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Please, Don’t Send Me Flowers: A Memoir
From the Back Cover
From divorce, to coming out, to cancer, Lianne Saffer tells an honest and hilarious account of her last 15 years. In it, she describes the often-painful discovery of her own resilience and the process of learning to trust herself along the way. Lianne’s engaging storytelling weaves in the themes of small-town religious family upbringing, redefining modern femininity, and navigating life’s complexities. Despite the heavy topics, her fierce reflections and lessons are grounded in vulnerability and the perfect dose of humor. Lianne’s story has you altering between laughing and crying, and it’s a must-read for anyone who has ever considered sending someone flowers.
Reviews by Real People
★★★★★ “Obsessed! Every single page is magic!” — Kamelle Mills
“Have some tissues ready for the vivid and raw insights she shares, both sad and happy. She makes resilience tangible for her readers, offering an honest look into life’s most challening moments. But don’t worry— Lianne has a knack for injecting perfectly measured, well-timed sarcasm for comedic relief.” — Val C.
“In her raw, captivating style, Lianne punches a hole in what separates us from one another, inviting us to peer into her interior world so we can recognize a bit of ourselves.” — Colleen Bordeaux, author of Am I Doing This Right?
“An inspiring and authentic story of how to break out of your own box, be f*cking resilient, and spread joy along the way.” — Jamie Opra
About the Author
Lianne Saffer often describes her life as an endless quest to feel it all. She is a wife, mother, writer, life coach, fitness instructor, hair stylist, and advocate for helping people live a loud and authentic life. In her free time, she enjoys listening to her music a little too loud, dancing with her kids, paddle boarding (or doing anything really) with her wife, making jokes that only she thinks are funny, and writing. She lives in Portland with her wife and two kids.
A Note from the Author
I wrote Please, Don’t Send Me Flowers in hopes of opening up conversation around challenges in relationships, sexuality, religion, and cancer. I wrote it to help people feel validated, seen, challenged, and heard. I wrote it because I knew nothing about what these situations really felt like until they happened to me, despite knowing that they were happening all around me. Still, nobody was talking about them. I wrote it because I needed the world to see humor and joy within dark moments. I wrote it because I wish I had read it years ago. I wrote it in hopes that somewhere within its pages, people will see a glimpse of themselves and feel less alone and less afraid, and maybe crack a smile.
Publisher:Lianne Saffer (January 1, 2021)
Item Weight:1.06 pounds
Dimensions:6 x 0.81 x 9 inches
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