Renate Pore is the daughter of Lydia Henricksen. She wrote this story based on extensive conversations with her ninety-year-old mother. Renate was born in Germany and lived through some of the events described in this book. When she was ten years old, Renate came to the United States with her mother and sister Elda. She became interested in history and earned a PhD in European history from the University of West Virginia. Dr. Pore taught European history as a graduate student at West Virginia University and published her dissertation, “A Conflict of Interest: Women in German Social Democracy, 1919–1933,” in 1981. Along with Betty Justice, Renate is also the editor of “Toward the Second Decade: The Impact of the Women’s Movement on American Institutions.” Dr. Pore spent most of her career in public health. She earned a master of public health (MPH) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983. She has written numerous articles on health reform, child health, and child development. In West Virginia, she has been an advocate for health reform to expand health coverage and promote health equity. At age seventy-two, she continues to work as a health advocate for West Virginians for affordable health care. Dr. Pore lives in Charleston, West Virginia, with her lively standard poodle, Ollie.
This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family.
Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.
This “Mega Diva” and costar of the hit sitcom black-ish bares her soul in this touching and poignant—and at times side-splittingly hilarious—memoir of a Midwestern girl with a dream, whose journey took her from poverty to the big screen, and along the way earned her many accolades.
With candor and warmth, Jenifer Lewis reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest. This multitalented “force of nature” landed her first Broadway role within eleven days of her graduation from college and later earned the title “Reigning Queen of High-Camp Cabaret.”
In the audaciously honest voice that her fans adore, Jenifer describes her transition to Hollywood, with guest roles on hits like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends. Her movie Jackie’s Back! became a cult favorite, and as the “Mama” to characters portrayed by Whitney Houston, Tupac Shakur, Taraji P. Henson, and many more, Jenifer cemented her status as the “Mother of Black Hollywood.”
When an undiagnosed menatl illness stymies Jenifer’s career, culminating in a breakdown while filming The Temptations, her quest for wholeness becomes a harrowing and inspiring tale, including revelations of bipolar disorder and sex addiction.
Written with no-holds-barred honesty and illustrated with more than forty color photographs, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: “Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes.”