Barbara McNally

BMcNally_Author headshot_Low Resolution BMcNally_Book Cover_Low ResolutionBOOK DETAILS:
March 17, 2013
Paperback, 256 pages
Balboa Press
ISBN-10: 1452562830
ISBN-13: 978-1452562834




Barbara McNally (San Diego, CA)

Author of Unbridled: A Memoir & founder of Mother Lover Fighter Sage


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  • Founder of Mother Lover Fighter Sage, a foundation dedicated to offering workshops, seminars and scholarships that enhance the lives of women
  • Proceeds from the sale of Barbara’s memoir, Unbridled, go to various organizations like Wounded Warriors


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Once living the American dream, Barbara McNally impulsively shed her cookie-cutter life and ventured overseas to explore her Irish roots and find her inner self. She shares her story in Unbridled: A Memoir.

Barbara started a foundation called Mother Lover Fighter Sage and proceeds from Unbridled go to the foundation whose primary focus is to assist the wives of wounded warriors. Twice a year the foundation provides a Spa Day for these women who are, in a way, wounded too. As they adjust to their ‘new normal’, the Spa Day gives them the opportunity to bond with other women, practice healthy self-care, recharge and have fun.

Mother Lover Fighter Sage also funds programs and organizations like Project Sarah and San Diego Writers, Ink, bringing speakers and events to women to help them access their personal strengths and potential.


“Reading this book will not leave you unmoved, it could have you raring to go, to get a better grip on your own identity, wondering why you have not done so earlier.”                                             –

“Launching into new phases in her life, including the pain and discomfort as well as the freedom and joy of the venture, Barbara McNally communicates what many of us suspect—to be truly ourselves we might have to journey in directions we hadn’t imagined. Gaining confidence, finding passion and a life’s mission along with lessons from her ancestry, McNally is an example for those of us invested in making our lives meaningful. Moreover, she writes a great story. You’ll feel with her every step of the way.” —Sheila Bender, author of A New Theology: Turning to Poetry in a Time of Grief


“What matters is not the destination, they tell us, but the journey. Whether the path we follow is a quest, a pilgrimage, or an exploration into memory, the ultimate journey can lead us into a deeper understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. Setting out on this odyssey requires courage, honesty, and a fair share of humility. In her memoir, Unbridled, Barbara McNally displays all these qualities and then some. Her adventuresome spirit, good humor, and fine writing make hers a journey you’ll want to share.” —Judy Reeves, author of A Writer’s Book of Days

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