Release Date: October 1, 2019
Hopey chronicles the story of a courageous girl in a '70s Southern Indiana commune, complete with flowers for dinner, a ball of acid in the freezer, and orgies on the living room floor. The chaos of her formative years, which are littered with violent episodes, periods of hunger and assaults, leads Hope to set off on her own at the age of fifteen.
Written as intense past moments, reflective chapters, and flash-forwards, these three voices come together to transcend time and connect the past and the present. Honest and raw, with no request for empathy or complaint, the book is a celebration of the human spirit and an exhilarating read. Hopey is a reminder that we can love, we can believe, and we, too, can be successful beyond all expectations—if we only dare to hope.
I loved the vulnerability and complete openness of Hope Mueller when writing this book. She lays it all out there on the table for others to read and really and truly inspires with her experiences in her life. There are ups and downs, setbacks and triumphs, and each one made her who she is.
Everyone has a story, but not everyone can tell it in such a perfect way. I loved the way the book was laid out. I loved the back and forth of the past and present. It was very well done.
A powerful read, don't miss it!
About the Author
Hope Mueller is an author, inspirational speaker, executive, and active non-for-profit volunteer. A results-driven leader and change agent, Hope is passionate about career development and community service, among others. Her early years were marked by the experiences on a hippie commune. Hope’s unique childhood shaped her approach and interaction with the world, with a gift of creating order out of chaos and turning vision into reality. She lives with her husband in northern Illinois and actively parents her four daughters through the phases of their lives.
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