what people are saying


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“Don’t let the title fool you. I believe everyone can learn something from this book. Doesn’t matter if you’re married, single, etc., this book covers so many topics on making your life better and listening to yourself.”

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“I read this book in less than 24 hours. She’s raw and relatable. She makes you feel like you’re having a “real” conversation with a close friend. She makes you think and introduces new (at least to me) ways of thinking. Do yourself a favor and read this book!”

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“This uniquely written story (more like a conversation with your best friend) will have you asking yourself questions (who I am really), taking personal inventory (what have my actions created), and setting goals to achieve both short and long term. And to add, there’s the suspense of how the drama all unfolds (did Shane call or not?!). Everything is relatable, we’ve all been in her shoes…”

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“I literally couldn't put this book down! The author's rawness in regards to her 40 day journey was a whirlwind of emotions and experiences. It is funny, motivating, provocative (basically has it all!). Hoping for a sequel!”

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“This was a very enjoyable and thought-provoking book that made me smile, wish I could have been there for Kacie, and quite often go "OMG, YES!!!" because I could identify with a lot of what the author went through. The more people read this the better because the questions Kacie asks herself are questions everyone should think about and find their own answers to.”

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“This book spoke to me on such a personal level... because I have some of the same questions in my head. My relationship with my mother, sisters, needing to please everyone. It will bring tears to your eyes and make you question your own life. But also long for a 2nd book!!”

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“I have to admit I wasn't sure if I would be able to relate to Kacie's book. She's a 30-something jaded, hopelessly romantic, party girl (her words) single woman and I'm a 50-something mother of two, former preschool teacher, boring (my words) married for 25 years woman. However, through her very well-written and engaging story I realized this book is for anyone. No matter where we are in our lives, I think we have all experienced some of the same questions as Kacie--what really is my purpose? Am I going in the right direction? Am I truly happy? I think you will enjoy reading about Kacie's journey of reflection and change. She tells it with an honesty and candor that connects with the reader no matter what stage of life you may be in.”

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“I Gave Up Men for Lent, is a refreshing read sharing raw, vulnerable moments in her journey of life. I found myself laughing, thinking and relating on so many levels from relationships to asking myself the deep questions.”

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“On the surface, you’d think a married, mom of 3 living in the suburbs in the north east,  would have little in common with the personal transformation of a single, party-girl in Florida. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. I connected with Kacie’s story on so many levels… Kacie’s conversational tone makes you feel like you’re sitting with a close friend, working together to dissect and analyze life’s big questions.”

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“If you've ever wondered about your life's purpose, or taken a huge leap of faith to change your circumstances, or wanted desperately to take that leap of faith but were too fearful to try, this book is for you. If you've ever had your heart broken or broken a heart; ever needed compassion or wished you were more compassionate with friends; ever felt unhappy even though on paper you "should" be fulfilled, this book is for you. If you've ever had a quarter-life crisis, or a mid-life crisis, or really any life crisis at all, this book is for you. If you're a mother, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend, father or brother, this book is for you. Kacie tells her own story (in an incredibly funny and engaging way, like reading a friend's diary), but really she is telling the story of every girl who is trying to balance pursuing love with defining her own self-worth; every child trying to build healthy adult relationships with their family members; every young professional trying to understand the intersection of motivation and contribution. Read this book and you'll better understand yourself and those you love the most!”

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“I had a hard time putting this book down. Kacie Main has a true talent for both conveying feelings and humor that exist in our attempts at love and relationships. As I read each chapter, I couldn’t help but think how perfectly she had captured the nonsense and drama that exist in our search for love and identity. At times I felt like I was reading a chapter out of my own journal!”

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“One (out of many) of the things I loved about this book was the way it made me feel like I was catching up with an old best friend, talking about life and where it has taken us along the way. Her willingness to take her own challenges and choices and use them to motivate, connect and inspire others is incredibly refreshing and courageous. Kacie's writing has a way of making these huge, life changing questions we all tend to avoid feel more relatable and not so scary (for lack of better words)!”

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“You know when it's been a long time since you have seen your best friend and then you finally get together and have drinks which turns to dinner which turns to drinks again? That's what this book is like. You revisit hilarious moments, you relive cringe-worthy drunken experiences of your twenties and you ponder the meaning of life. I loved going on this adventure with Kacie and found so much to relate to in the world of love and heartbreak.”

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“A great read for anyone on a journey of seeking self-love and happiness. The author unveils her story of reclaiming self-identity and showcases the work she put-in to improve her quality of life. As someone who struggles with forgiving their past-self, I found this book refreshing. I felt like I was not alone. This book provides readers a space to evaluate life-style choices that may be prohibiting them from their life purpose. This book addresses deep, important topics in a relaxing and entertaining way. I recommend this book to anyone who is seeking more out of their current life.”

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“This book is great! It gives you an opportunity to reflect but keeps you guessing what will happen next. Kacie shared some very raw details of her life. Things most people mask and try to hide in a box in the back corner of their closet or mind. Throughout the book, I wanted to share my own experiences with Kacie so she would know we all deal with these things even if they are not shared out loud. The book is well written. It was hard for me to put down. Can’t wait to hear more from Kacie!”

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“A well written memoir on the continual transitioning to a meaningful life. Well thought out with great analogies and cognitive type rational for dropping those old beliefs. A good read for any woman.”

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“This book was engaging. I was captivated by Kacie’s journey of self-analysis and her determination to uncover her real self. She laid out her story, warts and all, with honesty and humor. A lot of us around her age wonder what our true purpose in life is but how many people are willing to change their lives to find out?”

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“Kacie takes us on an incredibly insightful journey of self- discovery. Starting with “giving up men for lent,” amongst other vices, she dives deep into what has led her down a twisting and turning path of relationship after relationship that didn’t work out for one reason or another. I found the book incredibly relatable and think that everyone will be able to see part of themselves in Kacie’s journey. Her vulnerability and humor keep you glued to find out what happens next while looking inward for your own patterns and purpose. With a rambunctious four-year-old, I rarely have time (or energy) to read a whole book anymore- I read this one in a day and a half. I can’t wait for the sequel!”

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“I could not put this book down! It truly felt like Kacie was hanging out with me while I read this. I feel inspired and motivated after this read as she taught me new ways of thinking and not only what true self love is, but how to achieve it. I have many pages marked and underlined. Anyone in any stage of life can relate and learn from this book.”

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