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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction, 2014

"There is really no better indicator you're a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing has happened." This is the type of insight Melanie Shankle offers in this quirky memoir of motherhood. Written in the familiar, stream-of-consciousness style of her blog, Big Mama, Sparkly Green Earrings is a heartwarming and hilarious look at motherhood from someone who is still trying to figure it all out.

Filled with personal stories - from the decision to become a mother to the heartbreak of miscarriage and ultimately, to the joy of raising a baby and living to tell about it - Sparkly Green Earrings will make you feel like you're sitting across the table from your best friend. A must-listen for anyone who's ever had a child or even thought about it.

©2013 eChristian (P)2013 eChristian

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Ahh tears are flowing down

She's witty, she's real, and oh how she describes motherhood to the T! And how we struggle to let our little ones grow! Beautiful! Anyone who is a mother should read this book!

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Funny and honest

This book is both funny and tender. I love the wisdom mixed in with the humor, and having it read by the author is perfect.

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Great book!

Touching, accurate and funny portrayal of the joys and challenges of motherhood. I had read the hard copy book but really enjoyed hearing the stories in Melanie's own voice. Highly recommend!

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The best book I've ever listened to!

I love this book so much. Melonie is a witty author & her voice is so easy to listen to. This book will make you laugh & cry & big your baby girl tighter than you ever have.

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Transparency at its finest

Good read/listen. Melanie is honest that she doesn't have it all together. Her stories made me appreciate my three boys that much more.

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Hilarious and heartwarming

Melanie shankle could be my best friend. she gets right at the heart of motherhood and lead you there laughing the whole way.

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  • J Freeman
  • Gainesville, FL United States
  • 07-08-14

painful to listen to!

Would you try another book from Melanie Shankle and/or Melanie Shankle?

probably not

What was most disappointing about Melanie Shankle’s story?

I go back and forth between the content and her voice. It was like I was listening to someone just sit and drone on about herself. I didn't find a lot, if anything, very unique or useful or entertaining. I hate to be so negative and mean, but it was really hard to listen to! Confessions of a Scary Mommy was so much more enjoyable and entertaining! That's what I was hoping for and expecting with this book.

How could the performance have been better?

Different reader?

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Ummm....I now know to download book samples before buying

Any additional comments?

I wish I could get my money back. I have learned to download samples now.

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Every Mom Must Read!

Where does Sparkly Green Earrings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top.

What did you like best about this story?

Because the author is also the narrator, she told the story the way it was intended.

Which scene was your favorite?

To many to count.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!!! But because I am a mom of four blessings, I couldn't!!!