LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 06, 2015
Sometimes one's situation can be so horrible that the best response is to leave everything behind. Many who have abandoned lives of abuse have found that while they were escaping from an ugly past, they were finding themselves along a new path to freedom.
Jamie Zunick's new book, “The Sweetness of Life: An Exploration of Life, Death, and Self-Discovery” (published by Balboa Press) chronicles Zunick and her mother's escape from abuse - packing up their things and going on an adventure that would take them through the 50 states..
As a child, Zunick had a speech impediment that was misdiagnosed as an intellectual disability. As a result, she suffered abuse from teachers at school and at home from her father. Zunick was not the only subject of abuse at home. Zunick's father also abused her mother throughout 40 years of marriage, until the day they made the decision to make a new life for themselves.
The book details their adventures across the U.S. and captures the humor and beauty that bloomed as they made their way across the landscape, seeking a new life that would allow them to heal and live in peace.
Their adventure came to a close when Zunick's mother discovered that she had an aggressive form of cancer. After connecting in a new way as a result of their adventures, the bond between mother and daughter was strained by the battle and eventual loss to the illness. Zunick's feeling of loss is heavy, but she knows that the experiences she gained with her mother were important. She finds comfort in the wisdom that came as a result of the challenges they faced together.
"Sharing our stories is healing," Zunick said. "I wrote my story to show that people should be proud of themselves and of their lives - regardless of hardships."
“The Sweetness of Life”
By Jamie Zunick
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781452591889
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781452591872
E-Book | 266 pages | ISBN 9781452591896
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Jamie Zunick’s extensive travels have enhanced her work as an energy reader and healer. She has been a reporter for The Los Alamos Monitor and continues to write articles and poetry. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a certificate in massage, bodywork and energy work from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics.
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