“Sometimes being underestimated is a great way to get away from the monsters that are hell-bent on destroying you.”
Not many books begin with words to the effect of “I was born in a toilet.”
The story is Eleanor Lois Tomczyk’s. Monsters’ Throwdown is universally appealing, crossing the boundaries of race, gender, and age. It‘s about survival under duress. It‘s about a petunia blossoming in an onion patch. Historical and social topics touched on are far-reaching, from women’s and civil rights, to the hippie culture and commune living.
Her story is one of triumph over adversity, and it’s filled with the many hilariously absurd situations that she finds herself in along the way. The tale could be heavy, if not for the brilliant humor, reflecting the author’s matchlessly positive take on life.
As Eleanor Lois Tomczyk tells the story of her life, her great sense of humor makes some of the most difficult times in her days growing up in the ghetto easier for anyone to fathom. This is not just a peek, but an all-embracing celebration of a life won by the self-belief and dedication of one woman who was feisty enough to toss the B.S. sandwich she was handed at birth in favor of something more worthy of her wit, intelligence, and dignity.
The author’s voice is authentic, engaging, and unstoppable. Eleanor Tomczyk’s history is shared so openly, readers will surely feel a familiarity and connection with the heroine—and they will most certainly feel a deep admiration for her. The pluck and stick-to-itiveness of a girl with so many things stacked against her is guaranteed to be inspiration for every reader lucky enough to pick up this book.
“I am discovering that when we look back over our lives after we’ve lived a good many years, sometimes we can see when the fairy dust first begins to be sprinkled on our destinies. It’s ever so slight, but if we stop and take notice, we’ll usually see a rainbow in the distance, too.”