Patricia Forbes Learns to Enjoy Life Again in New Book

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‘The Open Door’ shares one woman’s journey from despair and back to happiness.

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Make peace with who they really are.

Author Patricia Forbes’ new book, “The Open Door: Meditations on Living an Authentic Life” (published by iUniverse), is a toolkit for any reader who is navigating the ups and downs of life and needs a guiding light.

“The Open Door” shares vignettes and personal anecdotes from Forbes’ life. After facing many challenges, including the deaths of her two children, Forbes learned to make peace with her losses, love herself and overcome fears of aging. Her advice comes directly from her experiences, and her inspiring words will encourage any reader facing down death, addiction and age.

Through her book, Forbes hopes to help readers “make peace with who they really are.”

An excerpt from “The Open Door”:

“I learned a lot while growing up. First I learned the basics, like how to braid my hair, ride a bike, and cook spaghetti. Then how to solve math problems, to make and keep friends, to be helpful to others. Next came how to drive a car, graduate from college, interview for a job, and work full time. And of course I learned how to choose a mate, get married, and have children.”

“The Open Door”
By Patricia Forbes
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 198 pages | ISBN 9780595328703
E-Book | 198 pages | ISBN 9780595776689
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patricia Forbes is a freelance writer residing in Denver. She attended University of Texas and received a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She has published several feature articles and stories and regularly facilitates a creative writing course for seniors through Denver University Viva Program, an extension of the Institute of Learning in Retirement.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star 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 or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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