Sand in My Sandwich by Sarah Parshall Perry from Revell

Sand in My Sandwich by Sarah Parshall Perry

You know that thing when you’re in Walmart at noon before you discover you haven’t brushed your teeth? Sarah Parshall Perry gets that. She also gets weird things showing up in her bed, her daughter asking for war paint, and her son crawling into a giant blue sock on Christmas morning. Mainly, she gets that conflicted feeling of finding her kids hanging out in the dogs’ cages and happily realizing they have stopped getting into trouble for a minute.

According to Perry, “The hardest stuff is the quickest way to God,” and readers get to watch the systematic destruction of her carefully planned life, laughing at her missteps, aching at her tragedies, and recognizing themselves along the way. A mother of three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, she has experienced plenty of ups and downs, but from the chaos of her “ordinary” life she pulls the universal truths of motherhood, addressing them with humor, poignancy, and a naked honesty that will make the reader think, That sounds a lot like my crazy life. Perry helps mothers realize they aren’t alone, even if they’ve fallen off the straight and narrow of their intended path and are instead lying in the ditch next to it. Life’s a mess. But as Perry reminds us, it’s all for a purpose.

Perfect for mothers, this book will encourage, inspire, and enlighten.

Sarah Parshall Perry (JD, University of Virginia School of Law) is a wife and mother of three young children. She is the coauthor of When the Fairy Dust Settles (with her mother, Janet Parshall) and the author of numerous magazine articles, award-winning short stories, and poetry. Sarah has served in youth ministry for over ten years and is currently writing for http://www.ChosenFamilies.org where she encourages other families living with disabilities. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she spends most of her days fighting for time in front of the computer. Learn more at http://www.sarahparshallperry.com.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

If you are looking for a book that may help you with your everyday struggles, Sand in My Sandwich would be an awesome choice. With a lot of added humor, Sarah Parshall Perry gives readers an insight of her life on a daily basis. You will find yourself laughing and crying with Ms. Perry as she describes the happenings in their family. All moms should read this book, because after they do, they will realize that they are not alone in the struggles of raising a family. And I had to laugh as she talks about her husband’s not so helpful rolls at night, with his deep sleeping and turning off his hearing, all so very true in real life.

Take a break and give yourself of fun entertainment in Ms. Perry’s new book. And I’m sure you will find similar situations in your own life in this book as well.

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

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