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by Sandra Pimentel


by Sandra Pimentel


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The evolution of a marriage of true partners maturing and changing, grappling with personal and family issues, plays out before a backdrop of the social and political upheaval of the latter half of the 20th century, bringing surprises, challenges, and blessings.

In Blind Acceptance, the author experiences a metamorphosis as she confronts the realities of war, racism, and the cultural changes for women of her time. With an innate sense of our inter-connectedness and an unwavering trust in humankind, the author and her steadfastly supportive and delightfully irreverent husband perpetuate a family legacy of caring for others without reservation.


Sandy Pimentel's new book, Blind Acceptance, is so well written and packed with twists and turns that it reads more like a novel than a memoir. Throughout the text she weaves the through line of her life – live abundantly, love fully, and be an active participant in life. I believe her story will capture your heart; it did mine.
– Mache Seibel, MD, Author of the best-selling book The Estrogen Window

Sandra Pimentel's searingly honest memoir takes readers on a journey through a fascinating life dedicated to compassion, creativity, and–above all–family.
– John H. Kennedy, Boston University lecturer and former Boston Globe journalist

Sandra Pimentel, a young woman from an Italian working-class family, actively participating in community organizations, becomes ever more aware and angry over racial and social inequalities in American society. Blind Acceptance is a tribute to the enduring human spirit. Ms. Pimentel's unconditional acceptance encompasses the multitudes fortunate enough to venture into her warm and welcoming orbit.
– Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, PhD, Author of Destiny's Child

Blind Acceptance captures the story of Sandy Pimentel, caught between the generation of women expected to toe the line and the next generation who demanded that the feminine voice be heard. Driven by her reliable natural instinct, Sandy blew past all the norms once dictated by family, religion, and the status quo.
– Juliette E. Fay, Executive Director, Martha's Vineyard Community Services

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514486269
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 07/27/2016
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Sandra Pimentel (née Pasquale) was born in 1942 in Boston, earned a nursing degree, and married Paul Pimentel in 1965. She graduated from UMASS Boston with a BA in Management of Human Services. As an advocate for social change, Sandy's award-winning work on local and national levels has helped improve the quality of life for children, teens, and adults. She and her husband worked and raised their children in numerous locations before settling on Martha's Vineyard.

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