“The middle is the place
where we might have outgrown
the shape of our teenage jeans
but have finally grown into
the shape of our souls.”

“The middle is the place
where we might have outgrown
the shape of our teenage jeans
but have finally grown into
the shape of our souls.”

 

The Middle Matters

The Middle Matters

In these intimate reflections on midlife, Lisa-Jo Baker invites us to get a good look at our middles and gives us permission to embrace them—beyond what the media, the mirror, or the magazines say.

Through gutsy, beautiful storytelling, she admits out loud what most of us are thinking about marriage, parenting, the bathroom scale, and how badly we all want to buy those matching Magnolia Market mugs.

She’s not asking you to seize the day, just to make sure you actually see it for all its wildly ordinary glory.

 

Welcome to the middle, friends!

In these intimate reflections on midlife, Lisa-Jo Baker invites us to get a good look at our middles and gives us permission to embrace them—beyond what the media, the mirror, or the magazines say.

Through gutsy, beautiful storytelling, she admits out loud what most of us are thinking about marriage, parenting, the bathroom scale, and how badly we all want to buy those matching Magnolia Market mugs.

She’s not asking you to seize the day, just to make sure you actually see it for all its wildly ordinary glory.

 

Welcome to the middle, friends!

Claim Your Gift Bundle

Claim Your Gift Bundle

When you preorder The Middle Matters before July 23 we send you free gifts!

A treat-your-self mini shopping splurge, Lisa-Jo reading an excerpt of the audio book, a photo album so you get the behind-the-scenes pictures of each story she shares, and this might be the most fun gift of all – 8 secret podcast episodes you can binge-listen that take you behind the book.

In the Meet Me in The Middle podcast secret sessions, Lisa-Jo unpacks everything from the big changes the cover and title went through, her hardest essays to write, what people said when she started to share about her age and her muffin top and why she thinks every woman can relate.

When you preorder The Middle Matters before July 23 we send you free gifts!

A treat-your-self mini shopping splurge, Lisa-Jo reading an excerpt of the audio book, a photo album so you get the behind-the-scenes pictures of each story she shares, and this might be the most fun gift of all – 8 secret podcast sessions you can binge-listen that take you behind the book.

In the Meet Me in The Middle podcast secret sessions, Lisa-Jo unpacks everything from the big changes the cover and title went through, her hardest essays to write, what people said when she started to share about her age and her muffin top and why she thinks every woman can relate.

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

Meet Lisa-Jo

Meet Lisa-Jo

Lisa-Jo Baker wants to help you stop trying to escape your ordinary life. But to lean into it instead.

She is the best-selling author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood, and her writings have been syndicated from New Zealand to New York, including on Huffington Post Parents, Fox News and Christianity Today. She is the co-host of the popular Out of the Ordinary podcast and lives just outside Washington, DC with her husband of over 20 years and their three very loud kids.

And what she really wants you to know is that this book is a new pair of lenses for every woman desperate to find meaning in her daily routine. Go ahead, change your life simply by changing the way you see it!

Lisa-Jo Baker wants to help you stop trying to escape your ordinary life. But to lean into it instead.

She is the best-selling author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood, and her writings have been syndicated from New Zealand to New York, including on Huffington Post Parents, Fox News and Christianity Today. She is the co-host of the popular Out of the Ordinary podcast and lives just outside Washington, DC with her husband of over 20 years and their three very loud kids.

And what she really wants you to know is that this book is a new pair of lenses for every woman desperate to find meaning in her daily routine. Go ahead, change your life simply by changing the way you see it!

Follow Lisa-Jo on Instagram

@lisajobaker

Follow Lisa-Jo on Instagram

@lisajobaker

For Media Inquiries, please contact
Beverly Rykerd at brykerd@penguinrandomhouse.com / (719) 268-1935
or
Chelsea Woodward at cwoodward@penguinrandomhouse.com / (719) 268-1915

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