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Out of Chaos: A Memoir

"a harrowing true story."


“the overall tone and the message of this book are positive and life-affirming. Out of Chaos has been awarded a Golden Acorn.” 

–Joanne Van Leerdam at Book Squirrel. (May 2019).

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“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 Editorial Review. (July 2018).

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Reviews for Out of Chaos: A Memoir

“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.”
“Compulsively readable and compelling. Out of Chaos is the real deal. Read this book!”
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“If there ever was a book that the title fits perfectly, this is it…. Sometimes you wonder if there is indeed an “Out of Chaos” moment, as the hits to her keep on coming one after another. But at the end, as the title clearly is its own spoiler, she manages to break free of her past and gain the maturity, wisdom and literary ability to not only turn her life around but to write about it!”
(September 2019)
“I related to the depths this memoir took on. Our choices develop our personality and ultimately form who we are…. Elle Mott, keep writing. Good story, good story indeed.”
(August 2019)
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“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.”
(July 2019)
“Out of Chaos is a meaningful read and there is much to take away from the many messages that can be found in this write. Out of Chaos is an easy read and written from the heart.”
(June 2019)
“….like a train wreck, just couldn't walk away for long. I found myself back in the pages, rooting for this woman. As the title suggests, she really does make it out of chaos."
(August 2018)
“This was an amazing book, all the more so because I am acquainted with the author. She is a brave person to have endured what she went through and to come out on top. She is an activist, gives back to her community, involves herself in making the world a better place. I read this book in one sitting, I could not put it down. Looking forward to more of her writings.”
(October 2018)

Reader Review from Barnes & Noble

“Part of the book reminded me of Jack Kerouac's On the Road. I highly recommend reading this book.”
Review for Out of Chaos by Elle Mott
Review for Out of Chaos by Elle Mott

A Couple More Reader Reviews

“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.”
“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
(July 2018)
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Editorial Reviews

“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.”
“Elle Mott doesn’t sugarcoat. Instead, she gives us an intimate, unflinching look at transiency, alcoholism, and the chaos of identities constantly uprooted.”
Elle Mott Out of Chaos
Elle Mott Out of Chaos