Tuesday, February 15, 2011


With us today is Dr. Laina Turner-Molaski to talk about her new release CHICZOFRENIC. Sounds like fun doesn't it?


We all know there’s crazy and there’s holy crap crazy. While we may all have our holy crap crazy moments, hopefully, most of us average out to moderately crazy. I like the phrase crazy is an art form because to me it’s about embracing individuality even if it’s outside the norm and others might think it’s nuts. Like everything else in life, you need to excel at your individuality. You need to feel confident. Look at women like Madonna and Cher. They’ve led colorful lives because they didn’t conform to “normal” by others’ definition. They embrace who they truly are, their “normal.” It has pissed people off or made others question their values or morality, but who cares? Cher and Madonna have the right to be how they want without others judging them. And so do we.

Chiczofrenia – crazy is an art form – released January 2011.

Chiczofrenic is the term for the woman who is purposeful and intentional in how crazy her life may be. The goal with this book is to recognize many women drive themselves crazy, intentionally, by trying to be all they can. I firmly believe we can have it all. A great relationship, being a great mom, keeping a good house (if that’s important to you), being a career woman, following your dreams, working out, eating right, and many more. Women seem to have the knack for how to manage it all and not go crazy. Women seem to always take on more and more…and are successful at it.

Women have tried forever to pretend they fit in the norm even when the norm wasn’t what they wanted. I want women to embrace that more - without caring what anyone thinks. Learn to laugh at your own craziness and be cool at the same time. Be the strong individual you want to be while looking like a million bucks.

Being a woman is difficult and is a constant evolution and journey of self discovery. It’s not always an easy journey and through the process you realize everyone has her own issues. Her own brand of crazy, which is my own kind of normal. Crazy but embracing it.

ISBN: 978-0-578-07034-6

Book: $14.95 Available on www.lainaturner.com

E-Book: $9.95 Available on Kindle and Smashwords

Commenters are eligible to win the virtual book tour: Laina will be giving away three $40 Visa gift cards during her tour: one to a randomly drawn commenter in each of the following periods: January 31-February 25; February 28-March 25; March 28-April 22.


Unknown said...

"Women have tried forever to pretend they fit in the norm..."

Not me. I like to be abnormal and I feel no need to change from that

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Fascinating! Sounds like a great book!

Laina Turner said...

I am thrilled Sandra has hosted me on this blog and that I am able to meet both Amarinda and Julia. I love how Amarinda loves to be abnormal! You rock!

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Laina, for joining us!
All the best with your new release.

DL Thomas said...

I think it is amazing that several different types of crazy can co-exist in the same household. Maybe that is why our household was so strong.

I am the normal, so to speak, the Mom, the care taker and only when my children were young did I take on more then I can chew. But my daughters, well, that is another story. They have been taken on more and more since they were young.

They are both very artistic and that could have something to do with it too. I will definitely go along with the say "Crazy...is an art form". It fits!


Sandra Cox said...

I understand, my daughter is an artist:)

Andrea said...

It sounds like a very ineresting book. Coming from a family with bipolar, I know all about crazy and how it's the norm for some.


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Sandra Cox said...

Hi Andrea and MJ. Thanks for stopping by.

JackieW said...

I'm adding this new word to my vocabulary-chiczofrenia...love it! Thanks for it.

JOYE said...

Enjoyed the log today...strong women...we need more of them in the world today.

doreen lamoureux said...

I love being the real me. Cooky and all.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Sandra Cox said...

Hi, Dor, how are you?

doreen lamoureux said...

I am doing well, Have been away for quite some time. My mom just passed away on the 19th of feb, so have been very busy. Thanks for asking.

Sandra Cox said...

I'm so very sorry, Dor. My sincere condolence.