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Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life

Michele Cushatt
Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life

Undone is author Michele Cushatt’s quest to make peace with a complicated life. It is an honest confession of a diagnosis of cancer and the joys and disappointments of motherhood and marriage, ripe with regret over what is and, yet, still hopeful for what could be. With... Read More

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Undone is author Michele Cushatt’s quest to make peace with a complicated life. It is an honest confession of a diagnosis of cancer and the joys and disappointments of motherhood and marriage, ripe with regret over what is and, yet, still hopeful for what could be.

With enough humor to ease the rawness of the story, Undone takes the reader on a roller coaster two-year journey through the unexpectedness of life. A look back makes Michele long for a do-over, the chance to make fewer mistakes and leave less of a mess to clean up. A look forward makes Michele wonder if all her attempts to control life have robbed her of the vibrancy of it. And, in the middle of this internal chaos, she finds her once-pristine house filled with the sights and sounds of three small, uncontainable children who just want to be loved.

In the end, Undone turns complication into a beautiful canvas, angst into joy, and the unknown into an adventure, revealing that sometimes life’s most colorful and courageous stories are written right in the middle of the mess.
  • Store Only: Yes
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2015
  • UPC: 9780310339786
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish Date: Mar 10, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL012040"
  • ISBN: 0310339782

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Not as encouraging as expected by Jennifer on 5/15/2015
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I was very excited to read this book. Like the author, Michele Cushatt, I have been struggling to "make peace with an unexpected life."

However, while reading this book I didn't ever really get the sense that Cushatt had fully made peace with the path her life took. She seemed unhappy and bitter at times, even after acknowledging that she had been blessed through it all.

I was under the impression that the book would focus on the author's battle with cancer more, but it was just a small blip in the beginning of the book, and furthermore I felt like the treatment wasn't fully explained and as I read further I kept wondering when this would be described in further detail.

The book focuses on two years of the author's life but jumps all over the place and I had a hard time keeping the timeline and events straight.

I wanted to love this book but was a bit disappointed. I couldn't relate like I was hoping to; some of the things that Cushatt describes as being burdens were clearly blessings to me. There were elements I liked and I enjoyed reading about Cushatt's life, but I was hoping for an encouraging read, and this really wasn't.

Maybe I just went in with too many expectations and if you read this with an open mind you might really enjoy it!


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