Blog Tour: Holding on Loosely by Dana Knox Wright

       

HOLDING ON LOOSELY
by
DANA KNOX WRIGHT

Genre: Narrative Nonfiction / Memoir / Self Help
Publisher: Carpenter’s Son / Clovercroft Publishing
Date of Publication: August 24, 2021
Number of Pages: 208 pages

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Helicopter parents. Control freaks. Perfectionists. Intolerants. Over-consumers. Social media junkies. We all fit in there somewhere. Read one woman’s stories of clinging, turning loose, and becoming free.

We are overly busy helicopter parents, control freaks, perfectionists, intolerants, over-consumers and social media junkies–who worry, fear, laugh less, and always want more. In the midst of it, we wonder what it would feel like to open our hands and turn loose of all of it.

In HOLDING ON LOOSELY: Opening My Hands, Lightening My Load, and Seeing Something Else, author Dana Knox Wright tells stories of one who is hardwired to cling.  To her children when they asked for a blessing to go.  To someone else’s ideas, when she didn’t trust her own. She held on to prejudice when she would tell you she didn’t. She shut down for days while clinging to fear. She clung to youthfulness as if what would come next couldn’t be her life’s cherry on top. 

In a particular season of her life, she recognized her bent to possess, to keep, to hold tightly, and to control was completely contrary to Jesus’ example. This is one woman’s history of holding on and her stories of turning loose–stories of the gentle and firm, humorous and heartbreaking ways God led her to turn loose.  It is living minimally from the inside out.

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Having just passed a milestone birthday (the one that begins with a 3), and grappling with the emotions that come with a big birthday, some dissatisfaction of where I am in life, and other struggles, Dana Knox Wright’s Holding on Loosely provided me with guidance that I didn’t know I needed!  I have long been a person who suffers from imposters syndrome and struggles with self confidence.  Most of this stems from a need to be in control at all times.  This book, wonderfully narrated by the author, brought me back to the present and kicked me out of a funk! 

This book is relentlessly genuine and the narrative explores all of the themes that make up the central idea of the book.  Let go of things, age truly is a number, and life will pass you by if you are too busy paying attention to things that don’t matter. 

This is a book I would highly recommend to a book club, worship or communal group, or even just a group of friends to read together.  Learning to let go, through the eyes of someone who learned the hard lessons as the author did, and having a group to discuss the book with would be amazing. 

I adored the funny analogies and metaphors scattered throughout the book!  These really served to heighten the personality displayed in the narrative.  I have already recommended this to one friend and it will be a Christmas gift for at least one more!  This is a lovely book for people of all ages!

Thank you so much to the author, Dana Knox Wright, and the LSBBT team for having me along on this tour!  Grab your copy today, enter the giveaway, and check out all of the awesome interactive stops along the way!



Dana Knox Wright began letting go of fear at fifty.  It’s the decade where, in an odd twist, Sandra Bullock asked for her autograph—the decade she began hiking to places with seriously wild animals, rafting in crazy rivers and eating wild blackberries with only mild concern rabid foxes eat from the plants, too. After a long career in radio voiceover, she found a passion for spreading goodness and living to the full. She has offered readers encouragement, hope and sisterhood for almost ten years through her essays published on her blog. Dana holds a degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin and is the author of Saving Stories: Afternoons with Darrell (2017). She is the mother of three adult children and three grandchildren and currently lives in a small river town in the Texas Hill Country with her husband and an English Mastiff named Pearl. 

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ONE WINNER:
Signed copy of Holding On Loosely, goodie basket,
one overnight stay at the Llano Line Shack.
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  1. Love this review — you are spot on in all your observations & reactions, I think. Was much the same for me (and I am well past the milestone that starts with a ‘5’.) Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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