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I Punched Myself in the Eye

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These stories pack a punch! In her collection of personal, stand-alone essays, you will not only be entertained by her colloquial, quirky style, but surprised by the truths revealed. Putting her "quirk to work," she blends humor and depth. This easy, transparent read will appeal to anyone looking for a little downtime. You will end up not only with that, but so much more.

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Paperback, 210 pages
Published December 13th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Libby Kirsch
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My husband actually asked me to stop reading this book on a plane recently, because I was making such a spectacle! Laughing out loud on one page, holding back the tears on the next. What a great read, with really sincere stories about the author's life, and full of observations that can resonate with all of us.
Brent Soderstrum
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.

I enjoyed reading Pamela Capone's messays. She is a talented writer who has a great sense of humor. She covers in 2-3 pages some adventure or happenstance in her life with grace and humor. She even makes fun of herself which is a good quality to possess. She is also very sarcastic which I enjoy.

Some of her messays were about Guatemala which to me is very interesting because I did a mission trip there several years ago and would like to go back
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Sean
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to good fiction, you expect to be entertained—to laugh, to cry, to be inspired. It's rare, though, when this happens in a collection of personal essays.

In Pamela Capone's I Punched Myself in the Eye, you’re treated to a collection of experiences that touch on the important things in life. The magic of this book is Capone’s ability to treat you with an often-funny, always-spiritual ride with each story. Like Aesop’s Fables, you'll enjoy a nice story and then realize there's a profo
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Robyn
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A mixture of Erma Bombeck and Barbara Johnson, yet quintessentially Pamela Capone, this collection of personal anecdotes, life lessons, and poignant observations moves the reader from smiles to laughter to tears and all stops in between. Capone’s short essays are told with grace-fueled wit that will lift your spirits, stir your heart, and inspire your better self.
Robyn Henk, author of BLESSED, Discovering God's Bigger Dream for You
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
I guess when we look back at certain times of our lives, we can find humor in almost everything. Most people would laugh at things once we have walked through them and show us that joy is prevalent, we just missed it. I believe God shows us things that we often miss because we are so caught up in our own problems, but Pamela Capone has captured some of these in her book, I Punched Myself In the Eye. It is filled with random things that have happened in her life, some laced with humor, things to ...more
Dee Eastman
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Pamela Capone’s personal “messays” are winsome, brave, honest, real, and hilarious. She has such a unique ability to combine humor, wisdom, and pathos. Page after page, she managed to make me smile, laugh out loud, think, and feel deeply. I Punched Myself in the Eye will capture many hearts and minds, as I see a wide audience for this book. The woman’s a truth teller, and we are wise to listen.

Dee Eastman, Daniel Plan Director
Janice Mock
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Capone is an entertaining storyteller-come-friend, sitting across the kitchen table with coffee in hand, sharing anecdotes of a day in the life of an ordinary wife, mother, and struggling actress with a sense of humor. Divvied up into easy-to-read vignettes, you’ll chuckle too. -- Janice Mock, author of Not All Bad Comes to Harm You: Observations of a Cancer Survivor
Jim McNeff
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I Punched Myself in the Eye is philosophically funny and provides a mature message with mischievous flair. Capone uses puns, idioms, and faux pas with artistic magnetism. Her stories will entertain with simplicity yet challenge the reader to consider living differently based upon her divine encounters with a faithful God.

Jim McNeff, author of The Spirit Behind Badge 145
Jamie Johnson
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thanks Pam!!
Katie B
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying this personal collection of essays (or messays as the author likes to call them). There is real honesty in the author's writings that is very comforting. She is able to find a deeper meaning after certain situations when most people wouldn't realize it was there. That's not to say that the book is all serious because the author's fun sense of humor is sprinkled throughout. By the end of the book, you wish that Pamela Capone was your friend or ne ...more
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