Sara Riley Mattson's new memoir, Maybe I'm From Another Planet is available now on Amazon. Click here for the Kindle version and here for the paperback.
Sara Riley Mattson had all the ingredients for a great life: parents who loved and supported her, a brother she adored, wonderful friends, and a husband who thought she could do anything. But then, when she was 30 years old, her health and life fell apart. Filled with insight and warmth and told in a vulnerable, brave, and loving way, Maybe I'm From Another Planet is the story of her struggles and triumphs. It shares how she worked her way back to health, helped by her family and friends, and by a faith that caught her totally by surprise.
Praise for Maybe I'm From Another Planet:
“I absolutely loved Maybe I’m From Another Planet. I love Sara Riley Mattson’s writing style–simple and straightforward so it lets the story itself have center stage–and her ability to make a story filled with so much pain also shine with so much levity and insight. It did draw me back into the deepest, darkest parts of my own story, but it also left me feeling connected, understood, and healed.”
- Alethea Black, author of I Knew You’d Be Lovely and You’ve Been So Lucky Already
In this humorous memoir and technical guide, Sara Riley Mattson shares the story of converting her cargo van into a mold-resistant camper in order to pursue a full recovery from mold toxicity and biotoxin illness. Along the way, she charms with her intimate writing style and dedication to helping others live well, be healthy, and explore our beautiful world.
Praise for Camp Like a Girl:
“The authenticity is warm & palpable. I feel like I sat around a campfire with a new friend who somehow already knew me and from whom I learned much, not just about conversions and overcoming illness, but about life, especially about resilience and how tenacity, when tempered with gratitude and optimism and sprinkled with creativity, doesn’t strain your forearms or leave your fingers permanently clenched. It gives you freedom to let go of fear and lay hold of peace and joy.”
- Brooke Young
Migraine: Finding My Own Way Out is a story of struggle, loyal friendship, dark days, and triumph.
When traditional medicine fails, other avenues must be pursued. With raw and tender honesty, Sara Riley Mattson shares her inspiring account of how she slowly pieced together what might have caused her illness. She also includes all the details of how she found her way back to health.
Praise for Migraine: Finding My Own Way Out:
“Wow, this book is AMAZING. Amazing gets overused but I’m using it here in the truest sense. This story is told so poignantly – with such grace. It is a true gift – so abundantly powerful. I really valued and appreciated how the author walks the reader though the experience of it all – and how she conveys such hope! It is clear that the author put her heart and soul into writing this so that others can benefit from what she learned. Immense wisdom is offered. This book offers healing and hope!
If you experience chronic migraines or any chronic pain for that matter – READ THIS!!!! I imagine so many people who are struggling with migraines will find this book extremely validating, meaningful and life-changing.”
-Martha Golden, PsyD