LSBBT GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY: Fierce, Funny, and Female by Marti MacGibbon (Memoir)


A Journey Through Middle America, the Texas Oil Field, and Standup Comedy


Genre: Memoir / Drama / Humor
Publisher: Stay Strong Publishing
Publication Date: March 20, 2017
Number of Pages: 412 pages


A National Award-winning Memoir!

This book is the celebrated prequel to the critically acclaimed, nationally award-winning and bestselling memoir, Never Give in to Fear. In her raw, vivid, and unabashed style, author Marti MacGibbon delivers a sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, always engaging account of her passage through trauma, betrayal, and loss in adolescence and young adulthood to discover her inner badass self.

As one of the first women to work as a laborer in the Texas oil field, she set off explosives and staked oil wells before realizing her childhood dream of becoming a successful standup comic. Marti introduces readers to a wide range of characters in her life: from sleazy authority figures, wannabe Sixties musicians and crazed Corn Belt cult leaders, to Texas oil billionaires and wildcatters, to wild-eyed redneck coworkers who robbed banks on their lunch hour―in the company truck. The book includes scenes with iconic comedians, Hollywood entertainment industry moguls, and a legendary bluesman, and offers insights into resiliency, courage, and self-empowerment.
WINNER, 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards in Humor
WINNER, 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards in Women’s Studies 
WINNER, 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards in Women’s Health
WINNER, 2017 Beverly Hills Book Awards in Women’s Issues 
WINNER, 2018 Independent Press Award in Humor
WINNER, 2018 Independent Press Award in Women’s Studies 
WINNER, 2018 New York City Book Book Award, Women’s Studies
FINALIST, 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Memoir (Overcoming Adversity)

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“Being funny is a survival skill. Fierce, Funny, and Female is not only a survivor’s tale but an inspirational story of overcoming the unthinkable, again and again…Her courage and comedy make Fierce, Funny, and Female a winner.” — Foreword Clarion Reviews 

“An effervescently witty…chronicle of perseverance and the power to overcome the darkest of days…Perhaps the most rewarding chapter in this chatty, affecting book is the concluding one, where MacGibbon lists the tried-and-true pearls of wisdom that continue to sustain her…” — Kirkus Reviews

Fierce, Funny, and Female is a thoroughly engaging memoir packed with witty observations, high adventure, and a glimpse of behind-the-scenes Hollywood. Highly recommended!” — Midwest Book Review

“MacGibbon is a natural storyteller, and her life story is a most interesting one. The characters she has run across during her life journey are well-drawn and absolutely fascinating, particularly the good ol’ boys in the Texas oilfields.” — San Francisco Book Review

Marti Mac’s Top Twelve Texas Influences and Things Learned

1. Friendliness. The Lone Star State’s got this down! My Texas friends taught me the true meaning of friendship and how to be a better friend. And Texans showed me what is means to be a true friend forever.

2. Mesquite wood is the best for barbecue. And it’s the worst to cut through, especially if you get whacked by one of those big ol’ mesquite thorns.

3. Music. Texas has given the world tons of rock, country, blues, R & B, hip hop, and pop stars. When I got to Texas, I was down and out. I needed music, and the Lone Star State gave me lots to choose from.

4. Food and Cooking. Texas showed me how to grill anything, barbecue all kinds of meats, bake pecan pie, cornbread, fruitcakes, and more. I learned the correct way to fix fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, fresh salsas, pico de gallo, chile con queso, guacamole, and chicken fried steak, among other things.

5. Never give up. That’s one of the best life lessons I ever learned, and I learned it in Texas.

6. Work hard. Play harder. Repeat.

7. You can see just about every kind of life and landscape in Texas: mountains, rivers, creeks, ocean, beaches, bright lights, big cities, small towns, wide country spaces with magnificent starlit skies, all kinds of weather, bayou, desert, all kinds of wildlife, wild flours, and wild night life everywhere.

8. Laugh in the face of challenges, adversity, and failure. Then fight on through.

9. You can build your strength by combining it with toughness, kindness, and flexibility. And your strength will last.

10. Texas taught me what it means to “work smart.” When you believe in yourself, think for yourself, and stand up for yourself, you’re working smart.

11. Be generous. If someone asks you for help, help them. Stand up to bullies. Help your friends, and help strangers, too. Don’t be afraid to show generosity to a colleague or even a potential competitor.

12. Bluebonnets are gorgeous.

A compelling speaker and storyteller, Marti MacGibbon delivers high-energy presentations and writes books on overcoming adversity, addiction and recovery, and inspiration, with humor and a genuine, down-to-earth style. She’s experienced critical situations that no human being should have to face. In the past, she hit rock bottom in every possible way as a hard-core drug addict, was homeless, and was trafficked to Tokyo and held prisoner by Japanese organized crime. Her story of triumph is testimony to the power of the human spirit. Marti lives her message. She reveals simple, effective strategies that anyone can use to get back on track, build resiliency, reduce stress, and cultivate a sense of humor.

Marti is a bestselling author, inspirational speaker, certified addiction treatment professional, Gorski certified relapse-prevention specialist, and member of the National Speakers Association. She’s been interviewed in Entrepreneur, Investor’s Business Daily, on ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and numerous radio shows. And she’s funny: Marti traveled all over the U.S. as a professional standup comic and performed at the Hollywood Improv and Comedy Store. She is founder, producer and host of Laff-aholics Comedy Benefit for Recovery, an annual charity fundraiser in Indianapolis featuring nationally headlining comedians. She also serves on the outreach committee of IPATH, Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans Task Force.
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Each of Three Winners Gets a Signed Copy of the Book PLUS:

$100 Spa Finder gift card + $25 Starbucks gift card + Moroccan oil sample collection SECOND PRIZE:
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DECEMBER 12-21, 2018
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Many thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours and Marti MacGibbon! It was a pleasure hosting! And be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more opinions and extras!


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1 thought on “LSBBT GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY: Fierce, Funny, and Female by Marti MacGibbon (Memoir)”

  1. Jenn Z, I am both honored and grateful to see my guest post featured on your blog! Thank you so very much for this very professional presentation. And thank you for sharing information about me and Fierce, Funny, and Female's Lone Star Literary Tour and Giveaway! You're fantastic! And Happy Holiday Season, which includes Super Bowl!


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