From the Beatles, to World Travels, to Tea – McCartney’s Collection of Stories a Fab Read for All Ages
January, 2020 Los Angeles, CA — Born in Liverpool, England, “terminally cheerful” Dr. Angie McCartney has enjoyed a life of amazing ups and downs, tempered by a breathtaking blend of optimism and determination to succeed no matter what may befall her. Amid tragedy, World War II, illness and endless entertainment, McCartney gained a firsthand knowledge of Beatlemania when she married Sir Paul’s father Jim in 1964, and has amassed a collection of stories during and since.
Your Mother Should Know is the second book from Dr. McCartney, who published her first, My Long and Winding Road, in 2013. Now 90 years old, she shows no signs of slowing down. Her latest work is a collection of often hilarious and always heartfelt quips, memories, lifehacks, salty one-liners and witty observations. Along for the ride is McCartney’s ever-loyal and equally saucy daughter Ruth, who, as a young child greeted her future stepbrother Paul at their first meeting with “I know who you are! You’re on my cousin’s wallpaper.” “Like me, Angie and Ruth have been around the globe once or twice, and they never failed to keep their sense of humor, work ethic, loyalty to each other, friends and family, no matter how dysfunctional. In fact, it was Angie who once told me she put the ‘fun’; in dysfunctional,” the late Cynthia Lennon writes in a special foreword. Dr. McCartney shares a variety of experiences from her colorful life including opening a dessert wine company, performing a stint in the improv. comedy world in Hollywood with National Lampoon’s Lemmings, and even delving into the world of artificial intelligence and learning more about the ever-changing world of cyberspace. Your Mother Should Know also has an appealing bonus feature: QR codes that readers can scan with their smart-phones to link to audio and video clips pertaining to the stories, adding hours of entertainment for all generations.