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$3 Off Print Edition

For so many of you who have your own copy, and would now like to share Pivot with a friend, it's available for $3 off until 10 AM ET on Friday, December 21st.

Make It Extra Special: Machaelle has always, graciously been willing to sign her books upon request. And we're happy to gift wrap it for free as well. (Even if you're buying it for yourself.) Just tell us what you'd like when you order.

Learn more about all of our holiday gifts and specials here.

What People Are Saying About Pivot

We have shared our thoughts about Machaelle Wright's riveting new autobiography, Pivot. Now we're starting to hear from you and it's great! Some folks who aren't even done reading it yet have commented to us over the phone or written to Machaelle because what they have learned from her new book has already made such a significant impact:

"Just finished it today. Wow. All I can say is wow. There are NO limits. Beautifully done, I am so inspired."

"What a Life! I thank Machaelle for this book and for the life and Life it represents. The new book dovetails well with, but does not replace, her three earlier biographical books."

"I have just completed Pivot and I must tell you that for me, it calmly and beautifully pulled together much of your information I have read over the past 35 or more years. It gives me the impetus to retry some of the things I have attempted in the past. I will try MAP again. I have pulled out my first edition copy of The Mount Shasta Mission which I shall now reread with renewed understanding and greater appreciation. Thank you for writing Pivot."

"Just finished reading Pivot. I am BLOWN AWAY!! A whole new appreciation for the work being done. Still trying to wrap my head around some of it, but overall, I am in awe, humbled, and feeling like I have a lot of work to do! Thanks, Machaelle, just isn't enough to say."

"I had my mind blown by Machaelle's book, Pivot. It's absolutely stunning. Now I think I'm ready to start working with PIC and the Soil-less Garden Companion book."

If you would like to share your experience and thoughts about Pivot, you can easily do so on our website. On this page, there's a tab that says, "Customer Comments." Open that tab and scroll down to click the link that says, "Review and Rate This Item." You can take it from there!

From Jeannette and Beth, the QL Duo:

We were lucky enough to be among the first who read Pivot. It opened our minds and hearts to a better understanding and appreciation of our lives, our world and the universe beyond.

We have worked at Perelandra for over 25 years, and have read all of Machaelle's books multiple times. Still, we found this book riveting and new. Whether you've also read them all or haven't read any yet, you'll find Pivot to be an experience unlike any other.

Machaelle takes us on a deeply personal and insightful journey from her beginnings through to what she's doing and thinking now, over 70 years later and after having founded Perelandra nearly 40 years ago. She looks ahead to her pivot-woven future, and reveals what's in store for her, and for Perelandra.

If you have been looking back and thinking about your life lived so far, Pivot will give you a fresh perspective, a way to find new meaning and understanding in your own journey. If you are looking ahead to life in front of you, Pivot will inspire you to make the most of your adventures, opportunities and choices.

Pivot is more than a memoir about an extraordinary life. It's about life at its largest and what can happen when we recognize the unique possibilities in our own journey — our own life at its largest.

This is a beautiful memoir. Certainly one of a kind. It inspires me to continue to allow life to unfold and surprise me. It makes me think more about what I need to be doing to carve my own way. — Maggie Neiss, South Chester, PA

With this memoir, Machaelle pulls back the curtain, giving a unique look behind the scenes of an expanded view of the bigger picture.  — Emily Dobson, Decorah, IA

Pivot is all about having the courage and confidence to meet life on its own terms.  — Michael T., Canton, OH

Think you know what the word "pivot" means? Think again!

A pivot occurs when a person who has been traveling on a familiar, well-defined life path makes a sudden voluntary or involuntary turn that untethers the individual from that path and propels him or her onto a new and often unrelated path that uproots the individual from his or her previous world.

Prefer to read a little before you go "all in"?

You can now read an excerpt from the beginning of Pivot online here.

In fact, you'll find free excerpts from all of Machaelle's books free online here.


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on 11/3/2018
What a Life!
I thank Machaelle for this book and for the life and Life it represents. The new book dovetails well with, but does not replace, her three earlier biographical books. The earlier books have the advantage of speaking in the voice of one who is still going through and processing what is being discussed. The on-the-ground perspective of the earlier books has been invaluable to me, as I go through my own adventures, to show me the range of what kinds of things can happen and what kinds of daring might be required. The new book on the other hand provides a deep and unified view. The light from the unified view illuminates many corners that were left unaddressed before. And the combined life energy that emerges from the consistent view is breathtaking, inspiring, profound. The first half of the book, up through the end of Pivot One, is a classic memoir of an extraordinary yet ordinary life. Even on its own, I found this part very worth reading. My human sense of timing did wonder a bit.
on 11/1/2018
I'm already a hundred pages in and loving it. I'm curious about the cover art and why it is so close to the iconic Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon album cover. Perhaps Jeanette and Beth could ask Machaelle and comment. Thanks so much. (Note: There's no connection or reference to the Pink Floyd album or cover art.)
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