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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2017
Sparkly Green Earrings
There is really no better indicator youre 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 storiesfrom 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 itSparkly Green Earrings will make you feel like youre sitting across the table from your best friend. A must-read for anyone whos ever had a child or even thought about it.
The Antelope in the Living Room
Welcome to the story of a real marriage.
Marriage is simultaneously the biggest blessing and the greatest challenge two people can ever take on. It is the joy of knowing there is someone to share in your joys and sorrows, and the challenge of living with someone who thinks its a good idea to hang a giant antelope head on your living room wall.
In The Antelope in the Living Room, New York Times best-selling author and blogger Melanie Shankle does for marriage what Sparkly Green Earrings did for motherhoodmakes us laugh out loud and smile through tears as she shares the holy and the hilarity of that magical and mysterious union called marriage.
Nobodys Cuter than You
There is nothing as precious in life as a friend who knows you and loves you in spite of yourself. Yet over the last couple of decades, weve substituted the joy of real friendship with cheap imitations. We settle for community on Facebook and Twitter and a series of text messages that allow us to communicate with someone without the commitment. We like each others beautifully filtered photos on Instagram and delude ourselves into believing we have a community. But real friendship requires effort. Its showing up, laughing loud, and crying hard. Its forgiving and loving and giving the benefit of the doubt. Its making a casserole, doing a carpool pickup, and making sure she knows those cute shoes are 50 percent off. Written in the same comedic style as the New York Times bestsellers Sparkly Green Earrings and The Antelope in the Living Room, Nobodys Cuter than You is a laugh-out-loud look at the special bond that exists between friends and a poignant celebration of all the extraordinary people God had the good sense to bring into our lives at exactly the right moments. From the friendships we develop over a lifetime to the ones that wounded us and the ones that taught us to love better, Melanie Shankle reveals the influence our friends have on who we were, who we are, and who we will become. And on a day when our jeans feel too tight, our chins have decided to embrace hormone-related acne reminiscent of our teen years, and our kids have tested the limits of our sanity, they are the ones who will look at us and say, Nobodys cuter than you!
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