CLIPPED Reviews

"Incredibly detailed adventure..."

"Clipped is the incredibly detailed adventure of one woman’s battle with the ups and downs of product invention. Adrienne is David to the Great Recession’s Goliath, representing all of the small business owners who were trying to make their dreams come true during the most severe economic and financial meltdown of our times. But her infectious positive attitude means you never stop rooting for her. Even when it feels like all may be lost, she always finds the riches that truly matter the most. "

Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston

Emmy Award-Winning Actor (True Blood, The Good Wife, Claws)/Director /Producer

"...laughing out loud – or gasping in sudden self-recognition..."

"Be forewarned: when you read Adrienne Alitowski’s new memoir CLIPPED: A mom invents a way to hold her life together just as the world falls apart, you may find yourself literally laughing out loud – or gasping in sudden self-recognition. The author describes herself with endearing self-deprecation as having become “a crazed mom with a mission” and readers will surely relate to her feelings – the triumphs, the disasters, and through it all the ferocious love of an exhausted but indefatigable mom. CLIPPED is a compellingly relatable memoir."

Rachel Vail

Rachel Vail

Best-Selling Author of Sometimes I’m Bombaloo

"With winning humor and refreshing candor..."

"Generations have grown up believing in the American Dream—that optimism and hard work will eventually pay off. That's how author Adrienne Alitowski approached the invention and marketing of her product blankyclip—a cute, useful toy to keep stroller blankets in place. What began as a bright idea turned nightmarish in the face of corporate realities and a global recession. With winning humor and refreshing candor, Alitowski spins a universal cautionary tale about what is and what isn't in our control. And ultimately, what really matters."

Sheri Holman

Sheri Holman

Best-Selling Author of The Dress Lodger and Screenwriter for Longmire

"Honest. Tenacious. Ambitious."

"Honest. Tenacious. Ambitious. These words come to mind when describing Adrienne Alitowski, the author of Clipped. I was instantly drawn to Alitowski’s story. As a mother, I related to her desire to create the perfect baby product that would spare future mothers hours of aggravation (and many loads of laundry). As a professional, I admired her problem-solving skills and determination to launch her business. As a woman, my heart ached as I turned each page and learned how she tackled monumental problems and handled them with grace and dignity. This page turner will draw you in right from the beginning as you root for Alitowski’s success."

Carol Bellino

Carol Bellino

Writer/Producer, CBS Marketing 

... candidness and charming sense of humor....

"Clipped is a fascinating chronicle of how a global recession affected one mother's dream of starting a business. Alitowski weaves international headlines into her own story to masterfully build tension around her narrative of motherhood and entrepreneurship. Her candidness and charming sense of humor make this a must-read for anyone interested in how a moment of inspiration can lead us on the most unexpected of journeys. "

April Dávila

April Dávila

Author of 142 Ostriches

"Thoughtfully written, immersive and insightful."

"An intriguing story of personal invention in the face of the global financial crisis. Thoughtfully written, immersive and insightful. "

Sarah Tinsley

Sarah Tinsley

Writer/Founding Member of Women Writers Network

"A funny and honest read for every aspiring ‘Mom-ventor’..."

"A funny and honest read for every aspiring ‘Mom-ventor’ out there with a great product idea, Alitowski’s tale of mixing mothering and entrepreneurship will have all business minded moms both enthusiastically agreeing and empathizing with her story. "

Melissa Fenton

Melissa Fenton

Writer for AARP and Grown & Flown

...illuminating the pitfalls and victories...

"A highly entertaining story illuminating the pitfalls and victories of being an inventor and mother during a very dark economic time. You will be rooting for her to the very last page and beyond."

Jan Steele

Jan Steele

Best-Selling Author of Shoes on the Stairs

"A page turner, emotionally engaging, and brilliantly written..."

"Alitowski's book engaged me from the very beginning. A page turner, emotionally engaging, and brilliantly written, I highly recommend this book as a must read. We may face insurmountable challenges, but this book actually delivers!"

Lois Letchford

Lois Letchford

Best-selling author of Reversed: A Memoir