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A Breath of Fresh Air (with shrapnel)

Alisa Dale (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-5241-3 ©2009
Price: $15.95
Book Size: 8" x 8" , 143 pages
Category/Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

Brilliant, poignant story-telling with acerbic and beguiling wit, “A Breath of Fresh Air (with shrapnel)” commands your heart, elevates your spirit, and will change what you believe is possible.

Brilliant, poignant story telling with acerbic and beguiling wit, “A Breath of Fresh Air (with shrapnel): A very personal, quasi-fictional collection of whimsically brutal memoirs from (this human’s) search, healing, growth, and redemption.” commands your heart from the very first page. Alisa has an uncanny ability to tell the truth about the human experience - and raise it higher. You may laugh and you may cry – sometimes simultaneously. Alisa’s entertainingly honest expression of her journey to personal triumph brings relief that someone has finally said these things out loud, inspiring you to reach your full potential. Read this book!

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Customer Reviews

  Exquisite and deeply engaging , 02/08/2009
Reviewer: Dianne Moore
A quick glance at the table of contents of A Breath of Fresh Air (with shrapnel) is the equivalent of an amuse-gueule served in finest restaurants. It is an exotic, unusual, and mouth-watering hors d’oerve - a foreshadow of the delicious, rich and exquisite writings of Alisa Dale. Be prepared to savor each poignant, compelling, astonishingly candid chapter of Alisa’s journey. Her writings will tickle your funny bone, pluck your heartstrings, champion your self-disclosure, and quench your desire for deep knowing and truth. Alisa’s clever wit and authentic, compassionate style gently stir each reader to wake-up and live a conscious life…each succulent morsel filled with joy.

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  A New Voice , 02/08/2009
Reviewer: Jeanne McIntee
One of the things that I love most about being human is the exchange that happens in conversation - exchange of thoughts, exchange of feelings, exchange of ideas, exchange of experiences and exchange of heart that happens when one is willing to reveal the depths of person and soul. A Breath Of Fresh Air, (with shrapnel), is as close as I have come to 'reading ' a conversation -one that ignites thoughts that spark understanding, gives pause and in the end, simply covers your heart like soft, warm water. Its prose is at once fierce and soft-spoken, for as with all authentic voices, its power lies in the truth it carries rather than its volume. Within its pages, the prose and poetry offered reveals a voice that is deep and rich, a voice that is at once both intimate and inviting, intelligent and engaging and disarming in its vulnerable strength. As the last page was turned I found myself wanting more, missing the sound of its voice before I'd even set the book down.

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  Superb , 02/10/2009
Reviewer: Deborah
Thank you so much for this amazing, exquisite, potent, joyous, trenchant book. Each page I open is an utter delight, revelatory in its wisdom, humor, and compassion. Its truth rings forth and engages my trust, spoken as it is by one who has truly, humbly, courageously transformed pain into grace and freedom. Your generosity and artistry are a blessing.

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  , 02/16/2009
Reviewer: Christoher
As a person in the midst of his own similar journey to wholeness and redemption, I find Alisa's words hopeful, comforting, insightful and at times, just plain downright funny!! A Breath of Fresh Air (with shrapnel) is at different times, exactly what I am looking for/needing and at other times exactly what I wasn't expecting, but pleasantly surprised to find. The "breath of fresh air" for me is how Alisa has a way of writing in that "every man's voice," but at the same time making it personal - both yours and hers - AND adding this wicked sense of self-deprecating humor, the "shrapnel." Whether on your own journey or simply needing a gentle reminder of your own humanness, A Breath of Fresh Air (with shrapnel) is definitely a book you will want to keep close at hand and a "Must Read" recommendation to your friends.

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