My Journey Through War and Peace
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My Journey Through War and Peace : Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker (the Heroine's Journey Book 1)

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"My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker" is based on Melissa Burch's experiences as a war journalist for BBC, CBS, and other networks. Her team was one of the first documentary crews allowed in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and she was featured in a New York Times story about her time in Afghanistan. She was just in her twenties when she traveled with the mujahideen, filmed an attack on a Soviet convoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000-foot mountains in the Hindu Kush. "My Journey Through War and Peace" examines how, through outward action and inward exploration, life can unfold in mysterious ways, far beyond cultural and family expectations. In looking back at this momentous decade, Burch shares why she pursued such dangerous and difficult circumstances at such a young age and continued to live on the edge. She now understands that she was seeking self-discovery, a connection to something greater, and ultimately inner peace. This exciting adventurous spiritual memoir will resonate with fans of "Eat Pray Love", "Wild", and other popular memoirs that describe extraordinary inner and outer journeys.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 191 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 15mm | 227g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • 2nd Second Edition, None ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1771611774
  • 9781771611770

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"At twenty-two, Melissa Burch headed to Afghanistan with a camera determined to film a war for CBS and to find herself. {This} is the dizzying and dazzling account of that journey."

--Foreword Reviews (01/22/2016)" "In this memoir, a documentary filmmaker describes her dramatic journeys, both outward and inward. In 1982, Burchhad just turned 21. Eager foradventure, she arranged afreelance assignment in Afghanistan to film the mujahedeen rebellion against Soviet invaders.There, she discovered a paradoxical peaceamid war . Writing with sensitivity and vivid clarityabout her evolving self, Burch is unafraid to expose times when she was naive, self-centered, orjudgmental.It s fascinating, too, to read her insider details on documentary filmmaking in dangerousplaces, especially as awoman . An absorbing, well-written memoir by a brave adventurer who discovered her own life."

Kirkus Reviews

--Kirkus Reviews (10/27/2015)" "In this memoir, a documentary filmmaker describes her dramatic journeys, both outward and inward. In 1982, Burchhad just turned 21. Eager foradventure, she arranged afreelance assignment in Afghanistan to film the mujahedeen rebellion against Soviet invaders.There, she discovered a paradoxical peaceamid war . Writing with sensitivity and vivid clarityabout her evolving self, Burch is unafraid to expose times when she was naive, self-centered, orjudgmental.It s fascinating, too, to read her insider details on documentary filmmaking in dangerousplaces, especially as awoman . An absorbing, well-written memoir by a brave adventurer who discovered her own life."

"Kirkus Reviews"--Kirkus Reviews (10/27/2015)" "At twenty-two, Melissa Burch headed to Afghanistan with a camera determined to film a war for CBS and to find herself. {This} is the dizzying and dazzling account of that journey."--Foreword Reviews (01/22/2016)"
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About Melissa Burch

Melissa Burch has worked as a filmmaker for CBS and the BBC, was featured in The New York Times, produced a national public television series, co-hosted a radio show on Voice America, and has been a spiritual seeker for over thirty years. Her first memoir, "My Journey Through War and Peace," describes her adventures in war zones in Afghanistan and the Soviet Union and her peace efforts during the Cold War, as well has her inward spiritual journey. She was the executive producer of "Women in Limbo Presents," a national public television series about women s lives, and served as president of the New York Film/Video Council. Her book, "The Four Methods of Journal Writing: Finding Yourself Through Memoir," was a #1 Amazon bestseller and is still in the top 10 in its category. She is also a homeopath, co-founded the Catalyst School of Homeopathy, and produced and hosted one of the first successful radio shows on Voice America on homeopathy.
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