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Full of razor-sharp descriptions of 1970s suburbia along with witty observations that range in tone from deadpan to ebullient…overall, this is a memorable and appealingly authentic story about reconciling with one’s younger days. A refreshingly unsentimental novel of family. 


KATHY HEPINSTALL, author of The Book of Polly

With a fine eye for detail and dialogue and from a middle child’s perspective, Amy Weinland Daughters has written a funny, wrenching, insightful novel about what it’s like to come home . . . and the fact that you never really can come home again.

You Cannot Mess This Up explores an irresitable time travel premise...Vivacious and unique - just like little Amy - You Cannot Mess This Up is prone to oversharing in a way that is far too fearless and full of life to be awkward.


Amy's time-traveling visit to her ten-year-old self's world proves simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking―but always completely captivating. As she gains a better understanding of the family dynamics that shaped her life, she prompts readers to reflect upon our own. A truly fun, inspired, and enlightening read!

SHERRY STANFA-STANLEY, author of Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares

Hilarious and poignant, Daughters' journey through the last 40 years reveals both powerful self-awarness and meaningful discoveries about memories, reality, and what matters in life.




A native Houstonian and a graduate of The Texas Tech University, Amy W. Daughters has been a freelance writer for the past decade. Mostly covering college football and sometimes sharing her feelings, she currently writes a weekly column for FBSchedules.comYou Cannot Mess This Up: A True Story That Never Happened - released in June of 2019 - is her first published book.




A competitive ribbon dancer, Amy recently relocated back to the Houston area. She is married to a computer person and is the proud mother of two sons. 



September 2020

"You Cannot Mess This Up" is named a finalist for Fiction - Time Travel by the Reader's Favorite Book Awards

June 2020

"You Cannot Mess This Up" is selected as the Silver Winner for Humor in the 2019 Foreword INDIES

May 2020

"You Cannot Mess This Up" is selected as the Overall Winner for Humor/Comedy and as a Finalist for First Novel by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards 

"You Cannot Mess This Up" is named an Eric Hoffer Book Award Category Finalist for 2020 

"You Cannot Mess This Up" is awarded the Silver Medal for Popular Fiction at the 2020 IPPY awards  

March 2020

Amy W. Daughters is named "Author of the Day" on ManyBooks

"You Cannot Mess This Up" is named a finalist for the Montaigne Medal

February 2020

"You Cannot Mess This Up" receives a 5-star review from Readers' Favorite 


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