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by Anna Dee Olson

Anna Dee Olson's passion is to help people understand where they belong and why they are here on earth. Growing up Amish proved to hold many obstacles for Anna. If she can go against absolutely everything she had ever known to be right so that she can live her dream lifestyle than so can you. ""Growing Up Amish: Insider Secrets from One Woman's Inspirational Journey"" is packed with many tips and strategies to help you along the way.
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ISBN: 1600373348
ISBN13: 978-1600373343
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Author: Anna Dee Olson
Language: English
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (May 1, 2008)
Pages: 138 pages
ePUB size: 1307 kb
FB2 size: 1194 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 940
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As a lover of all things Amish, I was VERY disappointed in this book. The only thing that I took away, after reading this book, was, that this woman is very depressed and was over-weight as a child. In every chapter, she mentions that she was ridiculed for her weight. This is NOT a book about the Amish, but a book about and over-weight person who is, even as an adult, so self-absorbed and tortured about her weight, that the book should have been entitled "How I Hate Myself Because I am Over-Weight." I will definitely NOT buy her second and subsequent books!
This was the worst book I have ever read. It isn't a story about growing up Amish. Rather, it is the author telling us what she learned in counselling about her issues with life. Don't waster your money on this one. I was appalled to see that she plans to write more books!! This is one person who won't be buying them. As bad as the so called story is, the grammer errors and obvious typing mistakes are even worse. Who proof-read this book? There are many other books about Amish life that are excellent. This is NOT one of them.
Being a teacher I had a difficult time reading this book. The grammatical and spelling errors were quite a distraction. It was not at all what I had hoped for. I read a lot of Amish fiction and wanted to know more of the factual information about this group.
This book was a gift for Mother's Day. It arrived in a timely manor and was in perfect shape. The price was very reasonable and since it was hard to find in book stores locally, was very convenient to be delivered to my home. I buy many books and products from Amazon and will continue to do so. With gas prices as they are, it will be that more and more gifts and personal items will be purchased this way... Thanks. ck
I was so disappointed with this book. It reads like she is talking to you in person, complete with grammatical and spelling errors galore. The publisher of this book (Morgan James Publishing) ought to apologize to it's readers. Was there even an editor for this publication?

The layout is worse. The "chapters" are sectioned out with maybe 2-3 pages each. There is no reason to title each area the way that they do. She repeats herself over and over on various subjects & tries to hard to describe her feelings with words she clearly doesn't know how to properly use.

Personally, I want my money back.

If you want a real look into the day to day Amish lifestyle, don't buy this book. Instead, buy Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish by Joe Mackall. Now THAT is an excellent, well written book.
Much like other reviewers I found this book horrible. My ten year old son could write better than that. To me, that was not about growing up Amish. Half the book was about how she was being called fat and the other half about how she was abused. She writes the dedication to her parents who she the rips apart in the book. Inspirational is not the word that I would use to describe this book. Bitter maybe. If I could have given it no stars I would have. I am so tired of these books from people who leave the Amish faith and then rip it apart. My Aunt who grow up non-Amish married an Amish man and converted to the faith. She read this book and was floored. The author makes it sound like every Amish family is like that. That is simply not true. I am not saying they are perfect, as with any group of people they have their bad apples but not every Amish family is like the authors. My Aunt had ten children who in turn married, stayed in the Amish faith (all of them), married and had children of their own. Most of them have chosen to stay in the Amish faith as well. The ones that haven't chosen yet are because they are too young. If you want to read a better Amish book read the book by Ira Wagler book by the same title. Way better book. Less judgemental.
Seeing that this book had received a 5 star review, I assumed it would be very good and informative. I was completely wrong. The book itself, does not specifically address her amish upbringings. She speaks of her own issues with her parents and siblings who used to tease her for being overweight. Honestly, there was nothing different about her experience that differed so greatly from the average American's. If one wasn't aware the author was writing about the Amish, they would have no basis to assume differently. Also, the book itself was very poorly edited. She would be speaking in 3rd person and then suddenly jump to first. Same thing with active and passive voice. And don't get me started on the number of times she used apostrophes incorrectly.
All this having been said, this book is written at the level of a 3rd grader, however the material is in no way appropriate for that age group. I believe Ms. Olson had only the best intentions in writing this book but needed help getting her message across which she did not receive. If an editor could get their hands on this book and help her flesh out her ideas, I think this book could be greatly improved.