Gluten Is My Bitch

Gluten Is My Bitch
Author: April Peveteaux
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN: 161312483X
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gluten Is My Bitch Book Excerpt:

Living gluten-free is not a whole lot of fun, but at least April has managed to make it funny. Gluten Is My Bitch is a brutally honest, entertaining look at what living a gluten-free life entails. As an antidote to the tragic news that, no, you will never eat regular donuts again, April provides 40 gluten-free comfort food recipes and a bonus 20 new recipes in the paperback edition that will make even the most frustrated gluten-intolerant smile with relief. In the new paperback, April addresses the challenges of sustaining a gluten-free lifestyle once you’ve transitioned from the gluten-filled world. With updated resources and brand-new recipes for everyday meals, the paperback offers a complete look at living gluten-free for life.

The Gluten Free Cheat Sheet

The Gluten Free Cheat Sheet
Author: April Peveteaux
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN: 0698183924
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gluten Free Cheat Sheet Book Excerpt:

Gluten-free products are everywhere these days, but what does it take to truly go gluten-free? Whether you’re gluten intolerant, have been diagnosed with celiac disease or another condition, or are simply curious about the potential benefits of gluten-free living, this user-friendly book presents everything you need to get started and stick with it. Presented in a straightforward format and sprinkled with a helping of hard-won wisdom and experience, THE GLUTEN-FREE CHEAT SHEET provides essential information, practical tips, appealing recipes, and convenient meal plans—all from the heart, mind, and kitchen of April Peveteaux, creator of the popular blog Gluten Is My Bitch. This punchy, practical guide includes: • 100 simple, delicious recipes • 30 days of menus and meal plans • Shopping lists • Tips for eating out • Hard-won secrets for staying gluten-free, and loving it

The Lagasse Girls Big Flavor Bold Taste and No Gluten

The Lagasse Girls  Big Flavor  Bold Taste  and No Gluten
Author: Jilly Lagasse,Jessie Lagasse Swanson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN: 0738217883
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lagasse Girls Big Flavor Bold Taste and No Gluten Book Excerpt:

When you have to give up gluten, either for yourself or a family member, you may think you have to say good-bye to all of the comforting foods you love. It's hard enough adopting a new way of eating, but the idea of giving up your favorite fried chicken, mac 'n' cheese, or oatmeal raisin cookies is downright unfair and intimidating (and if your kids are the ones diagnosed, it can be even more difficult!). It's a story Jilly and Jessie Lagasse know well. With a father famous for his bold Creole cuisine, Jilly and Jessie grew up loving rich foods full of big flavor. When they learned they both had to eliminate gluten, the Lagasse girls made it their mission to demonstrate that "gluten-free" doesn't have to mean "flavor-free." After years of gluten-free eating and experimentation, they're here to help you re-create classic recipes and all-time favorites made without gluten -- without sacrificing any of the signature flavors that make them so irresistible. Using everyday ingredients you can find at most grocery stores, Jilly and Jessie share recipes for breakfasts, lunches (including hearty salads and soups), appetizers, mains, and, of course, scrumptious desserts. With dairy-free and quick-and-easy options as well, Jilly and Jessie make gluten-free eating simple and extraordinarily delicious -- whether you're cooking for one or two, hosting a family get-together, or feeding the whole Little League team.

Bake Sales Are My B tch

Bake Sales Are My B tch
Author: April Peveteaux
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 1623367212
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bake Sales Are My B tch Book Excerpt:

Living the food allergy life and having a kid who can’t have dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, or soy is not easy. And neither is worrying about accommodating all the food requirements at a play date. From avoiding major food allergens and respecting food preferences like vegetarian or vegan to being aware of religious practices like keeping kosher, making a simple snack resembles navigating a minefield. Thankfully, Bake Sales Are My B*tch is here to help. April Peveteaux’s 60-plus recipes cover the eight major food allergens and everything from school lunches, kids parties, sleepover foods, after-school snacks, and, yes, bake sales. In Bake Sales Are My B*tch, she gets into the nitty-gritty of food allergies, from deadly serious reactions to how to deal with those who don’t take your kid’s allergy seriously. Whether you’re a freaked-out parent or not, Peveteaux lends some much-needed guidance—and teaches you to make party foods that'll be a surefire hit.

Food Cults

Food Cults
Author: Kima Cargill
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 1442251328
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Cults Book Excerpt:

Understanding how food fads and diets can develop a fervent following that rise to the level of a cult is a new area of study and often overlooked. Here, Kima Cargill and other experts shed fresh light on the subject, revealing how and why such cults may develop among certain communities.

Smile

Smile
Author: Sarah Ruhl
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-01-20
ISBN: 1473579309
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smile Book Excerpt:

The extraordinary story of one woman's ten-year odyssey that brought her physical, creative, emotional, and spiritual healing. With a play opening on Broadway, and every reason to smile, Sarah Ruhl has just survived a high-risk pregnancy when she discovers the left side of her face is completely paralyzed. She is assured that 90 percent of Bell's palsy patients experience a full recovery, like her own mother. But Sarah is in the unlucky ten percent. And for a woman, wife, mother, and artist working in theatre, the paralysis and the disconnect between the interior and exterior brings significant and specific challenges. So she begins an intense decade-long search for a cure while simultaneously grappling with the reality of her new face - one that, while recognisably her own, is incapable of accurately communicating feelings or intentions. Smile is Ruhl's piercing, witty, lucid chronicle of her journey. She explores the struggle of a body yearning to match its inner landscape, the pain of postpartum depression, the story of a marriage, being a playwright and working mother to three small children, and the desire for a resilient spiritual life in the face of illness. Brimming with insight, humility, warmth and humour, Smile is a triumph: an intimate examination of loss and reconciliation, and above all else, the importance of perseverance and hope in the face of adversity.

Bake Sales Are My B tch

Bake Sales Are My B tch
Author: April Peveteaux
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 1623367204
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bake Sales Are My B tch Book Excerpt:

Living the food allergy life and having a kid who can't have dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, or soy is not easy. And neither is worrying about accommodating all the food requirements at a play date. From avoiding major food allergens and respecting food preferences like vegetarian or vegan to being aware of religious practices like keeping kosher, making a simple snack resembles navigating a minefield. Thankfully, Bake Sales Are My B*tch is here to help. April Peveteaux’s 50-plus recipes cover the eight major food allergens and everything from school lunches, kids parties, sleepover foods, after-school snacks, and, yes, bake sales. In Bake Sales Are My B*tch, she gets into the nitty-gritty of food allergies, from deadly serious reactions to how to deal with those who don't take your kid's allergy seriously. Whether you're a freaked-out parent or not, Pevetaux lends some much-needed guidance--and teaches you to make party foods that'll be a surefire hit.

Karma Gone Bad

Karma Gone Bad
Author: Jenny Feldon
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1402284233
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Karma Gone Bad Book Excerpt:

In the tradition of Holy Cow and Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, a fascinating travel memoir of finding yourself in the India of rickshaws and rainy seasons. Jenny was miserable, and it was all India's fault...until she realized it wasn't. When Jenny's husband gets transferred to India for work, she looks forward to a new life filled with glamorous expat friends and exciting adventures. What she doesn't expect is endless bouts of food poisoning, buffalo in the streets, and crippling loneliness in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Ten thousand miles away from home, Jenny struggles to fight off depression and anger as her sense of self and her marriage begin to unravel. But after months of bitterness and takeout pizza, Jenny realizes what the universe has been trying to tell her all along: India doesn't need to change. She does. Equal parts frustration, absurdity, and revelation, this is the true story of a Starbucks-loving city girl finding beauty in the chaos and making her way in the land of karma.

Skinny Bitch Bakery

Skinny Bitch Bakery
Author: Kim Barnouin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 0062105167
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skinny Bitch Bakery Book Excerpt:

For vegans and non vegans, and bakers of all levels, an essential, easy-to-use cookbook for healthy and delicious vegan baking from Kim Barnouin, the nutritionist who's been leading the vegan zeitgeist for years as the nutritionist and co-author of the bestselling Skinny Bitch series. From pies to breads, to cookies, Skinny Bitch Bakery includes 80 fully tested recipes accompanied by full-color photographs of these delectable vegan baked goods, and Barnouins' fun, non-nonsense voice and vast expertise sparkle on every page. Whether you're a novice or have been a devoted baker for years, Skinny Bitch Bakery is a cookbook that will bring out the best vegan baker in everyone.

Gluten Is My Bitch Gluten Free Celiac Journal Gluten Free Journal Makes a Great Celiac Gift for Someone Who Needs to Live Gluten Free Gifts Celiac

Gluten Is My Bitch Gluten Free  Celiac Journal Gluten Free Journal  Makes a Great Celiac Gift for Someone Who Needs to Live Gluten Free Gifts  Celiac
Author: No Crumbs Publishers
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2019-03-08
ISBN: 9781799070412
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gluten Is My Bitch Gluten Free Celiac Journal Gluten Free Journal Makes a Great Celiac Gift for Someone Who Needs to Live Gluten Free Gifts Celiac Book Excerpt:

This is the perfect personalized gift for a Celiac? This awesome notebook is the best gift Idea - whether for you or a friend. Crafted by the team at No Crumbs Publishers, this personalized notebook makes an awesome gift. Perfect for school, writing poetry, use as a diary, gratitude writing, travel journal or dream journal Journal Features: 6"x9" dimensions - the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk 100 Lined white pages Printed on high-quality paper Stylish matte finish with a Funny Gluten Quote Stylish Cover Perfect for use as a journal, notebook or diary to write important notes or thoughts in. Personalized notebooks and journals are a thoughtful gift Perfect birthday gift, Christmas Gift, Father Day, Mothers Day, Secret Santa, gag gift, Christmas, Holiday, or project employee appreciation gift for any office environment.or any occasion. Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

Searching For My Identity Volume 2

Searching For My Identity  Volume 2
Author: Edward Winterhalder
Publsiher: Blockhead City
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2022-03-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Searching For My Identity Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Volume 2 of Searching For My Identity is a chronological autobiography of an outlaw biker that covers his life from prominent leader of a notorious international motorcycle club in January 2001 to his redemption in December 2020. Intended for the general public and those in the academic community that find the outlaw biker aspects of anthropology, criminology, sociology, psychology, ethnography, deviant behavior, criminal justice, pop culture and humanities interesting, this is an extremely unique opportunity to learn about the lifestyle. Due to the growing recognition of motorcycle clubs and outlaw bikers in pop culture, interest in the topic has recently exploded worldwide creating an insatiable demand for information on the secretive subculture that most people find intriguing, but most people are oblivious to the truth—the majority of the world’s motorcycle club members are legitimate hardworking men that rarely cause anyone problems. Contrary to the meth-addicted violence prone image regularly portrayed by the media, most of today’s outlaw bikers are productive contributing members of society that love motorcycles and the lifestyle, and the only thing they’re guilty of is having too much fun on the weekends. Wondering if the primary cause of his psychologically skewed mind was the result of inherited behavior or learned behavior, Winterhalder recalls his life as a founding member of the Oklahoma Bandidos; the assimilation of the Rock Machine in Canada; the Quebec Biker War; his unsuccessful deportation; and the murders, assassinations, betrayal and drug use that contributed to his disillusionment and eventual departure from the Bandidos nation. Although the book includes some of the storyline found in Out In Bad Standings and The Assimilation, the narrative incorporated from those titles has been updated, revised and rewritten in a more professional manner, and features an additional fifty-thousand words about the author’s life never published. Before reading Searching For My Identity (Volume 2): The Chronological Evolution Of An Outlaw Biker On The Road To Redemption, the publisher recommends a comprehensive review of Searching For My Identity (Volume 1): The Chronological Evolution Of A Troubled Adolescent To Outlaw Biker.

Hexen s Binding

Hexen s Binding
Author: J. Kowallis
Publsiher: J. Kowallis
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN: 1646067207
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hexen s Binding Book Excerpt:

Bryden changed everything. History that once was, is no longer. And life doesn't exist as it once did. Hellia lurks in the shadows between worlds, but the specter of the once-powerful hexen is the least of Taran Grim's worries. Something happened that day in Bryden. Something Taran failed to see. And Coll might be the one paying the price.

Guest Who S Sleeping in My Bed

Guest Who   S Sleeping in My Bed
Author: Kitty Logic
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 1543459625
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guest Who S Sleeping in My Bed Book Excerpt:

Will my bed accommodate their love for schnitzel? I discover later that fourteen pancakes are not enough for my German friends. One roll of toilet paper for two people should last two to three days. I am wrong. I left the plastic mouse in their bed by accident. They said nothing, yet they left the mouse in the made bed when they left. I love them. Thank you for hurling your dirty shoes on my bed. You are a class act. I love the guest bedroom; it smells like a middle school locker room. It reminds me of cheerleading . . . in a bad way. I have developed supersonic hearing. When I hear that first toilet flush in the morning, I know its showtime! High heels, slap on that fall, don my apron, apply lip gloss, and serve that breakfast with a smile. What song will I sing? What stories will I tell? Dang! They do not speak English. No worries. My mime experience is always a hit.

Tracy Flick Can t Win

Tracy Flick Can t Win
Author: Tom Perrotta
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-06-07
ISBN: 1501144065
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tracy Flick Can t Win Book Excerpt:

Tracy Flick is back and, once again, the iconic protagonist of Tom Perrotta’s Election—and Reese Witherspoon’s character from the classic movie adaptation—is determined to take high school politics by storm. Tracy Flick is a hardworking assistant principal at a public high school in suburban New Jersey. Still ambitious but feeling a little stuck and underappreciated in midlife, Tracy gets a jolt of good news when the longtime principal, Jack Weede, abruptly announces his retirement, creating a rare opportunity for Tracy to ascend to the top job. Energized by the prospect of her long-overdue promotion, Tracy throws herself into her work with renewed zeal, determined to prove her worth to the students, faculty, and School Board, while also managing her personal life—a ten-year-old daughter, a needy doctor boyfriend, and a burgeoning meditation practice. But nothing ever comes easily to Tracy Flick, no matter how diligent or qualified she happens to be. Among her many other responsibilities, Tracy is enlisted to serve on the Selection Committee for the brand-new Green Meadow High School Hall of Fame. Her male colleagues’ determination to honor Vito Falcone—a star quarterback of dubious character who had a brief, undistinguished career in the NFL—triggers bad memories for Tracy, and leads her to troubling reflections about the trajectory of her own life and the forces that have left her feeling thwarted and disappointed, unable to fulfill her true potential. As she broods on the past, Tracy becomes aware of storm clouds brewing in the present. Is she really a shoo-in for the Principal job? Is the Superintendent plotting against her? Why is the School Board President’s wife trying so hard to be her friend? And why can’t she ever get what she deserves? In classic Perrotta style, Tracy Flick Can’t Win is a sharp, darkly comic, and pitch-perfect reflection on our current moment. Flick fans and newcomers alike will love this compelling novel chronicling the second act of one of the most memorable characters of our time.

Dangerous Boobies

Dangerous Boobies
Author: Caitlin Brodnick
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN: 1580056768
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Boobies Book Excerpt:

After watching too many family members die of cancer, at age 28, public speaker and comedian Caitlin Brodnick was tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and tested positive, indicating an 87% chance she'd likely be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. She had a preventative double mastectomy, thereby becoming an everywoman's Angelina Jolie. Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts goes in depth into her experience from testing to surgery and on to recovery. With a warm, funny, and approachable voice, Caitlin tells readers the full story, even sharing what it was like to go from a size 32G bra -- giant, for a woman who is barely over five feet tall! -- to a 32C. Engaging and open, she admits to having hated her breasts long before her surgery, and enjoying the process of "designing" her new breasts, from the shape of the breasts to the size and color of the nipples. While Caitlin's primary narrative explores the BRCA gene and breast cancer, her story is also one about body acceptance and what it takes to be confident with and in charge of one's body. Her speaking engagements and comedy routines have shown that the wider topic of breasts, breast size, and personal identity is resonating with younger readers.

Women from Another Planet

Women from Another Planet
Author: Jean Kearns Miller
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2003-08-06
ISBN: 1410734323
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women from Another Planet Book Excerpt:

Mention the word autism and the room suddenly turns silent. Its the dreaded A word. Peoples attention turns to late night TV public service ads declaring that autistic children are imprisoned by autism and need curing at all cost. Recent autobiographies have helped dispel this dire description by suggesting that autism is not a prison and that the door is unlocked and youre free to come in. Women from Another Planet? moves beyond these autistic life stories in important ways. Its a collection of stories and conversations, all of them by women on the autism spectrum who speak candidly, insightfully, and often engagingly about both their gender in terms of their autism and their autism in terms of their gender. It is written not just for parents and professionals, like the other works, but also to those women still searching for ways to understand the unnamed difference they live with, as well as the wider audience of discerning readers. If you enter the unlocked door of these Women from Another Planet? you may end up with a question mark or two about your planet. Is normalcy really all its cracked up to be?

Misadventures in Hospitality

Misadventures in Hospitality
Author: William Wallen
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN: 1546251413
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misadventures in Hospitality Book Excerpt:

Are you a fan of Ayn Rand? Kanye West? Johnny Depp? Well, none of that matters here. Welcome to the world of hospitality. Written by a concierge-savant who has been through hell and dealt with the worst people the hospitality industry has to offer. The good . . . the gritty . . . and the just plain weird . . . And as Winston Churchill said, If youre going through hell, keep going. So leave your bags. Check in to check out the dark but humorous underbelly of hotel life, told firsthand by a survivor of such tales. Join the author through this journey of absurdity and first-world entitlement at its worst. A berating experience from cover to cover, and yet just a glimpse into the life of hotel staff everywhere. The reader should know that the writers opinion of people, at times, can be quite low. He doesnt care. In fact, he relishes in your disdain while youre reading this unapologetic portrayal of the modern hospitality industry. Get ready to have your faith in humanity destroyed.

Granger s Threat

Granger s Threat
Author: Teresa Pijoan
Publsiher: Sunstone Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2014-05-15
ISBN: 1611392535
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Granger s Threat Book Excerpt:

In a small town in northern New Mexico a father’s untimely death leads to mayhem and murder. Families find their lives threatened once the father’s will is read for unlike his wife, he did not believe in primogeniture. Truth reveals that the father did not believe in his son Granger at all and herein begins the conflict. The father’s death was to be Granger’s salvation but Granger must now find a way to gain wealth in order to maintain a family male heir. The father’s doctor and nurse know without a doubt that the father’s death was not a natural one, but can they get the daughter Sophia to see the obvious as she suffers in her grief? Soon Granger is shown not to be as clever as he believes himself to be when someone else—someone who wants Granger’s money and is equally as dangerous—comes on the scene and Granger soon becomes a victim. Sinister and clever machinations now outweigh truth and honesty. Sophia is not willing to let her home and her loved ones be separated from her without a fight as her relatives threaten to remove her from all she holds dear, including life itself. Can she survive and solve the mystery of her father’s death? The body count piles up as the story unfolds. What appears obvious may not be easy to prove as the prodigal son falls. Includes Readers Guide.

Death by Gluten

Death by Gluten
Author: Riya Anne Polcastro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN: 9781975749187
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death by Gluten Book Excerpt:

If I had not taken my health into my own hands I would have been a gold mine for Big Pharma. High Blood Pressure. Chronic Back Pain. Arthritis. Insomnia. Anxiety. Excessive sweating. Allergies. Insanely huge ulcers in my mouth misdiagnosed as herpes (this is a good one . . . stay tuned!) Ulcers in my nose misdiagnosed and treated as allergies. Not to mention the disaster that was my stomach. The list goes on and on. Everything that could be wrong with me, was. And my medical provider was more than willing to whip out her prescription pad to treat symptoms as if they were the actual disease. But I refused to believe that, after being relatively healthy my whole life, my body was simply falling apart from a whole bunch of diseases at the age of 35.This is the story of how I discovered what was wrong with me and finally received healing after decades of living with an undiagnosed autoimmune disorder. I am sharing this because it is estimated that 80% of people with celiac disease are undiagnosed. With over 200 identifiable symptoms-everything from stomach problems to skin issues, anxiety, enamel loss, and on, and on-celiac can be hard to nail down. Two people with the same disease can have very different symptoms. And medical professionals are generally not trained to look for it, at least not in the United States.I was lucky. I got better. Too many people are being treated for their symptoms instead of the autoimmune disease or food intolerance that is causing it. Maybe you're one of those unfortunate people, or maybe someone you love is. In Death by Gluten: How Undiagnosed Celiac Almost Cost Me My Life, I will explain how I finally solved the mystery of my waning health, and how others with undiagnosed celiac can reclaim their lives as well. Don't let your doctor brush your symptoms under the rug. When it comes to a disease that is largely ignored the way this one is, you must take your health into your own hands.

My Extraordinary Courageous Adventure

My Extraordinary  Courageous Adventure
Author: Bella Pearce
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN: 1504309995
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Extraordinary Courageous Adventure Book Excerpt:

At the end of 2011, after a horrendous year that she would rather forget and struggling with a midlife crisis, author Bella Pearce knew something had to change. Summoning her strength, she decided to spend twelve months on an overseas adventure, volunteering around Canada and the United States through the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) program. Bella relied on her courage to leave behind a thirty-two-year-old marriage, close down her business, and walk away. She initially intended to use the trip to rediscover the person she knew had been buried by grief, stress, and loneliness. But over time, it became an extraordinary and courageous journey. She could never have dreamed up the experiences she had, the challenges she faced, or the places she encountered. The universe directed Bella to where she needed to be, and at each location she learned lessons on the path to her recovery. Although she expected to find passion, compassion, and a renewed perspective on life, what she gained during her time away was much more than she ever imagined possible. In this memoir, one woman recounts the story of her life-changing year volunteering and traveling around North America and the Caribbean, while in search of herself.