Of Mess and Moxie

I haven’t posted a book review in awhile, but I had to share this treasure with you.

book cover
*disclosure- I’m on the launch team for Of Mess and Moxie and received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own*

As you may know, I am a bit of a fangirl for my friend Jen Hatmaker. She speaks so much truth, but does it with such humor and conviction that you want to sit at her feet and listen to everything she has to say.


Of Mess and Moxie is just that. A conversation between the reader and herself. It feels like a chat with your closest friend. Where you’re both in your yoga pants, hair ratted, coffee in hand- no makeup. Real talk, where you lay everything on the table and nothing is off limits.

The best part about this book is that it gives you permission to be a mess. In a world where we are all trying to appear perfect, like we have it all together- Jen reminds us that WE DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT. Embrace the mess- life is glorious and amazing, but also hard and trying. We’re exhausted, sometimes lost- and occasionally we need a sometimes not so gentle reminder that it’s okay.

And moxie- we’ve all got it. Whether we display it front and center or only bring it out around those close to us. It’s there. The sass, the character, the little morsel that makes us, US. Let’s celebrate┬áthat too.

I have never laughed and cried so much reading one book. Jen’s words are so endearing and charming, but also LAUGH YOUR HIND-END OFF hilarious. And then her chapters about accepting who we are, and that we don’t have to be the same person we once were- spoke so much truth to my soul.

Being in a new town and new chapter in our lives made me crave the friendship she speaks about in one of my favorite chapters- Bonus Moms. I was straight up sobbing remembering the Bonus Moms of my childhood, and crossing my fingers that I find the kind of friendships that she talks about.

There are just so many gems in this book that I cannot even go over all of them with you, because I’d go on forever.

With a dash of nostalgia, a sprinkling of humor, peppered with truth and even some delicious bonus recipes- this book is a must read. (In my best Oprah voice) You need a copy, your mom needs a copy, your sister, your best friend, everybody needs a copy. Like Jen said- this ones for the girls- and Y’ALL NEED TO READ IT!

Have you read it? Do you know someone who could use a good book in their life?


  1. Jaclyn Quinones

    August 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Girl this book is for me! I love a humorous read and an excuse to be a hot mess LOL

    1. mrsbishop

      August 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Hahaha- yes! We’re all a mess!

  2. Nicole Banuelos

    August 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I haven’t read this – or anything at all recently. Its actually one of my favorite pass times and I hope to get back into it soon! I really enjoying reading a good book, especially a humorous one so this sounds like its right up my ally!

    1. mrsbishop

      August 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Yes- you need to read it!

  3. Claire

    August 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I just ordered this last night and can’t wait to get it! Love Jen Hatmaker!

  4. chanel

    August 9, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Just added to my amazon cart. Jen Hatmaker is one of my favorite authors!

    1. mrsbishop

      August 10, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Me too- and this one doesn’t disappoint!

  5. This Messy Season

    August 11, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I keep meaning to order this!!!

  6. Eryka

    August 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I gotta get this for my sister!

  7. Jenna

    August 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I love her books! Can’t wait to read!

  8. Jessica

    August 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    I love Jen Hatmaker! Definitely adding this to my list!

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