Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother, & Her Polish Heritage

Pearlsong Press
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Growing up in the 1950s was not Ozzie & Harriet and Father Knows Best for Linda C. Wisniewski. Unlike the characters on her favorite TV shows, Linda learned to be quiet, atone for the sins of others, and just plain suffer as a way of life. Only when she came to terms with her Polish Catholic heritage, her physical deformity, and her widowed mother did she find inner peace and the keys to her own happiness.

Readers of Angela's Ashes and The Joy Luck Club will enjoy this mother-daughter saga from sorrow to love.

Author Susan Wittig Albert calls Off Kilter "a splendid first memoir about the difficult business of finding balance in our lives. Funny, honest, deeply moving, Off Kilter reminds us just how hard it is to adjust to the physical pain, the emotional loss, and even the surprising beauty of being fully who we are."

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About the author

Linda C. Wisniewski lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she is a substitute librarian, writes for a weekly newspaper, and teaches memoir workshops. Her memoirs, essays and articles have been published nationally, and she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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Publisher
Pearlsong Press
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Published on
Apr 1, 2008
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Pages
164
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ISBN
9781597190343
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Biography & Autobiography / Medical
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Biography & Autobiography / Women
Body, Mind & Spirit / General
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
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