Are you "woo-woo" curious? Ever wondered about spoon-bending, energy healing, and communication with dead people? Feeling restless about the big picture, and wondering what this life is all about? You're not alone. This humorous, sassy and oh-so-honest memoir brings you along through a string of compelling adventures, ideologies and introspective moments in hot pursuit of magic, miracles, healing, love, and a deeper grasp of the metaphysical nature of our reality. In a delightfully unique style akin to "confessional reporting," Debbianne shares with you her revelations and keen insights into human behavior as you meet colorful characters and occasional charlatans. She sorts out the wheat from the chaff, both within herself and the wacky New Age world she's romping through, emerging clear-headed and self-empowered with inspiration to spare.
HILARIOUS REVIEWS from the READERs:
"This book is honestly one of the best I have ever picked up. I LOVE this woman’s energy, and her book has been such an entertaining, educational, humorous and uplifting experience! She is a true wordsmithstress with her colourful style. Although I expected the content to be very interesting, the main thing about the book – for me – is the humour. I have been reading it on my subway commute through Newcastle each day, and have found myself LAUGHING OUT LOUD (and close to wetting of pants) at almost every turn of phrase, and the situations she describes. Money well spent, and can’t wait to buy her next book. Whether you’re a scientist or a flakey-wakey, this book is exceptional!!" —John, Amazon UK
"People, there is some funny-ass s*** in this book! Yet it is ultimately both penetrating and good-natured. The author takes more excursions into the lands of “woo” than any sensible person might dare, but comes through it, like Odysseus, with a helluva tale and only moderate bloodshed. I mean, a dead Cyclops or two, and routing of the false suitors… but I say too much. Read it for yourself!"—Irreverent Reverend Dan of Portland, OR
"Loved this. Debbianne DeRose has hit a spiritual nerve here…which seems also to connect to the funny bone. She sifts through many paradigms to clarify her own truth about the nature of our reality. Her information is both personal and public, and she wears the hats of neophyte, old soul, skeptic, and choir member with equal ease. She is a New Age traveler channeling Erma Bombeck."—Bruce B., Amazon US
"This book was hilarious, yet thought-provoking! I went through my own midlife crisis of sorts, and I think I’d probably have taken the same path as Debbianne had I not been broke (LOL). What a great ride, thank you!"—Terri K., Goodreads
"I must say that this is the funniest book ever! What I Did On My Midlife Crisis Vacation is written like a friend emailing you about her journey to find herself. It is the book that you and your friends will be passing around and talking about all year-long!"—Rita Reviews
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Table of Contents
What I Did on My Midlife Crisis Vacation
Table of Contents
1. Cue the Crisis
2. One way ticket to Woolandia
3. Meditation Boot Camp
4. Hallelujah! Put yo’ hands on the…crystal?
5. Of Mormons and daemons
6. Movin’ to the Country, part one
7. Delusions, part won
8. Reality is Negotiable
9. Movin’ to the Country, part two
10. Which way to Akasha, please?
11. The Reconnection
12. Adventures in Consciousness
13. Delusions, part “duh”
14. Spoon Bending and Hormonal Contention
15. Vortex of Attraction
16. Californography: des Vignettes
17. It’s the End of the World as I knew it and I Feel Fine
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. The way Debbianne DeRose puts her words together makes the story flow well and consequently easy to read.The writing is humorous and the whole book feels lighthearted. I enjoyed the imaging the author offered. I am interested in alternative options to view the world so I was very happy to read about Debbieanne's experiences. If you are a person with strong religious beliefs or feel confronted by alternative healings, meditation and the suchlike this is not the book for you. The author offers her experiences in a factual way and her opinions that leaves open that there are many perspectives which is ok. I look forward to future works by Ms DeRose.
This is a deceptively breezy account of personal growth and soul-searching. The author has a distinctive voice with a refreshing combination of skepticism and wonder. It's easy to like the emotional and intellectual honesty displayed throughout.
An entertaining and informative exploration of one woman's metaphysical quest (her journey into the "woo") told in a humorous, fun-to-read voice. I appreciate how Debbianne culls the gems of wisdom from each approach she explores, while keeping her eyes wide open to the risks of guru-worshipping or cultish behavior. She is in control of her journey and decides what to take and what to leave behind. She weaves all of the take-aways into a lovely tapesty of self-empowerment and joy. She articulates this life philosophy beautifully in the last chapter. I especially loved that last chapter--words to live by, for sure!
"Having explored many of the same venues as Debbianne, it has been refreshingly validating to read of her insightful & hilarious perspectives on the whole woowoo industry. It too had been my experience that many of these modalities are being taught by ego driven control freaks. This woman was born with an exquisitely open, brilliant and questioning mind. I love her ability to think independently and rise above being one of the programmable sheep in our society. She can do anything she wants to in this life and obviously is. I'm about half way through and I can hardly wait to finish, but I'm taking it slowly and savoring it, because I don't want it to end!"
Entertaining and thought provoking. I enjoyed the unconventional style, as unconventional as the author seems to be.
I was always curious about various spiritual pursuits and it's almost like she did the work for me. Her stories gave me a humorous view of what to avoid and what bears taking a closer look. It's kind of like NASCAR---some people come for the cars, some for the car wrecks. Either way it's a great read. A mix of smart irreverance, colorful puns and plays on words, the writing grabs you in such a strong way... I was immediately transported to my childhood by her '70s pop culture references strewn throughout the book. Very entertaining! It's entertaining, funny and smart