Praise for YOU CANNOT MESS THIS UP

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. 

KIRKUS REVIEWS

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.

FOREWARD REVIEWS

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.

BOOKLIST REVIEW