Can't Make This Stuff Up!: Finding the Upside to Life's Downs

Can't Make This Stuff Up!: Finding the Upside to Life's Downs

by Susannah B. Lewis

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Overview

In her highly-anticipated nonfiction debut, humorist, popular blogger, and USA Today bestselling author, Susannah B. Lewis (Whoa! Susannah) uses dry wit and an eye for the absurd to find laughter in even the most challenging circumstances.

Millions of online fans have flocked to Susannah B. Lewis's hysterical, take-no-prisoners videos that capture her uproarious yet deeply faithful view of the world. Now she brings to book form her keen eye for the absurd as she reveals her experiences growing up in a small Tennessee town. From the time an escaped albino panther wandered into her backyard to the Thanksgiving when an egg in the table's centerpiece hatched a baby chicken to the kind neighbors who brought casseroles in Tupperware for months—even years—after her father died when she was just eleven years old, the stories she tells delve deeply into the rich culture of the South that molded her. Clinging to the promises of God in times of grief and looking for every opportunity to laugh, Lewis is the wry yet wise girl next door who invites you to sit a spell beside her on the front porch



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400208012
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 182,799
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Susannah B. Lewis is a humorist, blogger for Whoa! Susannah, and freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. The author of Can’t Make This Stuff Up!, Lewis studied creative writing at Jackson State Community College and earned her bachelor's degree in business management from Bethel College. She lives in Tennessee, with her husband, Jason, their three children, and three dogs.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction: Hey, Y'all! xiii

1 Write, Rinse, Repeat 1

2 Cry So Hard You Laugh 11

3 Love the Ones You're With 21

4 Tie a Knot Worth Tying 31

5 Bloom Where You're Planted 41

6 Arise and Call Yourself Blessed 53

7 The Upside to Life's Downs 65

8 Hang Up Those Hang-Ups 73

9 Leave the Trolls Under the Bridge 81

10 Don't Wear Them Leggings 89

11 Get in the Game, Mamas 97

12 Bless This Mess 107

13 Eat the Mississippi Mud Cake 115

14 Praise Him in the Storm 121

15 Sit a Spell 129

16 Cancel Your Guilt Trip 145

17 Comfort Others and You Will Be Comforted 153

18 Make a Joyful Noise 165

19 Keep On Keepin' On 173

20 Thank You for Bein' a Friend 181

21 Whoal Slow Down 191

22 Not Crazy, Not Absurd, Simply Beautiful! 197

Acknowledgments 203

About the Author 205

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