Dana Bowman has a master’s degree in secondary education and is an adjunct professor at the department of English at Bethany College, Kansas. Author of the popular mombsieblog.com, she leads and presents workshops on both writing and addiction, with a special emphasis on being a woman in recovery and a parent. Her first book, Bottled, was selected as a 2016 Kansas Notable Book. Dana Bowman currently resides in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Dana Bowman’s writing is luminous, laugh-out-loud wondrous and makes something profound shift within, much like staring saucer-eyed at a field full of fireflies. While we do approach recovery differently, that didn’t matter; I related to her hugely and rooted hard for her throughout. This big-hearted book rejoices in the messy, tangled clusterf*ck of being a perfectly imperfect human.
―Catherine Gray, author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Dana Bowman is honest, insightful, and incredibly funny, which is hard, especially as she tries to love herself. Men, don’t be surprised if your wife hands you this book and says, ‘Read this, and then maybe you’ll understand.’
―Stan Friedman, writer and editor for the Covenant Companion
Real, honest, hopeful, and funny. That is what I love about Dana Bowman’s writing, and her second book does not disappoint. How to Be Perfect Like Me is like spreading all your issues out on the kitchen table and laugh-crying at them over a good cup of tea. Highly recommended for women who are ready to know that every one of us struggles, but that struggle is just the beginning of the story.
―Alison Buhler, author of Rethinking Women’s Health