We can all learn from Annie’s story. This is a story of enduring and overcoming the hardships in life and looking inward to grow. Very motivating and has a lot to teach… Annie has an excellent way of portraying her true essence- how she helped herself, what she has learned, and is able to pass this along to others.. Her story shows it is possible to get through our challenges and grow from them.
Dr. Jeanne Henry
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Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: A good read! Really enjoyed reading this book. It was easy to read and inspiring. Miss Fonte has had some gut checks and we can all learn from them if we choose too. In fact, it teaches us to learn from our own gut checks and get on with our lives the best we can. I recommend this book.
Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: A Must Read!! “Keep Your Ass in the Saddle” was an easy read as she is concise and gets straight to the point. I loved the flow of the book as she separates each important experience in the book within a chapter, along with ‘Pauses and Reflections’ at the end of each chapter. The addition of the ‘Pauses and Reflections’ shows how far she has come as an individual since each experience. Overall, I loved Annie’s authenticity in this book. She owns the good and the bad elements of her story. Even with all her success, Annie is an extremely humble person and strives to help others succeed along with her.I plan to apply Annie’s insight and advice from her journey to my own life. The book really encouraged me to reflect on my journey thus far and to work on my personal development a lot more. As a young adult almost done with college, this book came at the right time as I am about to step into another portion of my life.
Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: "The BEST book I have EVER read!" I have read hundreds of books during my life's journey, and I can honestly say that Annie M. Fonte has created something uniquely special with "Keep Your Ass in the Saddle..." She shares her life, Love, Lessons, Labor, and Light with the spirit of an American 'pioneer," the soul of a storyteller, and the heart of a brave warrior. Writing what you feel is rarely "felt" by the reader; I can honestly say I felt Annie's trials, triumphs, toughness and tenderness on her continuing transformative journey to joy and fulfillment. Exceptionally written by a quality human being actively "serving" others for the betterment of society, the country and the world. Well Done Annie!
Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: A great gift to give to yourself Such wisdom on every page! What a great gift to give to yourself and loved ones. Annie will help you, by example to plug into LOVE not FEAR. This book helped remind me to be more at peace with my self and to clear out all the negativity.
Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: Annie was a friend & class mate of mine. I never knew what she went through as a child. Knowing Annie as a child & teenager, I never knew that her life had been so hard. I shed many tears while reading her account of her upbringing. She was someone I always wondered where her life had taken her. Wow, I was so blown away! Her braveness to stand up to a tyrant of a father, her love of her siblings. Later on realizing she had chosen men like her Dad, & then coming full circle & beating the odds. Her story is inspiring, heart felt & genuine. She is as beautiful today as she was when we were kiddos. YOU ROCK ANNIE!!!
Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: Hard work pays off! Wow what a great book. Anne has so much life experience and talk about resilience! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting this amazing woman and she radiates joy and strength.
Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: A thought-provoking tale of grit and determination I've always understood what a hard-working, down-to-earth woman Annie is, but I had no idea the obstacles she worked through her whole life. Her vivid descriptions of milestone events and conversations with the people who shaped her world gave me a profound understanding of her grit and determination. The deliberate pauses and reminders to think about how I've conducted myself or interact with others or give myself time to be grateful allowed me to contemplate and dissect the way I live my life. Annie weaves a beautiful and thought-provoking tale of hardship, perseverance, intellect and love that any age group would benefit from reading.
Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: Insightful Annie Fonte is beyond her years in knowledge of how to live a successful and generous life. She shares her life stories and experiences which I am quite in awe of. I could not put it down once I started reading this book. This is a true story of trials and tribulations of a true road warrior. This book is one you can NOT miss. Highly, highly recommended!
Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: She left her horses behind in her own evacuation during the California fire! Kind of like reading the Author's personal diary.
Keep Your Ass in the Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me to Freedom: The book is great - but the Author is even better. A great story of a super lady with very neat ideas and challenges for all of us, the readers. Thank you Annie.Gerry and Brenda Wenz