Share My Insanity:
It Improves Everything
(White River Press, $22, September 2011)
Francesca De Grandis
* Available on Amazon * And Barnes and Noble
* Or a copy signed by the author; personally inscribed if you wish.
* Retailers, Share My Insanity is distributed by Ingram.
* Know your beauty. * Be free. *
* Fulfill your fantasies. *
Self-Help meets Mad Hatter
meets chaos theory . . . and a few recipes.
Sanity is not always the best option. Inner peace, personal growth, recovery from trauma, career advancement, prosperity, sensitivity to others, community service, and social change can demand a shift—to illuminated lunacy. Crazy times call for healthy madness!
Share My Insanity
* takes self-help another step, the last nine yards to our personal dreams, human rights, and Gaia’s well-being. Suitable to all faiths.
* is experiential mysticism—a process that heals the spirit. Not intellectual discourse, but a cultural matrix for a new paradigm.
* supports the whole multifaceted you.
Pagans, poets, clowns, healers, survivors, artists, anarchists, Unitarian Universalists, Otherkin, activists, genderbenders, gamers, geeks, entrepreneurs, and other independent souls—together we create!
of newly-evolving DNA
* Available on Amazon
* And Barnes and Noble
* Or a copy signed by the author; personally inscribed if you wish.
Francesca De Grandis AKA Outlaw Bunny—middle management for Chaos Gods. A one-woman interfaith community, Francesca practices Goddess Spirituality, is a long-time student of Taoism, visits Christ, and has been told she’s Buddhist. Francesca struggles spiritually because she’s a brat, but she does her best and tries to stay tight with God. Francesca created Another Step: a nature-spirituality curriculum without dogma; star-drenched ecstatic mysticism.
Acclaim for Share My Insanity and Francesca De Grandis
Like all good humorists, Francesca De Grandis has a radical and subversive agenda. —Peter Coyote, actor and writer
[A] group studying the writings of Francesca De Grandis or Thomas Merton could provide a wonderful and vibrant community. —The Aspiring Mystic, Carl McColman
While protesting at the Wisconsin Capitol, I was also in the middle of my own personal upheavals . . . [Share My Insanity] helped me to make sense of all the inner and outer turmoil . . . and pointed a way to finding balance again. —Kat Anderson
If you’re tired of thinking no one understands you, read Share My Insanity. You’re not alone. —MaryColleen MacDougall, President Emeritus Interfaith Council of Franklin Co Massachusetts
Share My Insanity helps entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs, artists, and people from many other walks of life achieve major goals with serenity, joy, and self-love. —Beverly Macy, Author of The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing
[Francesca] is not intimidated by the ignorance, bigotry, and small-mindedness of other people, and she teaches her readers the same supreme self-confidence with wisdom, compassion, and a great deal of humor. —Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Author of Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Francesca De Grandis made numerous breakthroughs . . . her insightful research in anthropology led to her innovative work in the modalities of healing. —S.S. Kush, Professor of Anthropology
[She has] psychologically sound respect for the complexity of human process . . . The techniques Francesca teaches for spiritual growth and healing of psyche, soma, and soul are creative and powerful. —Adrienne Amundsen, Ph.D., and clinical psychologist
Everyone is crazy. We all have our struggles. We all need this book. This includes people with mental disabilities, their caretakers, and loved ones. —Angela Terhune, Para Educator, Severe Mental Handicap Classroom, Middle School
Some will condescendingly rush to defend us [people with mental disabilities] from Share My Insanity. Francesca’s work has contributed to my mental health like nothing else has. Nothing replaces therapy and meds, but she helped save my butt, and my therapist approves. —Tyler Gray, diagnosed with Bipolar Type I, and Panic Disorder
Francesca, you have something very special to offer to the world. [Housebound with physical disabilities,] your home is the center—but not the boundary—of your love. You certainly reach out great distances to touch many people. —Steve Aschmann, Unitarian Universalist minister
I could draw stars and rainbows all over this book . . . Share My Insanity gives me a sense of connection and contentment, and snaps me back to myself, my body, and my needs. —Ljot Lokadis, gender performer
Francesca sees the world through the eyes of a wise spiritual master, a sadhu, a shaman. And she writes in the voice of a renegade, a wild woman, a trickster, a sacred clown. The resulting combination of her profound sensibility and wacky lunacy is irresistible and transformative.—Donna Henes, Author The Queen of My Self
Available on Amazon
And Barnes and Noble
Retailers, Share My Insanity is distributed by Ingram. ISBN: 978-1-935052-53-1
I am so delighted I just received my coy of Share my insnity, cracked it open to the chapter about buddha being reincarnated as all black cats,confirming that walking the third with you Francesca and all the other wild mystics was meant to be. I midwifed the birth of 6 kittens several months ago-3 stes of twins. The first black kitten was delivered and I said he shall be named buddha khan the peaceful warrior-and he is just like the others you described!
Thats all I’ve read so far,but I’m so excited to start this journey!
Thank you! Bless!Bless!
Serene, so happy the book is already resonating for you! Thanks for your kind words. I value it. And say hi to yr Buddha kitty for me, and yr other kitties too! Thanks also just for posting and introducing yourself! Great!
I’d like to buy your new book with your signature, but the only shipping option you have is USA. I live in Montreal, Canada. Is it possible to get it here?
Hi, thank you, Marina, I am honored by your interest so I feel bad that I am unable to ship outside the U.S. I am housebound with MS; my volunteer caretakers have their hands full with other things they do for me, so cannot go to the post office, which is what wld have to happen for international mail.
The book is available on Amazon but that does give you the signed copy you are asking about, sigh!
Wait, i just had an idea! Buy a copy on Amazon. I will sign a piece of paper, dated and inscribed personally to you, then I will scan the piece of paper, attach the scan to an email to you, and then you can tape it to a page inside the book. Crazy? Heh, Share My Insanity, if you want, just let me know.
I’m half way through “Share My Insanity” and I think a bunny just gave me a thumping good resuscitation. Thanks for reviving me and reminding me that there is freedom and a bit of fearlessness left in me!
Oh my! Pam, thank you for such kind words about Share My Insanity. I am so happy the book is that powerful for you. Both for your sake and in hopes that it will reach all the people for whom it can do the same. The current economy have many people living in such fear, hopelessness, and loss of belief in possibility; I believe Share My Insanity. can help with that.
Hey, if y’r only halfway thru, who knows what more can happen?! Thank you again!!
Hiya Francesca – Thank you so much for signing my book – I will absolutely treasure it. Can’t wait to study with the other faeries in my group in Fort Lauderdale. We love it already!
Many Blessings to you
A Luna Road Faeire
You are so kind, thank you. I was happy to sign it, doing so made me feel just like an author. 🙂 I am truly truly honored that you guys are going to do a study group on the book and that you already like the book, wow! Yay!!!! If anyone else wants theirs signed, please tell them that if they buy from me directly at the following URL, I am happy to sign their copy, but that wherever they purchase a copy is good for me, it all helps bunches!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/82615483/share-my-insanity-it-improves-everything In any case, thank you for introducing yourself when u bought the book, and then for posting here, and I hope we are in touch again. Say hi to the rest of the study group for me! I am humbled that a group of folks I nevre met kinda consider themselves my students, bc of my books, it is an odd and beautiful thing that is an utter blessing and wonder to me.
Congradulation and thanks for another book. The Luna Road Faerie Troupe, from down in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is going to use your new book for our next study sessions. We are very excited and looking forward to reading it and learning much. We will send our thoughts when we have finished.
Thanks again for all your hard work. Good luck and we know everyone will buy it. We love you!!!!!!!
dragnfli & the rest of the Luna Road Faeries –
Hi, Dragonfli, et al, hiya! Thank you for yr supportive post. It means a lot to me, and it is lovely to hear from youuuuuuuuu. Much love to you all. I am honored that you will use the book for your study sessions. Truly honored. Call me if there is anything I can do to support your process. Thank you again. I do not take it for granted when someone buys one of my books. I consider it such a priviledge that I am granted by someone when they spend any of their precious time to read something i wrote.
Congratulations on your new book, your dedication and effort will help many many people – your works always do. I wish everything you know could be put into books, you have experienced so much!
Love and Light,
Nicole, thank you. My aura is all fluffled up by yr kind compliments. 🙂 I feel loved by yr post, truly. But it is good that everything I know is not in books; I know so many people’s secrets. 🙂 love and light back at ya!
Wishing you great joy with this new publication. Thank you for your gifts.
~* It’s Beautiful, Francesca! I’m really looking forward to reading it!
Sweetie, thank you so much!!!!
Francesca – I can’t wait to read your always beautiful, soul-touching wisdom! I’m so excited and off to Amazon at this moment… Much Love, Light & Laughter to You!! xoxo – Sage
Sage, thank you so much, for yr comment and yr purchase! This book is a grassroots project = no publicist or promo budget. So it is about my community buying and telling a friend or friends i have a book out. And yr supportive comment about my writing helps bolster me while i try to get word out myself.Big hug!
Congrats! It’s been a long time coming!
Oh, thank you, Doric!!!! Your constant help with my computer and online needs have helped make it possible, truly!!
Ah, Dear Francesca, bouncing bounding outlaw bunny – just as fractals persevere in permutations, so too shall you live in memory forever as Luscious Morphing Minx of Chaos >:D
O, thank u sweetie!!! I love it! And I take it you saw my middle of the night post re bounce bound bounce bound bunny moi, wheeee!
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, Francesca, it is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE the title!! yay-yay-yippee-yi-yay!!!
Thank u, darling. I am soooo glad u think it is beautiful and you like the title!!!! The support of my community has gotten me thru 8-9 years of trying to do this book!