Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops (Paperback)
Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-Ups
FaithWords, 9781478974345, 240pp.
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
List Price: 14.99*
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*Gold Indie Winner, Silver Medalist in the Illumination Awards, and Selah Finalist
RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP FLOPS offers the message Jane lives by: prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.
Has your life ever flipped? The challenge is to not become a flop! Strap on your sandals and let RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP-FLOPS deliver joy and laughter in the midst of everyday mess-ups.
Professional Southern humorist and award-winning author Jane Jenkins Herlong uses humor, wisdom, and life stories from iconic biblical women to guide you through the inevitable blunders of life.
Learn from the flip-flops of Deceived Eve, Domestic Diva Martha and Whiny Naomi. Laugh and be inspired by honest (ouch) stories delivered with Jane's sparkling sense of humor. Add in some "rhinestoned" advice from modern Women of Wisdom (WOW). And you will learn how to keep the sparkle and shine on your God-given talents even as you experience life's inevitable flops!
About the Author
With a sense of humor and hard work, Jane traveled from her family farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio City Music Hall. Jane crisscrosses the country sharing her down-home principles delivered with uptown humor. Combining humor, truth and her award-winning singing, Jane adds pizzazz to her presentations with life skills, helping audiences work smart, laugh often and live their dreams. She is also a Sirius XM humorist and award-winning author and professional singer, as well as a recent inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame.
Praise For Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-Ups…
"Jane has that rare gift of being able to write funny. I laughed from the first page right up to the last. I found the book totally delightful and that's not a word I often use!"—Larry Winget, New York Times bestselling author, and social commentator and television personality
"Jane sees life through the eyes of humor, gentleness, and amazing courage. Her faith is solid and strong! She is at once uproariously funny and astoundingly wise. She is a best friend to many whom she has never met and after reading her stories you will claim her as your friend too."— Suzie Humphreys, CPAE, inspirational/motivational humorist
"Jane Herlong is an extraordinary speaker whose content is substantive and whose style is infectious. In this book, she masterfully chronicles stories that touch your heart and tickle your funny bone!"— Dr. Nido R. Qubein, President, High Point University
"Wouldn't you love to laugh your way through the craziness in your life? You can! Jane Herlong's writing style gives you the giggles while healing your heart. Every single page will bring you sheer delight! And, you will see life's challenges as one more opportunity to increase your wisdom while finding your funny bone!"—Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE, professional speaker, and author of The Art of the Fresh Start, Heavenly Treasures, and Glimpses
"Years ago, while walking through the displays at a convention, my sweet Southern friend and I spied a big name in publishing. Her petite self was dressed adorably in a floral skirt with a matching summer sweater. She looked every bit the professional ... but her feet were donned with flip flops. My friend nearly fell over at the abomination of it all, until I pointed out that the assailing shoes were blinged-out. How like another of my belle friends to note the importance of rhinestones on our footwear--no matter the style--especially as we women journey through this thing called "life." You'll laugh (hard!) at the hilarity of it all, but you'll also ponder the grace we, as women, have been blessed with."—Eva Marie Everson, bestselling Southern fiction author, and author of The One True Love of Alice-Ann
"This book will make you laugh hysterically one minute, and tear up the next. Packed with stories and anecdotes that anyone can relate to, Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops is a wonderful, inspirational journey that will make you love the path the Lord has laid out for your life."—Eric Chester, award-winning speaker and bestselling author of On Fire At Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People Without Burning Them Out
"Open. Honest. Touching. Hilarious. All these describe Jane Herlong and this wonderful book. If you are the one person on the planet who never has to deal with change, don't read this. But, if you are like the other 99.999% of us, Janes delightful book will give perspective, encouragement, and a wheelbarrow full of laughter."—Lou Heckler, speaker and coach to speakers
"Jane's way of looking at the world is candid and affecting. She has a talent for capturing the humor in every situation while distilling life's moments into wisdom we can use. Her writing, speaking, and singing are exhilaratingly unique. Whenever I have the chance to join her, I consider it a privilege and a joy."—Jonellen Heckler, internationally published novelist
"I feel like I've just stumbled into a woman's party from the back porch and what I'm hearing won't let me leave! I'm laughing, I'm learning, I'm reliving the flips and the flops in my own life and reconsidering how to be a better man. This book isn't just for women, it can reshape the way any man thinks. Jane is a modern-day Lucille Ball meets Mark Twain. Not just hilarious, though she is, but full of insight, misdirection, and helping you see the right path. I love this book and can't wait to laugh my way through it again and again."—Jason Hewlett, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, author, entertainer, and family man
"Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops is a must read for any woman seeking to find meaning in life's challenges or events that Jane calls flip-flops. She describes the unknown route of our journey as potentially rewarding and even fulfilling if we are willing to pack our suitcases full of sound teaching and humor. From the moment I began reading until the closing chapter, I laughed, cried, and reflected as I read about the women of the Bible through the lens of how they learned to sparkle in the midst of life's trials. Jane's modern version of the Proverbs 31 woman is worth the purchase of the book! The lingering question as you read through this outstanding book is, "Will I shine in the midst of life's flip-flops?" How you answer this question will determine whether or not you will craft the most beautiful pair of rhinestone flip flops possible proving that life's challenges faced with courage and humor, can be gems worn for life."—Joanne Ellison, speaker, author, CBN.com contributor, HIS Radio Contributor, WJNI Radio Contributor, and founder and director of Drawing Near to God
"With incredible creativity and Southern Charm, Jane Herlong again gives us a peek into her deep philosophy of life worth living, and full of giving. She wraps her experiential values with every day symbols...'flip-flops'...and decorates those experiences with the sparkle that makes people 'stand up and take notice'. You will Laugh & Learn..and buy more copies as gifts!"—Naomi Rhode, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, and co-founder of SmartPractice
"Laugh out loud funny and heartwarming are two of the many things I love about this book. We could all benefit from a little more wisdom, humility and humor, and this is a book that delivers all three."
—Mark Sanborn, president of Sanborn and Associates, leadership speaker, and bestselling author
"As a South Carolina girl who enjoys our beautiful beaches, I love the way Jane uses flip-flops to illustrates life's challenges and her sense of humor on how to sparkle through it all."—Nancy O'Dell, co-host of Entertainment Tonight
"Jane makes me giggle, snort and laugh out loud with her amazing stories, insights and observations about the wonderful world we all share - all driven with a heart of pure gold!"—Mark Scharenbroich, author of award-winning book Nice Bike
"From the first page to the last, this book is filled with the wit of Jane Herlong and the wisdom of the ages. She magically blends the everyday adventures of life with the lessons taught from abiding faith and the love of family. Jane brings her inimitable brand of humor to the written page in a book that will make you smile, laugh out loud and ultimately, have a deeper faith when things in your life get 'flip-flopped!'"—Kim Hodous, speaker and author of Show Up, Be Bold, Play Big
"My long-time friend Jane Jenkins Herlong is the real deal. In RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP-FLOPS this gracious Southern lady has masterfully woven a tapestry of charming personal anecdotes, down-home humor, and principles gleaned from both Biblical and modern-day women into a book you'll want to read over and over again. With laugh-out-loud moments too numerous to count, Jane shares practical lessons for living in today's world. In my view, it is a must read for every female on the planet. Well done, Jane!"—LaDonna Gatlin, CSP, CPAE
"I love the way Jane Herlong highlights iconic biblical women and their flip-flops. This book is funny, insightful and offers sound advice when life flips not to become a flop!"—Meredith Oliver, CSP, Professional Speaker, President & Creative Director of Meredith Communications, and author of FANtastic Marketing
"Jane cleverly weaves stories and circumstances of biblical women, with her own. The many colorful characters are her own family and friends and that makes them all the more relatable. Jane helps you laugh at your own faux pas by sharing her many and yet, she still comes across with sparkle and shine. I can't wait to hear more from her and am proud to call her sister queen."—Kimilee Bryant, Broadway actor, opera singer, theatrical producer, and former Miss South Carolina
"Jane Herlong is one of America's most precious gifts. She is former beauty queen who realized that she had God's gifting not only on the outside but abundantly on the inside. She now shares her gifts with the world. She is an amazing speaker, a world-class singer and one of the funniest women on the planet! Read this book! Then give her gift as a gift to others so they too can be uplifted and inspired! They will be glad you did!"—Dr. Willie Jolley, host of the Willie Jolley Wealthy Ways Show on Sirius XM and bestselling author of A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback, and Dee Taylor-Jolley, M.ed, co-author (with her husband Dr. Willie Jolley) of Make Love, Make Money, Make It Last
"I love flip-flops-on my feet, not necessarily in my life. As I read this book, I laughed and mused over my own flip-flops and reflected on the Women of Wisdom who helped me deal and heal with the sand between my toes. Jane Jenkins Herlong shares her heart and soul while translating the wisdom of the ages into practical lessons for living that all women should learn early, before the next flip-flop happens. Read this book now and become a WOW!"—Joy B. Millis, CSP
"Life is about attitude and a sense of humor." Nobody does this better than Jane Jenkins Herlong in her new book RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP-FLOPS. Her stories will bring a smile to your face."—John Patrick Dolan, Attorney at Law
"Don't let a good-lookin' lady like Jane Herlong fool you. There's a lot between those two pretty ears. Southerners think Jane is falling-down funny. The rest of the world should think she's hilarious. As a Herlong addict, I've loved all of her books. She also has helped a poor old befuddled husband understand how women - especially his wife - think. If you don't love this book, there's something wrong with you."—Jerry Bellune, author of How to Peel a Green Banana and Your Life's Great Purpose
"If you have read Jane's other books of fun-filled wisdom, then you are familiar with her distinctive Southern, low-country, humorous turn of a phrase. If you haven't, you are also in for a wonderful treat. Jane's ability to clothe great truths in her lighthearted style will cause you to think, laugh, and learn all at the same time. Enjoy the anecdotes, take the important message to heart, and get ready to flip your own flop and get your shine on."—-Margaret Walker, creator of "Lessons for Living & Working Together," and Al Walker, public speaker and author of Thinking Big& Living Large and The Sheep Thief
"I've never met a rhinestone I didn't like... so when I saw the title of Jane's book, I couldn't resist. What an outrageously fun, sweet, thoughtful mix of down home heartfelt stories as told by the most fun, sweet, thoughtful Southern Belle. This book is inspiring just like the author. Now go get this book!"—Mikki Williams, CSP, Speaker Hall of Fame, TED, Vistage
"Jane does an amazing job of communicating invaluable information and wisdom that all women crave with humor and fun. She is spot on and gives rich doses of advice for the flip-flops we all experience in life. It is not often you pick up a book that makes you smile as you turn every page, but this book does just that... makes you smile all while softly touching your heart with significant truth. A must read."—Sherry Bradshaw, professional speaker and author of The Front Nine and The Back Nine
"I love the way Jane weaves old fashion wisdom, from her family, and Biblical truths to shed new light on how they can be applied to modern day real life issues!
Jane adds a fresh voice to the eternal yearning for meaning and purpose we all carry in our souls. Her writing sets itself apart from most self-help books by sprinkling all the salt and light lesson's for living a Christian life with so much humor I never felt preached to or condemned."—Shawn Weatherly Harris, Miss Universe, Miss USA 1980, actress, mother and wife
"This book is Funny. Insightful. Clever. Understandable. Profound. Jane Herlong has the entertaining ability to turn Rhinestones into theological Diamonds. She touches hearts as well as minds."—
Charles V. Petty, PhD, family humorist, Speaker Hall of Fame