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  • By brett_keane
    Aug 2, 2009
    "Awesome" A life of struggle & the pain of watching someone you love die slowly in your arms.A touching tale that will move even the cold hearted.Good work.Check out my books & music
  • By Timika Powell
    Jun 17, 2009
    This book is very deep and meaningful. You wrote what you were feeling and when i read the preview i could feel the emotion in your words. great job!
  • By Brenda Odom
    May 5, 2009
    "Great job!" You did a great job capturing the struggles that a parent goes through.
  • By Earl F. Hubbard Jr.
    Apr 23, 2008
    "At 52 I have never been a Parent, but" if I were I would want to be one as Beautiful and as Special as this Wonderful book written from your heart and soul demonstrates that you are! Your familys journey pulls at the heartstrings to say the least! An enlightening read! I'll pray for your family! May 'God Bless' (and watch over) all of you + grant you the strength to face whatever road your journey leads you to! Peace + love! Earl.
  • By Benita
    Nov 14, 2007
    "I am a Parent that struggles too!" In reading your 'preview' I could really relate to how you feel. Just when I gave a relieved 'Sigh' that my extremely defiant and rebellious teen daughter finally turned 18, graduated and moved out with a surprisingly positive attitude on life, I turn around and my 12 year old son, with ADHD is becoming increasingly mouthy and seems to be good at failing in school. The beautiful poetry in this book exposes a very intimate, deep talent for writing as an art form. I do love to read heartfelt poetry whenever I can. I would urgently recommend that all parents purchace this book and remember, we are all just doing the best we can, Parenting, the last frontier! Benita Bishop
  • By gopal lahiri
    Apr 23, 2007
    "Deep Focus" I really love to read each and every content of the book.The themes are close to writer's heart-entwinned in bright imagery and scars of life.The grey part of life are deeply focussed in her own inimitable way.Beautifully expressed, the book is a must for everyone. Gopal
  • By Angela Hooper
    Sep 3, 2004
    "Betty Jo _ A great Author." This work is hauntingly beautiful, based on real life which makes it even more powerful. I have never read such poignant poems, Betty Jo's mastery with words, and the emotion behind them makes this a must read for everyone. I would love to see this book selling millions, so the world can see how good she is. I am not rating this, because it deserves more than three thumbs up. With great respect from an awed author, Angela Hooper
  • By David Weedmark
    Aug 18, 2004
    Bittersweet thoughts and observations that would touch any parent's heart. You can feel the author reaching for meaning and beauty through tears, pain and hardship.... and finding it. I think this book would be a blessing to anyone who finds themselves dealing with a serious illness with a child. With the importance of the meaning behind the words, one would almost think that the author's gift of style and her ear for rhythmn would be besides the point, but it is not. A very moving experience.
  • By Christine Shreve
    Aug 11, 2004
    "Living in Chaos Review" Using her poet’s pen, Betty Jo walks the reader through the journey of loving and parenting a child with mental illness. Combining poetry and personal commentary, this book inspired me as I read her insights into the desperation and hope, tenderness and frustration, exhaustion and tenacity that she lives daily. Being a mom of a teen with bipolar disorder, I connected at the deepest level with the mother’s heart that flows through each writing. The candid tone of the commentaries encouraged me that there indeed is hope even in the midst of the crises that come, that challenges are blessings in disguise. I appreciated that her poetry is artistic and beautiful, yet gritty with the voice of experience. It was a great reminder that I’m not alone. Christine Shreve
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February 6, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.66 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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