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The hilarious Melanie Dale is back this week for the Happy Half Hour #12. If you missed her first appearance, you can catch up here.

Melanie is a minivan mama and total weirdo who stinks at small talk. Her laugh is a combination honk-snort, and it’s so bad that people have moved away from her in the movie theater. She adores sci-fi and superheroes and is terrified of Pinterest. She's a writer and an advocate for Children’s HopeChest. Living in the Atlanta area, she enjoys recording her podcast, Lighten Up with Melanie Dale, and blogging at Unexpected.org.

Melanie is one of the most authentic women I know, which has hugely contributed to her success. She's not caught up in who people think she should be and does not distinguish between her public and private life, which I think is why people can't get enough of her.

On today's show, Melanie shares a little about her new book It's Not Fair. We chat about recharging with coffee (lots of it) and Jimmy Fallon. And of course, hit the usual pet peeves, best advice and keys to success. I loved catching back up with Melanie, and I know you will love hearing from her as well.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Melanie's Books: It's Not Fair and Women Are Scary

Melanie's Podcast: Lighten Up

Poverty Inc.

Poverty Cure



Giphy App

Connect with Melanie

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube


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