That's Life – Many Mini-Memoirs
Many Mini-Memoirs of Carol Petersen Purroy. In these engaging short stories, we journey with her through the most amazing period in history. That's life highlights the experiences and adventures that helped shape the woman she has become.
Born in a humble farmhouse in California's San Joaquin Valley at the depth of the depression, Carol exemplified the changes of the past 3/4 century. She's traveled the world, lived abroad, had various careers, survived the onslaught of a town full of witches (seriously!) risen to great heights professional and personally. In addition to raising three terrific sons, she returned to college in her mid-30s, earned a BA, an MA, and a Ph.D. a.b.d., practiced psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy, facilitated personal growth seminars, ran an acclaimed San Francisco publishing company, produced and hosted TV shows, and several et ceteras. For the last 25 years she's written and taught memoir and creative writing, while publishing books and magazines and doing disaster relief.
Two marriages to men who insisted she be someone she couldn't be forced her into serious self-exploration. In the end, she knows it's okay to be who she is.
That's Life was published to serve as inspiration to others who are writing -- or want to write -- their life stories.
About Carol Petersen Purroy (Reno, Nevada Author)
Carol is a woman of many talents and life experiences. She has traveled the world, had several careers, and stays busy learning new things and continuing to grow as a human being. She is mother to three sons and has one granddaughter.
She was born on a farm outside Fresno, California at the depth of the Great Depression -- now lives in Reno, Nevada, where she lectures on many subjects in various venues and teaches memoir writing.
In the interest of promoting literacy the a love of reading and books, she has a little free library in her front yard. She knits hundreds of hats a year for Reno's homeless population. She vows to continue these activities, as well as writing new books, as long as her fingers can work a keyboard or pair of knitting needles, and her voice can be heard.