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  • By Monica Melendez
    Jul 11, 2009
    "Riding the White Horse" March 2009 It is said that "Perspective is everything in life." This read makes that adage all the more so. As a young girl growing up in the Bronx, with a very liberal mom who didn't want her daughter to miss out on anything, she gave her the knowledge and the freedom to make all the mistakes she can. For a parent, this is a Crap Shoot. You can either win, or lose it all! Thank God my Mom won it, and her gamble on me didn't fail. Not so with Nancy Ann, who's vivid account of her childhood, era of the time, and uncalculated choices, took her from the bosom of Love, tradition, warmth, and safety to the scorching, unforgiving inferno of addiction and street life. To claw at the bowels of addiction and come up triumphant is nothing less than a miracle. Her unapologetic account of her newfound pastime is a textbook manual for those who do not believe that drinking, and smoking are gateways to many other abuses. Substance, Self, and Loved ones... More > are never spared when dealing with the stranglehold of a beloved's hell. Nancy's account of her escapades make you feel as desperate as she is, down to when she loses a bundle of dope, and you as the reader are gripped with the horror that she will have nothing to sooth her abysmal habit. In all, she took me through streets I ran through, to neighborhoods that I visited family and friends, and not surprisingly the fact that I vaguely remember Ms. Nancy Ann. I guess it was a latent wakeup call as this could have easily been my life had It not been for a flip of a coin, fate, knowledge, faith, vanity, love? I have no idea why or how life is an unscathing tale for some, and for others a never ending nightmare that can last decades. We've all known someone in this situation, who are still fighting their demons, and trudging along in their own mire or have vanquished their dragons, and flourished, however, the latter are too few and far between. Which makes me say! Move over Malcom, Martin, Obama, and all of those who've changed others lives for the better, and make room for those who've made the brave and arduous decisions to get clean, stay clean, and have put an end to their own, and their loved ones nightmares. Congratulations and Thank You Nancy Ann! I was touched with hope because of you!< Less
  • By Susan Widder
    Apr 7, 2009
    "Riding The White Horse" This was AMAZING I am proud to be your friend. Before I read your book, I loved you, I respected you and I treasured our friendship. After I read your story, I now know why.
  • By Mark widder
    Apr 7, 2009
    "Riding The White Horse " Where do I begin?....Having grown up in this era, having known...or rather THINKING I have known people like Nancy, and then reading this story AND REALLY knowing Nancy....I can truthfully say this story is not just a story...but it is a real life account about courage, about honesty, and about self fortitude. While it is so hard to think that the Nancy I know today experienced the life described...it is harder not to feel this is truely wonderful person filled with strength...tremendous inner strength that has found a way to share her life experience with the world so others can gain this inner strength. She is presenting all of us with a rare and wonderful gift that we should all take greatfully and learn. The lesson of self-value, of self worth, and of self importance combined with the gift of support from the loved ones around us is a tale of love, strength, courage and faith in ourselves and those that really care about us. A heartbreaking and... More > wonderful read at the same time and a must for anyone you care about.< Less
  • By Nancy Kaywork
    Apr 1, 2009
    "Review from Stephanie Mancini" "Should be considered mandatory book reading"
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Product Details

ISBN
9780557051496
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
LuLu Publishing
Published
August 14, 2011
Language
English
Pages
137
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.57 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
Product ID
16547099
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