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Hold On, But Don't Hold Still

Hope and Humor from My Seriously Flawed Life
Written by: Kristina Kuzmic
Narrated by: Kristina Kuzmic
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Delivering inspiration and "parenting comedy at its finest" (The Huffington Post), here is one woman's story of ditching her fairy-tale dreams and falling in love with her unpredictable, chaotic, imperfect life.

Kristina Kuzmic has made herself a household name, speaking directly to mothers from the trenches of parenthood via her viral videos and social media presence. She is now bringing her message of self-acceptance, resilience, and joy to audiobook listeners. With a refreshingly unpretentious, funny, and galvanizing voice, Kuzmic goes behind the scenes to reveal how she went from broke and defeated to unshakably grounded and brimming with thankfulness.

Illuminating the hard-won wisdom from a life always spent one step behind - whether it was as a high school student new to America, a suddenly single mother to two kids, remarried and juggling two teens and a toddler, or the unexpected recipient of Oprah's attention and investment - Hold On, But Don't Hold Still is the audiobook every mother needs to reassure her that she's not only fine just as she is, but that she already has more tools and support than she can possibly imagine. Sparkling with wit, this heartfelt memoir is like a long coffee date with a best friend, or the 11th-hour text message that gives you just the boost you need to get through the night. 

A Viking Life title

©2020 Kristina Kuzmic (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • Mom
  • 2020-02-14

Everything I had hoped for

This book was the perfect combination of laughter and tears. It was like spending time talking about the deep stuff with a friend. I am thankful I bought it on Audible because Kristina is so real when she reads it. I would occasionally smile and finish her sentences. At one point I feel like she was crying. Overall, this book is everything a fan of Kristina could hope for.

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good parts with a lot of meh

Didnt end up finishing it, maybe would be better as the actual book but didnt really click with this audible

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Honest, inspiring, and hilarious.

This book is absolutely wonderful for ANYONE, parent or not. I'm not a parent, but I still lived this book and took so much away from it. Honest, raw, inspiring, and hilarious. I laughed (MANY times) and cried while listening to this book. Audio is definitely the way to go if you can, as the book is only elevated by hearing from her own voice. Highly, highly recommend!!

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Best parenting book ever!

I’ve never written a review for anything before. This book is not only practical and fantastic, but Kristina is a FANTASTIC narrator!! Laughing out loud many times. COMPLETELY relatable!! I loved it so much I just went and bought the hard copy to have on hand to refer to. Thank you Kristina!! You have a gift!!

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Highly Recommend!

Loved hearing Kristina read the book with so much passion and honestly. I laughed. I cried. I related to her situation.

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  • Julie
  • 2020-02-15

Truth that is so needed ❤️

I love this book! I actually rewound in several parts just to let the words I needed to hear just sink in. I have a hard time letting go of my mistakes and I love how she talked about how we are HUMAN and can’t do everything perfectly and need to let go of the guilt of just being human! She speaks right from a heart of genuine love and desire to help others going through hards times like she herself did. ❤️ absolutely recommend this book!

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  • Natalie Halliday
  • 2020-02-13

Amazing!

All I can say is this book is AMAZING! Didn't want to put the book down. Kristina KUZMIC is an awesome author and just a great overall human being!

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  • 3 ACEs
  • 2020-03-10

Keeping it real away from the highlight reel

Honest talk about the highs and lows of one persons life that honestly I think any parent can relate to. We all haves successes and fails, nice to know we’re not alone in the trenches. This book is a s good as a good glass of wine paired with a box of your favorite chocolate....

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  • MrsWaldron
  • 2020-02-13

a must for moms

This book is full of great life "lessons" and wisdom wrapped into stories of happiness, sadness, struggles, and overcoming.

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  • radicalrx
  • 2020-03-25

A must read

I was hooked from beginning to end. The first chapter was so good I didn’t think there was a way to top it. But the title of chapter two is “hot dogs with Oprah” so I knew it was only going to get better. So many good life lessons and many that I’ll take with me when we become parents one day. Thank you Kristina for sharing your struggles and your triumphs!

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  • Carolina Torres
  • 2020-03-20

Loved ALL of it!

I absolutely loved this book! Easy to relate to a LOT of the content! Thanks!!

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  • Shala G.
  • 2020-03-19

Compassion and humor

Kristina’s compassion and humor come through on every page. It’s raw and real and inspiring. I thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated how hard she works to lift up other mothers.

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  • Maren
  • 2020-03-19

great book for moms

I love how relatable the stories were. the first chapter wasnt my fav but once I got through it I really liked the book

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  • Mike
  • 2020-03-18

The best book I’ve ever read !

I laughed and I cried . It doesn’t get more real then this ! This book made me feel a little less crazy as a parent . This book isn’t a one size fits all I feel like anyone who reads this book will get something meaningful and life changing from it .

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  • Kaitlyn Grapis
  • 2020-03-17

So real!

I love how open and honest Kristina is about life and parenting. I really enjoyed soaking up her wisdom when it comes to navigating painful situations with kindness. She offers very real and practical strategies for parenting. I loved having the audio version, especially because she narrated her own book! It felt like Kristina was hanging out in my living room pouring sage wisdom from her soul.

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  • 2020-03-05

Drôle, émouvant, indispensable

Un livre plein. De bienveillance et d’humour que je recommande les yeux fermés. Pour plus de douceur envers soi même et envers les autres