Share From Web Page to Book Page: 7 Blogger Memoirs

From Web Page to Book Page: 7 Blogger Memoirs

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These seven memoirs were penned by the writers of some of the web’s most well-known blogs. They’ve taken their stories offline to give you a peek at the women behind the curtain.


Confessions of a Scary Mommy
by Jill Smokler

As Jill says, “We like to paint motherhood as picture perfect. A newborn peacefully resting on his mother’s chest. A toddler taking tentative first steps into his mother’s loving arms. A mother fluffing her daughter’s prom dress. These moments are indeed miraculous and joyful; they can also be few and far between.” Of course you adore your kids. Of course you would lay down your life for them. But be honest now: Have you ever wondered what possessed you to sign up for the job of motherhood?

Confessions of a Scary Mommy
Jill Smokler

As Jill says, “We like to paint motherhood as picture perfect. A newborn peacefully resting on his mother’s chest. A toddler taking tentative first steps into his mother’s loving arms. A mother fluffing her daughter’s prom dress. These moments are indeed miraculous and joyful; they can also be few and far between.” Of course you adore your kids. Of course you would lay down your life for them. But be honest now: Have you ever wondered what possessed you to sign up for the job of motherhood?

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From Web Page to Book Page: 7 Blogger Memoirs

By Off the Shelf Staff | September 25, 2014

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Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir
by Jennette Fulda

Half-Assed is the captivating and incredibly honest story of Jennette’s journey to get in shape, lose weight, and change her life. From the beginning—dusting off her never-used treadmill and steering clear of the donut shop—to the end with her goal weight in sight, Jennette wows readers with her determined persistence to shed pounds and the ability to maintain her ever-present sense of self.

Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir
Jennette Fulda

Half-Assed is the captivating and incredibly honest story of Jennette’s journey to get in shape, lose weight, and change her life. From the beginning—dusting off her never-used treadmill and steering clear of the donut shop—to the end with her goal weight in sight, Jennette wows readers with her determined persistence to shed pounds and the ability to maintain her ever-present sense of self.

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From Web Page to Book Page: 7 Blogger Memoirs

By Off the Shelf Staff | September 25, 2014

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The Happiness Project
by Gretchen Rubin

Spread some joy.

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany: “The days are long, but the years are short. Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project, a project that resulted in this lively and compelling account of what truly makes us happy.

The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin

Spread some joy.

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany: “The days are long, but the years are short. Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project, a project that resulted in this lively and compelling account of what truly makes us happy.

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By Hilary Krutt | May 14, 2015

From Web Page to Book Page: 7 Blogger Memoirs

By Off the Shelf Staff | September 25, 2014

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Hyperbole and a Half
by Allie Brosh

“I have read very few books in my life that compelled me to laugh so loudly in public that it made the people around me visibly uncomfortable. Allie Brosh’s HYPERBOLE AND A HALF is one of them.”

Read Sarah Jane Abbott’s review here.

Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh

“I have read very few books in my life that compelled me to laugh so loudly in public that it made the people around me visibly uncomfortable. Allie Brosh’s HYPERBOLE AND A HALF is one of them.”

Read Sarah Jane Abbott’s review here.

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Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair
by Laurie Perry

If you've ever been dumped, duped, or three minutes from crazy, you'll love Crazy Aunt Purl. Side-splittingly funny and profoundly moving, Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair is the true-life misadventures of Laurie Perry, aka Crazy Aunt Purl, a slightly neurotic, displaced Southerner trying to create a new life after her husband leaves her to 'get his creativity back.' (Whatever that means.) But will she get her groove back in a tiny rented apartment, with a mountain of boxes, visible panty lines, and a slight wine-and-Cheetos problem?

Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair
Laurie Perry

If you've ever been dumped, duped, or three minutes from crazy, you'll love Crazy Aunt Purl. Side-splittingly funny and profoundly moving, Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair is the true-life misadventures of Laurie Perry, aka Crazy Aunt Purl, a slightly neurotic, displaced Southerner trying to create a new life after her husband leaves her to 'get his creativity back.' (Whatever that means.) But will she get her groove back in a tiny rented apartment, with a mountain of boxes, visible panty lines, and a slight wine-and-Cheetos problem?

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From Web Page to Book Page: 7 Blogger Memoirs

By Off the Shelf Staff | September 25, 2014

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Let's Pretend This Never Happened
by Jenny Lawson

When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson

When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it.

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By Erica Nelson | September 8, 2016

From Web Page to Book Page: 7 Blogger Memoirs

By Off the Shelf Staff | September 25, 2014

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