Pick Yourself Up & Dust Yourself Off
Spring is coming and it is often a time for new beginnings. If you are looking for a little encouragement before starting over or continuing on, see our list of recommendations below:
Extraordinary Comebacks by John Sarkett
In 1963, Mary Kay Ash was frustrated with constantly being passed over for promotions. She quit her job and invested $5000 in her own dreams. That was the start of the Mary Kay Cosmetics Company that we all know today. Her story of getting past what held her back is not unique. Another example is actress Lisa Kudrow. Before she rose to fame playing Pheobe on the incredibly popular sitcom "Friends", she was fired from the Kelsey Grammar sitcom called "Frasier". This book tells a great number of stories that will inspire you to reach past failure.
Never Give In To Fear: Laughing All The Way Up From Rock Bottom by Marti MacGibbon
Author Marti MacGibbon tells readers about living with an addiction that almost killed her. Despite the repeated failure to beat her problem, she never gave up and fought her way to success.
...Her narration is funny...MacGibbon is self-aware, and is able to show the humor of the moment without losing the tense pacing of her story. A memoir that offers hope, even in the worst of times, Never Give in to Fear is a terrific read.-Clarion Reviews - (Five Stars out of five)
Getting Through What You Can't Get Over by Anita Agers-Brooks
Many of us have gone through trying times that are difficult to leave behind. This book offers advice and insight from people who have gotten through seemingly impossible circumstances.
This is a wonderfully positive book. It’s filled with real-life examples and tons of excellent advice for moving past some of life’s most painful experiences.-An Amazon. com reader review
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow
Author Heidi Durrow submitted this novel to publishers 48 times before it found a home. Once in print, the novel was awarded the Bellwether Prize for Fiction, the top pick of the year selection by the Washington Post, a top 10 debut by Booklist, and it was nominated for a 2011 NAACP Image Award among other honors. The story itself is inspiring as well. It is about a young bi-racial woman who must overcome the preconceived notions of those around her.
"Beautifully written and deeply moving, this book examines all the corners of human emotion about family, tragedy, happiness...thoroughly enjoyed it."- An Amazon. com reader review