Muffins and Mayhem: Recipes for a Happy (If Disorderly) Life (Center Point Platinum Nonfiction)

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Suzanne Beecher's happy, loving voice has brought more than 350,000 people to her online book club at DearReader.com, where her daily column offers her candid, thought-provoking reflections on life, inspiring countless readers to look at their "ordinary" lives in a new way. By turns funny and poignant, Suzanne is the reassuring friend across the kitchen table with a refreshing, jaunty attitude about life, even in the face of whatever difficulties it may bring.

Suzanne has had her own share of troubles to overcome. Left home alone at an early age, she struggled with difficult and distant parents, dealt with heartbreak, became a hard-working single mom, and overcame two substance addictions and a physical impairment. But along the way, she found comfort in baking and sharing food with her friends and family. She learned to take the good with the bad, and her life is now inspiring proof that faith and persistence are the keys to success.

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About the Author:

Suzanne Beecher has owned a restaurant, founded and published a business magazine, founded a non-profit program to feed the homeless in her area, and homeschooled her youngest son from fourth grade through high school.

Today she writes a daily column at www.DearReader.com; designs book clubs for publishers, booksellers and libraries across the country; and speaks to groups every chance she gets because she loves to tell a great story. Her interests include gardening, writing, reading, storytelling, encouraging other businesspeople, baking chocolate chip cookies, and making pies from scratch. She lives with her husband in Sarasota, Florida.

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"A fascinating, dramatic life with nourishing lessons for us all."--David Morrell, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Shimmer".

Loved, loved, loved it! Reading MUFFINS AND MAYHEM was like a visit with your BFF, sitting at the kitchen table over a pot of tea and chocolate chip cookies, sharing secrets, shedding tears, and laughing. Always laughing!" -Barbara Bretton, "USA Today" bestselling author

"What a brilliant little gem of a book! Like a recipe for life, alternately heartwarming, funny, touching and inspiring, Suzanne Beecher's unique voice comes shining through. If you want to learn how to live your life with passion and joy, read this book, right now."--Nate Kenyon, author of "The Reach" and "Sparrow Rock" (and devoted DearReader fan)

From the first laugh to the last tear, Suzanne Beecher had me in her thrall. Part memoir, part cookbook, part comedic romp, This is is a book written with candor bravery and soul on every single page. Be sure to try some of Beecher's recipes- I fell in love with her chocolate cookies - but not as much as I fell in love with her--M.J. Rose, International bestselling author

"What a wonderful book! Suzanne opens up her heart and her kitchen with exuberant stories of love and life. Plagued with a difficult childhood and the resulting lack of self-confidence, she tells the truth about both her failures and her hard-won successes, giving the reader lessons in courage along the way. Her down-home, comfort food recipes will warm your belly while her tales warm your heart."--Chellie Campbell, author "The Wealthy Spirit" and "Zero to Zillionaire"

While it's well known that food and stories make for a great combination, "Muffins and Mayhem" takes their relationship to a whole new level. Brimming over with the stuff of life, this is a book to curl up with and devour."--Joel ben Izzy, storyteller and author of "The Beggar King and The Secret of Happiness"

"A touchingly sweet and honest account of a sometimes difficult life, this quirky autobiography is interspersed with recipes for cookies, cakes - and living."--Virginia Ironside, author of "No! I don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a 60th Year."

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