Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Author E. Irene Theis Reading Hew Newly Published Book

Author E. Irene Theis Reading Her Newly Published Book

Author E. Irene Theis Reading Her Newly Published Book

Author E. Irene Theis reading her newly published book, Living Life: Nine to Ninety: Abuse to Empowerment. At 91 years young, she is a wonderful example to others. Her goal is to help empower women and help them be healthy.
Living Life: Nine to Ninety: Abuse to Empowerment

Irene has been writing this book for two years and it covers much of her long life, from when she was nine (and younger) to when she was 90 (and counting). 

This is one woman’s story of discrimination and violence against women, but it mirrors the lives of many women over the past 90 years. She talks about her struggles raising five children in the 50’s and 60”s when there were no resources as domestic violence was not addressed by the church, law enforcement or even the courts. She describes how her faith did help her through all the difficult times. 

When she had to move to take care of my husband who was eventually in a nursing home for several years, she left all her writing in a cabinet in a room in the basement at the farm. There was a fire the following year that burned everything in the basement. While she was able to retrieve the first part of the book, the middle after 1993 was totally gone. She had chapters on the National BPW Conventions as well as Youngevity events. She was devastated that she could only write a brief overview of those wonderful years. 


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