Wanaque, NJ (Vocus) October 16, 2010
It’s extraordinary how one memory leads a p erson to another. The memories aren’t always pleasant and drama is often involved. In writing an autobiography, one must disclose, confess, acknowledge and make known the “whole story.” While some choose to sugarcoat the truth, author Mia Carr doesn’t and reveals her real, unedited life story in Dancing with Myself.
In this autobiographical account, readers can discover a lifetime of Carr’s memories. She was the wife of a professional boxer in the lightweight division, who was managed by the famous Barney Ross, welterweight champion of the world. She reveals the physical abuse she suffered when she became her boxer husband’s favorite sparring partner. She is a mostly single mother of two daughters, one of which was a professional baby model on television and won the Commercial of the Year Award. She is also the proud grandmother of a Hall of Famer wakeboard champion of the world, who brought her so much joy in her life.
Life truly wasn’t a bed of roses as the author went through diversified trials in life, like being harbored by the New York Foundling Hospital and efforts made, with great energy, to force her to give her baby up for adoption. She shares about a near-death experience and a spiritual encounter that left her with God’s gift of intuitiveness and the ability to counsel with great success. She was married four times, all with sad consequences—first to a bragger of his conquests, then a psychotic, a depraved closet queen, and a miser who loved his money more than he did God or his wife.
Carr had the good fortune of having a loving and devoted family on one side but, unfortunately, a family filled with sexual abuse and desecration and incest on the other side. But she doesn’t dwell on sad memories or heartbreak as she also tells of her humorous and happy experiences. She excelled in the art of ballroom dancing, where she was a recipient of many awards. And because of her faith in God and that special connection with Him, she gained the ability to survive and glide across the dance floor of life alone.
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Dancing with Myself * by Mia Carr
Publication Date: October 13, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 328 pages; 978-1-4535-8492-7
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