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Publisher Comments:

“I don’t know how Michele Weldon made wrestling, breast cancer, and single parenting tie together so naturally, so beautifully, but in fact each is a perfect metaphor for this book’s message of soulful triumph.”   —Elizabeth Berg, New York Times–bestselling author, The Dream Lover

 

Deftly lacing heartbreak with humor and insight, Michele Weldon provides a potent antidote to the crazy, harried, single mom stereotype in Escape Points. Untethered from a comfortable, upper-middle-class life with a handsome but abusive attorney husband, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years that followed as she raised three growing sons alone in the face of cancer, an ambitious career, and the shadow of her ex. As she maneuvers through a complicated life of long daily commutes, radiation treatments, supporting three boys’ all-consuming high school wrestling careers, and trying to mitigate their hurt and resentment at an absent father, Weldon shows that single mothers, and their children, can succeed when others—neighbors, family, teachers, and in this case one incredible wrestling coach—step in to fill the void and the remaining parent stays the course with common sense and dutiful love.

Synopsis:

The resources here will guide you along a pathway of self-assessment, discovery, and fulfillment.<P>Michele Weldon has created a tender, hopeful, and profoundly revealing look at a talented, independent, and educated woman who finds herself trapped in an abusive marriage. Many women will find inspiration in her journey to reclaim the future for herself and her children.

About the Author

An award-winning journalist for more than two decades, Michele Weldon writes regularly for the Chicago Tribune and her work has appeared in hundreds of major newspapers and national magazines. Her first book, I Closed My Eyes, has been translated into French, Spanish, and Dutch. In 2000, Weldon earned the International Women's Peacepower Media Award for nonfiction as well as the Individual Courage Award from Rainbow House in Chicago.Her work has appeared in two anthologies, Joyce Carol Oates: Conversations with Joyce Carol Oates in 1989 and Belly Laughs and Babies in 1997. Weldon has appeared as a guest on TV shows on NBC, ABC, and BBC as well as on several local network and national cable stations. She has been a featured guest on more than ninety radio stations across the country and in Canada.She is a lecturer at her alma mater, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she has taught at the graduate and under-graduate levels since 1996. Weldon gives Writing to Save Your Life workshops in Chicago and around the country and is a frequent keynote speaker to local and national groups.Living in the Chicago area with her three sons, Weldon serves on the board of directors of Sarah's Inn, a domestic violence services agency in Oak Park, Illinois, and is a member of Children's Memorial Guild, a fund-raising arm of the medical center. She is a member of the Journalism and Women Symposium as well as the Association for Women Journalists.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568383415
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Weldon, Michele
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Location:
Center City, MN
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Wife abuse
Subject:
Abused wives
Subject:
Abuse - Physical
Subject:
Wife abuse -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Wife abuse -- United States.
Subject:
Abused wives -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series Volume:
99-14
Publication Date:
August 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The resources here will guide you along a pathway of self-assessment, discovery, and fulfillment.<P>Michele Weldon has created a tender, hopeful, and profoundly revealing look at a talented, independent, and educated woman who finds herself trapped in an abusive marriage. Many women will find inspiration in her journey to reclaim the future for herself and her children.
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