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Who Am I?: How My Daughter Taught Me to Let Go and Live Again

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Megan Cyrulewski is an ordinary person who has faced extraordinary challenges and now wants to inspire people and show them that hope gives them the power to survive anything. Who Am I? is about her journey into post-partum depression, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, visits to the psych ward, divorce, domestic violence, law school, and her courageous struggle to survive with her sanity intact—and how a beautiful little girl emerged from all this chaos.

Book Review

“This book is definitely an emotional roller coaster! This book reveals the story of the author and how she has to deal with spousal abuse. After the birth of her daughter, she is affected with post-partum depression, anxiety attacks and panic attacks. She finally realizes that she has the power to change her life. Her daughter gives her the strength to turn her life around. She goes back to school, getting a law degree, and finds that she can finally live again! Definitely worth the read!” – Amazon Reviewer

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About the Author

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Megan Cyrulewski has been writing short stories ever since she was ten-years-old. After attending Grand Valley State University, Megan eventually settled into a career in the non-profit sector for eight years. She decided to change careers and went back to school to get her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While in school, she documented her divorce, child custody battle and postpartum depression struggles in her memoir which is slated to be published on August 2 by Black Opal Books. Megan lives in Michigan with her 3-year-old daughter who loves to dance, run, read, and snuggle time with Mommy. Megan also enjoys her volunteer work with Troy Youth Assistance.

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ULR Feature: Trying to Keep Moving Forward

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“Trying to Keep Moving Forward” is the real life success story of Al Bailey, who made it from troubled foster child to Social Services board member and charity CEO. When his loving mother gave him up into foster care as a young child, Al was passed from home to home, making bad choices along the way, and even ending up homeless. Despite the toughest of beginnings, Al managed to turn his life around, working his way up to Executive Director of his own non-profit organization. But even here the road did not run smooth, as one bad decision cost Al more than he had ever bargained for. After a period of introspection, he serves the community again as a motivational consultant. In his first book, “Trying to keep moving forward”, Al Bailey shows that as long as you keep on trying, your dreams really can come true. So easily he could have taken the wrong path, ended up dead, in prison for a long period of time or even totally dependent on the public systems, but today Al makes the choice every day to move forward on the inspirational journey to success, and wants to share his success and failures with others.

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Book Review

Al Bailey has written a story that is geared specifically to his own life, yet it’s amazing how his themes and perspectives are applicable to any of us – I’ll venture to all of us. Who of us hasn’t felt rejection, self doubt, and made bad personal choices? Some of us are still battling these feelings and suffering the effects of those bad choices. This author has not only survived, he’s prevailed! His story of adversity is powerful – his story of conquering his adversity is inspiring and motivating. You will identify – regardless of your background or who you are!

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ULR Feature: Oh God. It Hurts!: A book about pain, suffering, and the ‘love’ of God

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Oh God. It hurts!

Is a book about the hard questions in life.

Why is there pain?    ohgod

Why do people suffer?

How does God fit into all of this?

This book asks lots of questions and shares the author’s own personal stories, as well as those of his sister. Many of those stories are unpleasant, and troubling.

If you are looking for simplistic answers, or simple platitudes, this book does not have them. However, if you are willing to wrestle with the hard subjects in life, you may find a fellow sojourner in this book.

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Book Review

“This isn’t one of those lighthearted books with no substance. This book may be heavy in parts, but its only heavy because of the immense life story it holds. John Allen Thornton writes a memoir of his life, including the all the ups and downs. His writing was personal and fluid, as if he were right next to me telling his story. Many tragic things happen through his tale, things that made my heart break, but his steady struggle forward is a revelation to read. It really put my life into perspective, and gave me a sense of strength. He’d gone through so much, how could I not give it my best shot too? Overall, I really enjoyed this story about faith, family, and overcoming the pain the wells up in our lives.” – Amazon Reviewer

About the Author

John Allen Thornton has a varied background. He was an ICU Registered Nurse for 10 years. He also has been a patient with significant arthritis and multiple joint replacements. He also has worked with people in their physical, emotional, and spiritual lives.

His only sibling, Kay, died on January 4, 2015 and that prompted his writing the book, “Oh God. It Hurts!”

He has graduated from a wide variety of Christian colleges and State universities and Christian seminaries (Methodist, North American Baptist, and Independent). This gives him an excellent background to look at what the Bible actually says and how it applies to life.