This Is Not the Life I Ordered

This Is Not the Life I Ordered

50 Ways to Keep your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down

Book - 2007
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This Is Not the Life I Ordered is for anyone who has ever felt overworked, overwhelmed, or just plain unlucky (and, who hasn't?!). Through this collection of stories, wisdom, and practical advice, readers will meet four ordinary women who have faced extraordinary life challenges. Together, they have a history of six marriages, ten children, four stepchildren, six dogs, two miscarriages, two cats, a failed adoption, and foster parenthood. Two have lived through the death of their spouses and one was shot and left for dead on a tarmac in Guyana -- which is documented in "Jonestown" airing on PBS' American Experience
This book started simply with four friends getting together for "kitchen-table coaching sessions" to talk about their lives. Week by week and story by story, they realized their great advice to each other could help other women struggling with life's myriad issues of work, family, and love, as well as the big questions of life and death. For over a decade, the power and strength of their collective friendship enabled these women not only to survive but to thrive. They invite readers to join them to learn how they, too, can turn "misfortunate" events into joy-filled opportunities. Readers will want to share this book with every woman in their lives!
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Conari Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9781573243056
Branch Call Number: 158 This
Characteristics: 220 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Stephens, Deborah C. (Deborah Collins)

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ranjanis Jul 19, 2012

Very inspiring.


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