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Book Title: Finding My Sunshine (A Memoir)
Author: Shannon Leith McGuire.
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 198 pages
Publisher: Sunshine Street Press
Release date: March 2021
Content Rating: PG+M for bad language, anger, and suicidal thoughts, clinical depression, and assault
"What if that someone was you?" Shannon had been so quick to blame others for her anger. She knew she was drowning in darkness and pain; being born with a learning disability made her feel defeated by life. She tried drinking heavily in order to quiet the demons. After being kicked out of college, Shannon took a leap of faith and started working in a nursing home. That's when her angels appeared and the miracle began. The insight and wisdom she gained from those elderly new friends led her on an inspiring journey of discovery and self-acceptance. Each of us has our own path. Some of us just need angels to help us find it. This is her story.
I’m not a huge fan of memoirs. More than 90% of the books I read are fiction, but every now and then I venture into bios, spiritual and memoir books. Non-fiction often offers a break from emotional fiction stories, with lighter, less involvement on my part, so to speak.
That isn’t the case in Finding My Sunshine. This memoir is deep, touching, and encompassing. The author’s candid approach to telling her story helps the reader connect with her journey.
At some time or another in our lives we’ve all felt, whether slightly or largely, insignificant or not good enough. For some, this can be debilitating and for others it is a brief thought or minor stumbling block. Either way, it’s easy to empathize when the author is so raw, honest, and unapologetic. Conquering our misgivings, incapacities, failures, or doubts (etc.) helps bring light and a lightness to our life, as this memoir so poignantly expresses.
Finding My Sunshine is a powerful, inspiring, courageous memoir.
Dɪsᴄʟᴏsᴜʀᴇ: I ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʀʏ ᴄᴏᴘʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ʙᴏᴏᴋ. Mʏ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴡᴀs ɴᴏᴛ ɪɴғʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ.
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Shannon was raised in a small town in Eastern Montana, where you leave your car keys in the ignition and your front door unlocked all the time. The kind of place where sunsets and sunrises can be seen for miles on the horizon. Where the spring crickets and frogs resting in the irrigation ditches helped transition the days into a calm resting night. Where the winters can get so cold, air can freeze. It was only after she was academically suspended by the college she was attending, that she became a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA). She did her training in Billings, Montana and it was there she learned how to take care of others and bonded with the geriatric population. For over five years, Shannon worked in the same nursing home where she received her training. The work was hard, but it grounded her and helped her find balance in what had become a deeply unbalanced life. It was not until she was a CNA, at one of the hospitals that she had a dream-three nights in a row-that she was going to become a nurse. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where you may hear her laughing with her husband of over 10 years, scuba diving in the ocean, taking walks with their rescued pit-bull dog- Darby, or dancing together to life's music.
connect with the author: website
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