What Is Normal?

What Is Normal?

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by Ginny Scales Medeiros
     
 

This fascinating story follows the life of a young girl, Sue, who was born into abuse and poverty. Sue defeated the odds, winning through her own grit, determination and humorous ingenuity. She made her way from the backwoods of upstate New York, and lived in a trailer with her uneducated, teenage parents-a structure that eventually became a chicken coop. Feeling…  See more details below

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This fascinating story follows the life of a young girl, Sue, who was born into abuse and poverty. Sue defeated the odds, winning through her own grit, determination and humorous ingenuity. She made her way from the backwoods of upstate New York, and lived in a trailer with her uneducated, teenage parents-a structure that eventually became a chicken coop. Feeling invisible, she learned to take advantage of that invisibility and embarked on a Dickensesque-lifestyle of petty theft. By the time she was a young teenager, she had discovered the misguided benefits of drugs and alcohol. Sue emerged from the most likely NOT to succeed...into a success. On her own at 15, she invented a product sold on QVC. Battling her demons, Sue finally WINs over self-destruction and the world's fantasy of What Normal is-and found her authentic self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781508511793
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/16/2015
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Ginny Scales Medeiros was raised in upstate New York and now resides in the San Francisco North Bay. Ginny is an entrepreneur with multiple patents/trademarks. Ginny's product widely sold in World Class spa resorts and on QVC, made appearances on NBC, CBS, FOX News and written about in many national magazines. This is Ginny's first novel. "What Is Normal?" made the 2012 top 40 most inspirational list in Gladys Magazine. Scales-Medeiros has been on radio and TV, talking about her book, most recently on ABC's morning show, "Believe in Yourself."

Currently, Ginny's focus is on landing a movie deal for the screenplay, "WIN" by Pamala L. Hall, based on her novel, "What Is Normal?" Ginny is a co-author of "What is the Electric Car?" along with many celebrities. An animal lover, on her own at 15, finishing only the 9th grade, Ginny's intention is to motivate and inspire people to remember their God-given gifts and talents and use them. Ginny believes that "Thoughts become Things" and EVERYTHING counts.

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What is Normal? 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
erinsEB More than 1 year ago
Ginny Scales-Medeiros unique work is a brilliantly written book that depics a person's struggle to achieve happiness and success without any formal education or adult interaction. Her vivid details makes this novel a book you will not want to put down.
jimmieeagle More than 1 year ago
I am a very avid reader and this book was recommended by a friend so I got it and read it. What a great read this book is. I never put it down until I was finished with it. What a life this young woman has had. I am so glad I was given the chance to share this story with her. Thank you Ginny for having the courage to write this book. JIM WILSON
MonicaMBrinkman More than 1 year ago
An exquisitely well written account of one young girl's struggle to overcome extreme obstacles in life. Sue has survived molestation, poverty and mental abuse far more rampant than most could bear. It is a story, based on non-fiction, though it is a fiction novel, which speaks volumes of how courage, fortitude, perseverance and intelligence can not only bring joy and success, but also maintain a loving, caring heart. This story will break yours as it did mine. Monica M. Brinkman, Host of It Matters Radio
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to read, but sometimes I just dont have the time. I know this author and I had been dying to read this book. I purchased it on my Nook and started to read. I literally could not put it down. I read half of it the first night and the second half the next. I have never read a book that fast in my life! This is a story worth reading. Ginny Scales-Medeiros kept my attention! I usually read romance novels but this one was very heartfelt and really what is everyone's interpretation of "What Is Normal"?
chellamagee More than 1 year ago
This book will touch your soul! Wonderful book, you won't be able to put it down as you take the journey through Sue's life of tribulations and triumph! One of the best books I have ever read!
Linda29 More than 1 year ago
Inspiring! A story of a girl's determination to do well, be well and succeed. Determined to always Believe in herself and to make the MOST of each situation. Will keep you turning pages. Good read!!!
JackieBaron More than 1 year ago
The first thing I thought about after finishing this engrossing, very brave book, was that parents and children should read it together, out loud. With the current epidemic of bullying and the current lack of compassion because kids are being robotized,this book will reintroduce them to humanity. The new normal, which the story has so beautifully underscored, is JUST BE AND LOVE WHAT YOU ARE and others will follow. It is powerfully poetic. I fell in love with Sue when she was introduced and that love grew so strong, I felt like she is a best friend. Starting in a rural, backwoods landscape and ending at the height of sophisticated success, the story presents hope in a uniquely compelling way. There is a real pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and it is brimming with love. It was my honor and pleasure to read this gem.
galaxyDF More than 1 year ago
A poignant testimony of the power of a womans faith in herself and in powers unseen. Sues' journey is hauntingly familiar in the beginning - then takes a series of twists and turns of joy and triumph. I mean really? Sues' story resonates on a deep human level. This is a swift page turning tale of a courageous womans travails & triumph. I could not put it down until the very last page! Dyan Foster Founder & Executive Director Routes For Youth The Arts & Ethics Academy High School
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What this book was worst than twilight!!
AffinityChar More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book, it was fantastic! Not only a great story but I also related so much to the character, loved it! The author, Ginny Scales-Medeiros, is a friend to homeless animals, my kind of lady. I highly recommend this book!