One Woman’s Fictional Biography Takes Readers to a Journey to Emotional and Spiritual Healing

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Dr. Tabatha Barber-Duell announces the release of ‘From White Trash to White Coat’

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Ever since childhood, life for Dr. Tabatha Barber-Duell has been challenging and nothing short of a rollercoaster. When she finally found stability and normalcy in life, she realized she had a lot of wisdom and insight to share. She felt a calling to share with all women her journey to emotional and spiritual healing. This drive led to the publication of her debut book, “From White Trash to White Coat: The Birth of Catherine’s Purpose” (published by Archway Publishing).

In this fictional autobiography, readers get to know a small-town girl named Cathy Jansen. Strong-willed and stubborn, she grows up with too much independence and not enough guidance — enjoying the wilder side of life, which ends up leading her down unforeseen paths. As she struggles with self-esteem and identity issues, Cathy makes poor choices and learns lessons the hard way. She becomes a teenage mom and a high school dropout. However, these difficulties lead toward her life’s purpose, teaching Cathy to trust the “little voice inside” and create a new path of success, selflessness and meaning. Despite heartbreak and frustration, she discovers ambition and appreciation, eventually finding a way to live without fear, while living in love. Cathy's journey is one of trials and tribulations, but with tenacity, she unearths herself, finds happiness and recognizes God.

“I would liken this book to a self-help book through the guise of storytelling,” the author shares. “The overall theme is one of hope, perseverance, strength and faith. The story shows readers that it doesn’t matter where you came from, what mistakes you’ve made, or if you have been labeled “white trash” — you are a child of God and by virtue of that, you are worthy and good enough. You have the inner strength to pursue your dreams, defy the odds and accomplish the impossible.”

Readers easily identify with the fictional life of Cathy as she navigates through common human conditions such as lack of self-esteem, identity issues, relationship struggles, infidelity, lying, bullying, sexual harassment, abortion, suicide and the stigma of mental disorders. Barber-Duell hopes that her story will give readers the courage to rise above the hardships, persevere and have faith. To purchase a copy of the book, interested parties may visit

“From White Trash to White Coat: The Birth of Catherine’s Purpose”
By Dr. Tabatha Barber-Duell
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781480873681
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781480873674
E-Book | 270 pages | ISBN 9781480873667
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dr. Tabatha Barber-Duell knows firsthand the hardships of growing up in a small town, struggling with self-esteem and identity issues, dealing with peer pressure, and surviving the ridicule and stigma of becoming a teenage mother. These events led her to finding her purpose in life. With perseverance and grace, she was able to redirect her path and become a successful physician who has devoted her life to giving women a voice and a choice when it comes to their health and well-being. “From White Trash to White Coat” is her first publication.

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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