Simple Wisdom Extraordinary Life

Simple Wisdom Extraordinary Life

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Inspiration comes from different things in a person's life. Sometimes it's from a movie, accident or friend. For author Teresa Rogers, inspiration flows from her mother, Joy. A survivor, running for her life many times from her abusive alcoholic husband, Joy rose above life's hardships. Revealed is Joy's poverty-stricken childhood, marriage at age fifteen to Rogers' father, an abusive alcoholic. Rogers describes trials of living in a dysfunctional home, fear of mental, physical abuse she had as a child, and a harrowing description of the night she and her mother are nearly shot by her father. That moment Rogers chose to have a purpose and followed Joy's simple wisdoms: Choose your friends wisely. Get an education. Never get yourself into anything you can't talk yourself out of. You have fifteen minutes to feel sorry for yourself, then get off your butt and do something about it. This book is an inspiring tribute to her mother. 10% of book proceeds go to Parkinson's research/education. Joy now has Parkinson's.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.56mm | 131.54g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0557718082
  • 9780557718085