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Many Hands Make Light Work by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy
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it was amazing

Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy's memoir, Many Hands Make Light Work. is a delightful memoir filled with positive messages and brimming with happiness. How refreshing to read a memoir that shares happy childhood stories of growing up in a large midwestern family. The author's easy to read writing style had me grinning at her recollections of her life in a household with nine children who learned the value early in life of the benefits of hard work.

Growing up in Ames, Iowa with eight siblings and numerous college students who often boarded at their home, Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy has plenty of stories and each chapter proved to be more entertaining than the previous one. I especially enjoyed chapter twenty three where the author brilliantly chronicles her babysitting adventure with a lion - yes- a lion.

There are many lessons to be gleaned from this memoir including how hard work does not have to be boring, that family bonds are important and a close family relationship is worth everything, and that life in a large family can be challenging but rewarding. Kudos to Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy for writing such a positive and upbeat book and for all that she has accomplished as a journalist in her life. I was given an advanced reader copy of Many Hands Make Light Work: A Memoir for review purposes.
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