Tee­ter­ing on Dis­as­ter: an hon­est and en­ter­tain­ing com­ing-of-age story

Tee­ter­ing on Dis­as­ter

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To­day, Michaela John­son is liv­ing the Amer­i­can dream. But it wasn’t al­ways that way. In 1992, her fam­ily was forced to move from an up­scale area in Sacra­mento to a 27-ft trailer in the Sierra Ne­vada moun­tain range – with no elec­tric­ity or run­ning wa­ter. John­son’s heart­felt com­ing- of- age story was writ­ten to in­spire oth­ers to live a coura­geous life of au­then­tic­ity and to speak their truth with grace. And de­spite her ear­lier cir­cum­stances, this tena­cious young woman is now a li­censed psy­chother­a­pist, small busi­ness owner and host of her own pod­cast, Be You Find Happy.

Tee­ter­ing on Dis­as­ter from Michaela Re­nee John­son is the of­ten hu­mor­ous, al­ways bru­tally hon­est, true story of a fam­ily of five that must give up any re­al­ity they’ve ever known to carve out a new one they’ve never imag­ined. Caught in the mid­dle is pre-teen Michaela, and for her, the tim­ing couldn’t be worse. As she nav­i­gates her way through ado­les­cence — shav­ing her legs for the first time in the frigid wa­ter of an ir­ri­ga­tion ditch — she gains pro­found wis­dom about her fam­ily, the world around her and her own abil­ity to thrive in the face of life’s in­con­ve­niences.

But the ef­fects of her un­ortho­dox up­bring­ing don’t end at adult­hood, and Tee­ter­ing takes read­ers along as a grown Michaela stum­bles upon a few “Mr. Right Nows,” gets di­vorced in her twen­ties, and ends up right back where she started: a small moun­tain town in the mid­dle of nowhere.

Tee­ter­ing on Dis­as­ter is a can­did, authentic tale that will make read­ers laugh out loud and cry — some­times at the same time.

Award- win­ning au­thor Michaela Re­nee John­son is a li­censed psy­chother­a­pist and small busi­ness owner who hosts the weekly pod­cast, Be You Find Happy, which is an itunes Top 100 in Self Care and has had celebrity guests such as Sanni Mc­can­d­less ( Free Solo) and Janusz Poz­niak (Blown Away on Net­flix), as well as Instagram In­flu­encers like @mis­sholl­doll and @ev­er­chang­inghori­zon. She lives in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia with her hus­band and son.

She en­joys trav­el­ing and has vis­ited 19 coun­tries; she loves the ocean and ev­ery­thing in it. She rarely finds her­self with­out an ac­tiv­ity, whether it be hik­ing, yoga, tin­ker­ing in the gar­den, golfing, read­ing or spend­ing time out­side. She loves poetic quotes and all things meta­phys­i­cal. To learn more about the au­thor, visit www. michae­lare­nee.com or con­nect with her on Instagram at https://www.instagram. com/usjohn­sons/.

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“Tee­ter­ing on Dis­as­ter,” by Michaela John­son.

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