Teetering on Disaster: an honest and entertaining coming-of-age story
Teetering on Disaster
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/.
“Teetering on Disaster,” by Michaela Johnson.