The Upbringing that Encircles Me

My memoir book, The Upbringing that Encircles Me has been out as an eBook since early December 2018.

Earlier this month I offered the book for $2.99 for a week reduced from the original $9.99 price.

I just submitted to reduce the overall price of the eBook from $9.99 to $7.99. I cannot do another promotion of 99 cents or even a free day until March 10th – rules of the KDP program on Amazon. I do not agree with it as it is my book and I should be able to choose when I want to do a promotion, and as often as I like-but it is not to be.

So, instead I just lowered the price of the book…by Monday, February 4th the price should read $7.99.

Life deals us ‘a bad deck of cards’ sometimes and I have had more than my share of bad decks over the years, but I always bounce back, put all into perspective, and move on. My memoir book discusses all this, provides examples of how I moved on in life. Sometimes bad things happen to good people much like the ‘bad deck of cards’ analogy.

Just as things start getting better another negative card is thrown my way, so again-roll with it or succumb? I choose roll with it and see all as a learning opportunity.

The Upbringing that Encircles Me brings up the topics of:

*Moving to another country

*Change religions by choice




*Death (many) both family and client


*Co-parenting (sometimes good and sometimes not)


*2nd marriage

*Blended family

*Health challenges and issues

Now that is quite a bit for any one person to go through in their lifetime and I still have many more years to go if I have a say in it.

Did you realize that your upbringing, your life choices, and various events mold you into the person you become later in life? This book is about my upbringing, my life choices, and the many events that shaped me into the person I am today.

I have chosen to be positive, grateful, and see all the chaos or challenges as learning experiences and opportunities. I even have learned to be more strategic and more assertive because of my ex-so thank you for that!

Bad things sometimes happen to good people…

It is what you do with it all that matters!


“I was completely captivated from the first page to the last. This was one of the best stories that I had ever read. It felt like I was watching a movie that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. Each chapter made me feel extremely connected to the author’s journey and I could feel her passion for wanting to share this publication with the world. This was such a well-written masterpiece that was easy to read, perfect in length, and provided just the right balance of depth and details. This is a book that I will read over and over and would highly recommend it to others.”

~Alicia Nicole “WATERS” 

“Each chapter corresponds to different stages in the life of the author, and as such, they overlap sometimes, although by no means being repetitive to the reader.
Even when the book is not a self-help one, you may use the many teachings the author has encountered in her journey, and that she brilliantly shares with us.
An easy-reading book, with sad tones at times, nostalgic ones at other times, but always deliciously optimistic, which you’ll want to read in one sitting.” – Leonardo Tomas Cardillo 

“The original, unconventional style of writing, in a raw and very open manner, is exactly why one should purchase this book. The writer takes the reader from some very dear memories of teenage years to the hardships life has thrown at her. She clearly voices her mind about standing against discrimination, as well as about her marital challenges and the struggles of raising her children by herself. She is in a shared custody arrangement with their father. (1 child, other has chosen, as legally allowed to do, to live full time with her father).
From car accidents she survived without a scratch, to moving out several times, to attempting a “direction shift” to witnessing many (various) cases of death.”

– Andrada Anitei

One thought on “The Upbringing that Encircles Me

  1. rginsberg2 says:

    Keep that positive outlook. It will do you many favors of health and healing! It’s the courage to continue that counts.

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