Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Self-help Success

Butter-Side Up

How I Survived My Most Terrible Year and Created My Super Awesome Life

by (author) Jane Enright

She Writes Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2022
Success, Happiness, Death, Grief, Bereavement, Personal Memoirs, Inspiration & Personal Growth, Motivational & Inspirational
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
    List Price

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it


“A world changing book on health and wellness for this millennium.” —Living Now Book Awards

Sometimes, in the blink of an eye, the unthinkable can happen; events in your life that cause you to ask Why me?

Inspired and inspiring, award-winning author Jane Enright’s extraordinary, uplifting memoir captures her journey as she survives three life-altering events in the span of a year, losing almost everything, and comes out the other side stronger, more resilient, and happier than ever before. Compelling and thought provoking, Butter Side Up is not only a feel-good story that everyone can relate to and learn from, but also proof there can be happiness and joy after the unexpected—and a super awesome life, too.

About the author

In 2017 Jane Enright suffered an unforeseen traumatic brain injury that left her almost speechless. Today she is an inspiring award-winning Canadian author, wellness expert, and inspirational speaker. Her transformational, food-for-the-soul journey has been described as extraordinary and moving. Jane is the winner of the 2022 Canadian Book Club Award (in categories Best Book, Spiritual, and Health & Wellness) and a silver medalist in the 2022 Living Now Evergreen Book Awards to commemorate world-changing books published in this new millennium for her compelling, uplifting memoir entitled Butter Side Up: How I Survived My Most Terrible Year & Created My Super Awesome Life. Jane is also the author of the acclaimed wellness playbook Jane’s Jam: Inspiration To Create Your Super Awesome Life, shortlisted for the 2023 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize for salient writing. Jane is helping international audiences find peace and create joy and happiness through her partnerships and her inspirational writing and speaking. For more details, visit

Jane Enright's profile page

Editorial Reviews

2023 Best Beach Book, Bedside Reading
2022 Winner Canadian Book Club Awards; Best Book in Spirituality, Health & Wellness/Spirituality
2022 Living Now Book Awards, Evergreen Medal for a world changing book on Health & Wellness
2021 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist

“It’s hard to believe that after the heart-wrenching, life-altering curve balls life threw Jane Enright, she came out on top . . . butter side up. I’m inspired by her story and her optimism!”
—Brad Aronson, author of the national bestseller HumanKind: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time

“Jane’s My Super Awesome Life, Inc.™ platform provides a much-needed dose of inspiration and motivation to live the best life, even when it’s so hard to do so.”

“Enright is a wonderfully clear-minded narrator of her own experiences. . . . The result is a stirringly believable tale of personal reinvention. An unsparing, ultimately uplifting account of turning a crisis into a new view of life.”
Kirkus Reviews

Butter Side Up is an insightful memoir that draws lessons from Jane Enright’s personal challenges.”
Foreword Reviews

“Wow, talk about an inspirational but REAL book. Jane tells us how she survived the worst year of her life. . . . She doesn't make it fluffy and rainbows, she makes it real and relatable. This book is a must-read!”
—Askaway Blog

“The OMG strategy is brilliant. I love the feel of the 'outside-in thinking' mindfulness that revolves around the value of gratitude. We're getting a sunny rainshower of bright insights and advice for balance and wellness that delivers much-needed comfort and real talk right now, helping the reader to a better path.”
Writer's Digest

“It's wonderful how Enright weaves her real-time experiences into this touching tale of love, loss, and caring. Butter Side Up is a quick and easy read filled with some powerful techniques about how to land butter side up when your whole world goes sideways.”
—Jarie Bolander, author of Ride or Die: Loving Through Tragedy, A Husband’s Memoir

“Jane Enright has written a brilliant book! This Canadian author has wisdom that will elevate and empower you. Butter Side Up is a must read and one of the best inspirational memoirs to delve into.”
John Busbee, host/producer of The Culture Buzz

“Jane Enright’s true story of overcoming incredible odds is no short of extraordinary! A story you must read in it’s entirety, I recommend this book for all readers, especially those experiencing trying times.”
San Francisco City Book Review

“An inherently inspiring, deeply personal memoir, Butter Side Up is exceptionally well written, organized and presented, making it an especially and unreservedly, recommended addition to personal reading lists and community library Biography/Memoir collections.”
Midwest Book Review

Other titles by