“Muldoon re-creates her story with vivid descriptions, believable dialogue, and enjoyable portraits of such people as her occasional roommate “Skye.” Along the way, she offers keen observations on the “scripts and structures” that underpin the modern dating game. A self-help memoir about one woman overcoming a broken marriage and alcoholism to find spiritual fulfillment…The author also offers concrete, valuable examples of how the “feminine Divine” can help turn trauma into spiritual wisdom, which should particularly appeal to fans of Louise Hay’s work. A sassy, colorful take on New-Age insights.”
— Kirkus review
“A self-help memoir about one woman overcoming a broken marriage and alcoholism to find spiritual fulfillment . . . The author also offers concrete, valuable examples of how the ‘feminine Divine’ can help turn trauma into spiritual wisdom, which should particularly appeal to fans of Louise Hay’s work. A sassy, colorful take on New-Age insights.”
“It’s like two books in one! It’s a ‘how-to’ instruction manual on how to connect with the Divine Feminine and become a strong and spiritual woman, as well as a beautifully written true story from whence Muldoon’s life lessons came. It’s a story that will pull you in, make you laugh and cry, and inspire you to follow Muldoon and become your best self!”
—Bethany Rooney, television producer/director
“Maureen Muldoon is a wonderful storyteller . . . she navigates her life with honesty and humor.”
—Mindy Sterling, actress, Austin Powers
Maureen reminds us to pay attention and follow the signs and signals of the Universe that lead us to the life of our dreams. To remember, even in the midst of the depths of despair that endings are always beginnings, that we are writing our own stories in collaboration with the Divine Creator that lives within us, to never give up when the chips are down, because the Goddess will burn down our limited expectations and deliver something bigger, badder and bolder than we could ever dream of ourselves.
– Cathy Richardson, Lead singer of Jefferson Starship
Muldoon delivers a valiant, generous story that gives women a fresh perspective on being savvy, sacred, and sexy… This is girl power at its most inspired!”
– Tammy Letherer, author of Buddha at My Table
Spiritual Vixen’s Guide To An Unapologetic Life. This story begins with an ending: the day Maureen Muldoon realized the devastating fact that her husband was having an affair―and leaving her for Miss Universe. Miss freaking Universe! How does this even happen? An intimate examination of Muldoon’s unraveling in the face of this betrayal, A Spiritual Vixen’s Guide to An Unapologetic Life takes a fresh, funny and fearless look at loss, denial, anger, grace, and liberation. Coming in November 20th, 2018!
FULL BOOK REVIEW from Kirkus
A self-help memoir about one woman overcoming a broken marriage and alcoholism to find spiritual fulfillment.
“Magical chapters can start with really sucky endings,” writes Muldoon (Giant Love Song, 2018, etc.), and she begins this remembrance with one such conclusion. Her marriage to fellow actor “Reed” (names have been changed) collapsed in divorce after she learned that he’d been having an affair with a former Miss Universe. Suddenly, the author was facing life as a single mother of a 3-year-old, so to make ends meet, she became a children’s party entertainer and auditioned for acting jobs in commercials and theater productions. As she did so, she took a year off from pursuing romantic relationships to focus on her own emotional healing. Her period of celibacy, she says, forced her to rely on herself, but she eventually met “Will,” a fellow actor and a cancer survivor. Although they’d assumed that he was sterile from chemotherapy, she became pregnant before they married and went on to have two more children. Muldoon finally confronted her drinking problem—which began in her teen years, after her mother’s death—by attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and reading Helen Schucman’s 1976 book A Course in Miracles. Now she considers herself a spiritual coach and “celebrant,” and she directs the SpeakEasy Spiritual Community. Later, when she got a call from the aforementioned Miss Universe, lamenting that Reed was seeing someone else, she responded with compassion, rather than vengeful glee. Muldoon re-creates her story with vivid descriptions, believable dialogue, and enjoyable portraits of such people as her occasional roommate “Skye.” Along the way, she offers keen observations on the “scripts and structures” that underpin the modern dating game, which subordinate women’s needs to men’s senses of entitlement. The timeline can be a bit confusing when the memoir loops back to past events, but the book’s arrangement is more thematic than chronological; the 16 chapter titles align with a final list of exhortations. The author also offers concrete, valuable examples of how the “feminine Divine” can help turn trauma into spiritual wisdom, which should particularly appeal to fans of Louise Hay’s work.
A sassy, colorful take on New-Age insights.
November 24, 2018
If I hadn’t already known what this book was about, I probably wouldn’t have bought it. The cover, while
The perfect Christmas gift for sisters, moms, friends, and liberated men. Just get over the cover.
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Last stop on the #nsfwreads @booksparks blog tour! I received The Spiritual Vixen’s Guide to an Unapologetic Life and immediately
While the book started
I found myself thinking of that whole Godwinks thing… again, not my thing, but I love the “coincidence” stories and the signs that Maureen gets throughout her life – they make the story of her life extremely fascinating and I have to say, she’s pretty darn inspirational.
“Life has a way of trying to make us her bitch.”
I think this just might be my most favorite quote of the year. Life is hard. Maureen’s life was really hard for a time being, and it’s not easy navigating life – so I appreciate her voice, and I sincerely believe she must be a great help in her current profession to people who are struggling.
The book is filled with some really awesome moments of girl power. From her
“Women have been burned at the stake, but we’ve been branding each other ever since. It’s time to lay all the that down and move in a true direction of peace and empowerment.”
I’m glad I stuck with it. I had some reservations in the beginning, as some of the churches views I tend to really disagree with, but I love the spiritual awakening she has towards the end of the book – in
I think everyone should definitely give this book a chance. And DON’T judge it by it’s cover!
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A triumph and inspiration!