Jean Barrett Groves' new book "Touch Me! I'm for Real” has the goal to reach out to readers and provide a look inward so they can see the world through her eyes.

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Recent release “Touch Me! I'm for Real” from Page Publishing author Jean Barrett Groves details how her sense of worth was immediately placed in jeopardy when she joined a new group of disadvantaged—the disabled.

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Jean Barrett Groves, who has worked to help others with disabilities learn how to live and work independently in their communities, has completed her new book “Touch Me! I'm for Real”: an emotional work that unveils her experience as an African American woman with dual disabilities. In a deeply personal way, she attempts to put others in touch with what it feels like to be her.

Jean writes, "I summoned whatever I had in me, used my ghetto beginnings to push against, and then propelled forward. I completed my education, developed a teaching career in the NYC public schools, and bought a house. I felt like I was finally “somebody.” A health issue came along and gave me a one-two punch. I became unable to walk and speak. I had to climb back up to acceptance and respectability and achieve normalcy. I asked myself, could I find a voice and still make a difference? This book is how I answered that. It is a story about finding strength, hope, and a higher quality of life.”

Published by Page Publishing, Jean Barrett Groves' inspirational tale hopes to give insight to someone walking where she’s been, or desiring greater social awareness and sensitivity.

Retracing her family’s journey, she shares what she’s been through and what she gained. She traces her spiritual pilgrimage also and recounts the blessings God bestowed on her beginning with the legacy of faith left by her elders. She believes old-time religion can still help people to overcome in these changing times.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Touch Me! I'm for Real” 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, based full-service publishing house that handles all of 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 bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex, and time-consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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