie

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  10. Interesting cover- suggestive yet subtle image.

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:45 AM

      Hello Cindy, thank you for your comment regarding the cover of my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Glad you thought it was subtle and suggestive which is Angie to a T. I value the feedback. My daughter designed the cover and we both love it. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:47 AM

      Hello and thank you for wanting to get my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot for your mom. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Glad you thought it sounded like a good read which is great to hear. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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  12. sounds like a fun one

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:49 AM

      Hello Daniel, thank you for your comment regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner but did not see your post until today. Glad you thought it sounded like a fun read which is great to hear. There have been a few men that have read my book surprisingly. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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  13. Hello, I need this book right now ! Thank you for the giveaway, and best of luck with the book.

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:54 AM

      Hello Christy, thank you for your comment regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied to thank you sooner but I did not see your post until today. I am glad you thought my book sounded like something you just had to read right away!!! That's great to hear. Wishing you all the very best, Angie

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  14. This book sounds so interesting. I love the cover too.

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 1:58 AM

      Hello Laurie, thank you for your comments regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. Glad you thought it sounded interesting and you liked the cover which is great to hear. My daughter designed it for me and was the one to find your comments. Interesting is one way of describing me!!!!! Wishing you all the best, Angie

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 2:07 AM

      Hello Danielle, thank you for your comment regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. Glad you thought it sounded interesting. Sometimes it is even hard for me to admit that it's my story. (Did I really do that? Did I really say that?) Wishing you all the best, Angie

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  16. Sounds like an interesting, great read!

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 2:11 AM

      Hello Doreen, thank you for your comments regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. Glad you thought it sounded interesting and a great read which is great to hear. Wishing you all the very best, Angie

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    1. Hello Holly, thank you for your comments about the cover which is great to hear regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. My daughter designed it for me and was the one to find your comment. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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    2. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 2:18 AM

      Hello Holly, thank you for your comments about the cover which is great to hear regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. My daughter designed it for me and was the one to find your comment. Wishing you all the best, Angie

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    1. Hi Virgil, thank you for your comments about the cover which is great to hear regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. My daughter designed it for me and was the one to find your comment. Wishing you all the very best, Angie

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    2. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 5:08 AM

      Hi Virgil, thank you for your comments about the cover which is great to hear regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. My daughter designed it for me and was the one to find your comment. Wishing you all the very best, Angie

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  19. I look forward to reading this

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    1. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 5:12 AM

      Hi Anita, thank you for your support which is great to hear regarding wanting to read my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. I do hope you enjoyed reading it. Wishing you all the very best, Angie

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    1. Hi Julieh, thank you for your comment about the cover which is great to get the feed back, regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. My daughter designed it for me and was the one to find your comment. I like the fact that the design evoked intrigue. Ooohhhh I love that! Wishing you all the very best, Angie

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    2. angelabardotauthor@gmail.comJune 13, 2021 at 5:17 AM

      Hi Julieh, thank you for your comment about the cover which is great to get the feed back, regarding my book The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. I am so sorry to have not replied sooner to thank you, but did not see your post until today. My daughter designed it for me and was the one to find your comment. I like the fact that the design evoked intrigue. Ooohhhh I love that! Wishing you all the very best, Angie

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