In her highly-anticipated nonfiction debut, humorist and popular blogger 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.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Susannah B. Lewis is an author, blogger, and humorist. She's had several articles and videos go viral and has been featured in Erma Bombeck's Humor Writers, Parents magazine, US Weekly, and Reader’s Digest. Susannah lives with her husband, children, and dogs in Tennessee. You can find her online and on social media @whoasusannah.
Table of Contents
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
About the Author 205
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a wonderful uplifting book. I enjoyed every single word. May God Bless You Susannah!!
What can I say about this book that not only speaks to your heart and soul and makes you cry a deep heart felt cry that brings tears blocking your vision then you have to wait awhile because you can’t see the pages through your blurry eyes. It is also a downright knee slapping funny kind of book, I mean like making you spew Dr. Pepper and have it come out your nose kind of funny! Then turn the page and make you cry right back again while your nose is still stinging from the Dr. Pepper that came up your nose. After several pages you’ll be back to laughing historically, while crying at the same time. Let me say this, if anyone has lost someone close to them, a family member, a friend, a pet, this book will help you in so many ways I can not even count. I have read it now 3 times, it’s that good! This book will bring you peace, give you renewed strength and hopefully help ease some of your heartaches. God Bless You, Susannah B Lewis, for writing this book. You don’t know how much I needed it! If I could give your book a 10 point rating I would. Blessings!
Wonderful reminder of humor in every day life and how our faith in Jesus will support us always
I was given a sampler of the first eight chapters of this book from the publisher , talk about lucky !!!! It was funny, full of humor and wit. Parts made laugh out loud and at times made me sit back and take it all in. Susannah B . Lewis, has such a way with words and I enjoyed every page. If you follow her at all on social media you are familiar with her southern voice and as you read, it’s as if she is right in the room with you telling you a story. It was full of ups and downs, describing her greatest triumphs and times in her life that forever changed her. An extremely great read and highly recommended.