What A Beautiful Story

What A Beautiful Story

by Linda Pitt
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What A Beautiful Story by Linda Pitt

"If our destiny is pre-written, then whoever wrote Lydia's threw the book at her, testing her mental, emotional, and physical limits. As in life, so goes this story packed with emotionally moving suspense only found in true stories. Anything can happen! So fantastical is her story that you'll think it was all planned, but I assure you that the events are very real, only the names are changed.

Never accepting "any" victim roles, she is a fighter who just got her ass kicked is all. Courage and determination are her only tools. She inspires tears from places in you that you didn't know could cry and makes you laugh in places you didn't think you'd go.

Woven within her story is a tale of extraordinary love giving her hope, seeing her through thirteen incredibly disturbing years; only to find she is nowhere nearer to peace "

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ISBN-13: 9781456068615
Publisher: Publish America
Publication date: 03/17/2011
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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What a Beautiful Story 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
rogerdoger More than 1 year ago
This was one of the worst books i have ever read. Keep your money and buy a good book. She tell her story of her life but, i can assure you that the book is full of lies and not worth the paper it is printed on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Long has it been sense I have read a book that moved me so much!! I laughed and cried as the suspense kept me gripped. I felt so much emotion that I could not help but be carried away into the life of Lydia living every moment and feeling every emotion as she did. I highly recomend this book as a great gift to a friend but, remember to include a box of tissues and their favorite bottle of wine along with it. It was one of the best two days I have spent in a long time when I picked up this book. A great week end read that will haunt your thoughts long after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
recockulous...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not very well written and I had a hard time getting past all of the grammatical errors. Words were spelled wrong, punctuation was incorrect and apostrophes were thrown in at random.
Deelance80 More than 1 year ago
"Publicity," on the other hand, means that the matter is made public, by communicating it to the public at large, or to so many persons that the matter must be regarded as substantially certain to become one of public knowledge. The difference is not one of the means of communication, which may be oral, written or by any other means. It is one of a communication that reaches, or is sure to reach, the public. Thus it is not an invasion of the right of privacy, within the rule stated in this Section, to communicate a fact concerning the plaintiff's private life to a single person or even to a small group of persons. On the other hand, any publication in a newspaper or a magazine, even of small circulation, or in a handbill distributed to a large number of persons, or any broadcast over the radio, or statement made in an address to a large audience, is sufficient to give publicity within the meaning of the term as it is used in this Section. The distinction, in other words, is one between private and public communication. Invasion of Privacy - False Light The invasion of privacy tort of false light is upheld in court when the plaintiff can prove that the defendant publicize the plaintiff in such as way that it would be highly offensive to a reasonable person. This tort shares many similarities with libel and many courts have trouble separating the two. As in libel, the best defense in a false light invasion of privacy case is telling the truth. If the defendant made a highly offensive public statement about the plaintiff that happened to be true, the there is no false light claim. Some high-interest supermarket tabloids have been successfully sued for false light invasion of privacy claims. Printing a private person's name or likeness in a way that is highly offensive and untrue has opened up some of these papers to large damage awards. Invasion of Privacy - Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Facts Public disclosure of embarrassing private facts is an invasion of privacy tort when the disclosure is so outrageous that it is of no public concern and it outrages the public sense of decency. In this invasion of privacy tort, the information may be truthful and yet still be considered an invasion if it is not newsworthy, the event took place in private and there was no consent to reveal the information. Divorce situations and relationship breakups may involve this kind of invasion of privacy tort.Invasion of privacy became part of public consciousness when Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis wrote an article titled "Right to Privacy" in the 1890 Harvard Law Review, which is the basis for today's privacy laws. Also, see the Privacy Act of 1974 for more information. This is the LAST time, stay out of Every Aspect of My Life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writer took me into her world as every good book does. I could see in my minds eye places and events she so well desribed. I felt her feelings and shared her pain. This is one strong lady who proves one can overcome all obsticles. The book was written in real words with real depth. I cant wait to read this authors next piece of work!
Ju-D More than 1 year ago
This publisher must be hard up for authors. Poor grammar and repetitive. Best of luck to your son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after reading the reviews. Any book that has gotten such heated reviews of "Loved it!" or "Hated it!" with such passion just had to be read. Linda, bravo you're one brave soul. Glad I read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't call this book best seller material, but it was clearly written by a passionate and courageous person who has had a hard life and yet has managed to pick herself up and greet each day as a chance for something better. I normally don't write reviews (as I am generally lazy), but I saw that someone obviously very venomous and with a personal vendetta posted a lot of nasty reviews so I felt like I owed the world some good karma and wanted to put some nice thoughts out there. Writing a book is very difficult, much less publishing it. Linda, I commend you and hope you continue to write! Believe that you will succeed and always expect the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not much for reading but this was one I had a hard time putting down. I grew up in that area and wold never had guessed. This story shows that if you continue to believe in what you really want, it will come. I personally believe that the ones that are giving the bad reviews are the ones that she left behind  while she made something of herself. She is a very strong-willed woman.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, who ever is continuosly yapping like a chihuahua on these reviews might want to rethink some of the things they are writing.... They could be considered Libel as well.... It was a good book, could use some more editing but not bad for a first time author, I finished it in less than 2 days!
lonnie_j2 More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone. This book kept me wondering what was next. I had a hard time putting it down when I did I could'nt wait to pick it back up. I honestly think this would make an excellent movie. The person that rambled on like 4 different times here has got to be jealous. I found the book exciting and always kept me on my toes. Great Job Linda keep up the good work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read this book yet but I am buying it because I have heard how great it is. Obviously whoever has these crazy comments - DLance and various other ways to identify herself as DLance - the same person on 4 of the reviews - has some serious personal issues, and most likely no one would even know who the author was talking about until you put it out there. There are millions of people on this earth. How many of them do you know and how are you absolutely sure they know this book is about you? Really??? Well they do now I guess since you put it out there. I have heard only good things about this book. Obviously whoever has these crazy comments - DLance and various other ways to identify herself as Dlance - the same person on 4 of the reviews - has some serious personal issues and most likely no one would even know who the author was talking about until you put it out there. There are millions of people on this earth. How many of them do you know and how are you absolutely sure they know this book is about you? Well they do now I guess since you put it out there. All I can say is you are one seriously paranoid woman. Good luck with your suit. I hope they remove your comments because they are ridiculous.
ddlance80 More than 1 year ago
o You need to leave innocent people, like us, out of your pathological, chronic, compulsive, and habitual lies. The fact that you went out of your way to deliver a copy of your prize possession to my sister, who you know nothing about, shows your MALICIOUS INTENT. My boss/YOUR HONOR, has already agreed to file this suit. You have generously provided us with ALL the elements to prove Libel, Defamation of a character/likeness, and an invasion of privacy. (SINCE YOU LACK ASSETS, WE CAN ONLY SUE FOR YOU FUTURE WAGES AND TO SEE YOU PUBLICALLY RETRACT YOUR LIES.) Undoubtedly you will write about someone not as understanding as I am of your 'situation.' Someone else will send you back in the welfare line. Your 'writing' will most likely cause further poverty to you and your family, since you lack the capacity to be truthful. As you will see, the law looks at truth and lies differently than you envision. Further reading hopefully will persuade you, as an 'author', to reconsider how you portray "characters" in your future fantasies. Since you have 'No Class' at 50, it is doubtful you ever will and you make this clear in your "life story". MOST IMPORTANTLY, may I suggest you either use a spell checker or spend the $3K on an editor; the grammatical errors tend to distract from the concept of "author", it is quite the paradox, and very humorous. (Do you have documentation to prove you are dyslexic? Or are you, as usual, seeking sympathy?) Secondly, you really need to see a psychologist for the resentment and bitterness you are harboring; obviously it has pushed you over the edge. You are also going to need to hire a lawyer. Ignorance is never a valid defense, according to the law. Lastly, you can't advertise your book as a true story when you are writing an untrue story. There is a difference and not even you can blur those lines. Fiction, Non-fiction, and Linda's life story? Most lawyers offer free consultations, this could be helpful to you. (If you don't understand the big words, use a dictionary.) Author creates a fiction work in which a character ("Character") has a few, well, "character" flaws, like aggressive promiscuity, a tendency to bribe judges, etc. Real Person, who as you might imagine is in fact a real person, thinks that Character is based on Real Person, and doesn't like how Character was portrayed. So Real Person sues Author (and probably a number of other people) for libel (which is defamation in writing). Since this is a fiction work, however, Real Person has a problem - that pesky little thing called the First Amendment. So Real Person has to go about proving that Character is so similar to Real Person that people will know Author meant to defame Real Person. If the link between Real Person and Character isn't strong enough, the "libel in fiction" claim is not likely to survive. The concept of truth is mutually exclusive to defaming one's character since "truth" and "character" go hand-in-hand. Defamation of character/likeness Defamation of character is the general term used to describe both libel and slander under one umbrella. The best defense from being convicted of defamation of character is "truth" according to the courts. The appropriation of a private person's name, likeness or identity by a person or company for commercial gain in prohibited under the invasion of privacy laws. Continued...
DeeLance More than 1 year ago
. For those who believe they have been a victim of defamation of character, you can sue for both actual and punitive damages. The court or the jury can assess damages in such cases. Definition of libel: To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, to lampoon. A tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person. Definition of libel: A malicious publication expressed either in print or in writing, or by pictures, effigies, or other signs, tending to expose another to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule. Such publication is indictable at common law Definition of libel: Published material meeting three conditions: The material is defamatory either on its face or indirectly; The defamatory statement is about someone who is identifiable to one or more persons; and, The material must be distributed to someone other than the offended party; i.e. published; Definition of libel: A publication without justification or lawful excuse, which is calculated to injure the reputation of another by exposing him to hatred. As one can see, the legal definition of libel revolves around the maliciousness of the act and the harm it has causes. The act of libel, according to the law, has to be in written or visual form such as an article or photograph and has to somehow damage the reputation of a person or business in some way where the courts are the natural place to resolve the claims. The best defense in any libel case is "truth" as this element is thought to be something that mutual excludes libel. The concept of "truth" is different from "fact" so it is important to consult an attorney for the specifics. Invasion of Privacy Invasion of privacy is considered a violation of tort law and can be litigated inside the civil courts for monetary damages. On the books for over 100 years, invasion of privacy has taken on even greater meaning with recent technological advances. The common-law right of privacy is said to protect against four types of invasion of privacy:(1) intrusion upon the plaintiff's seclusion or solitude, or into his private affairs;(2) public disclosure of embarrassing private facts about the plaintiff;(3) publicity that places the plaintiff in a false light in the public eye; and (4) appropriation, for the defendant's advantage, of the plaintiff's name or likeness. [Ruffin-Steinback v. dePasse, 82 F.Supp.2d 723, 728 (E.D.Mich.2000), aff'd 267 F.3d 457 (6th Cir. 2001)] § 652D Publicity Given to Private Life One who gives publicity to a matter concerning the private life of another is subject to liability to the other for invasion of his privacy, if the matter publicized is of a kind that (a) would be highly offensive to a reasonable person, and (b) is not of legitimate concern to the public. a. Publicity. The form of invasion of the right of privacy covered in this Section depends upon publicity given to the private life of the individual. "Publicity," as it is used in this Section, differs from "publication," as that term is used in § 577 in connection with liability for defamation. "Publication," in that sense, is a word of art, which includes any communication by the defendant to a third person. Continued.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who in their right mind would rate this book a 5 Star? What a waste of 2 bucks! I bought this based on reviews, I feel cheated and would like my money back! Barnes & Noble should be ashamed for selling this low budget book. Don't hold your bxreath for a movie deal! I don't usually write reviews, but I feel duped for buying this read!
Lilrockhound More than 1 year ago
Future best seller!! This book stirred all sorts of emotions! When I started reading, I couldnt put it down. I couldnt wait to find out what was next. This book touched me on a personal level and I think any woman would relate to some part of this book!! I would love to see this as a movie. It would be very beneficial for women of all ages to be aware of the possibilities of any relationship!! Love the book!!
mimij82 More than 1 year ago
Reading this book I felt every raw emtion Linda experienced throughout the chapters of her life. It was as if someone wrote a script and said, "Here this is your life, not live it!" This is story of hope and determination for both women and men. I could not put this book down due to always thinking "what next?"
D789Lance More than 1 year ago
"Publicity," on the other hand, means that the matter is made public, by communicating it to the public at large, or to so many persons that the matter must be regarded as substantially certain to become one of public knowledge. The difference is not one of the means of communication, which may be oral, written or by any other means. It is one of a communication that reaches, or is sure to reach, the public. Thus it is not an invasion of the right of privacy, within the rule stated in this Section, to communicate a fact concerning the plaintiff's private life to a single person or even to a small group of persons. On the other hand, any publication in a newspaper or a magazine, even of small circulation, or in a handbill distributed to a large number of persons, or any broadcast over the radio, or statement made in an address to a large audience, is sufficient to give publicity within the meaning of the term as it is used in this Section. The distinction, in other words, is one between private and public communication. Invasion of Privacy - False Light The invasion of privacy tort of false light is upheld in court when the plaintiff can prove that the defendant publicize the plaintiff in such as way that it would be highly offensive to a reasonable person. This tort shares many similarities with libel and many courts have trouble separating the two. As in libel, the best defense in a false light invasion of privacy case is telling the truth. If the defendant made a highly offensive public statement about the plaintiff that happened to be true, the there is no false light claim. Some high-interest supermarket tabloids have been successfully sued for false light invasion of privacy claims. Printing a private person's name or likeness in a way that is highly offensive and untrue has opened up some of these papers to large damage awards. Invasion of Privacy - Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Facts Public disclosure of embarrassing private facts is an invasion of privacy tort when the disclosure is so outrageous that it is of no public concern and it outrages the public sense of decency. In this invasion of privacy tort, the information may be truthful and yet still be considered an invasion if it is not newsworthy, the event took place in private and there was no consent to reveal the information. Divorce situations and relationship breakups may involve this kind of invasion of privacy tort.Invasion of privacy became part of public consciousness when Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis wrote an article titled "Right to Privacy" in the 1890 Harvard Law Review, which is the basis for today's privacy laws. Also, see the Privacy Act of 1974 for more information. For the LAST time, stay out of EVERY ASPECT OF MY LIFE!
DLance More than 1 year ago
The book description Linda wrote tends to give the impression that this is a true story???? Life story or Fiction? Are you stating a fact that the events are really, real? "As in life, so goes this story packed with emotionally moving suspense only found in true stories. Anything can happen! So fantastical is her story that you'll think it was all planned, but I assure you that the events are very real, only the names are changed." Linda Pitt Dee First of I think what you just wrote to me can be seen as very hurtful thing sense I have a serverly low functioning non verbal autistic son not a Retard. And the use of retards is slander!! I think I'll just post this letter and lable it, A letter to an autistics mom. I was very kind to everyone in my book. It's not about anyone but me. I wrote it in hopes of raising enough money for treatments not covered by insurance to help my son! Thank you very much. I'll never speak to you or your children again. But I will post this letter ! Once again, you have attempted to be the victim. Attempting to gain sympathy from someone you have written lies about? Your mind could be seen as twisted as Stephen King , the sad part is, you convinced yourself that you are the perpetual victim, and worse,you've tried to convince yourself that what you have written, is true. Have your sister,pray for you. o Your attempt at a "FICTIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY" (not a true story), lacks the understanding of the basic laws of Libel, Defamation of a Character/Likeness, and Invasion of Privacy that every author MUST have knowledge of before writing. Even though this book is not about me, I have been lucky enough to be included in this 'beautiful story' under the "fictional name", Nadine, obviously. Everything about Nadine is not true and can be proven in a court of law. The others you have chosen to portray in a false light, and you know who they are, Are entitled and encouraged, to rectify this situation how they see fit. o When you, my ex-sister-in-law of 17 years, claimed to be writing a love story about your life, I knew you were still festering with drama and lies and not mature enough to just tell the truth. Why do I care? Because you have played the victim for too long. I left your brother 5 years ago, and haven't looked back. My life is better than I could possibly ever asked for. That fact that you have chosen to write deliberate lies about me, and my fiancé, after 5 years, shows that you obviously have an enormous amount of bitterness and jealousy, so your attack shows immaturity, malice and viciousness. You have deliberately tried to cause distress to me and the others you have lied about. Besides, there are laws that protect innocent people from having their reputations slandered by white trash, and this is what I do for a living. I don't hide behind anybody, so here is the book review, from me, that you so desperately wanted. I am compelled to be brutally truthful, and I am hopeful you can grasp this concept. You may choose to live a life full of lies, but I don't. ( you would be divorced, if you were truthful). Continued...
Yabadabado24 More than 1 year ago
All i have to say is that Dee who has written 4 bad reviews using different names and sometime posting as anonymous on this book is one unhappy jealous women.She is one evil women that would send an email to the author and call her innocent loving child retarded.That for one is a real low life of a women. This book is Linda's story and not yours. Learn some compassion for child with special needs.Don't take your hate out on Linda because you was not intelligent enough to write your own book.
angiebaby44 More than 1 year ago
This story was written by a woman that has beaten all odds. Abused in every way by definition, she has found her way through life with simple and pure determination. Although a book of fiction, it hits you where you least expect and gives you the feeling that "you" can make through any thing. This book is unedited and printed as it was written, which shows the authors personal attachment to this work. I recommend this book to be read by any one and every one that cares about human spirit and its will to succeed. Especially those who have had abuses inflicted on them or some one they love. Peace, Angie <3
hdj9879 More than 1 year ago
It has been a long time since I have read a book that grabbed my attention, to the point of not being able to put it down. This story is very well written and will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. This book left me thinking about how much worse things could really be and grateful for what I have.
Lmgrant More than 1 year ago
This was truly a inspiration ..and "a beautiful story". About one women's strength, courage, passion, and quest for everything she desired. Full of fun, hardship, love ,and life..