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Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares Paperback – August 15, 2017
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—Betsy Lerner, author of The Bridge Ladies and The Forest for the Trees
“Sherry Stanfa-Stanley is funny, and smart, and brave. If you love funny, smart, brave writing, you will love this book. She does things I would never dream of doing, and tells the stories of her unusual adventures in a very entertaining, and always honest style. Enjoy!”
—Cathryn Michon, screenwriter of A Dog’s Purpose
“Stanfa-Stanley faces the terrifying reality of midlife inertia with courage and spontaneity, humor and humility, proving that life is either a bucket list full of someday or a reality full of right f*cking now. Her story is bold, touching, and relatable. You will laugh and cringe as she takes fifty-two first steps toward embracing no less than the life she always knew she was capable of living.”
—Nicole Knepper, MA, LCPC, clinical therapist/gerontologist and author of Moms Who Drink and Swear
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—Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
About the Author
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Paperback : 225 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1631522906
- ISBN-13 : 978-1631522901
- Publisher : She Writes Press (August 15, 2017)
- Product Dimensions : 5.75 x 1.25 x 9.25 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #958,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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