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Every Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me? [Kindle Edition]

Kristine Waits
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Book Description

If you're eager to have a baby, doesn't the title say enough? Laugh, cry, share, relate - LOVE this book and all it offers to your soul. It's wit, wisdom and warmth from an author you'll quickly see as your sincere fertility-challenged friend. This information-packed, inspiring story is for women who are struggling with infertility and for those trying to support them. Enjoy an easy-reading journey you'll remember throughout life. Overwhelmed at the idea of dealing with friends' baby showers, insurance, husbands, needles, tears, heartbreak and surprises? This book captures it all in a delightful way that's packed full of truths and challenges to keep you moving forward. Indulge in a journey - reading this book - that will have you throwing your head back in laughter, curling up in the comfort of feeling understood, having raw honesty give you permission to be exactly who you are. Indulge. You deserve this! Get one for your best friend and your mom too.

Product Details

  • File Size: 266 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Endurance Publishing (May 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00480P5C6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,087 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic December 26, 2011
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Finally, someone gets it right! This isn't "how I finally got pregnant, follow my footsteps and you will too" rather, "I know how bad it sucks to be in your shoes, here is my advise as to how to deal and keep your relationships in good standing". She is a christian and makes no secret of that in this book however, she is real. She lets you know it's ok to be a christian and not feel guilty for being confused about how "infertility" is part of Gods plan. She also hates the word INFERTILITY! I too wonder why the Doctor labels us in such a way. I have PCOS and my chart has infertility written all over it. I HATE that word! I am not infertile just challenged! I read this book via my Kindle Fire and have already loaned it to a close friend that means well but I know she feels at a loss for words and doesn't really know how to approach me sometimes. I know this book will be read over again by myself. It's like an old friend. I am considering buying the hard copy so I can make notes and highlight. She recommends several other books and gives lots of good advise. God bless Kristine Waits for writing this book and sharing her journey.
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what you'd expect January 1, 2012
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After reading all the great reviews, I thought I was going to love this book. But, it is badly written and with lots of religious overtones. I was expecting a timeline or story of the author's experiences, but instead it is a jumbled mess of odd advice with no real order or timeline to it. I did not come away feeling inspired or comforted, because there is no real talk of the actual treatment or process. Most of the book is just moaning about attending baby showers, which does suck but I don't feel that is the heart of infertility issues. Don't waste your money on this one, unless chatter about unrelated bible study groups moves you.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great advice! January 24, 2011
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I ordered this book because the title was cute and funny. I never expected it to be so religious though! I'm not opposed to that, it just seemed a little odd given the title.

It's filled with great advice for friends, family, and yourself. It's nothing I hadn't already reaqd from a few other self help infertility books, but the author had a great story and I really enjoyed reading it.

I'm definitely recommending this book to friends (both infertile and not).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like this book. July 9, 2012
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I really wanted to like this book. The title alone showed promise. I am a liberal Christian who is dealing with infertility. This is the second memoir I have read on the issue and I found it to be quite basic and overly simplistic. The ethics discussion was not a discussion, but rather a recommendation to pray. It seemed she boiled all negative feelings down to jealousy (dedicated a chapter to it and threaded it throughout the book) and made the assumption that anyone who wants a child can have one. Perhaps if she always believed she would have a child the jealousy makes sense. Many don't "know" that they will eventually have a child in their home. Fertility treatment and adoption don't always work out for people. I think it is important to recognize many other feelings which did not play a major role in her book. Our interactions with others who are fertile are quite complicated. Many of us feel the searing pain of grief over lost babies and/or lost dreams which are relived each month. We feel hopeless, depressed, unsure of our place in a world of families that include children. Our sense of self-identity is shaken and we have no control over what is happening in our bodies. Our feelings are not simply jealousy or envy. Envy is something one feels when a friend spends their vacations in the South Pacific. Complicated grief is what an infertile woman experiences when around pregnant women and their babies. We need a lot of grace to make it through a difficult time that is exacerbated by loads of added hormones. Each person needs to figure out what works for them while dealing with these issues and should not be made to feel guilty in addition to everything else. A real friend will not push a woman dealing with infertility to do things that are uncomfortable for her. Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me through some tough times April 3, 2011
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I was going through some difficult times and found this wonderful book!!! One issue that plagued me during my trials and tribulations was jealousy. To read about the author's experience and words of wisdom made me realize I wasn't alone. It was one of the most comforting things in the world and helped me concur that ugly feeling of envy. If you or anyone you know if having infertility issues, I highly, highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Anyone that has found themselves struggling with infertility, has a friend, family member, or spouse that is struggling with the news must read this book. I purchased and read this book on my Kindle and found that it described emotions and situations I had struggled with in a way I couldnt explain. I had to purchase a copy for my husband, parents, and sister to read as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prescription for Comfort January 21, 2013
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This book is not a prescription on how to get pregnant, nor is it a step-by-step tutorial on the author's fertility-challenged journey. She is our friend who is voicing all of the emotions most of us keep inside and are too afraid to say to our spouse/family/friends. This book has God in it which I love. It covers the same questions I've had in my heart. The same questions I've asked God. Why me? Why not me? Is it okay to go after fertility treatments and let "man" (doctors) take over/change/mess up God's perfect timing? Lord can you give me an extra shot of patience while I'm waiting for your perfect timing? (FYI: He doesn't give us patience, He gives us the opportunity to be patient.) This book is written by a fertility-challenged friend whom you've never met, probably will never meet, the type of friend you most likely do not currently have and yet she knows us better in this personal, intimate and SUCKY situation than anyone ever will. She's comforting, she's direct, she's true to herself and true to us in expressing the absolute raw emotions that go along with being fertility challenged. Although her struggle is not the same as mine, her fertility path is not one I've ventured down and her prayers have been answered x2, she is still my friend who gets me. This book will not tell you how to get pregnant. This book will hopefully help you understand and learn from the inner struggle that goes along with your physical struggle to conceive. The inner struggle from being fertility-challenged is difficult enough on its own and when you couple that with feeling like you're the only one out there who feels like you do, it's like an emotional bomb that's about to explode. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars but so far it's been a funny, heartfelt look at infertility
Not finished with it, but so far it's been a funny, heartfelt look at infertility! She gets it.
Published 2 months ago by Jake Schoeffler
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful!
I highly recommend this book! She writes so well easy to get hooked it! I laughed, cried, highlighted sections for my friends and family to read HAHA. Read more
Published 6 months ago by shala mailhot
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done
Chose to read this book a part of my 2ww following my 3rd iui. Feeling inspired by her Faith in God and suggestions for dealing and allowing myself to feel hurt. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Keri Beth Langner
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I found it a great read and a very relatable book. Definitely made me feel less some and have me some good sources to turn to to help me cope with the crazy emotions.
Published 7 months ago by Katie Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Amazing! Simply amazing! Funny, truthful, raw and real!! A must read for anyone struggling with fertility. You'll laugh you'll cry and hopefully find some comfort.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars So encouraging, funny, awesome book! Very spot on!
Wonderful book. Was very funny and completely hit the nail on the head. Full of wisdom, faith based advice, and encouragement when you need it most! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kaitlin
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
I was greatly disappointed with this read. She stated that she had the book vetted by medical professionals but used vajayjay and refused to use the word infertility (instead... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ronnie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I read this when we had been TTC for awhile and I was starting to think we might have a problem. This book takes you through the author's infertility journey and makes you see how... Read more
Published 8 months ago by MJ2014
5.0 out of 5 stars a best friend I have never met!
Kristine, thank you for your honesty, bravery, and willingness to share this journey with so many of us. I have been able to cope because of many of your wise words in this book. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kayla L
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
This is a great book for anyone struggling with infertility or anyone that wants to read about it. I found myself saying, "That's so true," to a lot of what the author... Read more
Published 11 months ago by FSUSeminoleGirl
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More About the Author

Kristine Ireland Waits is a wife, mother of three and author living in Oklahoma. She is known for her first book, Every Drunken Cheerleader Why Not Me?. A work of nonfiction written to reach women struggling with infertility, a battle she vigorously fought. It is a beautifully relatable book that has the reader grabbing for a tissue in order to wipe the tears shed in both sorrow and laughter. Kristine's unique voice is so comfortable that many readers consider her a friend. Her second "book" Sweet Sam Shares was written as a gift to her son for whom the book is titled. Be on the lookout for her next book, a work of fiction that we readers can't wait to get our hands on.

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