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Lemonade and Holy Stuff: Collected Essays

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In Lemonade and Holy Stuff, Gargasz examines the small moments in life that help us turn bad situations into good and leave us feeling more blessed than we realize. Through the eyes of a mother, wife, daughter-in-law and aunt, readers will find more than their fair share of laughter and tears in her observations of everyday life. They may even find a glimpse of themselves. ...more
Kindle Edition, 147 pages
Published February 20th 2014
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Beth Ann
Feb 27, 2014 Beth Ann rated it it was amazing
When I found out that Miranda Gargasz had published a book I rushed to buy a copy to read as I have followed her blog for awhile and love her honesty and brilliant writing style. Lemonade and Holy Stuff: Collected Essays did not disappoint me as her voice shines through in each and every word. As a devoted mother, wife, daughter in law and aunt her stories of everyday life occurrences come to life on the pages of her book. A mother's pride shines through as well as the love of a wife who admires ...more
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Jul 20, 2016 Annmarie Richwalsky rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book and I can tell you, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I laughed, I cried, I wanted more!!

Each story grabbed you and held you and made you think. It's a book about a woman's struggle to be the best woman, wife and mother that she can be. From what I read, she is succeeding!

No one's life is easy but you take the cards you're dealt and you play the best hand you can with it. That is what Mrs. Gargasz is doing. With the support of her loving (and very comical!) husband, she is raisi
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Mar 07, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
". . . the measure of a [person's] character isn't composed of what [s]he does when [s]he's lifted up, but rather how gracefully [s]he stands up when [s]he's knocked to [her] knees." This slight variation of a quote from Miranda Gargasz' collection of essays basically describes the amazing spirit of her words. With humor, nostalgia, reflection, and even self-criticism Gargasz shares honest moments of living a real life. She shares the stories of a world where parents make mistakes, children ...more
Vicki Behling
Mar 08, 2014 Vicki Behling rated it it was amazing
This book is about struggles and triumphs, joys and sorrows, hurts and healing. It's an honest look at real life as a daughter, mother, and friend, with all the ups and downs. The writing is brave and transparent, and you will know Miranda....with all of her wit, perspective, and joy....after you read it. Read it!
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Miranda Gargasz is a writer from a small suburb outside Cleveland, Ohio. She previously earned a degree in Elementary Education. Her essays have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor and The Hufftington Post, as well as on popular parenting sites like ScaryMommy, The Mid, Mamapedia, and What The Flicka? She is the author of Lemonade and Holy Stuff: Collected Essays. Her work also appears in ...more
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“The people who matter most will see.  What matters is that you live your life for you, not by what somebody else says is possible.” 2 likes
“My single greatest achievement was in breaking the cycle of abuse. As a mother I make sure to tell my children every day how much I love them. As we go through life together I try to teach them about how special they are, and how they should love others. I try to tell them that sometimes bad things happen, but we have the power to learn and grow from them—to make lemonade from all the lemons.” 2 likes
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