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Memoir by Mernie—Triumphs & Pitfalls of Freelancing—Signed Copies Ship Quick—Funny, Adventurous, Creative and with helpful angels and dogs.

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Star Seller. This seller consistently earned 5-star reviews, shipped on time, and replied quickly to any messages they received.

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: paper, ink

"Brilliant!" "Ridiculously funny!" "Really moved me" "AMAZING!!!" —5 star reviews on Goodreads.
ONLY books ordered here ship next day direct from the author; signed by Mernie & stamped with a pink ink paw print of Faun the mighty chihuahua. Author copies in stock are printed in England on superior quality paper. (Note: Print-on-demand copies ordered anywhere else can take 6 wks to arrive).
US postage included!
About: Imaginative and insightful stories of screw-ups, adventure, drama and redemption. More reader reviews: "The writing SPARKLES!" & "a GREAT read!"
Fantastical memoir examines life on this planet with help from friends in another dimension. Explores four decades of making & selling art, trying to find meaning in a suburban childhood, good & awful relationships, budget travel, reincarnation, addiction recovery and gaining self esteem in unlikely ways (both humbling & embarrassing). You'll share puff pastries with angels and pizza in the A's locker room. You'll race on sailboats, ski on acid and live with showgirls in Las Vegas. You might face some fears. Money making tips on how to (and how not to) navigate a creative career without a real job. Mernie isn't a wiz with the Cosmic Message Function, but she keeps trying to hear the angels... and the dogs. They talk to all of us.
Quality paperback—312 pages, 5.5x8.5", includes 20 b&w works of art by the author. Table of Contents in photos above.
“I could put it down, but kept picking it back up again.” —said more than one reader.
"Aghast, engrossed, enchanted and delighted.” —a man who read it
"Better than I expected it to be. The dead people's voices are good." —highly critical NYC book editor (retired)
Companion Blog: 170 Colorful paintings inspire the stories with quotes & anecdotes at www.mernie.medium.com

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5 out of 5 stars

This book....wow! I swear she painted these pages of her life with her brush as it is so eloquently written in the many layers that require a rich masterful canvas. Her colors of the great, the bad, and the not so pretty all written with compassion, humility, transparency. If we could all reflect with such brutal honesty. The foreward alone had me contemplating life already. The pages come to life as I read them, much like her artwork does everytime I glance at the many paintings of hers I have adorning my space. A must read!!!

Karen Oct 13, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Saving the nicely wrapped copy for a quiet afternoon. This is one odyssey I’m looking forward to enjoying.

Marjorie Johnson Oct 27, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

A memoir that will stay with you long after you have finished the last page. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

l Sep 20, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful painting! Just what my gallery wall needed. 9x12 is a little tricky to find frames for, but I got a simple one at Michaels.

Sarah Broderick Jan 29, 2021

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