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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Allison G.
  • 2020-02-18

LOVE!

I absolutely love you Kristina! Thanks for writing such an honest, down to earth book. I throughly enjoyed reading it. Bless you!

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  • yelimar maisonet
  • 2020-02-17

Best book ever

Amazing book. I have followed Kristina on Facebook and YouTube and I love all the videos that she post about keeping it real with this whole parenting thing. As a single divorced mother I can truly relate to her story.

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  • Luke Day
  • 2020-02-17

Best Book Ever!

Every thing a mother (or father) needs to hear. The stories are wonderful and mean so much when you realise you are not alone is this parenting struggle. Thank you!

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  • Alicia
  • 2020-02-16

Wow! Loved it!

I love the way you read your book. I cried and laughed and cried some more. I never do that with a book. I felt that finally there was someone out there who understands me when it comes to parenting. Definitely will recommend this to other moms I know.

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  • ECP
  • 2020-02-16

Great advice from such an amazing mom!

Loved this book! It has so much good advice in it for everyone, and especially for parents! You are such an amazing mom, Kristina! You are very inspiring!

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  • MB34
  • 2020-02-15

Nothing but love...

I’ve been following Kristina on Instagram for several years and was so excited she released this audio version of her book. What a champion for all moms. Her words spoke to my soul as if I needed to hear them. I devoured this in just a few days and will definitely go back to it when I need a reminder to give myself a break sometimes. Parenthood is hard. I loved having a fellow mom tell me her story. Awesome listen, read, or however you consume this book, do it. Natalie (probably displayed under my husband’s name, because, joint accounts lol).

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  • Cm
  • 2020-02-14

Best book to read/listen too

I am not a reader due to my reading level so I decided to listen to Kristina's book. Let me just say I FREAKING LOVE IT!! It made me laugh, cry, and even gave me tips on how I could change somethings in not only my life but my parenting. I would recommend this book to anyone because I believe everyone can learn at least one thing from reading it.