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xx“Powerfully honest memoir…couched in clear, spare prose with well-crafted, believable dialogue… A broad range of readers will relate to…Mott’s sincere and deep reflection on complicated family and relationship dynamics. And they’ll surely be inspired by the effort she displayed to regain control of a life badly derailed.” –-Blue Ink Review.
“Out of Chaos” is a work of pure courage—a story hard to tell about a life that’s been even harder to live… Elle Mott cuts herself no slack in sharing her mistakes along with her achievements…this book is a true gift to the reader.” –Pamela Whissel, American Atheist Editor-in-Chief.
“Captivating, thrilling, this book kept me turning pages late into the night…punk rock, rebellion, and the raw substance of what it means to be human in an ever-changing world. Elle Mott’s chaotic journey makes one appreciate who we have in life and how we get through both trials and victories.” –Emily Bolte, recent past public library worker, Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Compulsively readable and compelling. Out of Chaos is the real deal. It is the story of one woman’s struggle to overcome family rejection, physical handicaps, alcoholism, abusive relationships, and homelessness. It’s a narrative few in that situation would be able to tell so eloquently. Read this book!” –Gary Reed, Author of Things Could Get Ugly.
“Elle Mott is like Marilyn Monroe, men want to rescue her and women want to be her friend. This book turns you into an Elle Mott fan, a big one, and you want her to win. And it’s not because she’s a victim of all the rotten cards she’s been dealt. The honesty of Out of Chaos kicks like judo. It smacks of the truth and it shows you this is one brave writer, the kind that doesn’t come around very often, and when it does, you’re lucky to read it.” –Richard DeVall, author of Old Letters and New Demons and other historical, speculative, and thriller novels.
“Elle’s stories…. invite comparison to other authors’ books…. I compare her book to Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell, when that great author wrote of his time as a homeless person, and…. to On the Road by Jack Kerouac, who wanted the adventure and change of scene that also motivated Elle.” –Andrew Orrin Lutes (See full review on blog post comment).
“Some people live a long life, yet never really lived at all. Elle Mott lived nine lives…. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to know what it takes to survive with nothing.” –one reader’s review as found on Amazon (July 2019.)
“Elle Mott doesn’t sugarcoat. Instead, she gives us an intimate, unflinching look at transiency, alcoholism, and the chaos of identities constantly uprooted.” –Emily Hitchcock, CEO of Boyle & Dalton Publishers.
Award: Gold Acorn by Book Squirrel. “….the overall tone and the message of this book are positive and life-affirming. Out of Chaos has been awarded a Gold Acorn.” — Joanne Van Leerdam at Book Squirrel.