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“YOU KNOW HER. MAYBE YOU ARE HER. THE WOMAN WHO IS ALWAYS PERFORMING. THE ONE WHO FEELS LIKE SHE MUST ALWAYS BE ON and relentlessly hard on herself. SHE SUCCEEDS, ALMOST COMPULSIVELY, IN THIS URGENT ATTEMPT TO OUTRUN HER OWN MUDDY STORY. BUT SHE IS WALKING AROUND NOW, REDUCED TO THIS BURNED-OUT, BRITTLE, FRAGILE,
ASHES-TO-ASHES VERSION OF HERSELF...

- AN EXCERPT FROM slow growth equals strong roots


She is.... at last exhausted."

YOU CANNOT ACHIEVE YOUR WAY INTO WORTH

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Mary Marantz

about the author

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THE NEW DEVOTIONAL
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"finding grace, freedom & purpose
in an overachieving world"

"finding grace, freedom & purpose in an overachieving world"

Recovering gold star, highlight reel, A++ level overachiever... picture Elle Woods meets Rory Gilmore, with a side of Jessie Spano.
"I'm so excited, I'm so excited... What, like it's HARD?"

I'm the girl who grew up in a single wide trailer in rural West Virginia, before making my way all the way to the hallowed halls of Yale Law School... only to end up still not feeling like enough. Like I wrote in my first book, Dirt, "What if success is where the real trouble began? What if we get everything we ever wanted, only to find out it still doesn't change a thing about not liking this skin we have to do life in?" I have spent the last five years figuring out how to separate my worth from my achieving. In other words, figuring out WHO I am apart from WHAT I do.

Today I help generation changers own the muddy parts
of their story & give up achieving for their worth.
In fact, I just wrote a brand new book about it...

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Professional movie quoter. (I'm fluent)

Hallmark Christmas Movies. <3

Boden, Simplified Planner, J.Crew.

My epic Sean Connery impression.

Beach. But proud of my Mountain home.

Country Roads, LET'S GOOOO!

Alternate job

Guilty pleasure

take my money

secret talent

Beach / Mountains

Personal Jam

And now, the truly important stuff...

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SLOW GROWTH EQUALS STRONG ROOTS

Finding grace, freedom & purpose in
an overachieving world

You know her, maybe you are her. The woman who is always performing. But she is walking around now, reduced to this burned-out, brittle, fragile, ashes-to-ashes version of herself. She is... at last exhausted.

You are not in a race with anyone. Good things take time. REAL things take time. And...
Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots.

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YOU ARE not IN A RACE WITH ANYONE. GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME. REAL THINGS TAKE TIME...
and SLOW GROWTH EQUALS STRONG ROOTS.”

-mary marantz

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ENDORSEMENTS for DIRT

“In Philippians, the apostle Paul talks about the great stuff he’s done, the horrible stuff he’s been through, and how it’s all forgettable in light of God. Those verses come to mind when I hear or read Mary’s words. Her story matters because all of our stories matter—but it’s not her accolades or her acknowledgments of pain that you’ll remember most. Her words reek of God’s grace, glory, and goodness, and of our ability to cling to them. Whether you come to this book with the most successful or the most stinky past, you’ll be blessed and loved well by Mary’s leading. She’s a good friend, and this is a good book.”

Jess Connolly

author of You Are the Girl for the Job and Take It Too Far

Hannah Brencher

Nicole Zasowski

“It’s easy to want to discard your roots and turn away from the mess that made you, but Mary Marantz does just the opposite in this beautiful work. Filled with the kind of writing that drops you directly into the gritty details of the story, Mary sifts through her own ‘dirt’ to reveal pure treasures and glimpses of God to hold onto for the long haul. This book is gorgeously written, and every last word is so intentionally placed. The words are stunning. The pictures she paints are so real, I could not put it down! Get ready to have your heart shaken up and made better through the pages of this book.”

author of Come Matter Here and Fighting Forward (2021)

marriage and family therapist and author of From Lost to Found

“How is it possible to find myself within a story that is so different from my own? Through gorgeous writing and brave truth telling, Mary guides us to lean into our own stories and find transformation and redemption we never thought possible. Dirt is an anthem of love over circumstances and faith over fear. I dare you to start this book and not read it in one sitting. I know it will leave you inspired, challenged, and changed.”

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ENDORSEMENTS for DIRT

“Dirt is a beautifully written memoir that I could barely put down. Mary’s words are equal parts poetry and pain, sadness and soaring redemption. For every one of us who has ever wished for an easier story, Dirt is the fight song we have been waiting for. An invitation to trade shame, striving, perfectionism, and unforgiveness for grace, rest, freedom, and reconciliation. I found myself repeatedly nodding my head, seeing myself in her story, even though our pasts could not be more different. I can’t think of a more important, desperately needed message right now. This book is a wakeup call, a resounding reminder to stop running and to dig deep into the mud that made us.”

Tonya Dalton

bestselling author of The Joy of Missing Out

Jess Ekstrom

“One word: riveting. If you’re looking for your next page-turner that will make you believe anything is possible for yourself, Dirt is what you need to read.”

 author of Chasing the Bright Side

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THIS IS HOW YOU LEAN IN
TO YOUR PURPOSE

“She’s the most put together person in the room,” that’s the lie we tell ourselves about who we have to become in order to belong.

Achieving doesn’t feel like a choice, achieving is like our oxygen. Perfectionism is the penance we pay for taking up space in any room.

We go out in the world wearing the armor of the well-adjusted, the sword and shield of the over-achieved.

But the world does not need more of us performing and striving for our worth, running from our muddy stories.

The world needs us to lean into the dirt that grew us, this struggle-turned-fertile-soil where our roots run deep, where we stand a little taller.

Where we trade our shame stories for a strength inside us we never knew we had and decide once and for all to own all of it.  There is freedom there.

And... it's safe now for us to rest.


YOU CAN LET GO OF ACHIEVING FOR YOUR WORTH NOW

AT A CERTAIN POINT, YOU STOP RUNNING. BREATHLESS AND at last EXHAUSTED, YOU DOUBLE OVER AT THE PAIN OF A lifetime SPENT PROVING. A MOURNING OF WHAT WAS LOST BEFORE THE thrill OF HOPE TAKES FLIGHT...

- AN EXCERPT FROM slow growth equals strong roots


God, set me free... of me"

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