Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Book Review: Starry Eyed by Mandy Arioto

I was very much intrigued by the description of Starry Eyed and it didn’t disappoint.

Mandy Arioto is a complex woman (as we all are) and it really shows in her writing. I loved reading about her childhood, marriage, friendships, faith, and deepest thoughts… often all in one essay.

She weaved her stories together clearly and thoughtfully, and then asked important questions at the end of each essay which made me do a bit of reflecting on my own. I don’t want to share the personal details but one of her essays actually spurred me to change the way I was thinking about a sensitive issue and come to a place of peace and joy where there had previously been a lot of negative feelings for me.

This was one of those books that had me repeatedly telling myself, “Just one more chapter…” until I inevitably fell into bed hoping to still get enough sleep to feel rested in the morning. I most definitely recommend it to moms of all ages.

This is I think the third MOPS book I’ve read and I’ve enjoyed all three of them. I will be looking into other MOPS books and I’m also going to look into my local chapter. Even though I’m a lone wolf and probably won’t go.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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