REVIEWS from Amazon and elsewhere:
"Plenty of humor... and plenty to ponder." —Midwest Book Review
"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 Barth.
"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 Kinckner.
This book is vibrant, alive and real written by someone who has experienced life in the new... a must read for spiritual like minded people. —LL Book Review.
I cannot help but compare it to “Eat Pray Love” in terms of writing attitude. Not that Debbianne’s work is derivative of Liz Gilbert’s. It’s simply a delightful offshoot of an irreverent genre that harkens all the way back to “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” from the mid-sixties mommy rebellion. — Susan L.
I loved this book. I will never feel alone again in my wanting a connection to the divine. Debbianne’s down-to-earth, humourous insights released the spiritual tension often felt by those who go in search of the meaning of life. It was refreshing and a relief to hear someone express what they honestly thought. Our journeys are different, but I love the sameness in them as well. It helps me recognise our humanity.— Jenni Joy, Step Lightly blog
P.S. I am so wanting to have that Agape experience now!
She weaves all of the take-aways into a lovely tapestry 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! —Kate Evans, Writing Coach, Author, Poet and former professor.
There is so much energy in the writing and some great moments of insight and reflection. I like that nothing seems a “pat” revelation or lesson, but that the moments of reflection feel part of the journey, and at times, necessarily provisional. There is a strong sense of shift and change and deepening of wisdom about life and art and direction but no neat and tidy “answers.” One problem solved begets other questions and mysteries. I love it! It was a genuine pleasure to read and I’m hungry for more! — Catherine Pelletier, University of New Mexico.
I’m still thinking about the issues in this book, even now, and this is definitely one I will be reading again.I learned a lot about myself and the kind of work I want to do to improve some situations in my life and this book definitely gives me plenty of options for working on these things. I’d recommend this for anyone who wants an open-minded look at energy work/energy healing. —Melissa’s Midnight Musings.
Never preachy, DeRose gives voice to many of the same concerns other mid-lifers may be too afraid to admit.... Even in the most bizarre of scenes, the author’s self-deprecating voice ushers the reader in and keeps them comfortable. — Reader Views.
It was so fun and accessible and at the same time compelling in that it really got me an inside sense of altered states and possibilities. I can’t wait to go to the Monroe Institute now!
— Eve T., City College, San Francisco.
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 Hernandez.