Showing posts with label Memoir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memoir. Show all posts

August 12, 2022

#BookReview: More Than You Can See: A Mother's Memoir by Barbara Rubin






Synopsis: At seventeen, Barbara's daughter Jennifer is in a horrific car accident and sustains a traumatic brain injury that sends her into a two-week coma. Once she awakens, a unique disability presents itself: Jenn lacks any traditional method of communication. Unable to speak or function on her own, Jenn must relearn basic life skills in a rehabilitation facility while Barbara and her family struggle to piece together their lives, now forever changed.

When it becomes clear that Barbara and her husband cannot care for Jenn on their own, they move her to a group home. Over time, three creative, lighthearted women become Jenn's caregivers, and with their support Jenn reenters the community and experiences travel and adventure, all while capturing the hearts of those around her with her engaging and quirky personality.

Despite her disability, Jenn connects with everyone in her life. And Barbara ultimately realizes that Jenn's lack of language doesn't stop her from having a voice. A touching memoir that strikes a delicate balance between sorrow and joy, heartbreak and triumph, More Than You Can See is Barbara's story of moving beyond tragedy and discovering profound and fulfilling life lessons waiting for her on the other side.

This title will be released on October 4, 2022.

July 23, 2020

#BookReview: The Art of Losing It: A Memoir by Rosemary Keevil






Synopsis: When her brother dies of AIDS and her husband dies of cancer in the same year, Rosemary is left on her own with two young daughters and antsy addiction demons dancing in her head. This is the nucleus of The Art of Losing It: a young mother jerking from emergency to emergency as the men in her life drop dead around her; a high-functioning radio show host waging war with her addictions while trying to raise her two little girls who just lost their daddy; and finally, a stint in rehab and sobriety that ushers in a fresh brand of chaos instead of the tranquility her family so desperately needs.

Heartrending but ultimately hopeful, The Art of Losing It is the story of a struggling mother who finds her way―slowly, painfully―from one side of grief and addiction to the other.

July 20, 2020

#BookBlitz: Casino Chronicle by @batieufaye @RABTBookTours @BookBuzznet

Memoir, Business, Self-Help
How I Recovered from Injurious Employment Practices-So Can You!
Published: June 2020
 
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Casino Chronicle is the story of how one man contributed a number of visionary ideas that the casino he worked for used to grow its business and add comforts to its customers. This should be a story about great success for the writer and his employer, but unfortunately it is not. This memoir is also the chronicle of how the author’s ideas were stolen, under the guise of an “employee suggestion program,” then he was marginalized, his sanity questioned, and then ultimately pushed aside. It revolves around a series of dark chapters from 1996 to 2004 that would change the author’s life, but also teach valuable lessons about the nature of casinos and the truth about what can go wrong between the powerful and the powerless. This is one man’s story, but it could happen to anybody.

May 10, 2020

#BookReview: The Girlfriend Mom: A Memoir by Dani Alpert






Synopsis: After tap-dancing through life as a childfree woman, Dani fell in love with a divorced dad of two and stepped into the amorphous role of a parent's live-in significant other--or babysitter without compensation. Presented with a Whitman's Sampler of motherhood, she made rookie mistakes, like leaving the 11-year-old alone in the house while running to CVS for raisins and donating to the Alzheimer's Foundation as the kids' Christmas gifts. 
Seven years in, Dani got her bearings and sunk deeper into her semi-parenting, surprising herself and those around her. She kept Nicole's teenage secrets, whistled while she laundered Tyler's athletic supporter, and anointed herself "the Girlfriend Mom." 
And then she was dumped for a natural blonde. 
It wasn't a traditional divorce, and Dani had no visitation rights--but she and the kids wouldn't break up. And she went from keeping a guardedly warm distance to fighting for a place in their lives, including befriending the kids' mother--the ex of her ex. A laugh-out-loud story about the lengths to which we go to for love and family.

March 08, 2016

Heart of Glass: A Memoir by Wendy Lawless #Review

Genres:  Memoir
Pages: 368
Source: Publisher 
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In this edgy and romantic follow-up to her New York Timesbestselling debut memoir, Chanel Bonfire, Wendy Lawless chronicles her misguided twenties—a darkly funny story of a girl without a roadmap for life who flees her disastrous past to find herself in the gritty heart of 1980s New York City.

Before downtown Manhattan was scrubbed clean, gentrified and overrun with designer boutiques and trendy eateries and bars, it was the center of a burgeoning art scene—both exciting and dangerous. Running from the shipwreck of her glamorous and unstable childhood with a volatile mother, Wendy Lawless landed in the center of it all. With an open heart and a thrift store wardrobe, Wendy navigated this demi-monde of jaded punk rockers, desperate actors, pulsing parties, and unexpected run-ins with her own past as she made every mistake of youth, looked for love in all the wrong places, and eventually learned how to grow up on her own.

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