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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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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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    Amazon Customer 08-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Sitting on the deck with a good friend."

    I'm so glad I chose to "listen" to this book, over reading it. Having Jen narrate adds an even more intimate layer to the stories. As I listened (while cleaning, cooking, folding laundry, waiting for my kids) it was like I had the company of a good friend.

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    Alison L. Hanscom 08-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "All I thought it would be"

    This book is amazing. Listening to Jen read it with such expression and emotion was so engaging!! I will be listening to this again! I laughed, I cried, I related. Sooo good!

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    Brittany 08-18-17
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    "love love love"

    Grab your headphones, take a deep breath and hang out with your new best friend. Jen Hatmaker has something to offer for everyone. Singles, new mom's, empty nesters, Christian's, ex-christians, non Christian's, all are welcome to her table. Grab a glass of wine and a bug chunky blanket, you are in for some laughs, tears, and love, so much love.

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    Kristin N. Fowler 08-17-17

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    "Life giving!"

    I don't have the eloquence necessary to accurately describe this book so here are the words that I associate with it: HOPE, encouragement, compassion, humor, peace, relatable, refreshing, truth, life, HOPE.

    Read it and be blessed.

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    "I am a not married dog mom and I could still relate"

    ...Relate and laugh out loud and tear up. I love Jen's raw outlook on life and I love her narration and "side notes". I think we should all be more real with each other and I think her work brings this out of people. Her writing is engaging, inspiring, uplifting and thought provoking. I am recommending this book to everyone who will listen.

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    Amazon Customer 08-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this book!"

    Jen Hatmaker is your BFF. She is honest, funny, and true. Reading the words of this Christian woman inspire me. I don't have to be perfect but keep focused on the Lord and He will guide me. This book just rocks and listening to Jen narrate and add her personality makes it that much better. I finished this book in 7 days (could not stop listening!!!) and want to buy it for all my girlfriends. You will love this book!

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    Deborah Smith SAINT PAUL, MN, US 08-15-17
    Deborah Smith SAINT PAUL, MN, US 08-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "AMAZING"

    Jen thank you for an amazing book! Thank you for your honesty and passion. It was so great to hear you read it! I love that you are a messy transparent!

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    Brianne Reeds Spring, MO, United States 08-15-17
    Brianne Reeds Spring, MO, United States 08-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Sooooooo good!"

    I laughed and cried all in the first 20 minutes. I will be buying a paper copy for my sister.

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    C. Parreira San Luis Obispo, CA 08-15-17
    C. Parreira San Luis Obispo, CA 08-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I Need More"

    In Jen you feel like you've made a friend. There's truth you say, "AMEN!" to, lessons you learn & take to heart and grow in, and laughter you can't keep contained.
    As a mom, daughter, sister, friend, wife and believer, this book touched ALL the places of my heart and opened so many great doors of conversation!

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    Katie 08-14-17
    Katie 08-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Phenomenal!!!"

    I just ordered the written copy as well! So wonderful, so engaging. Finny and deep.

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