New Memoir Encourages Readers to be Victors, Not Victims

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‘Praise and Poverty’ speaks to the power of positive role models in children’s lives.

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Author Gloria D. Fondren shares the powerful, positive impact that her grandmother’s support had on her life in her inspirational new memoir, “Praise and Poverty”.

Author Gloria D. Fondren shares the powerful, positive impact that her grandmother’s support had on her life in her inspirational new memoir, “Praise and Poverty” (published by AuthorHouse).

“Praise echoed, crescendoed and transcended my life of poverty,” Fondren explains. “Praise dissolved any notion of poverty. Praise shaped my innermost being and became a solid foundation for me growing up.”

Despite the challenges Fondren faced as a child, her grandmother was always there to inspire, motivate and encourage her. Her story offers hope to young people who may be facing their own struggles and reminds parents and grandparents of the powerful effect they can have on the lives of children. “Praise and Poverty” shows how the past can be a positive influence or negative barrier in one’s life while shedding light on the importance of spirituality and showing that no one is ever truly alone.

“When dealing with obstacles and trials resulting from poverty, a person’s attitude about their circumstances may linger for a lifetime,” Fondren writes. “Therefore, choosing to be a victor or victim can have a major impact on your life.”

“Praise and Poverty”
By Gloria D. Fondren, Ph.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781481754279
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781481754255
E-Book | ISBN 9781481754262
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Gloria D. Fondren graduated from Walden University with a doctorate in clinical psychology and holds a master’s degree in professional counseling. She is the founder and CEO of Viewpoints for Change, Inc., a non-profit organization and owner of Psychological Services C.A.F. for children, adults and families. She formerly developed and operated a program called Project T.O.U.C.H. (Together Our Understanding Creates Harmony), an after-school program working with troubled youth in Monmouth County, N.J. Fondren has served as an instructor of public speaking and human relations for the Dale Carnegie Course. Fondren has a private practice in San Antonio and is also the author of “The Voice of Adolescents.

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