Author Arlene A. Wright’s new book “Growing Up Toppsie” is a stirring memoir of her life, from an impoverished childhood through the war years, marriage, and motherhood

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Recent release “Growing Up Toppsie” from Page Publishing author Arlene A. Wright is a deeply personal autobiography reflecting upon her early years in an impoverished but close-knit family, an early marriage and the challenges of raising four children with a mentally and verbally abusive husband, and her eventual fulfillment in her hard-won career.

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Arlene A. Wright, a successful book publisher who grew up in Depression-era Iowa, has published her latest book “Growing Up Toppsie”: a poignant story of her perseverance, hard work, and triumph over the adversities that have marked her long and accomplished life.

This is about the saga of a woman born into poverty during the Great Depression, her trials and tribulations during her growing up years, her early marriage, and her struggles in raising four children. After twenty years, she finally divorced her tyrannical husband and moved to the city of her birth. After her children were grown, she enrolled at the University of Minnesota to earn a degree, working days and studying evenings.

She successfully became a graphic designer and worked for a publishing house where she met her soul mate. They moved to San Diego, where they were married. Working together, they became successful publishers of educational materials called Whole Language, changing the way children learn to read.

After seventeen years, that marriage ended in divorce, and she finally found time to once again devote time to her art, both painting and sculpting, before settling down to write twenty-one children’s books. She surrounds herself with friends and family, has been on several boards, and is making substantial donations to her first love—the arts!

Published by Page Publishing, Arlene A. Wright’s engrossing book is an inspiring reflection on an eventful life.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Growing Up Toppsie” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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