“What a refreshing, heartening experience! Mary Katherine is the kind, funny, and resilient friend we need alongside us as we contend for hope and joy in this world." —Sarah Bessey, New York Times bestselling author of A Rhythm of Prayer and Jesus Feminist
“MK out here in these streets trying to give out ALL the joy! Crazy Joy is the perfect catalyst to finding your footing again in the midst of these insane times.”—Tyler Merritt, author of I Take My Coffee Black
“Mary Katherine is the bomb. In a world of competition and curated perfection, happiness relies on so much. Joy, on the other hand, requires none of those exhausting variables and is exactly what MK turns upside down in Crazy Joy. Through MK’s humor and seriousness, Crazy Joy will inspire you to give up the happy act.”—Natalie Franke, entrepreneur and author of Built to Belong
"If there was ever a person qualified to talk about joy, it’s Mary Katherine Backstrom. Even when life is hard, her ability to laugh and make others laugh is impressive. My life has more joy because she's a part of it."—April Ajoy, Evangelicalish Podcast
“Mary Katherine is a crazy joy genius.” —Meredith Masony, author of Ask Me What’s For Dinner One More Time
“What timely and valuable insight from my friend Mary Kathrine Backstrom. In a culture that seems so chaotic and uncertain, finding our joy is imperative to being our best selves. MK not only writes it, but she lives it. You can feel her genuine joy for life and relationships whenever you are around her. It's infectious.”—Jeremy Coleman, TikTok’s “That Pastor from Oklahoma"
“Mary Katherine’s writing gives me permission to laugh and cry, but also think deeper about what’s happening in the world around me.”—Kate Swenson, founder of Finding Coopers Voice & National bestselling author of Forever Boy