- Sarah Cook, Girl Scout Council, Des Moines, Iowa
- Larry Kroncik Metropolitan Community College through Goodwill Industries
An Extraordinary Life…once you take out all the boring crap is a memoir by Kristi Pederson and is a compilation of 58 true short stories. Kristi has lived an extraordinary life but also believes that we ALL lead extraordinary lives, we just don’t always realize it. We focus on the ordinary things like going to work every day, launday, checking things off of our to-do list. It’s when we focus on the “other” things that we recognize our own extraordinary lives. This book is exactly that; moments of the “other” that are anything but mundane. Many of the stories are humorous, a few others are touching but all of them are insightful and entertaining.
Kristi has taken her book about extraordinary and creative lives on the road as a public speaker. Here are a few quotes from some other extraordinary and creative people.