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THAT'S LIFE
     

THAT'S LIFE

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by Carol Petersen Purroy
 
THAT'S LIFE is no run-of-the-mill memoir. Nor is the woman whose life it chronicles typical or "garden variety". THAT'S LIFE is told in dozens of engaging short stories.
With skill, candor and optimism, Carol Petersen Purroy weaves a vibrant tapestry, the patterns, hues and textures of which are made up of these true stories. It highlights the experiences and

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THAT'S LIFE is no run-of-the-mill memoir. Nor is the woman whose life it chronicles typical or "garden variety". THAT'S LIFE is told in dozens of engaging short stories.
With skill, candor and optimism, Carol Petersen Purroy weaves a vibrant tapestry, the patterns, hues and textures of which are made up of these true stories. It highlights the experiences and adventures that have shaped the woman she has become.
Her journey takes us from the Great Depression to the present, the most exciting and amazing period in history. Her personal saga is equally captivating. History comes to life as she reacts to local and world events and cultural changes.
The stories in this book were written over 20 years while she taught classes on memoir writing. She did the assignments along with her students. She published her memoirs not because she's so special, but precisely because she's not. She's not a celebrity so why would she write and publish her life stories? To demonstrate that everybody's got a story, and if only for your family and community, it needs to be told. She is making her memoirs available to inspire others to write their own stories, to give them ideas for their own stories. As you read her stories, you'll be reminded of people, places, events and adventures in your own life, and she hopes you'll start writing your stories.
Some of her stories are amazing, but so are yours.
Her stories include attacks by animals and witches; miracles and guardian angels; overcoming obstacles; failures and successes; marriages and relationships; lessons learned; her values and beliefs, and much much more. Her writing is professional and engaging -- THAT'S LIFE is full of GOOD stories you'll enjoy reading.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016297378
Publisher:
A-Z Publishing
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Ms. Purroy has worn many hats, many shoes, and many personas: stay-at-home mom, re-entry student, teacher, psychotherapist, past-life therapist, globetrotter, author, publisher, TV show host, disaster relief worker, community leader. For more than 20 years she's encouraged and guided others in writing their memoirs. Now we have hers.
Born on a dairy farm in California's central valley in the midst of the Great Depression, she's gone on to achieve advanced degrees, practice several professions and win awards, travel around the world, host a TV program. She was named Woman of the Year in Publishing (2010) by the National Association of Professional Women, and is listed in the National Register's WHO'S WHO.
She lives in Reno, Nevada, is the mother of three sons and the grandmother of Hannah Renée.

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THAT'S LIFE; Many Mini-Memoirs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
garyparks More than 1 year ago
This is a celebration of Carol’s amazing life. She revisits herself as a child growing up on a farm in the San Joaquin Valley  -- Saroyan country. She describes the magic carpet of books and their healing effects for her. She brings into clear focus a simpler time from her past in juxtaposition with the present. She relives how, at a young age, the death of her father influenced her family life. We feel the bitter humiliation of an inappropriate stepfather and the “pact with the devil.” We suffer with her from an overbearing husband who tries to stifle the free spirit of a woman and fails as she asserts herself and becomes her own advocate. We feel the heartbeat of her home through the grandfather clock. We experience her world travel of a lifetime. She masterfully mixes joy with sorrow, humor with tears, tragedy with comedy, pain with pleasure, life with death, spiritualism with enlightenment, satire with irony, in a sometimes dainty, sometimes bawdy, no hands barred, pull no punches, intimate sharing of the events of her life that shaped her character. If you enjoyed the March sisters’ transition from young girls to adults in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” and are open to the benefits of further experiencing the intimate details a woman endures in this transition, you will cherish every moment of this book. Gary Parks