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Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer: and her Parable of the Tomato Plant Paperback – March 28, 2012
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"An optimistic look at the magic of life." ~ Kirkus Reviews
"Anyone who has wondered whether God or miracles are possible in our lifetime will want to read this uplifting book." ~ Anne Holmes, CEO Natl. Assoc. of Baby Boomer Women
"Confessions belongs on the nightstand. When hope is not at hand, it can be." ~ Dianne Harman, Author
"You feel after reading that the writer is now your friend and you know her so well! Fantastic." ~ Duncan Whitehead, Author
"So entertaining and full of faith, I had tears streaming down my face... only to find myself laughing a few pages further." ~ Simon Okill, Author
About the Author
After years of producing Corporate Theatre for clients such as IBM and Coca-Cola, Marsha Roberts developed, produced and marketed "Letters From The Front," the only professional theatrical production to tour military bases around the world. This heartfelt show touched hundreds of thousands of lives, toured stateside and abroad for fifteen years and was the first play ever to perform at the Pentagon. The daunting process of getting this never-been-done-before production off the ground and onto a worldwide stage gave her a keen awareness of what it takes to overcome life's obstacles and find the miraculous in the commonplace. Marsha is currently working on her second Mutinous Baby Boomer book. You can find out more and contact Marsha on her website: www.mutinousbabyboomer.com
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The stories/’confessions’ are of the Author’s life experiences, and through them she is revealed as a complex and talented person, worth getting to know. It doesn’t take long to admire her for her strength and resilience – qualities she has needed to develop as life throws up setbacks.
The book is beautifully written, very personal, and once I got used to the nature of the parables, I found myself thinking, could this really work? Could this work for me too? It is uplifting, even though some of the stories are not about uplifting subjects, like family and financial problems, serious illness and death. No matter what the nature of the story, there is always a message, and it is concisely represented and easily understood.
Each story holds a meaning, or reinforces the author's belief in miracles. We all would like to believe such things happen, and reading this book written by a woman who so firmly does believe, is encouraging and enlightening. Ms. Roberts stresses that happiness is a decision, not something that merely happens to us. I won't forget that part. These are words I would be wise to listen to.
The author's voice comes through, in a consistent, forthright manner, as fragments of her life are depicted and the message she took from them. Two of my favorites were The Parable of Smokey in the Storm and The Parable of the Hummingbird. They each have a special message, delivered through the dog and the bird, that I found delightful.
If you believe in miracles, or if you don't and you would like to, read this book.
Marsha was fortunate to have those combination of ‘’genes’’ that provide one with a sense of humour,
reasonable common sense, empathetic tolerance,willingness to learn from her acknowledged mistakes, unselfish desire to help others where possible and to be able to tabulate all of her lifes,fun and foilbles into a most entertaining, inspiring, amusing read. I most certainly highly recommend it, especially to ‘’the younger fry’’ starting out into their adulthood.
Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant
Once you get the title, you’ll understand the lovely and lively book that Marsha Roberts has written about the ups and downs of her life. I’ve never met Marsha, but after reading her memoir of parables, I feel as if she’s one of my dear friends.
The book is uplifting—more so than any other thing I’ve read lately—and inspiring. She’s the master of the positive spin, but in a way that makes me feel, “Hey, I can do that! I can create miracles in my life. I can have a faith that is visible and tangible.”
I loved so many things about the book that I’ve bookmarked pages and will use them as my nudge to stop feeling sorry for myself when things don’t always go right. Ms. Roberts writes, “I also believed in miracles. Not as some remote ethereal possibility, but as a real part of my life.” I started remembering the miracles of my life when I read that. I decided those are the times I want to use as my touchstones.
Her story about her father “fixing” the figurines that she had painstakingly made for the people she loved broke my heart in one way, but also showed me that anything can be fixed. Her honesty about her relationship with her mother is another heartbreaker until that relationship is eventually “fixed” as well. Maybe it wasn’t done in the way we’d prefer, but we don’t get to choose the way in which our miracles occur.
She shares a profound statement made by her husband Bob that has resonated with me weeks after finishing the book. He tells her during at time of crisis in their lives, “darkness exists by default; light has to be generated.” Just as the sun generates our daylight, it’s up to each of us to step out of the darkness or nothingness into the light, even if we have to generate it each and every moment when we rise.
That’s what this book does—it makes me giddy with joy that I am the one who generates the light in my life, and as Ms. Robert proclaims at the end of the book, “Miracles are inevitable.”