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Publisher Description

Do you believe that joy is a choice? Dawn Barton does. She's an upbeat Southerner with good hair and a successful business background, but she's had more heartache than most of us can imagine. Laughing Through the Ugly Cry is a collection of honest and sometimes raw stories. Dawn throws an arm around listeners as she brings them along on her journey through the loss of a child, divorce, cancer, rape, the death of her only sibling, her husband's substance abuse, and finding her way back to Jesus in the middle of it all.

Dawn shares her personal story to show listeners how to find happiness and purpose even in the darkest of days. By laughing through the ugly cry, you will discover how to:
Shut down negative feelings causing you to feel inadequateIdentify the pros despite how challenging the cons may seemEmbrace joy wherever you can find itLearn how to be honest with yourself and process grief in a healthy way
Dawn says, "If more women were open about just how difficult our lives feel and how hard we are on ourselves, I think we'd learn to relax a little and give ourselves the grace God gives us every day." Laughing Through the Ugly Cry is great for:
Women of any age seeking comfort, encouragement, and inspirationBook clubs and girls' nights--Dawn poses thoughtful group questions to support meaningful conversations about growth and joy

Religion & Spirituality
Dawn Barton
hr min
May 26
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews


Laughing Through the Ugly Cry

Incredibly touching, truthful, heartfelt, and raw all packed into an easy, quick read. Will make you laugh, then cry, then smile in between chapters. It will leave you wishing she would call you up to chat, just like an old friend. Dawn opens her heart and your mind and offers the hard truth about looking for and finding joy when life throws you rotten tomatoes. Loved it!

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