The Book Synopsis:
“Heartbreak, Humor and, ultimately, Hope
Thatâ€™s the message that comes through loud and clear in My Pineapples Went to Houston, Lee Gaitanâ€™s personal and powerful tale of surviving a decade of relentless chaos and loss. The â€œshock and awfulnessâ€ began in 2002 when her father died, her mother teetered on the brink of a coma and her husband of 22 years secretly lost all their money and ran off with a stripper. And it was all downhill from there!
Then one day in the midst of all the chaosâ€”somewhere between loud cursing and cryingâ€”she recalled an amusing anecdote sheâ€™d heard about pineapples that spoke to her circumstances in such an unexpectedly humorous way that she couldnâ€™t help but laugh out loud. â€œThat moment of laughter was a small epiphany for me. I realized that I had allowed my sense of humor, which had always mitigated the bad breaks in my life and enhanced the good ones, to fall victim to the machete my ex-husband had taken to my life. I determined right then and there that I could no longer permit that. I instinctively knew that humor was the most potent, and just about the only, protection I had at my disposal to survive the crises unfolding around me, and I vowed to keep it alive.â€
Told with honesty and insightâ€”and, of course, humorâ€”My Pineapples Went to Houston both inspires and entertains readers and offers hope and encouragement to those struggling with their own â€œplans gone outrageously awry.â€
Lee Gaitan is a wife, mother, teacher, author and speaker, but above all she is passionately committed to overcoming lifeâ€™s obstacles, surviving sometimes by the skin of her teeth, but always with humor and optimism. She shares her experience with anyone who will listen with the intent to encourage others to use humor to their benefit.
In the past twelve years Lee has had to deal with more than a healthy helpingÂ of â€œare you kidding me?â€ moments. In 2002, she hit rock bottom. It was so bad shelovingly refers to it as a year of â€œshock and awfulness.â€ That year her father died,her mother was in the hospital, semi-comatose from grief, and her husband of 22 years lost every penny of their money BEFORE running off to Arizona with his girlfriend, who just happened to be a former stripper.
That was just the beginning. She spent the next decade struggling with loss and challenges on every front, from finances and family to health and career.
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