Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life
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I have never read anything by Jen Hatmaker, but Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life has made me a fan! Her whimsical writing style and bold honesty grabbed me from the beginning of this encouraging book.
Of Mess and Moxie doesn’t hold back as the author addresses the issues many women grapple with every day that bring on those feelings of being overwhelmed and not knowing how to juggle everything that is thrown at us. When nobody seems to understand the struggle to keep in all together, we need a friendly reminder to re-frame our thinking with a healthy (and humorous) perspective, and that is exactly what Jen Hatmaker delivers in this collection of essays.
A Roller Coaster Ride
This book takes your emotions on a roller coaster ride, and I found myself laughing out loud one minute, and welling with tears the next as Jen’s stories resonated with me. She addresses “all the mess” by telling the truth, and “all the moxie” as “telling the truth sets us free.”
The chapters are varied, with lists, recipes, and quotes sprinkled in among the essay like narratives on topics most moms can relate to. The writing style is conversational, funny, and raw at times. This blunt honesty is what makes Of Mess and Moxie so convicting. Jen’s honesty almost gives readers permission to own our feelings and not feel the need to apologize for them. With expectations that women need to have their acts together, there are so many things we are reluctant to admit. This book brings on a sigh of relief as readers realize we are not alone, and that someone else “gets it.”
The publisher provided a review copy of Of Mess and Moxie.