Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker
Rating: 5 stars
This is a wonderfully delightful series of essays arranged into a book about the messiness of life and the moxie it takes to get through it. Jen Hatmaker is just fantastic. She has such voice! Maybe it’s because I also have been listening to her podcast, For the Love with Jen Hatmaker. I read the book and hear her speak and it’s just on par and hilarious. I’m not sure I’ve ever laughed out loud so often while reading a book. Jen instantly feels like the best friend that totally and completely knows what you’re going through because she’s been there too. She’s one of us! She’s a famous author and speaker, but she’s also out there living the same kind of life as me day in and day out. It’s impossible to read this book and not feel connected to at least the majority of it! It’s fabulous.
I would HIGHLY recommend this book to any and every woman out there. You’ll feel so much less alone. It’ll make you laugh and it’ll probably make you cry. My favorite chapters were those on friendship and parenting. Interspersed are chapters that really have no point other than to just give you the giggles. Jen just delivers chapter after chapter, though, and I loved this book. She’s honest, she’s real, and she’s a hoot. Definitely read this book!