Minneapolis, MN (Vocus) September 22, 2010
She only wanted others to recognize the role, significance, and worth as a wife, mother, and homemaker. She only longed for it to be valued. Author Patti Zona makes her publishing debut with a gripping and compelling autobiography that portrays The Value of a Homemaker.
This poignant memoir is a revelation of sorts where readers will find their hearts ripped, crushed, touched, mended, and inspired. Zona witnessed her husband change from a loving and devoted man to someone she no longer knew. After their separation, her life would dramatically change in many ways beyond her control. Her ex-husband, a banking expert, would not be content with just a divorce; he would find legal ways to harass her for years. He would use his money, position, and connections. He used the courtroom to vent his anger and frustrations. Unluckily for her, the courtroom assisted her husband’s merciless and unwarranted appeal that would continue for a decade. Her appeals were turned down repeatedly but she survived amidst all the turmoil and deception. Through this book, she reveals her side of the story.
“…I dedicate these writings to all women who have struggled against obstacles and uncertainties and have persevered for all humanity—to all the young mothers and not-so-young mothers to recognize the importance of a role that nurtures the mind and body and replenishes the heart in body and of the home… I also want to dedicate this book to not just a few good men, for there are so many more that will surface when faced with obstacles that they have been thrust into,” endearingly shares the author.
The Value of a Homemaker isn’t just any ordinary memoir; it’s also about corporate structures—the demands they make, the complete loyalty that’s being required, oftentimes, at the cost of the family. It’s about the ultimate betrayal—the corruption in courts and high places, power in the wrong hands and its destructive consequences. It is a true story of a single woman fighting the corporate giants for acceptance and acknowledgement of her being.
The Value of a Homemaker will be featured at this year’s Michigan Library Association Book Exhibit in Acme, MI on October 10-12, 2010 then in New England Library Association Book Exhibit in Boxborough, MA on October 17-19, 2010 and Pennsylvania Library Association Book Exhibit in Lancaster, PA on October 24-27, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Patti Zona was fortunate to have three sisters and two brothers. She would be the youngest of three or the oldest of four. Growing up would not be an ordinary experience for any of them, yet amazingly, they persevered. She believes everyone was determined and chose to do and be better—to not repeat the same mistakes. Memories of their mother were of her being gentle and loving, but frail and medicated too often. Their father instilled fear for he never was taught or shown real nurturing love. Later, they would all understand the dynamics of both their parents and they would forgive. Her dreams were to be a singer, dancer, artist and missionary—one day. She has done it all in some small capacity and on borrowed time. She would marry while a junior in high school and have a son on her husband’s birthday. Then, they were young and in love and determined to defy the odds. They would have three children and achieve incredible financial success during the process. But, in the end, she would be sacrificed and her husband rewarded. Divorced, appealed, and annulled, she was compelled to write her first book—her story—for understanding and to make a difference.
The Value of a Homemaker * by Patti Zona
Publication Date: January 14, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.54; 367 pages; 978-1-4415-6468-9
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