Patricia Moore is coming of age; too bad it involves perimenopausal horrors. Patti’s life has plummeted to sewage depository levels. Her ex-husband has new muscles and a new girlfriend, her daughter is away at college, her boss is an evil witch, and fantasies about her young psychotherapist make her behave like a hormonal college girl. After Patti is assaulted by one of her students, the discovery of old cassette tapes retelling the story of her Grandfather’s saga as a POW in World War ll give her the strength to dig herself out of the depths of depression, discover her inner sexy, and tell her boss to go to hell.
StumpStrong is an epistolary tale of first loves, second chances, and finding strength in roots.
“I see these individuals that mean the world to me in myself. My ties to them run deeper than memories, genetics, and blood. I no longer have time for self-loathing. I am too busy connecting to my familial roots. They grow deep, lovingly twine around everything, reach up into the fresh air to breathe, and then stretch toward the sun. Why did it take the tragedy of a near-death experience for me to understand this?”
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