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E found comfort in baking and sharing food with her friends and family She learned to take the good with the bad and now her life is inspiring proof that faith and persistence are the keys to successThis beautifully written celebration of food friends and family will nourish Suzanne's numerous fans and those who have yet to discover her simple homespun magic Thoroughly enjoyable

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Muffins and MayhemSuzanne Beecher's happy loving voice has brought than 350000 people to her online book club at DearReadercom where her daily column offers her candid thought provoking reflections on life inspiring countless readers to look at their ordinary lives in a new way By turns funny and poignant Suzanne is the reassuring friend across the kitchen table with a refres Subtitled Recipes for a Happy if disorderly Life Muffins and Mayhem is a memoir of the woman who established DearReadercom I expected an uplifting story not necessarily an unforgettable piece of literature but a feel good book I'm afraid that it let me down a little While a memoir is supposed to be about the author and while I enjoy reading memoirs in this one the author seemed a little too self involved to be fun reading The author wrote about her dysfunctional childhood but without enough detail for me to really understand why she was so unhappy She developed a chronic health problem and that certainly cannot be fun but on that there was too much detail There was uite a bit of information about her lack of self esteem and while I can certainly understand that it became a little tiresome I most enjoyed her tale of establishing the nonprofit Meals for Madison There were recipes interspersed through the book along with stories of why the recipes were included I did enjoy that even though some of the recipes don't appeal to me I personally loathe canned green beans and canned peas Freuently the writing seemed appropriate for a blog and was somewhat disjointed and I wanted to read a book not a strung together blog In the end I didn't find the uplifting book I expected

Suzanne Beecher ä Muffins and Mayhem eBook

Muffins and Mayhem kindle ´ eBook 9781439112878 Free Ð Suzanne Beecher's happy loving voice has brought than 350000 people to her online book club at DearReadercom where her daily column offers her candid thought provoking reflections on life inspiring countless readers to look at their ordinary lives in a new way By turns funHing jaunty attitude about life even in the face of whatever difficulties it may bringSuzanne has had her own share of troubles to overcome Left home alone at an early age she struggled with difficult and distant parents dealt with heartbreak became a hard working single mom and overcame two substance addictions and a physical impairment But along the way sh Suzanne Beecher is the very successful founder of wwwDearReadercom an on line book club that boasts over 365000 members In the interest of full disclosure I have been a member since 2000 and consider Suzanne a friend despite the fact that I’ve never met her though we have exchanged emails than once To tell you about the book I need to tell you about the book club It works like this every day Monday Friday you get 5 minutes worth of reading; it’s a different book each week By Friday you’ve read 18 25 pages which is enough to let you know if you want to read the entire book It’s a great marketing strategy and publishers have come around to granting permission for all manner of books to be featured In fact DearReadercom now has 11 or book clubs covering various genres But the one thing all these have in common is Suzanne’s daily column It usually has nothing at all to do with the book being featured though occasionally it does Mostly it’s like a little note your friend sister nephew son mother uncle or aunt would enclose with a gift For example I was at Joske’s yesterday and saw this sweater It immediately reminded me of you and that summer we went to Houston on the bus to visit Aunt Edna I was so scared but you were so calm etc There’s usually a moral or lesson to her daily blurb but not always Sometimes it’s just a jumping off point for fond or tender memories Sometimes it’s just fun nonsense like explaining how she sets up a bubble machine in her driveway to entertain passing motoristsThis book is an off shoot of Suzanne’s daily email blurb about her life her musings her sorrows her joys As such it’s funny emotional inspiring and touching It’s also ordinary in that her experiences echo so many people’s So what makes it special? I can only say that Suzanne is willing to open up her life and explore the lessons learned in a way that is refreshingly honest This is the stuff of life and like life there are laughs and tears I liked the book just fine and it’s a uick read but I think it would be better enjoyed a chapter a day or even a week It loses some freshness when you read it all at once And that’s why I give it only 3 stars