Poetry Book Provides Poignant Insights into Universal Life Experiences

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Altha F. Manning presents an engaging and creative collection of poetry and prose that reflects parts of one’s own experiences

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A unique collection of poetry and prose that provides poignant insights into universal life experiences—humor, death, grief, loss, resilience, family, love, failure, lessons learned, celebrations, travel, and so much more is in Slices of Life written by Altha F. Manning.

This book captures both the very special moments of life as well as the ordinary. As the author notes, "Life’s events though rhythmic happen randomly and concurrently. At the exact moment someone is dying, another is being born, and others are doing all the things that life presents and allows." These reflections are not meant to be representative of all of life’s experiences, simply parts, hence, slices of life. This collection reflects the author’s interpretations of selected life experiences.

Among the book’s more than 85 selections, the author poses the questions: “What is Living?” and “What is Love?” She proceeds to provide profound responses based on a respect for and love of nature as well as a deep understanding of human emotions. These themes are brilliantly woven throughout the book in all of its selections from spirituality and humor to aging and death as well as a wide array of other life experiences.

Furthermore, this book, a mirror image of one’s personal experiences excites and engages the reader while creatively weaving its poetry and stories into the readers’ hearts and souls. It further inspires readers to reflect on their deepest, most beautiful and profound experiences. The author has masterfully crafted her own vignettes and inspired readers to look into the mirror.

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About the Author
Altha F. Manning is a native Floridian who has also lived in North Carolina and Illinois. She is a former classroom teacher and educational administrator. Prominent among her positions were deputy commissioner of education for the state of Florida, university vice president, and division director in the Florida Department of Labor among others. She later developed her own company, Catalyst Consulting Group and has consulted and spoken on various areas related to organizational development, management, and leadership. She is active in her community and serves on several boards related to children, education, the arts, and other civic issues. Educated in Leon County's Lincoln High School (1st-12th grades), she then went on to obtain a BA degree from Florida A and M University. She later received a master’s degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and did further study at Duke University, University of NC at Greensboro and Florida State University. She has one son, George Russell Manning II, and was married to the late George R. Manning.

Slices of Life * by Altha F. Manning
Publication Date: March 19, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 177 pages; 978-1-4691-4644-7
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 177 pages; 978-1-4691-4645-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-4646-1

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For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at http://www.Xlibris.com.

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