Dr. Mary Ruggiero Illuminates the Life of Enigmatic Artist ‘Roger Etienne’

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Dr. Mary Ruggiero has had the opportunity to touch someone’s life and benefit from it as well. She relives her life and times as well as her encounter with Roger Etienne in this absorbing memoir. “Roger Etienne: Journey in Search of an Artist” (published by AuthorHouse) tells how one man’s incredible journey became his greatest artwork.

“Journey in Search of an Artist” follows the author, Mary Ruggiero, a hardworking business woman who finds herself while pursuing art and, in so doing, befriends the artist himself: Roger Etienne—a charismatic Belgian who performed bit-parts during Hollywood’s Golden Age of cinema and crossed paths with the greats from Clint Eastwood to Marilyn Monroe.

While in Europe, Etienne took part in the French Resistance during World War II and apprenticed under Pablo Picasso in his youth. Wrought with secrets and insecurities stemming from paternal neglect and intimate betrayals, Etienne was pleased to finally find a true friend in the author who helped him come to terms with his mortality while making amends with his wife. The friendship was healing for both the author and her subject who found purpose in their final years.

As its title suggests, “Journey in Search of an Artist” emphasizes the importance of going places in life; taking risks to achieve something worthwhile, and overcoming obstacles in pursuit of fulfillment. This book deals with truth; confronting one’s past mistakes rather than hiding behind a façade of contentment. Instead of suppressing pain experienced from infidelity, disease and abuse, this book urges readers to face their hardship head on in order to truly heal and embark upon a journey of their own.

“Roger Etienne: Journey in Search of an Artist”
By Dr. Mary Ruggiero
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781504914079
E-Book | 286 pages | ISBN 9781504914086
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Psychologist, writer, teacher and real estate professional, Dr. Mary Ruggiero was a single mother who thanked God each and every day for having been blessed with the best parents and the best children in the world. A proud “child of the 1960s,” she loved flowers, animals, art, music, theater and helping others. She lived in Orange County with her two daughters and 10 cats. On October 27, 2015, two days after her 63rd birthday, Ruggiero passed away after battling pancreatic cancer for two and a half years. Her two daughters are committed to sharing their mother’s story with the world.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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