#Bookreview: Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni

I’m delighted to share a wonderful review of Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni by author, poet and blogger Liz Gauffreau. It’s the kind of review which makes a writer grin from ear to ear, do a wee happy dance around the desk and decide that writing books is worthwhile after all.

Elizabeth Gauffreau


Photograph shows author Mary Smith handing a certificate of completion of a healthcare course to an Afghan woman.Author Mary Smith Presenting a Graduation Certificate

My Review

The image shows the front cover of Mary Smith's book Drunk Chickens & Drunk Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Women.Click on the book cover to purchase from Amazon.

Mary Smith’s Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real stories of Afghan women surprised me. Going into it, I expected the memoir to be interesting, as its focus is on a part of the world I know very little about. What I did not expect was that it would be so compelling.

For three years in the 1990s, Smith and her partner Jon worked in Afghanistan for a nonprofit to provide healthcare and health education for women in Mazar-i-Sharif. Poverty, hygiene practices that led to disease, cultural myths, and reluctance to discuss gynecological problems with male doctors were all challenges Smith was faced with addressing.

She did it by establishing the Female Health Volunteer training project, whereby Afghan women would be trained to provide health education to the women in their villages, focusing…

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38 thoughts on “#Bookreview: Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni

  1. I believe it was the first of Mary’s books to line one of my bookshelves. I was hooked early on. I’ve shared my copy, bought some as gifts, and told others they need to read it. I adore a book that opens a portal into another way of life.

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