The twelve brief chapters in the premier 2018 edition reflect both the beauty and the burdens of life, the highs and lows of being a woman.
Mothers and daughters; a United States marine adopting a baby girl from an orphanage during the Vietnam War; surviving divorce, alcoholism, and domestic violence; building an empire in exotic jewelry design; trading routine for adventure… and more.
These incredible stories by and about real women celebrate the journey we all share through this crazy, sometimes scary, yet still wonderful world.
On March 8, 2011, I was on the New York City committee for International Women’s Day. That was the day I met Norka Blackman-Richards and several members of 4 Real Women International (4RWI). In the years since, I’ve grown to love this dynamic nonprofit organization and the fierce women who have built it. It has been my honor to support them and the essential work they do in the global community.
Books have the power to unite strangers across time, distance, culture, and experience. They help us feel less alone, and remind us that we are far more similar than different. I am proud of Real Women’s Stories and the twelve brave women who are sharing their truths. There is no doubt that these deeply personal, revealing stories will inspire readers and prompt lively discussion in any book club.
50% of net sales go to support innovative programs for women’s independence and leadership development. 4RWI is a 100% volunteer-driven charity devoted to mentoring and empowering women and girls. To learn more, go to www.4rwi.org.
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Beth Kallman Werner
Founder and President, Author Connections
Author Connections, LLC is devoted to editing and marketing excellent books for discerning readers.
4 Real Women International, Inc. is a nonprofit, award-winning, 501(C)3 charity run by women for women. The ultimate goal of the organization is to challenge ourselves to take full ownership of the countless possibilities that lie within us.