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Table Of Contents

(Not His Real Name)
Witch’s Tit
Secrets In The Nazi Closet
My Very First Spinal Tap
Dear Dad
Dear Dad,
BloodShitPissTearsSweatBile
Clusterfuck Relief
A Darker Shade of Ray
Something to Cry About
Bad Cabbie, Bad, Bad Cabbie
(The TV Show, Not the Gal)
Dr. Cinzia Sucks the Big One
(Not Her Real Name)
No Habla Inglés
Schmuck
Underwear Optional
So Long, Mate
Once a Fuckwad, Always
Flaccid Pussy
Joe, Jake, and Juxtaposition
Music to Soothe the Savage Beast
Lipstick Fetish
Health Care Agency
Dating a Disability
Koo Koo for Coupons
And the Winner Is
Stuck to Nevermore Stuck
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Potty Mouth

Potty Mouth

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Renae Clare has lived with the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis including paralysis, depression and fatigue for over 40 years.

This deeply personal account, Potty Mouth, was written as a series of essays after each of her psychotherapy sessions. Her therapist, Dr Cinzia LeValds recommended putting them all together into book form feeling that Renae's completely open and brutally honest voice would help a great many people. She has dealt with abuse, with aging, with disability, and with loss.

Renae's wickedly profane sense of humor shows her optimistic spirit shining through even under the most depressing and difficult times. This book is gut wrenchingly truthful and yet, at times it is laugh out loud funny. It was written for the purpose of healing and forgiving Renae Clare's past and as such there are many things in Potty Mouth that she had never spoken of before beginning therapy. It is written with the thought of helping not only herself but others to find the inner strength and inner peace needed to get through the obstacles that she has come up against over time.

Although she has MS her optimism shines through and she is an inspiration to everyone she meets.

Potty Mouth also includes practical guides to finding help for disabled people and how to keep and restore self-confidence and self worth.

Renae Clare's book hides nothing.
Renae Clare has lived with the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis including paralysis, depression and fatigue for over 40 years.

This deeply personal account, Potty Mouth, was written as a series of essays after each of her psychotherapy sessions. Her therapist, Dr Cinzia LeValds recommended putting them all together into book form feeling that Renae's completely open and brutally honest voice would help a great many people. She has dealt with abuse, with aging, with disability, and with loss.

Renae's wickedly profane sense of humor shows her optimistic spirit shining through even under the most depressing and difficult times. This book is gut wrenchingly truthful and yet, at times it is laugh out loud funny. It was written for the purpose of healing and forgiving Renae Clare's past and as such there are many things in Potty Mouth that she had never spoken of before beginning therapy. It is written with the thought of helping not only herself but others to find the inner strength and inner peace needed to get through the obstacles that she has come up against over time.

Although she has MS her optimism shines through and she is an inspiration to everyone she meets.

Potty Mouth also includes practical guides to finding help for disabled people and how to keep and restore self-confidence and self worth.

Renae Clare's book hides nothing.

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mark2williams_3 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
A remarkable and thoroughly moving book that provides a window onto the difficult world of someone living with multiple sclerosis. The book is written very much from the heart, with a great deal of love and affection, but is also free of self-pity in its straightforward narrative. It's remarkable that the narrative can be so free of self-pity considering the tribulations Ms. Clare has faced. It's a completely absorbing and fascinating book, highly recommended.
april_dawn_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
This was a very good book, as far as nonfiction memoirs go. I’m a big fan of the genre and have read dozens (if not hundreds) in my lifetime. I’d say that “Potty Mouth” ranks up there with the best of them. I liked the author’s narrative voice and found her perspective refreshing and uplifting. There was a great balance between the heavy moments and the lighter ones. She gracefully wove in various parts of her life into a seamless story that showed much more than just a woman with a disability. I do feel that some parts could have benefited from a more in-depth exploration, as I occasionally felt things were glossed over or rushed. This is one of those books that could have easily been twice as long and I still would have devoured every page and never been bored. Perhaps she’ll write another one. Recommend to fans of nonfiction and even general fiction (some parts read like it!)
kaylees_26 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
The only thing that I didn’t like about this book was that it ended! (okay, that and the block text on my iPad). It was awesome! I mean that in the most reverent way, of course. I didn’t like reading about the bad things the author endured, but what I loved was her strength! My favorite line was “there is no drug as powerful as the human spirit” and that is so true! What an inspiration Renae Clare is not only to people who are fighting this debilitating disease, but to people everywhere who face challenges they think are too much to bear. Ms. Clare could be a role model to us all. She isn’t perfect, nor does she claim to be. And that is what makes her and her story so amazing!
steffyc_5 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
I read this book in one sitting. I could NOT put it down. I cannot believe some of the crazy things that Ms. Clare writes about, and the crazy people she’s had to deal with! But lucky for me she wrote a book about it so I was able to read about it all. The short chapters kept me turning the pages on my kindle as fast as I could (and the chapter titles are hilarious!) And some of the characters…Dr. Ick, the taxi driver…my God, this woman can tell a good story! She is creative and funny and has a natural gift. I totally enjoyed this book from beginning to end and know that you will too! A MUST read!
sam_ryan_20 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
"Potty Mouth” by Renae Clare sheds light on, and puts a human face to, this horiffic disease of MS. And she does it with the best sense of humour, even at the darkest times! I made a lot of notes while reading this on all the points I liked and I think this would make a fabulous book club pick. In fact, I’m going to recommend it at my next meeting. There were so many things the author writes about that we can ALL relate to, MS or not. Like not being a victim, standing up for one self, coming to terms with the past, forgiveness, optimism (even when life SUCKS!) I mean, I can’t even imagine how tough things must get for Renae Clare at times, yet she is still kicking with a big ol’ smile on her face. She rocks!!
bejissmom reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Ahhh…I am really struggling with this one. On one hand I really loved it…really, this is one of the best written books I’ve read in a long time! The only thing stopping me from rating it 5 stars is, well, two things…As much as I loved the “stories” of the events in her life, I kept feeling like I wanted more. More background, more details…some parts felt kinda rushed and not well-developed. Like we were just skimming the surface. The other thing that threw me was the fact that all the text showed up left-justified which makes it hard to read. An easy fix, but I wish it had been formatted better when I was reading. My old eyes get tired easy, and this is not a cheap ebook. Other than those two things I was very impressed with this book and would strongly recommend it to others with no hesitation.
cale_owens_1 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
Sometimes you can read a book, and the topics may be interesting, but the writing really isn’t all that great. Sometimes you can read a book that is exquisitely written, but the storyline is kinda ho-hum. But it is extremely rare to come across a book that is both flawless in its execution, and also riveting to the point of being crazy addicting – and this is exactly how I thought “Potty Mouth…” by Renae Clare was. It was stylistically near perfect, with great pacing and an always-engaging storyline that touched on a wide range of topics and events. The characters and descriptions were well-rounded and vivid, and I truly felt like I was experiencing the world through Renae’s eyes. It really helped to broaden my perspectives and opened my mind to a new world I’d only thought about in passing, if at all. Recommend to everyone.
j4t4thomas reviewed this
Rated 5/5
This is a good book that is inspiring without being overly sappy. I was worried that it may be a “woe-is-me-look-how-I’ve-suffered” book, but it was anything but. And I got to say, if anyone had the right to say “woe-is-me-look-how-I’ve-suffered”, it’s probably be Ms. Clare. Some of the tales she relays are downright incredulous! It’s like, the hits just keep on coming! They say truth is stranger than fiction, and some of the things she’s gone through take the cake! But the way she tells about it is so charming, so down to earth and relatable…and funny! I was surprised at how many times I actually laughed out loud while reading this, or found myself with a grin. Quite an interesting mix of emotions, but this book is a rollercoaster ride, and a terrific one at that!
bellareadz reviewed this
Rated 5/5
This book was fantastic! A real page turner. I can’t imagine having to go through just some of the things Renae Clare has gone through, let alone all the things she writes about in this book. It is amazing to me that so much could happen to one person, but she writes about it in such an entertaining way! Not to be “amused” by her suffering, but appreciate what she has gone through and respect how she has emerged stronger with her head on straight. She’s lucky to be rid of those loser ex’s and maybe this will help her see who the real people are in her life. Her shrink sounds great and kudos to her for encouraging Ms. Clare to write her story. (Btw LOVED the “lists” and “questions” part!). This is a book that I won’t soon forget, and I hope to read more from this author in the future.
bookprincesssophia reviewed this
Rated 5/5
I am so blown away by this book and its AMAZING author, Renae Clare! Wow, I had no idea that I was going to be this impressed and invested in a book about a stranger’s life. But by the end of the first chapter I felt like Ms. Clare and I were best friends and her journey was mine. It is really hard to sum up this incredible book in a short paragraph, just that it is wickedly funny, sad, truthful, and deeply profound. I applaud Ms. Clare for sharing her wonderful story with us and will shout from the rooftops that others MUST read this book now!!!

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