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If This is a Gift, Can I Send it Back?

Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice Exceptional

If This is a Gift, Can I Send It Back?

A great book for anyone feeling alone in the world of “‘they just don’t get it’.

I read it cover to cover, laughing the whole time.

Her dry wit, pointed observations, and wonderful writing style make her one of the funniest writers I’ve read.

When is life like a prize fight, a garden, and a quiz show, all hurtling down the road on an office chair, wrapped in song? When you’re living in the land of the gifted and twice exceptional. Jen Torbeck Merrill, author of the “Laughing at Chaos” blog, brings laughter, tears, and honesty to her latest book by GHF Press, “If This is a Gift, Can I Send it Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice Exceptional.” Join Jen on her journey through discovery, understanding, and acceptance, as she copes with the challenges that only the gifted and twice exceptional can create. So, pull up a chair, pour a glass of wine, and start reading. You’ll swear Jen’s written about you!


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  2. Dear Jen,

    In addition to flute playing, I’m a producer of Radio Health Journal. I’d like to do a segment on Twice Exceptional. You available for an interview?

    Polly Hansen

    847-299-9500, ext. 15

  3. Sam Sam

    I read your book at the most crucial moment. Since then it has been my favorite line “If this is a gift , can I send it back” . Thank you for making us feel that we are not alone and laughing at the chaos.

    • Jen Jen

      So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 And truly, I laugh to keep from screaming, and suspect a lot of other people do as well.

  4. Kathryn Kathryn

    What a wonderful gift to read your book- I laughed the whole time.
    I am a classical singer as well as teacher and felt right at home.
    Thank you!
    Kathryn Findlen

    • Jen Jen

      So glad you enjoyed it, Kathryn! 🙂

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