Hug Your Kids author loved Messenger book

Messenger, the story of Mattie J T Stepanek, rocked!

Jeni Stepanek, mother of the amazing poet Mattie J.T. Stepanek, finally shared the story of his life in her new book, Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs. It was great. Sure I cried, but I laughed too. And she kept the focus on Mattie without making a big deal of all the celebrities who knew and loved him. Jeni wrote a lovely testimonial for the front cover of Hug Your Kids Today.

Here are a few of my favorite parts of her book: 1. His remote fart machine 2. when he explains about Heartsongs. 3. where he explains that MDA wasn’t just about raising funds for research but also about hope and peace. 4. Mattie said, “I always breathe better in a tuxedo.” 5.“Thank you for the hug, Mom. It really made my day.”

PS Here’s what she wrote for my book cover: Wow! A great perspecive on balancing the important things in life. I wish I could hug Mattie again.


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One response to “Hug Your Kids author loved Messenger book

  1. jenistepanek

    Thank you for writing about “Messenger” — I just love your array of favorite bits from the book! They really sum up my son — a wise AND witty young man, who offered us a message of hope and peace.
    In appreciation,
    Jeni Stepanek (“Mattie’s mom”).

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