Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wonderful Book - 5 Star Review for My Pineapples went to Houston by Author Lee Gaitan


I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book!  Come check out my review below and grab a copy for yourself!!


Lee Gaitan is a wife, mother, teacher, author and speaker, but above all she is passionately committed to overcoming life’s obstacles, surviving sometimes by the skin of her teeth, but always with humor and optimism. She shares her experience with anyone who will listen with the intent to encourage others to use humor to their benefit.

In the past twelve years Lee has had to deal with more than a healthy helping
of “are you kidding me?” moments. In 2002, she hit rock bottom. It was so bad shelovingly refers to it as a year of “shock and awfulness.” That year her father died,her mother was in the hospital, semi-comatose from grief, and her husband of 22 years lost every penny of their money BEFORE running off to Arizona with his girlfriend, who just happened to be a former stripper. 

That was just the beginning. She spent the next decade struggling with loss and challenges on every front, from finances and family to health and career.

While there have been many bounces up and down over the years, Lee has finally
bounced back and it was well worth the effort. She has happily remarried, working at a job she loves and has published her second book. She even has children on three continents and a granddaughter far too far away!
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Heartbreak, Humor and, ultimately, Hope
That’s the message that comes through loud and clear in My Pineapples Went to Houston,  Lee Gaitan’s personal and powerful tale of surviving a decade of relentless chaos and loss. The “shock and awfulness” began in 2002 when her father died, her mother teetered on the brink of a coma and her husband of 22 years secretly lost all their money and ran off with a stripper. And it was all downhill from there!   
 Then one day in the midst of all the chaos—somewhere between loud cursing and crying—she recalled an amusing anecdote she’d heard about pineapples that spoke to her circumstances in such an unexpectedly humorous way that she couldn’t help but laugh out loud.
“That moment of laughter was a small epiphany for me. I realized that I had allowed my sense of humor, which had always mitigated the bad breaks in my life and enhanced the good ones, to fall victim to the machete my ex-husband had taken to my life. I determined right then and there that I could no longer permit that. I instinctively knew that humor was the most potent, and just about the only, protection I had at my disposal to survive the crises unfolding around me, and I vowed to keep it alive.”


Told with honesty and insight—and, of course, humor—My Pineapples Went to Houston both inspires and entertains readers and offers hope and encouragement to those struggling with their own “plans gone outrageously awry.”





I cannot say enough good things about this book! I enjoyed every moment of it. It showed the good, the bad, the ugly, and - most importantly - how to survive it all with humor and a good additude. I adored Author Lee Gaitan's stories, her presentation, her life lessons, and her overall approach to hard things. The humor she found in each situation and yet the reality of not glossing over the ugly things. But rising above it all despite everything is an amazing story and a few life lessons.
I also loved that she didn't just talk about getting over, past, or through these difficult things with the help of humor and sweet caring people, but she does talk about the reality of depression and the hard times and the tears. I was completely blown away by this book. I would and have recommended this book to so many people already. I loved it - LOVED IT - and will absolutely be reading it again and continuing to recommend it to others around me. Well written, and well done Lee Gaitan!





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