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Backwards Off the Curb
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0983148317, Paperback)What happens when a beautiful young woman becomes dissatisfied with "having it all"? What happens when she reaches the end of the fairy tale and awakens to discover that she's living a small life in an even smaller town?
Backwards Off the Curb is more than a title, it's a way of life. Anyone can skate forward, following the rules without question. But it takes daring and a willingness to fall falt on your behind to attempt it backwards, off the curb. Chris weaves a text that is once a memoir and a travel guide to self-discovery.
A natural storyteller, she reveals the growing feeling of suffocation that comes from living in a small town with the expectation of an even smaller life. At age 54, knowing she can no longer skate merrily forward, she loads her van and sets out on a cross-country pilgrimage in search of sanity. The driving question propelling her, and the reader, forward is this: Is there a space from which I might have a view larger than this one I have been forced to accept? Backwards Off the Curb is a must read for any woman wanting to breathe the fresh air of self-discovery.
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