Saturday, July 23, 2011

Safe From The Past by Patricia Miller Mauro ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with giveaway

Safe from the Past: A Story of Hope, Faith and DeterminationAbout the book:
A kidnapping, the divorce of her parents, the loss of her father, temporary abandonment and extreme poverty are just some of the issues the author dealt with as a young child. 

Her mother finally tells her she must go to college so she can break out of this cycle of poverty and hopelessness. But how can she when she has no money and absolutely no confidence or self esteem? 

Read this true story to discover what hope, faith and determination can do to change a life.

A truly inspiring, deeply personal tale of perseverance in the face of unimaginable hardships, Safe from the Past makes clear the restorative power of an education.

Told in an open, honest voice with the deepest sincerity, the author's life story serves as a rousing inspiration to those with the desire to create a better life than the one they are currently living.

No matter how helpless you feel, everyone has the power to shape their own life.



To purchase a copy of this book click here!

My take on this book:
In "Safe From The Past," Patricia Miller Mauro encourages and inspires. It seemed that the deck was stacked against Patricia from an early age. After her parents divorced Patricia and her sister lived a hand to mouth existence with their mother, and when their mother gets remarried things look up for a bit, but soon its worse again when her new stepfather and mother start drinking. Even though the author's mother had a limited education she instilled in her daughters the importance of a college degree, so that they could have choices. So with a hand me down coat from her mother and little to no financial assistance  Ms. Mauro goes to college and becomes determined to get a degree. 
This book should be recommended reading for every high school student to make them understand the value of education. The old saying of if there is a will there is a way is no more obvious than in this story. The author knew the key to breaking the cycle of poverty was thru higher education and even though she was often broke and didn't know where her next meal might come from while in school she didn't let that stop her. A story of triumphing over adversities, which will certainly inspire  and encourage. I commend the author for sharing her difficult story.




About the author:

Patricia worked in New York City's financial district for thirteen years in the field of securities operations. At that time, she went on to obtain an MBA from New York University. She and her husband moved to Dallas, TX in 2001 where they are raising their two children.
 

During her time in NY, Patricia wrote an article entitled "A Tribute To My Mother" which was published in "The Recovery Journal" in 1999. Her book is a continuation of that tribute and serves to spread the message to those in similar situations that good news is on its way to children considering a higher education but who are afraid to dream. For more information please visit, www.patriciamaurobooks.com.  



To follow along on the blog tour and read what others are saying about this bookclick here.

Now on to the giveaway!

To enter all you have to do is send a tweet (using #litfuse) about Safe From the Past or share about it on Facebook!


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TWEET THIS:  Safe From the Past by Patricia Mauro - inspiring tale of perseverance in the face of unimaginable hardships. http://ow.ly/5FQHA #litfuse

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8 comments:

  1. Stopping by as part of the blog tour. I hadn't thought much about the idea of having high school students read the book, but it is a good idea.

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    Sounds like a great read!
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