The Fringe Hours

  • by Jessica N. Turner
  • Narrated by Carla Mercer Meyer
  • 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have lost a bit of yourself.
While life is busy with a litany of must-dos - work, child-rearing, keeping house, grocery shopping, laundry and on and on - women do not have to push their own needs aside. Yet this is often what happens. There's just no time, right? Wrong.
In this practical and liberating audiobook, Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love. Turner uses her own experiences and those of women across the country to teach listeners how to balance their many responsibilities while still taking time to invest in themselves. She also addresses barriers to this lifestyle, such as comparison and guilt, and demonstrates how eliminating these feelings and making changes to one's schedule will make the listener a better wife, mother, and friend.
Perfect for any woman who is doing everything for everyone - except herself - The Fringe Hours is ideal for both individuals and small group use.

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Most Helpful

I would rather have my hours back, honestly.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Nope. Too dry and too repetitive.


What could Jessica N. Turner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Honestly, I know the author had great intentions with this book, and the message is good. It's just very repetitive and sort of bossy. For instance, I was really put off by the section that explained what I need to do to take good care of myself, such as yearly exams, drinking water, exercising and such. I don't get that from a book called "The Fringe Hours."


Did Carla Mercer Meyer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yeah, not much differentiating that needed to be done. Narration was fine.


Did The Fringe Hours inspire you to do anything?

Maybe. To think about getting up a bit earlier and to delete facebook. That's about it.


Any additional comments?

Book could have been half as long.

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- J. Johnson

Love this book so much I need a hard copy now!

This book was about so much more than the title eluded to (guilt, comparison, thankfulness, community) and I loved the way the author (Jessica Turner) curated so many quotes, survey responded answers and facts from studies to create this book. I also loved how she gave so many specific examples from her life and lives of many women she knows. It helps me to understand how to apply her insights all the more. I wish every woman in the world would read this book. It's phenomenal! I finally feel like I have the right to take care of myself and not feel guilty.
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- Rachel Serene

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2015
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com