Roberts takes the reader on a captivating journey where real life collides with real miracles. With stories ranging from candidly intimate to wonderfully adventurous, each chapter or parable uncovers a piece of the puzzle. And as it comes together, the picture that emerges reflects Roberts' life-affirming belief in God, the essential ingredient in her secret formula for happiness.
A charming and uplifting read, Marsha's style of writing makes you feel as if you're with a trusted friend, sharing life lessons over a cup of coffee.
©2012 Marsha Roberts (P)2014 Marsha Roberts
I'm a retired teacher who loves to read, knit and enjoy my grandchildren. I tend to read mysteries and thrillers.
I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this audiobook in return for an honest review. I think I got the best end of the deal! Yes, I'm a boomer myself and so I certainly identified with Marsha in many ways. I've read many biographies and autobiographies of famous folks in my time, and of course, they're impressive.
What I appreciated about this story was that in many ways I felt I could BE Marsha, and so what she did and how she accomplished what she did impressed me all the more!
First of all, listening to this book is so much fun. It's narrated by a dear friend of hers who was on this journey with Marsha. Her enthusiasm and zest for grabbing hold of opportunity even when a crazy amount of faith is required comes shining through in her voice in a way that I don't think my inner reader voice would have done.
I found myself laughing out loud, saying "Oh, yes, I've been there", and looking forward to every minute I could spare to listen to this book, for both the fun and the more challenging times of Marsha's life.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever had to step out in faith and do difficult things; to those who value good friends and family; to those who are inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary things; to those who have ever enjoyed a show at a military base anywhere in the world; to everyone, really!
There really is a tomato plant and a parable, too!
This is a charming book which is even more touching when you hear the story. I loved it!
For me, the story of the author's dog, Smokey, who trusted her as she led him through a storm. This complete faith and devotion parallels the author's journey and trust through the storms experienced during her own lifetime.
Giving the book a voice gives it an extra texture. Her narrative involves you in the story. You feel as if you are involved in a conversation, not listening to a story.
“The fact is, I was born an incurable dreamer, which is in and of itself fundamentally rebellious. No status quo for me. Waiting just around the next corner was something better, I was certain of it.” I was immersed in the story from this point at the beginning of the book.
Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer is a book of universal truths told from the heart of a woman who has faced down many adversities through her faith in God and her belief in herself. Ms. Roberts has taken the lessons she learned in the process and woven them into a compelling narrative that keeps you flipping pages as if you were reading a best selling thriller.
Actually it IS a bit of a thriller and the fact that it's all true gives it a powerful punch. The ring of truth is very loud, especially the chapters recounting her time spent with the men and women of America's Armed Services across the globe while producing the long-running play "Letters From the Front."
For the audiobook, Ms. Roberts has wisely chosen the highly accomplished actor who played the lead role in the play for several years, Della Cole. Perhaps because Ms. Cole was there when many of the events described in the book took place, her reading of the book is both lively and heartfelt. Having spent many years on the stage, her performance is captivating.
This is the perfect drive-time audiobook. Highly recommended.
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