"In order to write about life, first you must live it." Ernest Hemingway
"L-I-F-E: It can be a four-letter word or the greatest adventure this side of heaven." Jennifer Lavern
It's in the living of life that situations which present themselves become experiences which, in turn, become memories. According to the Tom Jones lyrical confession "memories don't leave like people do; they always stay with you . . . whether they've been good or bad. . . "
The forthcoming book "A Quote She Wrote" (subtitle, You Don't Have to Look Like What You've Been Through) chronicles the memories of intrepid women who fearlessly recount some of the darkest experiences of their life. Divorce, single motherhood, widowhood, domestic violence, financial loss, substance abuse are a few of the themes that are featured.
Their goal: To share their stories with others to let them know that they are not alone.
The book's goal: To show that it is possible to overcome even the most stubborn obstacles and turn trials into triumph.
The author's goal: As compiler of the stories and one who's endured her fair share of setbacks I'd like to reiterate that even the harshest challenges will eventually become just a memory. Once the lesson is learned you can harness the power to reclaim your life and demonstrate that "You Don't Have to Look Like What You've Been Through."
Jennifer Lavern is a keen observer of the issues that affect how women view themselves and how they interact with their world.