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WHAT IF YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED but it doesn’t feel like it’s supposed to? And what’s up with all those people who should be behaving differently? Our story begins steeped in many hoods: victimhood, childhood, the actual hood. Jane Garland was insurmountably busy pretending to be a good adult and never quite making it to the end of her to-do list. In the future, when all her work was done, she would finally be content. The problem being that it was always just today.

THEN LIFE HAPPENED. Her daughter developed PANDAS, an autoimmune disorder that scrambled the thoughts in her brain. Jane realized the thoughts in her own brain weren’t exactly productive either. She musters the courage to examine the stories she called reality and learns how to write brand new adventures.

THINGS GET WEIRD. She is visited by a cast of characters who conspire to help her find her true nature, with nebulous plans to make mountains of money in order to save the planet. Saving the planet sounds far-fetched? Not saving the planet sounds even more ridiculous if you stop to think about it.

People are talking about this funny and wise memoir!

“Author Jane Garland welcomes readers into the messy realm of her life in Lady Garland Tames her Dragons and Brings Peace to the Kingdom, a clever, heartfelt, and deeply revealing memoir. Though pitched as a fairy tale for adults, this metaphor-laden memoir is playful and nakedly honest, but also academically appealing and philosophically rich. Garland can recount a painful anecdote in one breath, and then impartially dissect her relevant reactions and emotions in the next.

★★★★ SPR Editorial Review, September 15, 2022.

Are you ready to find your own dragons and tame them?