Mind Platter

Simon and Schuster

Narrated by Najwa Zebian

4 hr 33 min

Mind Platter is a compilation of reflections on life as seen through the eyes of an educator, student, and human who experienced her early days in silence. It is written in the words of a woman who came from Lebanon to Canada at the age of 16 and experienced what it was like to have fate push her to a place where she didn't belong. It is written in the voice of every person who has felt unheard, mistreated, misjudged, or unseen. The audiobook contains over 200 reflections on topics we encounter in our everyday lives: love, friendship, hurt, inspiration, respect, motivation, integrity, honesty, and more. 

Mind Platter is not about the words it contains, but what the listener makes of them. May this book give a voice to those who need one, be a crying shoulder for those who yearn for someone to listen, and inspire those who need a reminder of the power they have over their lives.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jul 23, 2019
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Duration
4h 33m 7s
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ISBN
9781524852610
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / Middle Eastern
Poetry / Women Authors
Self-Help / Emotions
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Eligible for Family Library

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