Mother Me: An Adopted Woman's Journey to Motherhood [NOOK Book]

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The adopted daughter of loving parents, Zara Phillips felt out of place since childhood. Although cherished, she grew up deeply insecure and alone, consumed by a void she found impossible to fill. Isolation led to alienation, until her talent brought her to the center of the heady London rock ‘n’ roll scene of the 1980s. Zara became lost in a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and destructive relationships. An intense search for the truth of her birth led to an awakening and then to recovery. Zara’s activism for ...
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Mother Me: An Adopted Woman's Journey to Motherhood

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Overview

The adopted daughter of loving parents, Zara Phillips felt out of place since childhood. Although cherished, she grew up deeply insecure and alone, consumed by a void she found impossible to fill. Isolation led to alienation, until her talent brought her to the center of the heady London rock ‘n’ roll scene of the 1980s. Zara became lost in a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and destructive relationships. An intense search for the truth of her birth led to an awakening and then to recovery. Zara’s activism for adoptee rights springs from a very personal passion. In the end, it was Zara’s experience of becoming a mother that revealed what being adopted really meant. For the first time, she gained deep understanding and compassion for both her birth mother and her adoptive mother and was able to start the healing process. Mother Me bravely illuminates the lifelong impact of adoption on every member of the adoption triad—adoptee, birth mother and adoptive mother—as well as the families of each. The tale of Zara’s search for her birth mother and her path to recovery is riveting, as are the stories of many people sharing her past.
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Editorial Reviews

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"a brave and compelling book. " - Bob Geldof

"a much needed look at a subject that has been ignored by most writers. I recommend it to everyone connected with adoption..." - Nancy Verrier, psychotherapist and author, The Primal Wound

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934848869
  • Publisher: GemmaMedia
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)
  • File size: 617 KB

Meet the Author

Zara H Phillips (www.zarahphillips.com) is a singer-songwriter, filmmaker, public speaker and advocate for adoptee rights. A backup singer to Bob Geldof and other rock bands in her youth, she recently released the song and video “I’m Legit,” featuring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC. Zara wrote, directed and starred in the documentary “Roots Unknown,” which won the award for best documentary short at the Garden State Film Festival. Her website, , features pages for music, film and events, as well as links to her BBC interview, the trailer for the documentary, the release “I’m Legit” and other original songs. Zara speaks regularly at the American Adoption Congress, the main adoption organization in the United States, and gives presentations and workshops throughout the US and the UK. She has inspired stories in many publications such as The New York Times and Adoption Today. Raised in England, Zara lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xxi

1 In the Beginning 1

2 The Good Adoptee 12

3 Hidden Truths 17

4 Fantasy 22

5 A Yearning to Connect 27

6 Acting Out 32

7 Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle 45

8 Turning Points 56

9 The Search 64

10 Contact 78

11 Reunion 89

12 Breaking the Silence 100

13 A New Life In LA 103

14 Marriage 111

15 Motherhood 115

16 Fear 125

17 Understanding 129

18 The Missing Link 133

19 Healing And Loss 138

20 Someone Who Looks Like Me 143

21 Birthday Blues 147

22 Telling The Truth 151

23 Letting Go 159

24 Full Circle 166

Epilogue 175

Resources 191

About the Author 197

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Rainpaw

    Want me to tell my kittypet frends?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Max

    Are there any cats up for adoption yet?

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