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Of Mess and Moxie Audiobook

Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight out of This Wild and Glorious Life

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Jen Hatmaker, with playful hilarity, shameless honesty, and refreshing insight, assures listeners they have all the pluck they need for vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.

Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. She laughs at the days to come is how the ancient wisdom writings put it.

But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure mean they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life. As it turns out, every last woman faces confusion and loss, missteps and catastrophic malfunctions, no matter how much she is doing "right". Struggle doesn't mean they're weak; it means they're alive.

Jen Hatmaker, beloved author, big sister emeritus, and chief BFF, offers another round of hilarious tales, frank honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. Whether discussing the grapple with change ("Everyone, be into this thing I'm into! Except when I'm not. Then everyone be cool.") or the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip ("Why are we in San Antonio?"), Jen parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere who, like her, sometimes hide in the car eating crackers but also want to get back up and get back out, to live undaunted in the moment no matter what the moments hold.

©2017 Jen Hatmaker (P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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    bphillips07 11-21-17
    bphillips07 11-21-17
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    "Jen is the best way."

    I love Jen. She’s so real and relatable. I loved hearing her read her book. Easy to listen to. I cried and laughed. Loved it !!!

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    B. smith 11-16-17
    B. smith 11-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Girls of MESS & MOXIE!!"

    I always enjoy an audiobook when it is read by the author and in this case .... by listening to the audiobook instead of reading the physical book, we were given a perk! I loved when Jen would say "Okay, listeners ..." and then give an extra perspective on what she was going to say. However, we did miss out on getting the recipes she talks about but I'm sure that can be cured by Googling Jen Hatmaker recipes. (Double checked and found a few!)

    Thank you Jen, for writing this book. Though I didn't realize before I purchased it that it was mostly geared towards Moms and I am not a Mom, yet ... I still truly enjoyed this book.

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    TexasMom Victoria, TX, US 11-15-17
    TexasMom Victoria, TX, US 11-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Absolutely LOVE"

    I am buying this for every woman on my Christmas list!!! Wonderful book and narrarated perfectly by the author. Now I'm off to read the rest of Jen's books!

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    Danelle Kelley Thousand Oaks, CA United States 11-13-17
    Danelle Kelley Thousand Oaks, CA United States 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Oh my stars and gardens!"

    Where has this woman been all my life? I LOL'd may way through and couldn't stop listening. I may even listen to it again, in my bathroom, with a glass of wine and my favorite chocolate, all the way through without stopping.

    She's real, funny as all get out and sarcastic as any "proper" southern woman can be. She's my people... and I had no idea there were girls crazy like me who still love them some Jesus.

    I'm gonna go fangirl on some friends now. Thanks, Jen.

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    T. Pauley 11-13-17
    T. Pauley 11-13-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Get ready to laugh and cry"

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I didn't expect to both laugh and cry within minutes of each other. I love that Jen Hatmaker narrated it and you get a few gems where she goes off script and those sidebars are worth having the audio version. I wasn't aware when I bought it that it was a book of essays and not a cohesive book, but it works and I was thoroughly entertained.

    AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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    sdihannd 11-10-17
    sdihannd 11-10-17
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    "A fun and serious look at life"

    I really enjoyed listening to Jen read her book. There were parts that didn't resonate with my story but it still made me laugh and think and walk away feeling great about my place. It did also make me want to have chips and salsa and wine on the porch with friends!

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    htwin2 11-07-17
    htwin2 11-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It's always better when the author reads her own.."

    Loved this book on so many levels. I was sad at the end to leave my "friend".

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    Julie P. 11-05-17
    Julie P. 11-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "not what I was expecting, but just what I needed."

    this book is amazing, and June's reading of it was amazing. we should all own our mess and reveal our moxie.

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    Wendy Gerardot 11-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Found my soul sister"

    Jen is real and raw and says exactly what we’re all thinking and feeling. The sharing of her journey reminds us that we’re not alone on ours.

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    Amazon Customer 11-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved It!"

    I had never read/listened to any books by Jen Hatmaker before and now I want to listen them all!!! The content of the book is great and the narration is even better! She is hilarious! And her message is powerful!

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