Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Safe From the Past" by Patricia Miller Mauro Blog Tour

SAFE FROM THE PAST" by Patricia Miller Mauro 

From the Publisher:  What is Safe From the Past by Patricia Miller Muaro about?  It's about:

A kidnapping, the divorce of her parents, the loss of her father, temporary abandonment and extreme poverty are just some of the issues the author dealt with as a young child. 

Her mother finally tells her she must go to college so she can break out of this cycle of poverty and hopelessness. But how can she when she has no money and absolutely no confidence or self esteem? 

Read this true story to discover what hope, faith and determination can do to change a life.

A truly inspiring, deeply personal tale of perseverance in 
the face of unimaginable hardships, Safe From the Past makes clear the restorative power of an education.

Told in an open, honest voice with 
the deepest sincerity, the author's life story serves as a rousing inspiration to those with the desire to create a better life than the one they are currently living.

No matter how helpless you feel, everyone has the power to shape their own life.

“Safe From the Past” by Patricia Miller Mauro

This book is a memoir about the Author’s life.
This memoir shows us what an education will do for us.  ALL young adults should read this memoir so they can learn what this author has lived through because her mother, a single parent, had no college education.  Today, a college education is the only way to be able to obtain any type of job to be able to support one’s self, or even a family.  It is vital to life today.
Any young adult not wanting to obtain a college degree should know their future will be limited.  Their future will not allow them the opportunities that they ‘could’ have had.  They may suffer through life with jobs that don’t pay enough money to be able to support themselves, much less a family, and end up having to get two jobs to make ends meet.  She made this point extremely well known by telling us how her life was growing up.
She knew a college degree would allow her to work in the field of her choice.  This allows for enjoyment of working at a job to enjoy, and a meaningful life to be lived.  Without that piece of paper, she would have been stuck working at jobs that do not allow for any of that, much less allow her to be able to provide for herself, or a family.
Today, a college degree is the only way to obtaining your dreams.  Usually employers ask this question first.  It is required for almost every job out there, besides manual labor.
Sure, the author still lived through extreme poverty while going through college, but her end dream of obtaining that piece of paper will allowed her to get away from that horrid lifestyle of extreme poverty.  No longer will she rely on anyone else, now or in the future, to hold her back.
Where many people would give up, even while this woman (the author) came upon “many” dead ends while trying to get through college, such as not having a penny for food, she held on.  She held on for dear life.  Why?  She was bound and determined to complete college no matter what.  She refused to continue to live the life she had, living in extreme poverty.  She no longer wanted to live that way.  She knows life does not have to be that way and took every possible step to change her life.  She knew getting a degree from college was her ‘only’ ticket to freedom from extreme poverty, and to be able to do whatever ‘she’ wanted to do in life. 
I highly recommend this book to our Youth of today.  This book make such a point.  Without college, you may have nothing.  With college, you can have everything.
I received this book from LitFuse Publicity by The P3 Press, through their Book Reviewers Program in exchange to read the book and write a review about the book.  It is NOT required for the review to be either positive or negative, but, “of my own opinion.”  I was provided with “NO” monies to accept this book, or to read and write a review for this book, except for the enjoyment of reading it.  The opinions expressed for and about this book are ‘of my own opinion’.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Don’t miss Patricia Mauro’s Safe From the Past  - inspiring, deeply personal tale of perseverance in the face of unimaginable hardships. Told in an open, honest voice with the deepest sincerity, theauthor's life story serves as a rousing inspiration to those with the desire to create a better life than the one they are currently living.

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Patricia worked in New York City's financial district for thirteen years in the field of securities operations. At that time, she went on to obtain an MBA from New York University. She and her husband moved to DallasTX in 2001 where they are raising their two children.
During her time in NY, Patricia wrote an article entitled "A Tribute To My Mother" which was published in "The  Recovery Journal" in 1999. Her book is a continuation of that tribute and serves to spread the message to those in similar situations that good news is on its way to children considering a higher education but who are afraid to dream. For more information please visit,  

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  1. Hi! I am a new follower from Follow Friday hop! So glad I found your blog! Please stop by to say hi & return follow! :)

  2. Hi About a Mom,
    Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed Safe From the Past! Hope you got to enter the book giveaway! I will stop by your Blog!
    Thanks for coming by!

  3. Good job on the review! Entered the giveaway.


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