Vera Chvany Hussey-Forbes’ New Memoir Inspires Readers to Reach for the Stars

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‘My Life, Connected’ recalls a lifetime of overcoming obstacles to pursue dreams and help others

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Honest and unabashed, “My Life, Connected” recounts the true story of an incredible woman who moved past painful experiences to embrace all that life had to offer.

In her compelling new memoir, “My Life, Connected: A Memoir” (published by iUniverse), Vera Chvany Hussey-Forbes shares how she overcame years of abuse and went on to lead an exciting life surrounded by musicians, murderers, mobsters and more.

Born in Passaic, N.J., Hussey-Forbes enjoyed a carefree life in pre-WWII Berlin until she was 6 years old. After her parents divorced, she returned to the United States, where her life took a dark turn. She candidly describes the severe, debilitating emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother and writes about how she was made to feel ugly, untalented and unlovable. Things didn’t improve when Hussey-Forbes married her first husband, who continued the cycle of abuse and refused to appreciate her for who she was.

Never one to give up, Hussey-Forbes vowed to overcome the damaging effects of years of abuse and surrounded herself with a strong support system. She was determined to become the best at everything she had to offer and channeled her energy into painting, singing, songwriting, acting and raising three sons.

Honest and unabashed, “My Life, Connected” recounts the true story of an incredible woman who moved past painful experiences to embrace all that life had to offer. Filled with humor, insight and intrigue, this memoir serves as a welcome reminder of the resilience of the human spirit.

“My Life, Connected”
By Vera Chvany Hussey-Forbes
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 410 pages | ISBN 9781491701058
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 410 pages | ISBN 9781491701041
E-Book | ISBN 9781491701065
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Vera Chvany Hussey-Forbes was born in New Jersey and has lived in Europe, New England, California and Hawaii. She established successful careers in both music and art, recording a country album, “Country Hussey,” and a Hawaiian album, “Hawai’i My Heart.” Hussey-Forbes received a nomination for best female vocalist of the year for Hawaii’s Na Hoku HanoHano awards. A prolific painter, a commissioned nine-foot floral painting she created has hung in the lobby of a small Hawaiian hotel for more than 20 years. She is now retired and enjoys visiting family on both U.S. coasts and in Hawaii.

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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