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288 pages, 2020

biographies & memoirs

biographies & memoirs

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For fans of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, comedian and Emmy Award-winning writer Sara Schaefer’s hilariously honest memoir takes readers on a trip through the Grand Canyon that causes her to reflect on her childhood and the scandal that changed her family forever. 

The Schaefer family was caught up in a scandal when Sara was in first grade. Her father warned her to always tell the truth because one lie leads to another and soon she will find herself in a hole she can’t escape. Later, Sara's parents become pariahs in their upper-middle-class community when it is revealed that their grand life is based on a lie. The idea of good and evil as binary, opposing forces is drilled into Sara, who becomes increasingly anxious and obsessive.

Embrace Vulnerability

In Grand, Sara Schaefer shows us the power of embracing vulnerability. She shares her personal experiences and struggles, encouraging readers to face their own fears and insecurities. This book is a great reminder that it's okay to be vulnerable and that it can lead to personal growth.

Humor as a Coping Mechanism

Schaefer uses humor as a coping mechanism throughout her life's challenges. She shows us that laughter can be a powerful tool in dealing with life's ups and downs. So, next time you're going through a tough time, remember to find the humor in the situation.

Importance of Self-Reflection

Grand encourages readers to take a look at their own lives and reflect on their experiences. Schaefer's personal stories inspire us to dig into our past, understand our present, and shape our future. It's a call to action to not just live life, but to examine it closely.

Power of Storytelling

Sara Schaefer is a master storyteller, and in Grand, she uses this skill to engage and connect with her readers. Her stories are relatable, funny, and poignant, showing us the power of storytelling in building connections and understanding others.

Facing Life's Challenges

Life is full of challenges, and Grand is a testament to facing them head-on. Schaefer shares her journey of dealing with personal and professional challenges, encouraging readers to face their own obstacles with courage and resilience. It's a book that will inspire you to tackle your own life's grand challenges.


Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glaser


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