Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Review: Face Forward Meeting Challenges Head On in Times of Trouble

Title: Face Forward: Meeting Challenge Head On in Times of Trouble

Author: Michele Howe Clarke

2011: New York: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-60037-960-4 paperback

ISBN: 978-1-60037-961-1 ebook


Pages 212


Face Forward is a book written for anyone who desires to make their life better.

Facing Death, Facing Life, Michele Howe Clarke shares long fought, hard learned lessons with readers. Hard choices and absolute determination to live Face Forward no matter what is a compelling story.

Michelle Clarke excelled to reach her goals of the modern American Dream. She was popular, successful personally, and happily married. She was successful in her career in the financial world. She attended parties and traveled. She took trips around the country and around the world. She had it all.

Until it all came crashing down with a diagnosis of a tumor. The surgery didn't seem like a big deal. In fact, she interpreted the first surgery as routine. But it was far from routine.

The tumor involved the nerves on the right side of her face. A necessary second surgery to save her life would certainly leave her disfigured. One doctor said that many people choose to die rather than go through the recovery process.

Michele's baby girl was six months old. She decided to fight. She decided to live.

Why read this story?

Michele shares the raw emotion and her path through this heart-breaking experience.
Her inner journey moved her from self-value gotten from her looks and smile to self-value from her achievements and inner strength.

Recovery was difficult. Thankfully Michele had an excellent support system but the growth came from within. She shares how she let go of her old life and built a new one.

Michele turned tragedy to triumph in a way that lets you benefit from her experience. She learned how to completely transform life into a happy, loving experience, every single day.

21 Insights begin with a phrase or slogan that introduces the concepts that create a thriving life by using the three principles of prosperity. Each insight includes an examination and indication to apply the wisdom as an action of transformation.

I finished Face Forward some days ago. My habit is to write the review almost immediately upon completion of the the book. However, this book Face Forward, is profoundly moving. I wanted to wait a few days to see if the feeling remained. She shares universal wisdom and tells a real good story, her story. Indeed, my respect for Michele Howe Clarke has grown.

Recommended reading for people in a transitional period due to changes in economy or health; and have a tissue box handy.

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