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Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same?

Stefanie Preissner has always been a big fan of rules and ever since she was a child, change has been the enemy. But, as it turns out, one Stefanie hasn’t been able to avoid. Hilarious and honest, Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same? is a coming of age story, about one woman’s journey from childhood to adulthood, Mallow to Dublin, and not coping to coping (sort of) with the inevitability and beauty of change.