Beach Book Brief


Title:  Stuck in the Onesies

Author:  Diana McDonough

Publication Date: January 15, 2017

Available at: Gene’s Books, Sanibel and

 What was life really like in the 60’s? Pick up a copy of this book and you’ll be treated to an intimate look as Barb & Ellie take you into their confidence, sharing their lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. during the 1960’s when changes came fast and furious. If you’ve ever played jacks, you know that being stuck in the onesies on your first turn puts you in a position of catching up the whole game and that’s where Barb & Ellie find themselves as women’s liberation, the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War wash over them during that tumultuous decade. Those that lived the 1960’s will identify with their struggles. Those that weren’t yet born, will find that the events of the 60’s come alive in this interesting and heartfelt story. A great beach read that will grab you with its personal look at societal changes, and stay with you long after that last page.

This is Diane McDonough’s first novel, fifteen years in the making. A Washington, D.C. native, she now lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and enjoys visiting Southwest Florida. Diana is also the founder and president of Woman to Woman Global, a non-profit devoted to supporting women’s education through scholarships and technology. ( To learn more about the author, visit

Beach Book Brief is a quick look at a new book by an author with a Fort Myers Beach connection.