The Bakery Girls

The Bakery Girls

by Florence Ditlow


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461079545
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Florence Ditlow was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Her grandfather owned a bakery in which her parents worked. She too became an employee of the sweet place by the time she reached ten years of age.
An education in nursing took her to Washington, DC. She worked as a registered nurse there, followed by Knoxville, Tennessee, Boston, Massachusetts and New York, NY prior to retiring in 1995. Hospitals utilized her skills as a writer, in order to produce patient education materials as well as the instruction of the nursing staff. She wrote for a nursing textbook company as well.
Florence used humor as a therapeutic tool throughout her nursing career. She joined in 1988, what is now called the American Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. The group effectively promotes the use of humor and laughter to "enhance work performance, support learning, improve health and as a coping tool." Florence wrote some professional journal articles about humor for nurses and was a contributing author in a textbook: Nursing Perspectives on Humor, edited by Karyn Buxman. Along the way, she provided hundreds of fun programs for nurses and patients.
Her memoir, Long in the Tooth appeared in 2002. The book discusses the value of humor in chronic illness and explores complementary health practices she has studied. Florence was influenced as a writer after becoming a practitioner of energy work and herbalism. The author faces a mysterious illness, using everything she learned as a nurse, plus energy inspiring additives.
She wrote The Bakery Girls in 2011. This first novel is loosely based on the family bakery experiences and is dedicated to the real life bakery women who inspired it.

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