Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant

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Roberts takes the reader on a captivating journey where real life collides with real miracles. Stories range from candidly intimate to wonderfully adventurous, each uncovering a puzzle piece. The picture that emerges reflects a life-affirming belief in God and her secret formula for happiness. A charming read, you feel as if you're with a trusted friend, sharing life lessons over a cup of coffee. More

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About Marsha Roberts

Marsha Roberts always possessed a gypsy spirit in search of adventure. After career hopping for years, she talked her way into producing Corporate Theater for clients such as IBM and Coca-Cola. But one fateful night she had a dream which was to become a unique stage play, "Letters From The Front." For fifteen years "Letters" was the only professional theatrical production to tour military bases around the world - well over a hundred of them. This highly praised show touched hundreds of thousands of lives, was the first play ever to perform at the Pentagon, and became known as The World's Most Decorated Play. It also gave Marsha the opportunity to travel from Alaska to Florida, England to Italy, Japan to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and hundreds of stops in between. She climbed aboard a C-131, C-17 (and a bunch of other C-aircraft!), taking her show to far away places. Not to mention seeing America mile-by-mile as the show was bus-and-trucked to major cities and little towns from sea to shining sea. She shares some of these experiences and more in her inspirational memoir "Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant."

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Review by: Stephen Satterwhite on Aug. 25, 2013 :
There are only a handful of books that I have ever read that are as moving as this book. I wanted to rate it a 10. The greatest writers in this world are those people who have the courage and the insight to reach way down inside their souls to describe their lives and their spiritual journey. Gifted writers are able to use self deprecation and humor in an entertaining way to allow us into their hearts. Marsha Roberts has all of these qualities. I was astounded at the many similarities in our lives, being at the top of our game and then being at the bottom of our game. But that is the essence of our two books, as very similar mutinous baby boomers. If we think we are in control, life is indeed, just a game. Money, fame and worldly success is an illusion in the end.The real answer is in our eternal faith in God, in discovering love, bravery, joy and hope. Great Book! From Stephen B. Satterwhite, author of "True Stories from a Baby Boomer"
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Christoph Fischer on Aug. 23, 2013 :
"Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer: And Her Parable of the Tomato Plant" by Marsha Roberts is a very moving and entertaining read.
In over 30 short stories Roberts takes us through her life: The good times and the bad; challenges to her family, such an accident to her sister, family issues that need to be resolved, her own physical, personal and professional set backs.
What makes these stories special is the author's spirit throughout them. Never the whiner, moaner or victim the book is full of motivation, determination and faith in herself and in the God she believes in.
The stories are written in a voice I loved listening to, not just because I can relate to so many references to the times and situations mentioned.
Roberts memoirs to me are an encouragement to believe in yourself, to have faith and to make the most of your potential. Her God is helpful and kind and should not offend the sensitivities of agnostic readers. The inspirational message that shines through her life story is above religion, the tone is warm, loving and pleasantly understated and most of all, it is a very enjoyable and pleasant read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Rick Harrison on Aug. 23, 2013 :
Well told story - or a series of stories. I found this book spiritual in an unusual way, but also really entertaining. The writer's voice is very personal - like you are sitting in a comfortable den with a fireplace, listening to her tell her tales. But they are obviously real, sometimes moving, sometimes whimsical. Frankly, I've never read anything quite like it. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to read an uplifting book with a solid message of faith in the real world. It's not religious, but it has a powerful sense of faith in yourself and in something bigger than yourself. I think it would be hard NOT to like this book. Even if you aren't a Boomer.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Dianne Harman on Aug. 19, 2013 :
This is simply a wonderful book which offers hope to everyone who has ever struggled with almost any human condition. The writer doesn't whitewash anything, indeed, she willing shares the triumphs and struggles which take place in her life.
Confessions belongs on the nightstand. When hope is not at hand, it can be.
The book made this reader want to meet the author and become a friend. I'm not sure I can give a higher recommendation than that! Kudos, Ms. Roberts, I sincerely hope our paths cross.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Bob Rector on Aug. 15, 2013 :
Yes, you're going to like this book even if you're a guy and even if you're not a boomer. It is a book of universal truths told from the heart of a woman who has faced down many adversities through her faith in God and her belief in herself. These are the lessons she learned in the process, related in a very personal tone that is like she is sitting in the room with you. You will see yourself in many of these stories. You will be moved, inspired and always entertained.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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