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Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant
     

Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant

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by Marsha Roberts
 

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"An optimistic look at the magic of life." --- Kirkus Reviews
An unflinching look at the life of a Baby Boomer woman told with heart, humor and charm. Roberts grapples with the question: how do you keep the twinkle in your eye and the sass in your walk as you get older? The unique way she finds the answer has been described as "Funny, touching and inspirational"

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"An optimistic look at the magic of life." --- Kirkus Reviews
An unflinching look at the life of a Baby Boomer woman told with heart, humor and charm. Roberts grapples with the question: how do you keep the twinkle in your eye and the sass in your walk as you get older? The unique way she finds the answer has been described as "Funny, touching and inspirational" ~ "Heart tugging and heart warming" ~ "Delightful!"

Roberts takes the reader on a captivating journey where real life collides with real miracles. With stories ranging from candidly intimate to wonderfully adventurous, each chapter or parable uncovers a piece of the puzzle. And as it comes together, the picture that emerges reflects Roberts' life-affirming faith, one of the essential ingredients in her secret formula for happiness.

A charming and uplifting read, Marsha's style of writing makes you feel as if you're with a trusted friend, sharing life lessons over a cup of coffee.

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"This book is uplifting, well written and you feel after reading that the writer is now your friend and you know her so well! Absolutely recommend this book. Fantastic." --- Duncan Whitehead, Best Selling Author

"This is simply a wonderful book which offers hope to everyone who has every struggled with almost any human condition. Confessions belongs on the nightstand. When hope is not at hand, it can be." --- Dianne Harman, Best Selling Author

"It doesn't happen every day to be given a chance to peek into another person's life, especially when the episodes of this life are so full of thrill, honesty and such great love for life. This was exciting, humorous, heart baring and so full of everyday wisdom that I finished it in just a few days... I loved every bit!" ~ Lory Musacchio Nakamura

"I enjoyed this so much I read it twice and enjoyed it as much the second time. Marsha has done a wonderful job of sharing the joy she has found in following God's direction and the power of prayer. Great inspiration for when your faith waivers!" ~ Wanda

"The best book I've read all year." --- Michael Murphy, Best Selling Author

"5* Soul Candy!" ~~ Grady Miller, Best Selling Author

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033092789
Publisher:
Marsha Roberts
Publication date:
03/03/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
271 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Marsha Roberts always possessed a gypsy spirit in search of adventure. After career hopping for years, she talked her way into producing Corporate Theater for clients such as IBM and Coca-Cola. But one fateful night she had a dream which was to become a unique stage play, "Letters From The Front." For fifteen years "Letters" was the only professional theatrical production to tour military bases around the world - well over a hundred of them. This highly praised show touched hundreds of thousands of lives, was the first play ever to perform at the Pentagon, and became known as The World's Most Decorated Play. It also gave Marsha the opportunity to travel from Alaska to Florida, England to Italy, Japan to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and hundreds of stops in between. She climbed aboard a C-131, C-17 (and a bunch of other C-aircraft!), taking her show to far away places. Not to mention seeing America mile-by-mile as the show was bus-and-trucked to major cities and little towns from sea to shining sea. She shares some of these experiences and more in her inspirational memoir "Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant."

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Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
thebobster More than 1 year ago
A word of advice...don't read this in a public place unless you're comfortable with public displays of emotion. More than once I had to choke back tears (and I'm a guy!) while reading this excellent book. Marsha Roberts takes you on a roller coaster ride through her amazing life that will inspire you with its deep insights and raw emotions. Her experiences presenting the play "Letters From The Front" to military audiences worldwide will make you swell with pride for our country and the men and women who defend our freedoms. Bravo! Everyone should read this book.
Alaynaga More than 1 year ago
You don't have to be a Baby Boomer to enjoy Marsha Robert's fun and insightful book chronicling her life and the many journeys she's taken. Ms.Roberts has worked as a surgical nurse, produced corporate videos and has been all over the world with the play "Letters From the Front" written by husband Bob Rector. Even so, Marsha is a woman we can all relate to. I look forward to her next book. I'm sure it will be just as interesting and inspiring as her first.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can a professed atheist enjoy reading an inspirational memoir? If the book is Marsha Roberts’ "Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant," the answer is a resounding “yes. ” Marsha believes in angels, miracles, and a divine master plan. I believe in random chance. Ordinarily I might not have picked up a book with “Parable” in the title, but I have come to know and like Marsha through our Boomer Lit group on Goodreads, and her book was chosen as our monthly read. I’m glad it was. Marsha has had such an interesting life, and she tells her story so well, that I found myself delighting in her memoir, even while I remained skeptical of her conclusions. (And she describes some occurrences that I can’t possibly explain in scientific terms!) "Mutinous Boomer" held my interest through Marsha’s rebellious childhood and her various careers as nurse, film editor, salesperson, and producer of "Letters from the Front," “The World’s Most Decorated Play.” Marsha battles major health and financial issues but comes out on top due to her faith and her philosophy, “Choose to be happy.” The tone is conversational, never preachy. Marsha’s vibrant personality and sense of humor are ever present, making "Mutinous Boomer" fun to read. Marsha looks back on her experiences with the wisdom of a present-day Boomer. Her quest for self-understanding is therapeutic for her and exemplary for the reader. This particular reader may not believe in God, but I believe in Marsha Roberts and her entertaining book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer by Marsha Roberts is a remarkable book of a person's spiritual and personal growth. Each chapter unveils a portion of Marsha's struggles through life and her affirmation of spirituality. A skilled story teller, Marsha deals with faith and God, and the reader never feels that they're being preached to. Instead, the author lets us inside her most personal thoughts and feelings about her mother, husband, children and the struggles that life provides. She does so in such an accomplished manner that I couldn't wait to read about the next chapter in Marsha's life. I highly recommend Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer. Whether you're struggling with faith yourself or not, you'll highly enjoy how Marsha dealt with hers.
NineTiger More than 1 year ago
Life is definitely like a tomato plant: either full of juicy fruit or eaten away by vermin. Through a series of short chapters, the author details her interesting personal journey through the lens of her strong faith. Inspiring and thought provoking, each chapter does reveal a universal truth as the word parable implies. This is an ideal book for a book club as the stories lend themselves to discussion on questions everyone faces. For example, what would you do if you lost everything you worked for, as happened to the author? On a baby-boomer level, many women will relate to having been told as children that certain paths were closed to them purely on the basis of their sex, a book club topic itself.
Bobster0 More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this to Kindle on my Smartphone - a word of advice...don't read this in a public place unless you're comfortable with public displays of emotion. More than once I had to choke back tears (and I'm a guy!) while reading this excellent book. Marsha Roberts takes you on a roller coaster ride through her amazing life that will inspire you with its deep insights and raw emotions. Her experiences presenting the play "Letters From The Front" to military audiences worldwide will make you swell with pride for our country and the men and women who defend our freedoms. Bravo! Everyone should read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marsha Roberts has a way of capturing the essence of spirituality in her parables that is so very honest and thought provoking. Her style of writing makes you feel as if you're sitting with a trusted friend, sharing coffee and life lessons. I highly recommend this book.
Cheryl4019 More than 1 year ago
Marsha Roberts has a way of capturing the essence of spirituality in her parables that is so very honest and thought provoking. Her style of writing makes you feel as if you're sitting with a trusted friend, sharing coffee and life lessons. I highly recommend this book.