New Autobiography Reflects on the Struggles of Growing up in a War-torn Area and Immigration

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Lucy Wu Mainer announces release of ‘My Three Childhoods’

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In Lucy Wu Mainer’s new biography, “My Three Childhoods: Through Life, Love, and Liberation” (published by Archway Press), Mainer chronicles her life as a child escaping a war and an immigrant adjusting to life in new countries. Mainer grew up during the Sino-Japanese War, World War II and the Chinese civil war in the late 1940s; her family escaped to Taiwan before she eventually moved to the United States to further her education.

The book recounts Mainer’s experiences that included her having to face adult responsibilities at a young age, complete a challenging education while being torn from home to home, making it to America, facing language challenges, and eventually making it to retirement and recapturing the childhood she never had. Mainer says studying hard, working hard and playing hard, while maintaining a positive attitude, is what helped her survive her harrowing childhood experiences.

In “My Three Childhoods,” Lucy shares the secret ingredient needed to overcome hardship, find passion and overcome challenges.

The book is available for purchase at:

“My Three Childhoods”
By Lucy Wu Mainer
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781480867253
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781480867260
E-Book | 242 pages | ISBN 9781480867277
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lucy Wu Mainer is the second child of eight children, born in Beijing, China, and grew up in turbulent times. Mainer attended Barat College of Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois. After graduation, she worked for the United Nations Secretariat in New York City until she started teaching. While teaching, she earned two master's degrees and a Doctor of Education. She currently lives in Northern Nevada and continues to pursue the arts, teach painting, dance and travel to exotic corners of the earth.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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