Difficult Choices, Good or Bad Decisions: Results Define Life’s Direction

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New autobiography proves why author Sissy B. Smith doesn’t regret her mistakes

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Sissy B. Smith’s autobiography “A Crack in the Family: Roads Taken Today Determine Your Tomorrows” (published by iUniverse) presents the author’s life, examining her role not only as a narcotic abuser but also an enabler. It traces her journey through the tragic world of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, exploring family, sex, drugs and love. She feels “A Crack in the Family” is about everyone having a story to tell, and that people are ruled by the decisions they make.

The choices are presented to us in the form of; “Should I do this or should I do this.” The life story told in “A Crack in the Family” proves that perseverance can overcome any roadblock, that everyone should face life’s challenges one day at a time, and that the choices we make early in our lives will determine the outcome down the road.

About the Author
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1951, Smith chronicles the important changes and events in her life set against the backdrop of historical events of the time. She was the fourth born of 12 children, with three sisters and eight brothers. Shy and withdrawn as a child, she was slow to develop friendships. Sissy B. Smith is a wife and mother, a retired soldier, and a two-time breast cancer survivor. She served our country with twenty two years of service in the military. She has two Associate degrees and a Bachelor degree. In 1971, she turned 20 and her life in the fast lane began. In that same year, “Bridge over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel won Record of the Year and “All in the Family” debuted on CBS.

Sissy B. has become a person with a high degree of self-confidence for whom she is today. She prays that “A Crack in the Family” will spare someone the pain of their decision through her lessoned learned. She says “I have chosen to share my life with this autobiography. I am telling my story; although I’m not proud of all of my choices, I do accept the bad and the good choices I’ve lived. I can do this because I am not my past, but I am a product of my past. I have written “A Crack in the Family” as my life story in its entirety; with no sugar coating. That is why I am not ashamed of my choices.”

The life story told in “A Crack in the Family” proves that perseverance can overcome any roadblock, that everyone should face life’s challenges one day at a time, and that the choices we make early in our lives determine the development of our outcome down the road. “The combinations of these actions are what motivated me to be who I am today; I love who I am today. The final choice we will make in our lives will be found within ourselves, which is to be able to love yourself.”

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Chapters Indigo in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniverse on Twitter.

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