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YOU CANNOT MESS THIS UP

Amy Daughters

We are pleased to welcome Amy Daughters - Author, whose debut fantasy Kirkus Reviews calls " a memorable and appealingly authentic story about reconciling with one’s younger days ... A refreshingly unsentimental novel of family." This is YOU CANNOT MESS THIS UP: A True Story That Never Happened. 

It’s 2014. Amy Daughters is a 46-year old stay-at-home mom in Dayton, Ohio. She returns to her hometown of Houston over Thanksgiving to discuss her parents’ estate and finds herself hurled back in time. Suddenly, it’s 1978, and she is forced to spend 36 hours in her childhood home with her nuclear family, including her 10-year old self. 

Over the next day and a half Amy reconsiders every feeling she’s had, discusses current events with dead people, gets over-served at a party with her parents’ friends, and is treated to lunch at the Bonanza Sirloin Pit. Besides noticing that everyone is smoking cigarettes, she’s still jealous of her sister, and there is a serious lack of tampons in the house. 

Amy also begins to appreciate that memories are malleable. In viewing her parents as peers and her siblings as detached children, she redefines her relationships with her family members and, ultimately, realizes that her life story is significant and profound -- not so much to everyone else, maybe, but certainly to her. Amy’s guide said her trip back in time wouldn’t change anything in the future, but by the time her 36hours are up, she’s convinced that she’ll never be the same again.

Thursday, June 20th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631525834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - June 4th, 2019